I have gotten a lot of good ideas from the Meal Plan in the Nutrition Tracker, if you sign up for the diabetes plan. Even my husband likes some of these dishes. The good news is that he can still eat lean meat (just flavored with herbs, not salt), and roasted vegetables. He will just have to be careful of certain carb-heavy veggies. Unfortunately, potatoes do not count as a veggie he can eat a lot of anymore!
If he can get into a nutrition class or meet with a nutritionist, that will be vastly helpful to both of you - I don't know if you can attend such a session with him, but he will at least be able to bring back materials that might help you out.
Since he has SO many things to cut down on at once, I think it will be most helpful if he can cut down one thing at a time, and add (er, subtract!) one more thing each week. If he starts with cutting out beer, that will also reduce the carbs & salt he is ingesting at the same time. It's the biggest bang for the effort.
Don't cut carbs completely but meat fruit and veggies can be made into some very good dishes. I am a type 2 also and it was hard at first but it was mostly trial and err till I found out which carbs would not be so bad. Read the labels this does help.Spark recipes have also helped me.
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The very best "recipe" is plenty of vegetables.
Experiment with sauces, herbs and marinades and try those "what's this?" veggies, too!
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