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Switch to a Healthier Diet This World Diabetes Day

November 8, 2023 7:02 am

Diabetes is a condition that most Filipinos are familiar with. Like other health conditions, diabetes poses a threat to the quality of life of people. To combat the onset of diabetes in our health, for this year’s World Diabetes Day, we are calling on every Ka-Cookmunity into action by taking on a lifestyle change by switching to healthier diet.

Lemon Grass Chicken with Garlic-Tamarind Sauce

Looking for a diabetic-friendly dishes can be your first step into being mindful of your lifestyle. This flavorful and nutritious Lemon Grass Chicken with Garlic-Tamarind Sauce uses Coco sugar which is a great alternative for people with diabetes to regular sugar because it has Inulin, a fiber which slows sugar absorption making post-meal blood sugar spike less likely.

In a bowl, combine lemon grass, garlic, AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, calamansi, black pepper, coco sugar, and chicken. Mix well and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning is made from natural crops like cassava and sugarcane through the natural process of fermentation. It brings out the savory-deliciousness of the dish through the taste of umami.

For the sauce, in a saucepan, combine tamarind, garlic, coconut milk, water, AJI-NO-MOTO®, and coco sugar. Mix well and let it simmer for 15 minutes until sauce has thickened then set aside.

Heat oil in a griddle pan then grill marinated chicken for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked. Pan-grill chicken in low to medium flame to avoid burnt taste.

In a plate, place chicken and serve sauce on the side. Serve & enjoy!

World Diabetes Day aims to draw attention to the importance of confronting the issues brought by diabetes to people around the world. By simply adapting a new and healthier diet, you can increase your chances of combatting diabetes one step at a time.

If you would like to know more about healthy recipes, check out our Less-Sodium recipes on Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines. You may also follow us on Facebook and Tiktok for more umami-filled dishes.