The Best Foods to Stock Your Fridge

April 13, 2014 at 5:54 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Fill the fridge with nutritious and convenient staples. From the Diabetic living On Line web site it’s; The Best Foods to Stock Your Fridge.



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The Best Foods to Stock Your Fridge

Stocking nutritious, convenient staples in your refrigerator can save the day — and your health. These dietitian-approved suggestions for foods to keep on hand will ensure you have healthful options within reach.

Fill your fridge
Storing healthful go-to foods in your refrigerator can reduce the chances of giving in to less-nutritious choices. Low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, lean protein sources, and whole grains are convenient, nutritious, and fresh.



Apples, Pears, and Other In-Season Fruits
Apples, pears, and other in-season fruits are naturally sweet, easy to eat, and good sources of fiber and antioxidants. Choose whole fruits smaller than your closed fist or eat half of a large piece for a diabetes-friendly portion…..




Fat-Free Greek Yogurt or Fat-Free Plain Yogurt
Fat-free Greek yogurt and fat-free plain yogurt are high in protein, rich-tasting, and creamy. Stir fresh or frozen fruit or a drizzle of honey into plain yogurt for a satisfying dessert….




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22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

April 12, 2014 at 5:44 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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A very informative article on 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes. It’s from the Diabetic Living On Line website. The link is at the bottom of the page to get all the info.



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22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes
These top food offenders contain high amounts of fat, sodium, carbs, and calories that may increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood sugar, and weight gain. The good news is you can indulge in your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with our satisfying and delicious alternatives.



Think Twice Before Eating These Foods
At Diabetic Living, we believe that eating with diabetes doesn’t have to mean deprivation, starvation, or bland and boring foods. However, some foods really are best left on the table or in the store. Everyone — with diabetes or without — would be wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they are high in saturated fat, sodium, calories, or carbs, or might contain trans fats. High amounts of sodium and saturated fat can lead to heart disease, while excess sugars, high carb counts, and added calories can cause unwanted weight gain and blood sugar spikes.

If you see some of your favorite foods on this list, don’t despair: We’ve picked healthier options for you to choose from that taste great. So you can have your fries and eat them, too — provided they’re baked rather than deep-fat fried.

*Nutrition information cited was gathered from company websites or food packaging.

Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes

April 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Here’s some Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes, all from the Diabetic Living On Line website. The link to all is at the bottom of the post, Enjoy!


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Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes
Sometimes it seems like meeting a list of dietary requirements is an impossible task. Not so! Our selection of delicious vegetarian low-carb recipes will keep your diabetes on track and your taste buds happy from breakfast to dessert.



Southwestern Breakfast Tostadas
Carb Count: 24 grams per serving

Perfect for a brunch or a lazy weekend morning, these diabetes-friendly tostadas are packed with protein and fiber. They’re so flavorful, you might decide to whip them up for dinner as well!…..



Spinach Alfredo Lasagna
Carb Count: 24 grams per serving

Low-carb vegetarian lasagna may sound too good to be true, but here it is! We’ve lightened up the creamy sauce and added spinach, carrots, and mushrooms for color and nutrients. Pair with a crisp green salad for a complete and delicious dinner the whole family will love!….



Layered Asian Salad
Carb Count: 7 grams per serving

Whether you’re heading to a potluck or just want an exceptional brown-bag option for a weekday lunch, our layered salad is easy to make ahead and enjoy later. Unbelievably low in calories, fat, and carbs, this dish is a colorful addition to every healthy eating plan…..

Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes

March 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 2 Comments
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Some great on ideas on Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes! I love Pasta but having Diabetes 2 I have choose my Pastas carefully. Love this article and it’s recipes, Check it out!


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Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes
Yes, people with diabetes can eat pasta! From lasagna to linguine, our tasty pasta recipes will fill you up without weighing you down with extra carbs or calories. Enjoy a yummy, diabetic pasta dinner tonight!



Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo
Even when coated with a classic-style Alfredo sauce, this pasta recipe has a fraction of the calories and fat found in most restaurant sauces, yet it keeps the creamy satisfaction you love and expect…..



Veggies, Turkey & Pasta
This slow-cooked pasta topper makes dinner easy. Throw the low-fat turkey tenderloin and veggies into the slow cooker for the day, and make the pasta you prefer. When you’re ready for dinner, combine and enjoy…..


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Light & Fresh Diabetic Lunch Recipes

March 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Light & Fresh Diabetic Lunch Recipes all from Diabetic Living On Line website.


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Light & Fresh Diabetic Lunch Recipes
Don’t let a busy day tempt you into ordering high-calorie, carb-heavy fast food on your lunch break. Our low-calorie lunches (all around 300 calories or less) are tasty and fit well into a diabetic meal plan. Plus, these sandwiches, wraps, and soups are quick and easy to prepare.

