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Recipe of the month

People with diabetes can enjoy the same healthy meals as the whole family.  Read our recipe modification fact sheet for ideas on how to make small changes to your favourite recipes.
Some great ways to make recipes healthier are to:
  • add extra fibre
  • add extra fruit & vegetables
  • reduce the amount of sugar, salt, or saturated fat
Our recipe of the month is recommended by our dietitians using Diabetes Australia’s own recipe guidelines.

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February 2017 recipe of the month

Corn Cakes

4 Ingredients Diabetes
Serves 4

Type of recipe: light meals and lunches, gluten free

  • 2 x 200g corn cobs
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (170g) polenta
  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add the corn. Gently boil for 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in another pot, bring 3 cups of water to the boil, reduce heat and steadily pour in polenta, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the polenta is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. After 8 minutes, remove the corn from water and cool. Slice the corn kernels from the cobs and place in a bowl. With a hand held blender 'smash' to a creamed corn consistency.
  4. When polenta is cooked, remove from heat and cool. Add the smashed corn, spring onions and eggs, season with cracked pepper and mix well.
  5. In a non-stick frying pan, place four large egg rings. Dollop enough mixture to level with the top of each ring. Over a moderate heat, cook for 4 minutes, then using an egg flip, turn and cook for another 4 minutes or until cooked through. Using a long, slender knife run it around the inside egg ring to loosen the cakes.
    Serve with your family's favourite salad.
Per Serving
Energy 1,152.3kJ
Total Fat   5.3g
Saturated Fat  1g
Sodium 39mg
Carbohydrate 42.7g
Fibre 7g

From 4 Ingredients Diabetes

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