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?”

Try Bean Pastas for a Diabetes-Friendly Meal

One of my favorite grocery items growing in popularity and now much easier to find at the store, is the variety of bean-based pastas. My favorite is chickpea pasta and my cabinet is typically stuffed with a variety of Banza pasta and “rice”. The base of this pasta is chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, which areContinue reading “Try Bean Pastas for a Diabetes-Friendly Meal”

3 Ways to Learn to Love Vegetables

Going plant-based or just eating more veggies is daunting if you don’t like vegetables, but there are ways to learn to love them. Start by putting aside bad vegetable experiences of your past, like having to clean your plate of overcooked broccoli. Vegetables do not have to be bland or boring. Try these 3 waysContinue reading “3 Ways to Learn to Love Vegetables”

Plant-based Meal Ideas for People with Diabetes

The buzz is all about plant-based. So what is a plant-based eating style? Plant-based diet or eating style is a broad term for eating patterns that focus on foods primarily from plants, but generally not completely meat and dairy free. A vegan diet is strictly plant only with no animal products. When we look atContinue reading “Plant-based Meal Ideas for People with Diabetes”

Simple Diabetes Friendly Dinner Ideas

It’s 6:00 PM and you don’t know what you are having for dinner. A common yet fixable problem. When it comes to making meals that are healthy for people with diabetes, keep it simple to start, include a source of protein and squeeze in as many vegetables as you can. Here are 5 ideas forContinue reading “Simple Diabetes Friendly Dinner Ideas”

6 Breakfast Recipe Ideas for People with Diabetes

Goodbye drive-thrus!  Once you try these 6 breakfast recipes for people with diabetes, you won’t miss food from the drive-thru.  Each of these includes a good source of protein and complex carbohydrates to give you energy and keep you full through the morning. Eating protein at each meal also helps prevent snacking throughout the day.Continue reading “6 Breakfast Recipe Ideas for People with Diabetes”

A Few Tricks to Make the Kitchen Less Scary

The kitchen is a scary place for people who don’t like to cook.  Sort of like looking under the hood of a car is for me!  But the more you know, right?  So just like I was scared to check the oil, but learned how to and now it’s not scary, you can learn aContinue reading “A Few Tricks to Make the Kitchen Less Scary”