Diabetes: Recipes Created by Marilou From Three Times a Day


It is well known: living with diabetes is not easy. But you’ll be glad to know that Three Times a Day has partnered with Contour Next to create two amazing recipes for diabetics. On the menu: portuguese-style chicken and peanut butter and fruit sandwiches. Yummy!

Portuguese-style chicken
Makes 6 portions


Photo credit: Alexandre Champagne


10 boneless chicken thighs
Salt and pepper to taste


Juice of 1 lime
4 tbsp. of vegetable or olive oil
2 tbsp. of piri-piri sauce (spicy sauce sold in grocery stores) or other spicy sauce of your choice
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 ½ tbps. of smoked paprika
1 tsp. of mild paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. of fresh ginger, minced



4 Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
1 yellow onion, quartered
2 cups of your choice of seasonal vegetables (rapini, mushrooms, peppers, summer squash, aubergines, kidney beans, cabbage, etc.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Season chicken generously. Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add chicken to bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Sear chicken in a pan until it looks done.
  4. Add potatoes and keep cooking until golden.
  5. Add the other vegetables and bake (uncovered) for about 20 minutes or until the chicken and vegetables are done. Adjust seasoning as needed.



Peanut butter and fruit sandwiches
Makes 8 sandwiches


Photo credit: Alexandre Champagne


¼ cup of coconut oil
5 tbsp. of natural peanut butter
4 tbsp. of sugar
¼ cup of vanilla-flavoured almond milk
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. of baking soda
Pinch of salt
¾ cup of fruit jam with no added sugar (ex. St. Dalfour)


  1. Preheat over to 375°F. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the coconut oil and peanut butter until smooth and homogenous.
  3. Add sugar, almond milk and eggs. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt, then add to peanut butter mixture.
  5. Shape mixture into 16 small balls and place them on the baking tray. Use a fork to imprint a little design. Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  6. Spread a dollop of jam on half of the baked cookies and place other cookies on top.

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