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”
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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?”
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?”
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”
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”