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November is National Diabetes Month. Enjoy Some Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes!
Approximately 1 in every 10 Americans is diagnosed with diabetes, which means the holidays can be even trickier for diabetics than they are for everyone else trying to navigate the tempting treats available throughout the season. Those diagnosed with diabetes need to constantly be aware of what and how much they are eating to make sure their blood sugar levels don’t fluctuate too much, causing more serious complications.
From bringing healthier food options to gatherings to enjoying special treats in moderation, there are several things diabetics can do during the holidays to keep their blood sugar levels in check. For those hosting holiday parties, here are a few dishes you can make during the holidays that are healthy and delicious for all of your guests to enjoy!
Orange Baked Ham
1 (14-16 lb) fully cooked, spiral-cut ham on the bone
6 garlic cloves
8.5 oz orange marmalade
½ cup Dijon mustard
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 orange, zested
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place ham in a heavy roasting pan.
Mince the garlic in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the marmalade, mustard, brown sugar, orange zest and orange juice and process until smooth.
Pour the glaze over the ham and bake for 1 hour, until the ham is fully heated and the glaze is well browned.
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