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Check Out This Diabetic-Friendly Spin on Some Classic Southern Cooking!

I love southern food. And, for me, the more “comfort,” the better. Unfortunately, it seems like “comfort” is sometimes synonymous with “carbohydrates.”

Traditional recipes for classics like fried chicken and mashed potatoes are, sadly, usually loaded with carbs, calories, carbs, and sodium. None of which are particularly healthy and aren’t doing your waistline any favors. And for most people with diabetes, those foods will send your glucose levels through the roof.

So, does that mean we have to avoid these delicious foods altogether?

No way!

Instead, we look for healthy substitutes! And the hunt ends here. Because dLife’s Chef Franklin Becker has some awesome alternatives to some traditional southern comfort food. In the video below, Becker creates a yummy dinner that includes pecan-crusted chicken (316 calories, 12 grams carbohydrates), mashed cauliflower (82 calories, 12 grams carbohydrates), and wilted spinach (64 calories, 1 gram carbohydrates).

Take a look, and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Want the details on making low-carb fried chicken? dlife’s website has the full, step-by-step recipe.

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.