About this recipe: Having diabetes doesn't mean giving up favourite family meals. Here, lean turkey sausages replace the more traditional pork in a hearty hotpot, with a spicy bean sauce and a covering of thinly sliced root veggies.
For a vegetarian hotpot, use meat-free sausages and vegetable stock. Replace the Worcestershire sauce with mild chilli sauce. * Make a mash topping: cut the potatoes, carrot and parsnip into chunks and cook in boiling water for 15–20 minutes. Drain well, then mash with 200 g (7 oz) virtually fat-free fromage frais and add pepper to taste. Spread over the sausage and bean mixture, then dot with 15 g (½ oz) butter and sprinkle with a little paprika. Bake as above.
Red kidney beans – and all other pulses – are a good source of dietary fibre, particularly soluble fibre which can help to reduce high blood cholesterol levels. * Both parsnips and potatoes provide useful amounts of potassium. Parsnips also contain useful quantities of some of the B vitamins, particularly folate and B1. * Since the sausages and stock are quite salty, there's no need to add extra salt.
Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12. Good source of copper, folate, iron, niacin, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E. Useful source of calcium, selenium.