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Enjoy Flavorful Diabetic Soul Food This Weekend

One of the biggest challenges you may face as a diabetic is planning meals that are tasty, satisfying and healthy. If you enjoyed soul food in the past, you may think you can no longer eat these mouth-watering dishes because of their rich, spicy flavors; however, the fact is that with some adjustment you can still enjoy flavorful diabetic soul food whenever you like.

The recipe below is the well-known and well-loved shrimp scampi. If you are not allergic, shrimp is a good seafood for you as a diabetic. It contains protein, vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B 12, selenium, choline, copper, and zinc.

If you are concerned about cholesterol, shrimp does contain a large amount (189 mg per 100 grams/3.5 oz), however the low fat content (2mg of fat per 3.5oz) and the high amount of omega 3s (267 mg per 3 oz) make shrimp safe to be eaten in moderation even if you have high cholesterol.

With that said, let’s dive into the shrimp scampi recipe. But remember, everyone is different, so if you are concerned that shrimp dishes may not be right for you, by all means check with your doctor before using this recipe.

Diabetic Shrimp Scampi Recipe adapted from Soul Food and Southern Cooking


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves, garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined (6-8 shrimp)
  • 1 pinch lemon, zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemons, juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh, parsley
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper flakes (if used) to taste. Next add lemon vest, lemon juice and pepper and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes, until shrimp are done (pinkish white and firm to touch). Do not allow to overcook.
  3. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately with your favorite pasta.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 113
Calories From Fat 29
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0.51g
Cholesterol 130mg
Sodium 129mg
Potassium 190mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 18g

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Healthy Habits For A Healthier You – Book Tour

Health, nutrition, holistic health, smoothies, research, gut health, Flavonoid Superfood, and more…

Date Published: Sept 1st 2020

Publisher: Master Kuthumi Consulting (Imprint Serapis Bey Publishing)

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This book is a detailed account of the research on gut health and the benefits of healthy eating. The book describes 21 smoothies along with a new superfood Flavonoid additive that will help people with health benefits. Holistic living in total.

About the Author

At 14 years old, to be a health advocate, researcher, entrepreneur, innovator and a publicist is a huge feat and Diya encompasses all of these with flair. She is not just a born natural but also very thoughtful, inquisitive and enterprising. Diya’s mission is to change this world from inside out and motivate self help and self healing using unique healthy recipes, introducing her own brand of super food of flavonoids (Oxi-Blast) and also by introducing meditation and breathing techniques to live a better life.

Her discord server SPEAK (Support, Positivity, Equality, Acceptance/Assistance and Kindness) that she started with only 2 people a few weeks back now has over 30+ subscribers who wants to talk to her about their problems and frustrations, and Diya being a good listener, listens to their problems and asks them to practice breathing and meditation with her or provide some encouraging words that the friend was desperate to hear.

She is also the youngest proponent of smoothies and has developed 64 unique combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables, Oxi-Blast, superfoods, condiments and a liquid base. She shares 21 of those in this book and she also provides a grocery list of ingredients in her website to make efficient shopping possible. Her book is also full of treasured facts for each of the ingredients with their nutritional values to you to make a conscious decision about the food that you are eating.

Her passion to learn from her life lessons and motivate the youth to be a better version of themselves, take care of their stress, depression and anxiety by simply learning to express their feelings and also eat healthy to keep chronic illness away. She comes from a family history of diabetes, blood pressure, chronic allergies and heart problems, so she is trying her best to stay healthy and also reach the younger generation to maintain a balance in their lives from very early in life to ward of predisposed conditions.

Her research on microbiome (E.coli) and how it is affected by different chronic medications that we take on a daily basis like metformin, losartan, ibuprofen , tylenol and even vape , shows the deleterious side effects it can have on gut bacteria. Hence, with the help of her research, while working at an ASU lab, she is trying to quantify the amount of flavonoids in Oxi-Blast to give a healthier option to oneself and start on a journey of self healing.


Contact Links


Facebook: @diyasworld1

Twitter: @diyaworld_1

Instagram: @diyasworld_1



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