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Start the day well with a healthy breakfast

Charles Mattocks is a celebrity chef and diabetes advocate. Since his diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes he has become determined to tackle the condition and here he shares one of his breakfast recipes from his budget-friendly diabetes cookbook.

Breakfast Baked Apples

Serves 4


  • 4 medium apples (use McIntosh,rome, not red delicious)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp blue agave syrup
  • 1 oz chopped walnuts
  • 1 oz raisins
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dried Orange peel


1, Preheat oven to 350f

2, Core the apple and put them in a 8×8 inch glass baking pan. Pour the water into the bottom of the pan.

3, Combine syrup, walnuts, raisins,cinnamon, and orange peel. Spoon the mixture into the holes in the apples.

4, Bake until the apples are soft

Let cool and eat

Delish deviled eggs

Serves 6


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 large onion,grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • Dash salt, Olive oil, as needed paprika(for garnish)


1, Place eggs in a pot of water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 10 min. Run cold water over the eggs and peel.

2, Cut the eggs in half lengthwise, scoop 5 yolks into a small bowl; discard the remaining yolk. Mash yolks together with onion, lemon juice, and spices. If mixture is too dry, add olive oil 1 drip at a time until the mixture is creamy. 

3, Stuff the mixture back into the hollows in the eggs.

4, Chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle eggs with paprika before serving. 

Copyright © 2014 American Diabetes Association. From The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook by Charles Mattocks. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at

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