Why your brain makes healthy eating changes a challenge

Your adult brain is very happy to have easy tasks.  Imagine if you had to remember how to tie your shoe each day or how to put the toothpaste on the toothbrush. We setup brain shortcuts or pathways that make daily tasks a no-brainer. When it comes to changing habits, these pathways can become difficultContinue reading “Why your brain makes healthy eating changes a challenge”

Build your own diabetes friendly Chipotle style bowl

Burrito bowls are delicious, filling and customizable. For people with diabetes, the carbohydrates in a typical burrito bowl, like you might get at Chipotle or Qdoba, can add up past your ideal amount for a meal. Here are a few tips to build a bowl best for your blood sugars at these restaurants or makeContinue reading “Build your own diabetes friendly Chipotle style bowl”

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”