Low Glycemic Index But Still High-Calorie Meal
Today I want to share with you a tip for easy to prepare main dish that is high in calories so it can provide the energy for those who strive to maintain or to put on some weight while on psoriasis diet.
All of the ingredients are low glycemic index foods so eating this meal does not cause rapid increase in blood sugar and subsequent high insulin release which would store the excess blood sugar as fat and possibly caused a hypoglycemia followed by adrenaline release.
Psoriasis is very often accompanied with insulin resistance (medicine calls this a prediabetes) so eating low glycemic index foods makes sense even for thin individuals.
- Brown rice
- Kidney beans
- Coconut oil or Olive oil
- … and any spice you like – black pepper, garlic powder, or fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme,…
The price of all of the ingredients you can see in the picture is 1 dollar.
The time you spend preparing the meal is about 30 minutes: for steamed or boiled broccoli (10 minutes) and cooking the brown rice (30 minutes). The kidney beans take longer to cook but you can cook more of them once every 2 or 3 days and they will happily wait for you in the refrigerator.
It also depends how you cook. Using the pressure cooker will significantly reduce the time needed to prepare the foods.
As you can see in the picture above the beans are very cooked in order to be digested easily, broccoli lost its nice green color and the rice may seem overcooked. However the point is to prepare the foods that even those with very weak digestion can assimilate.
It makes no sense to prepare nice looking food that is almost impossible to digest. Raw vegetable like broccoli or carrot is extremely hard to digest for us so boiled or juiced vegetable is much better option.