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Great Food Swaps for Diabetes—Crunchy Coating

Food Swaps for Crunchy Coating

Some things just aren’t the same without a crunchy crust around them, but a coating made with flour or bread crumbs can turn a healthy dish into a high-carb no-no. With a little creativity, you can have your crunch and stay in the healthy eating zone. Great, flavorful substitutions for bread crumbs—like nutsseeds, and pork rinds—can be chopped (or crushed up in a plastic storage bag) and used to coat fish filetschickenshrimpveggies or anything else you’d normally coat with bread crumbs.

For crab cakes, meatballs and the like, try mixing up a paste of baking powder and beaten egg to use as a binder instead of bread crumbs and egg. (Extra hint: When making crab cakes, use real crab meat; the imitation crab usually contains sugar and corn starch.)

Great Food Swaps for Diabetes—Crunchy Coating
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Last modified: July 26, 2017

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