Filling Protein Snacks for People with Diabetes

For people with diabetes, a balanced snack that has protein and fiber-rich carbohydrates can help decrease hunger pains between meals and help reduce blood sugar swings. Here are 5 options for healthy snacks for people with diabetes or prediabetes: Get a list of high protein, low carbohydrate foods here to create more snack ideas ofContinue reading “Filling Protein Snacks for People with Diabetes”

Five Healthy, Quick to Cook Meal Ideas from Costco – Dietitian Approved

Costco is known for bringing in the trendiest “health” foods, but not all items are the best choices for people with diabetes or prediabetes. Here are 5 RD approved ideas:
1. Grilled chicken patties on sprouted grain bread
2. Organic Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast from Vicky’s Kitchen
3. Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Bowl from Don Lee Farms

Slightly Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

This 2-ingredient (yes, just 2 ingredients!) grilled chicken is not overly spicy but has a great flavor that is slightly sweet and savory with a touch of jalapeno flavor. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1 cup juice from Tony’s Sweet Heat Jalapeno Peppers Make it In a largeContinue reading “Slightly Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken”

No Cook Zucchini Pesto Chicken Salad

This light, low-carb meal was created on a very hot Missouri day and therefore requires no oven, stovetop or anything else that requires heat! Ingredients Makes 2 servings 2 zucchini, spiralized or chopped 1 large tomato or 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp Italian dressing 1 fully cooked deli rotisserie chicken 3 tbsp pesto sauceContinue reading “No Cook Zucchini Pesto Chicken Salad”

Should I avoid all white foods if I have diabetes?

The concept of avoiding all white foods is a blanket statement to try to encourage people to avoid bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. Do you have to avoid these foods? Not necessarily. People with diabetes should, if they do eat these, look for higher fiber versions of those foods, like 100% whole wheat bread, brownContinue reading “Should I avoid all white foods if I have diabetes?”

Rachel’s Cheese and Veggie Egg Bake

Try this for breakfast meal prep or to feed guests. Leftovers are perfect for breakfast burritos on the go. Just wrap a serving in a whole wheat or low carb tortilla. Double the ingredients and make 2 pans for leftovers. Ingredients 8 large eggs 2/3 cup milk 2/3 cup shredded cheese 1 cup chopped broccoliContinue reading “Rachel’s Cheese and Veggie Egg Bake”

Is Sugar Alcohol Bad for Diabetes and Blood Sugar?

Sugar alcohols are a category of reduced calorie sweeteners, often found in low carb snacks and “no sugar added” desserts. They can also be bought like other sweeteners to add to food and for baking. Compared to regular sugar, sugar alcohol does not increase blood sugar as much as regular sugar. However, some of theContinue reading “Is Sugar Alcohol Bad for Diabetes and Blood Sugar?”