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”

Classic Cheeseburger Bowls

These bowls are a perfect prep ahead meal for weekday lunches. Ingredients 1 lb Cooked ground beef 1 bag Birdseye Steamfresh rice with mixed veggies or brown rice, cooked according to package directions Sliced or shredded cheese Ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup- look for organic, natural or naturally sweetened like Simply Heinz) Mustard ChoppedContinue reading “Classic Cheeseburger Bowls”

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Protein Shake

Makes 1 serving as a meal replacement or 2 servings as a snack. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 of a medium banana (best if you peel and freeze bananas first to use for shakes/smoothies) 1/2 cup ice 1 scoop Level-1 Milk Chocolate protein powder 1 tablespoon peanut butter dash of salt Make itContinue reading “Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Protein Shake”