Most recipes for baked beans, especially those that come in tins, are extremely high in sugar content. With approx nine teaspoons per tin, this is way too much sugar for those unfortunate sufferers of diabetes type 2 and awkward for type 1 with judging their insulin levels. As a result most diabetics shy away or sometimes go for a reduced sugar and salt version. I hope my recipe, diabetic spicy baked beans with sausage and smoked bacon, will help. I think it absolutely rocks, not just in taste but also style. Served with a small bread roll or slice of toast. Mmmm!
Everything for this dish is made in one pot: sweet potatoes, apples and pork chops are layered in a casserole dish and baked in the oven. Fresh or dried thyme is a nice addition to this dish. You can also add a glug of white wine along with the stock!
This savoury version of the classic French batter pudding is made with frozen vegetables, which are ideal when you are in a hurry.
Red onions, sweet red peppers and aromatic herbs bring extra flavour and higher nutrient value to this popular family favourite, as well as turning it into an easy, all-in-one dish. Serve puffed and golden, straight from the oven, with a mixed side salad.
Using a variety of fresh and dried mushrooms combined with tasty artichoke hearts gives an exotic flavour to this tempting dish. A great addition to your repertoire.
Turn a tray of roasted vegetables into a spicy meal by adding kidney beans, a tomato sauce and a cheesy topping. This should prove a popular dish for teenaged vegetarians and is great served with warmed soft tortillas.
Large beef tomatoes make juicy containers for a spicy dried fruit and nut couscous mixture, served with creamy yoghurt. All that's needed is some warm crusty bread to complete the meal.
Why not try something different? Here, ready-made pesto is spread on a savoury polenta base, then topped with melt-in-the-mouth mozzarella, juicy plum tomatoes and crunchy pine nuts.
Spiced cod and basmati rice are baked together to make this traditional Indian one-pot dish. Try serving with grilled poppadoms and Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Cumin (on this website).
This hearty one-pot dish makes a satisfying vegetarian supper – particularly good when it is cold outside and you need a comforting meal to lift your spirits.