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Christmas Order Dates

We want to make sure we get your Diabetes Meals to you (or your loved one if you're sending someone a gift) so please note these dates:

Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, ACT: order by 19th December
Brisbane, Regional Vic, NSW and SA: order by 17th December
Western Australia and regional Queensland: order by 14th December

Please note we won't be despatching orders between Monday 24th December to Tuesday 2nd January (as our couriers are closed).

Travelling with diabetes

Hello, Jan here again.

Well it's that time of the year - festive time! It's one of my most favourite times as I love shopping and cooking and I am pretty organised so my christmas shopping is already done and my big fat ham is ordered. I love a traditional Aussie christmas lunch so we'll be having roast meat and veggies, and ham and apple sauce - yum, yum. 

After christmas we're going to do a road trip around Vic - not sure where we're staying yet but we'll just get on the road and head off and see where we end up.

I'm taking some of the Diabetes Meals Online meals with me. They don't need refrigeration and the pouches don't take up much room so they're perfect for me. They have a long shelf life too so if I don't end up needing them they'll just go back in the pantry when we get home. My favourite is the 5 meal Gourmet Box which gives me a good mixture of meals and I like them all. All the meals are gluten free too.

Here are some travel trips if you're heading off for the holidays - again from Diabetes Australia because I trust them. Here's their suggested checklist. Enjoy everyone!

Love, Jan.

Me and my love of desserts

Hello, Jan here. I recently had a really bad high. I had a craving for sugar so I ate about 20 grapes and some snakes as I settled down to watch the evening movie. Well, that little treat spiked my blood sugar so high I really thought I would have to go to hospital (and I probably should have looking back now). I laid in bed for the rest of the night, and the next day feeling like hell. 

I'm not on insulin tablets and it's very, very rare I have an episode like that. But it was so bad I never want to feel like that again so I've got an appointment with my new (fabulous) GP and we'll work out if I need to be on them.

But, after a few days when I finally felt normal again, it got me thinking. Just because I've got T2 diabetes doesn't mean I can't have a treat every now and then. So I started researching across the web and I came across Diabetes Australia's recipes for desserts. And boy do they look good! Here's one I made recently - Baked Custard Pots - yum, yum, yum!

  • To Prep: 10 minutes (makes 6 servings)
  • To Cook: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons custard powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons sultanas
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160C (315F) and lightly spray 6 ramekins with oil.
  2. Combine the sugar and custard powder in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, egg white and vanilla.
  4. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the sugar mixture and whisk to combine.
  5. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat for 3-4 minutes until hot (but not boiling).
  6. Gradually pour the milk into the egg mixture, whisking until well combined.
  7. Divide the sultanas evenly between the ramekins and pour over egg mixture; sprinkle with nutmeg.
  8. Place ramekins in a baking dish and pour boiling water into baking dish until halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until set. Allow the ramekins to cool before serving.
Credits
Family Food for Diabetes, Melinda Morrison

Fancy a sweet treat - here are some recipes - treat yourself and enjoy!

8 new meals AND soups about to be launched

Oh yum, we're about to launch 8 new delicious meals, and a range of seriously tasty soups - all ready to simply heat and enjoy!

We have a range of vegetarian, chicken, meat and gluten free meals designed to suit the whole family. And our serving size has increased whilst we've kept carbohydrate, sugar and calorie content down. So just perfect for those managing diabetes, those on a calorie controlled diet or others who just want to eat better food.

Don't forget to subscribe here to be one of the first to see and taste our new flavours.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner - we've got you covered

Did you know that our gourmet meals are ideal for lunch or dinner? They are healthy 300gm servings, all under 420 calories each. 

We also have breakfast ready for you. Choose from Muesli's or our delicious Power Packed Porridge full of quinoa and chia seeds.

We're busy in the kitchen designing new meals too so we'll keep you updated with our yummy new flavours.

You can find all nutritional details for each meal here.

Coconut Beef Curry is out of stock

Just a quick note to let you all know that our delicious Coconut Beef Curry is out of stock. We're busy designing yummy new meals to replace this though and we'll keep you updated! Love beef? Try our Chunky Meatballs instead!
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Easter is just around the corner.....

So we're offering a special Easter discount to introduce you to our new range of breakfasts. Simply use code EASTER when ordering from our 5 meal Breakfast and Dinner range and get to taste a selection of our delicious meals, with the porridge or muesli of your choice. Yum!!!!

Basmati Rice - why is it better?

We asked our dietitian Julia why basmati rice is the best choice of rice for people managing diabetes. She says:
It has the same amount of carbohydrates, but it has a lower gylcemic index (or GI) meaning it is better for blood glucose control.
Low GI foods cause carbohydrates to be digested and released into the blood more slowly, meaning blood glucose levels increase more slowly and don't reach as high levels compared to higher GI foods. In saying that the portion size is still important, because even if a food has a low GI a large portion size can still increase blood glucose levels to undesirable levels.  
Overall basmati is the best choice for rice and a suitable portion size would be around 1/2 a cup cooked as an accompaniment to our meals.

We're now available in South Australia!

We're delighted to let you know that you can now purchase a selection of our delicious meals in Adelaide.

The SA Aquatic Centre is a state of the art facility conveniently located in the City of Marion.

As well as stocking our meals, they offer a wide range of services including a Health Club, Event spaces, Creche, Cafe, Retail store and so much more.

When you drop in to buy your meals, ask about their Fitness Workshops and Breakfast Seminars. And tell them hi from the team at Diabetes Meals Online!

 

10% off for Mid Month!

This month we're offering 10% off to celebrate the middle of the month - here at Diabetes Meals Online we think most things are worth celebrating!

Just use code: MIDMONTH when checking out. Check out our delicious and nutritious meals here.

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