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”

Microwave Friendly Simple Chicken Teriyaki Stir-fry

Makes 4 servings This is a very quick dinner idea or lunch meal prep option for people managing their blood sugars. The no sugar marinade and smaller portion of rice per serving help reduce total carbohydrates. Ingredients 1 lb frozen, fully cooked, diced chicken breast- reheated in the microwave according to package directions 1 lbContinue reading “Microwave Friendly Simple Chicken Teriyaki Stir-fry”

What Foods are High in Protein and Low in Carbs?

The food we eat is made up of 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, fat and protein. Some foods are a mix of these and some are primarily one macronutrient. People with diabetes are often told to eat more “lean” protein and eat fewer carbohydrates. Here is a list of lean protein, lower (or no) carbohydrate foods: ChickenContinue reading “What Foods are High in Protein and Low in Carbs?”

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”

Diabetes Meals on the Go- Traveling by Car

When you are on the road, convenience is key for meals and snacks. Here are ideas for what to eat for diabetes when you are traveling by car. Pack a small cooler Keep it simple: turkey on whole wheat bread, greek yogurt and carrot sticks Gas station options Single serving packs of nuts, string cheese,Continue reading “Diabetes Meals on the Go- Traveling by Car”

Best Breakfast Cereals for People with Diabetes or Prediabetes

Let’s face it. Cereal, for the most part, is not the healthiest choice for anyone, but there are some that can be worked into a healthy eating plan for people with diabetes or prediabetes. There are a couple of things you want to look for in a cereal: Fiber: Look for cereals with dietary fiber,Continue reading “Best Breakfast Cereals for People with Diabetes or Prediabetes”