Living with Diabetes can be a struggle. The following tips work well to keep you full and healthy throughout the day!

  1. 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.
  2. Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Divide the other half between starches and protein.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. Increase your fiber intake – it keeps you fuller, longer. Good sources include: oatmeal, beans, fruits and
    vegetables.
  6. 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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