Opting for slow-release carbs over refined carbs means you needn’t give up on your favourite foods if you are diabetic. Whole grain carbohydrates include whole-wheat pastas and breads, brown rice and cereals that are high in fibre. These types of carbs are digested more slowly, keeping blood sugar levels even. Even comfort foods, such as macaroni and cheese can be diabetes-friendly!
- 220g whole-wheat macaroni
- 2 tbsp Maizena
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Fabulite plain yoghurt
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook pasta according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
- Measure out dry ingredients into a small bowl and set aside.
- Add butter to a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Next, add dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
- Cook on medium-high heat for 30 seconds or until it forms a paste and browns slightly.
- Add milk and whisk until ingredients are combined.
- Add Fabulite yoghurt and whisk until combined.
- Cook the mixture over medium-high heat until it begins to thicken but does not boil. Once the mixture thickens, turn heat to low and add cheese. Stir until melted.
- Add cheese sauce to the cooked pasta and stir to combine.