Living with Diabetes can be a struggle. The following tips work well to keep you full and healthy throughout the day!
- Cook at home. Processed foods are usually high in the bad stuff like sodium, sugar, fat and preservatives – Home-cooked meals are not. Cooking your own food with whole ingredients is good for your body and soul! Check out Recipe Rainbow for quick, easy, affordable recipes.
- Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Divide the other half between starches and protein.
- Eat more whole grains— aim to make half of your grains whole. The words “whole grain” will be in the ingredients list. Fun Fact: The higher up in the ingredients list, the more of that ingredient is in the food!
- Eat less salt. Persons with diabetes should aim to have less than 1,500 mg of salt per day— 65% on a regular nutrition label!
- Increase your fiber intake – it keeps you fuller, longer. Good sources include: oatmeal, beans, fruits and
- Eat snacks throughout the day to keep your blood sugar stable. Snacks should include carbohydrate, protein and fat.
- Peanut butter spread on a small apple.
- Whole grain crackers with a piece of string cheese.
- Canned pear halves filled with cottage cheese.
- Canned peach halves filled with cream cheese.
- Whole wheat toast with peanut butter.
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