THE RECIPE CONTEST IS NOW CONCLUDED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT FACEBOOK.COM/PREVENTBLINDNESS.
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. To bring awareness around this eye condition, Prevent Blindness America is hosting the “Eat for Your Eyes” Recipe Contest as part of our “Live Right, Save Sight!” campaign.
Requirements of submitted recipes:
(1) The recipe must contain at least two of the eye healthy ingredients listed below.
(2) The recipe must follow the diabetes dietary guidelines listed below.
(3) The recipe is your own recipe.
EYE HEALTHY INGREDIENTS (use at least two):
Regularly eating the following foods are healthy for your eyes.
Carrots, leafy green vegetables, low-fat dairy products, sweet potato, cantaloupe, red pepper
Citrus Fruits, berries, kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts
Almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds
Kale, spinach, collard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, corn, green beans, green peas, eggs
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, halibut, bluefish, rainbow trout, flaxseed, walnuts
Oysters, lean beef, lean pork, skinless poultry, shellfish, beans, low-fat dairy products
DIABETES DIETARY GUIDELINES:
Diabetes dietary guidelines incorporate portion and calorie control with a mixture of high fiber carbohydrates, lean proteins, heart-healthy fats, and many low carbohydrate vegetables. Even though what goes into the meal is important, it is just as important to limit the use of highly refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol.
Types of foods to include:
High Fiber Carbohydrates:
Legumes (beans, peas and lentils), 100% whole grains (pasta, rice, flour, quinoa, oats, barley), fruit, nuts
Salad greens, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, green beans, cucumbers, beets, mushrooms, onions, okra, radishes, cauliflower, carrots, celery, cabbage
Non-starchy: Fish (not fried), seafood, eggs, lean beef, lean pork, skinless poultry
Starchy: Legumes (beans, peas, lentils), quinoa
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, halibut, rainbow trout, flaxseed, walnuts
Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fats:
Avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive, corn, sunflower, and peanut oils (in moderation because they are high in calories)
Types of foods to avoid:
Highly refined carbohydrates:
White bread, sugar, refined flour, regular pasta, white rice, fruit juices, sweetened tea, soda, candy, and snack foods
High-fat dairy products (full-fat cheese, cream, ice cream, whole milk, 2% milk, sour cream), high-fat meats (bologna, hot dogs, sausage, bacon), butter, gravy, chocolate, palm and coconut oils, poultry skin, lard
Processed snack foods (crackers, chips, muffins, cookies, cakes), shortening and stick margarines
High-fat dairy products, high-fat meat, poultry skin, liver, organ meats
Table salt (including sea salt), canned vegetables, deli meats, hot dogs, bacon, sausage, condiments--limited use okay (soy sauce, hot sauce, mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce), pickles, canned soup broth
ADDITIONAL CONTEST INFORMATION:
Your entry should include:
Selection of Winners:
All recipes that fit the criteria of the contest will be eligible to win the prizes. The winner of the contest will be determined through a lottery system (a random selection of first, second and third place winners from all recipe entries that fit the criteria of the contest).
Contest begins on 11/1/13 and ends on 11/30/13 by 11:59 pm EST.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.