(NC) Three Michelin star Chef Alvin Leung has set out to inspire Canadians living with diabetes to find fresher, healthier options, while managing their chronic condition. As one of three million Canadians living with diabetes, this is a cause close to his heart.
“When cooking for myself and others, making healthy food choices is important, but we do not have to sacrifice delicious flavours and unique recipes to be able to self-manage our diabetes,” he says.
Like a chef needing proper ingredients, glucose monitoring is an essential tool for people living with diabetes. It helps guide the balancing act of maintaining normal glucose levels through diet, physical activity and treatment. The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system offers patients the confidence and freedom to continue experimenting and exploring through cuisine — a necessity to fuel Leung’s passion for culinary innovations and his larger-than-life personality.
“The FreeStyle Libre system has allowed me to self-manage my disease and removes the need for finger pricks, something I really appreciate as a chef.”
Here are a couple of his tasty recipes designed for people living with diabetes – and their families – to enjoy.
Preparation: 60 minutes
Red Skin Potato Salad
Preparation: 10 minutes
Basic: ¼ cup red wine vinegar, 3 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard, ½ cup olive oil
Greek: 2 cups Greek yogurt, ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 tsp red wine vinegar, 2 tsp Dijon mustard
Curry mayo: 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, ½ cup plus 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise, 3 tbsp curry powder