Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy and can have serious consequences for both mother and child. Those consequences can include babies that are large for their gestational age, thus increasing the risk of Caesarean section or birth injuries, but also respiratory distress in those infants, low blood sugar, and as they get older, an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes (Mayo Clinic).
Mothers who develop Gestational diabetes during one pregnancy are at a higher risk of pre-eclampsia (a life-threatening condition) in the current pregnancy and are also more likely to develop Gestational diabetes in later pregnancies. Further, they are more likely to develop diabetes or high blood pressure later in life. Gestational Diabetes Linked to Sugar-Sweetened Sodas »
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This recipe uses olive oil, tuna, and olives, making it healthy, but these ingredients also create a good mouthfeel from the monounsaturated fats these ingredients have. The olives and parmesan offer great saltiness and umami taste along with the tuna, while the vinegar brings the brightness that complements the other flavors - especially the saltiness.
This is a great summer picnic recipe with a terrific balance of flavors – smoky fish, sweet leeks and cranberries, savory quinoa, and some sharpness from the vinegar. It is best made the night before to allow all of these flavors to blend together.
This is a great example of how to balance flavors to keep sodium content lower. Quinoa, rice, and other grains often feel like they need a lot of added salt to keep them from being bland. Balancing the saltiness of the capers and goat cheese with the sharpness of the vinegar and the sweetness of the shrimp and vegetables means that you don't have to add salt to the dish for it to taste salty enough to be satisfying.
This barbecue sauce is nothing short of amazing. There are lots of variations, but most all begin with the hoisin and five spice powder. Many use brown sugar, but I think that makes the sauce far too sweet. The sesame oil really balances this out, bringing a bit more exotic umami flavor to the dish.
You can marinate the pork (or other meat) prior to cooking, but I don't see that it imparts that much more flavor. Likewise, you can use this sauce on chicken or beef (I think it would be great on boneless, skinless chicken thighs; flank steak; or skirt steak). This would be great on firm grilled tofu, as well.