What to Eat Wednesday: Perfect Festive Ham

This diabetes-friendly baked ham will be the star of your Easter table.With Thanksgiving coming sooner than we think, that means a big festive family meal is right around the corner for so many of us. Certainly, you can start making accommodations in your weekly meal plans now, but why not choose a menu that won’t sacrifice your diabetic health?

I like this  Orange Baked Ham recipe from the Food Network as a great turkey alternative. Paired with mostly veggie sides and even a better-for-you dessert or two, it would make the perfect centerpiece for your menu!

  • 1 (14 to 16-pound) fully cooked, spiral-cut smoked ham on the bone
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 8 1/2 ounces orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the ham in a heavy roasting pan.
  2. Mince the garlic in a food processor fitted with the steel blade.
  3. Add the marmalade, mustard, brown sugar, orange zest, and orange juice and process until smooth.
  4. Pour the glaze over the ham and bake for 1 hour, until the ham is fully heated and the glaze is well browned. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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