How our food works for you
Every recipe in Diabetic Living is carefully created to help you enjoy a healthy, balanced diet
PER SERVE 1290kJ, protein 28g, total fat 9.7g (sat. fat 2.6g), carbs 22g, fibre 6g, sodium 441mg • Carb exchanges 1½
• GI estimate low
Our Nutrition Info boxes sit alongside each recipe. Use them to track your nutritional requirements, as well as count carbs, carb exchanges and find out whether a recipe is low-, medium- or high-GI, or gluten free. Easy! Shannon Lavery, Dietitian (above left), Alison Roberts, Food Editor (right)
Serves 2 (as a main)
We show you whether a food is designed to be a between-meals snack, breakfast, lunch (a lighter main) or dinner (the main meal of the day). When we say, “as an occasional dish”, it should only be eaten as a treat, such as once a fortnight.
We sometimes use product names so it’s easy for you to find nutritionally suitable brands when shopping.
Whenever we list an ingredient as optional, it isn’t included in the nutrition analysis and it’s up to you if you want to use it.
Sugar or sugar substitute
In some dishes, you can use either sugar or a sugar substitute. In these cases, we give you the nutrition analysis for both.
Choice of ingredients
When we give you the choice of two different ingredients, we analyse only the first one.
Using exchanges makes counting your carbs easier: one exchange = 15g of carbs. Aim for 1-2 exchanges in every snack and 1-4 exchanges in each meal.