This is not a balanced meal! It has too much meat, fat, sugar and salt : 20 0z. apple juice, 1 lb. Angus steak w/ fried onions saturated in butter, and 1 c. carrots and 1c. turnips over powered by sugar and salt.
Alternative meal: 2 1/2 oz. broiled steak with herbs and onion sautéed in olive oil, 4 oz juice or 1 apple, 1/2 c. carrot with leafy green veggies, and turnips, and 1/2 c. brown or wild rice. Research spices and herbs to use for desired taste (i.e. Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian, Somalian flavors)
1. I have diabetes so I have to eat. Whether you have diabetes or not, you should eat a balanced meal on schedule without over indulging in certain food groups. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas makes little or no insulin.
3. I rinse rice before cooking to rid it of extra starch. No can do. Rinsing rice causes depletion of needed nutrition. Just eat less rice, or combine 1/2 c. of rice with a medley of non starchy vegetables. This will surely cure your appetite.
4. You can’t eat that! Never embarrass a diabetic by scolding him/her on what they can and can’t eat. Diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t have sugar. Learn about ADA standards, be diplomatic when giving advice. Finally, a good host/hostess serves a variety of foods that are healthy, along with comfort foods. Better yet, seek alternative methods in preparing health comfort foods and your body will love you.