Low-sugar cooking - delicious dishes for diabetics and sugar savers

The ideal meals for diabetics are those that contain only a few or high-quality carbohydrates and therefore only allow the blood sugar level to rise slowly. Cooking without sugar is therefore optimal. We at Löwenshare therefore generally do without added sugar in our ready meals and use high-quality carbohydrates in our recipes.

About half of the food a day should consist of high-quality carbohydrates, 17 percent are proteins and 30 percent are high-quality fats. Alcohol should be consumed as little as possible by diabetics, regardless of whether they are type 1 or type 2.                               

type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes can eat normally, provided their blood sugar levels are stable. However, the amount of insulin should be adjusted for foods with a high sugar or fat content.

Type 2 diabetic

Type 2 diabetics, on the other hand, should eat a low-carbohydrate diet and prefer to use protein and fiber instead. Don't worry, you can put together a varied and delicious menu even with few carbohydrates. Here are a few recipes for you to cook with less sugar.

berry muesli

The following berry muesli is ideal for starting the morning.

For 1 person you need

  • 100 g mixed berries
  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 150 ml almond drink or oat drink
  • 1 tbsp nuts or flaxseeds

Mix everything and garnish the muesli with nuts or seeds.

Low-sugar cooking: cauliflower broccoli curry

This curry tastes wonderful and can also be prepared with other vegetables. In addition, the curry is super quick and is a great recipe if you want to cook low-sugar.

You need for 1 serving

  • 100 grams of tofu
  • 100 g cauliflower and broccoli (or other vegetables of your choice)
  • Some oil
  • 1 tbsp curry powder or paste
  • 100 ml vegetable broth
  • 100 ml coconut milk

Fry the tofu either in slices or pieces in the pan. Then add the vegetables cut into florets and sauté briefly. Add vegetable broth and coconut milk and simmer for about 10 minutes. Chickpeas also go wonderfully with the curry. You can also try our vegan chickpea curry from Löwenshare. It's ready within 3 minutes, you can take it with you anywhere and the hemp seeds contain extra proteins.

Cooking without sugar: cauliflower steaks

This meal is ideal for the evening.

you need for that

  • 1 cauliflower
  • Some olive oil
  • thyme, salt, pepper
  • 30 g chopped cashew nuts
  • 30 grams of rolled oats
  • 15 g sunflower seeds

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Halve the cauliflower in the middle and then cut two slices about 1 cm thick. The remaining cauliflower can be used elsewhere. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme and brush the cauliflower slices with it. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop all the nuts and roast them in the pan without fat. Finally pour the steaks over the cauliflower.

Low-sugar fill up with the Löwenanteil

Hungry for something delicious but no time to cook? Ready meals usually don't go well with your low-sugar diet? Then you've come to the right place at Löwenshare. Our motto: Healthy eating made easy. Our dishes are designed to provide the greatest possible benefit for your body. We do not use any additives or added sugar. At the same time, we relieve you of shopping, preparation and cooking with our Löwenanteil of products . So you have a warm and delicious organic meal in just 3 minutes - so that low-sugar cooking is as easy as possible for you!

Lentil wraps

These delicious lentil wraps are easy to prepare and consist of complex carbohydrates due to the legumes.

You need for 2 wraps

  • 100 grams of red lentils
  • water
  • salt, pepper, curry or chili
  • ⅓ can Löwenanteil chipotle chili (or chili vegano)

For the wraps, wash and drain 100 g red lentils. Then let the lentils soak in a bowl of water, preferably overnight or for a few hours. Then drain the water and puree the lentils with the spices until a thick, creamy dough is formed. In a coated pan, fry the dough into two wraps, about 2-3 minutes per side. Heat the chili for the filling. Add a few spoonfuls of the chili to the wraps and garnish with coriander, for example.

Wrong rice pudding

It is worth trying this alternative to normal rice pudding. You don't need many ingredients for this and you can add a new recipe to your repertoire of low-sugar cooking dishes.

You need for 1 serving

  • 125 grams of cottage cheese
  • chopped dates
  • some cinnamon

Mix all ingredients and enjoy. If you want it to be a little sweeter, you can add a little sweetener of your choice, such as erythritol. For the warm variant, simply heat the fake rice pudding briefly in the microwave.

Casserole with broccoli

A light and tasty casserole with lots of vegetables and proteins.

You need for 2 people

  • 500g broccoli
  • 150 grams of tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 125 liters of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 125 feta
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock powder
  • salt, pepper and herbs

Divide the broccoli into florets, chop the onion and garlic and sauté in a little oil until translucent. Then add the broccoli and cook briefly. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Dice the tomatoes, whisk the eggs with the broth, milk, salt, pepper and herbs.

Place both the broccoli and tomatoes in a casserole dish, top with the egg mixture and feta and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Avocado chocolate dessert

You need for 2 people

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • some agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 pinch of salt

Use a knife to scrape out the pulp from the vanilla bean. Then, using an immersion blender or blender, puree the avocado flesh with all the other ingredients until you get a smooth cream. Chill them for at least half an hour and enjoy.

Vegetables from the wok with tofu

Tofu is tasteless? Not if you prepare it properly. Tofu naturally tastes very little, but that's an advantage because you can always give it a different taste with the right spice.

For 2 people you need

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Some ginger
  • Some sesame oil
  • 125g tofu
  • ½ pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 small chili pepper
  • 125 ml broth
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 50 g almond slivers
  • 500g broccoli

Finely dice the garlic, grate the ginger. Pour the tofu, which has been cut into cubes and lightly squeezed between kitchen towels, together with the sesame oil and allow the marinade to soak in for at least 60 minutes.

Lightly toast the almonds in a pan without fat, remove. Divide the broccoli into florets, cut the peppers into strips, and finely chop the onions and chili. Fry the tofu in a pan or wok at high temperature until it turns golden brown. Then add salt and some soy sauce. Set aside.

Heat the oil in the pan again and sauté the vegetables for 2 minutes. Add broth and soy sauce, cook with closed lid for 5 minutes.

Finally, serve everything together - either plain or with rice.

Dal with carrots and lentils

An Indian dal soup is just as suitable for lunch as it is for dinner.

You need for 2 people 

  • 1 onion
  • 200 grams of carrots
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 75 g red lentils
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 400 ml vegetable broth
  • 400 ml tomato juice
  • salt, coriander
  • 50 g chopped cashew nuts

Dice the vegetables and fry them in the pan. Add the lentils and curry and sauté for 2 minutes. Then deglaze with broth and tomato juice, leave to cook for about 20 minutes with the lid closed. Puree the soup with a hand blender and add the chopped cashew nuts. 

Carrot salad with pineapple

This salad is deliciously fruity and light.

You need for 3 people

  • 200 grams of carrots
  • 1 tsp walnut or sesame oil
  • 200 grams of pineapple
  • 30 g chopped walnuts
  • 30 g grated coconut
  • 200 g natural yoghurt

Clean the carrots, peel and cut into fine julienne strips. Mix in the walnut oil. Cut the pineapple into small pieces. Chop the walnuts and lightly toast them with the grated coconut in a pan without fat. Add everything to the carrots and stir in the yoghurt. Whole wheat bread goes well with it.