Hummus and Avocado Salad Sandwiches
When you need a quick and simple lunch, make a vegetarian melt. To keep this low-carb recipe healthy, we stuffed peppery arugula and creamy avocado inside a whole wheat sandwich thin spread with hummus…..


Open-Face Reubens
This light version of the traditional Reuben sandwich contains reduced-fat Swiss cheese and lower-sodium deli roast beef. Lose the top slice of bread to make it a low-carb lunch….


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What You Should Know About Sugar Substitutes

March 13, 2014 at 8:49 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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What You Should Know About Sugar Substitutes
There’s a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here’s what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they’re in, and how to use them to your advantage.
By Jessie Shafer, Marsha McCulloch, RD, LD, and Jane Burnett, RD, LD, 2013Diabetic living logo


The Facts About Sugar Substitutes

Some of the most frequent questions we receive at Diabetic Living are about sugar substitutes. The topic is polarizing: some of you love them, some of you hate them. Some of you are concerned about their safety, and some of you want tips for how to use them more. For many people with diabetes, sugar substitutes — which include artificial and natural sweeteners — provide solutions for cutting out excess calories and carbohydrate while still being able to enjoy sweet treats.

Sugar substitutes are among the world’s most scientifically tested food products, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed them “generally recognized as safe.” The one sweetener that still carries a warning on its label is aspartame (the sweetener in Equal Classic and NutraSweet) because a small group of people — about 1 in 25,000 in the United States — has a genetic condition that prevents the metabolizing of phenylalanine, an amino acid in aspartame.

While there is still a lot of testing to be done as new products enter the market, we know a lot more about sweeteners now than we did when the first sugar substitute, saccharin, was discovered more than 100 years ago…….

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Choose This, Not That Diabetic Snacks

March 7, 2014 at 6:39 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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If you got to snack, and most of us do, do it smarter! Smart Ways to Satisfy Snack Cravings from the Diabetic Living On Line website.



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When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.



Smart Ways to Satisfy Snack Cravings
Managing weight and blood sugar would be easier if we craved cauliflower, chicken breasts, and kale instead of cake, chips, and cheesy crackers. Although you probably won’t bypass every tempting food that comes your way, the more often you make a smart swap, the better off your health will be. Here we tackle some of the biggest snack temptations shared by Diabetic Living readers.


Choose Frozen Low-Fat Greek Yogurt Over Gourmet Ice Cream
Choose This: Strawberry frozen low-fat Greek yogurt (1/2 cup = 130 cal., 19 g carb., 2.5 g fat, 7 g pro.)

Not That: Strawberry gourmet ice cream (1/2 cup = 240 cal., 22 g carb., 15 g fat, 4 g pro.)

When you want a smooth and creamy frozen dessert, pass up high-fat gourmet ice cream for frozen Greek yogurt. This low-fat swap cuts the calories in half. Plus, frozen Greek yogurt is higher in hunger-satisfying protein and has gut-loving probiotics not found in ice cream…..




Choose Cauliflower Popcorn Over Buttered Popcorn
Choose This: Cauliflower popcorn (Break a head of cauliflower into popcornlike, bite-size florets, then spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray the cauliflower lightly with butter-flavor cooking spray, then sprinkle lightly with turmeric, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt. Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 425 degrees F or until the cauliflower is slightly browned.) (1 cup = 29 cal., 5 g carb., 0 g fat, 2 g pro.)

Not That: Buttered popcorn (1 cup popped = 45 cal., 5 g carb., 3 g fat, 1 g pro.)

Sure, you could swap buttered popcorn for air-popped to cut the fat, but this twist on popcorn sneaks in a veggie serving and gives you 75 percent of your daily vitamin C. Although the calorie savings may seem small at first glance, keep in mind that people typically eat several cups of popcorn at a time…..


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Our Favorite Diabetic Recipes for Winter

February 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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It’s Diabetic Living On Line’s; Our Favorite Diabetic Recipes for Winter. The link for all of them is at the bottom of the post, Enjoy!


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Our Favorite Diabetic Recipes for Winter
Get ready to settle in for the season with our ultimate winter recipes. This mouthwatering collection will keep you busy in the warmth of your kitchen making simply delicious pastas, chicken dishes, spiced desserts, and more that will knock your cozy socks off.

Chicken and Broccolini Cavatelli
Opting for skinless chicken breast is an easy way to reduce fat and calories in this protein-packed dish. Add pasta and Broccolini, a softer and sweeter-tasting cousin to broccoli with longer stems and shorter florets, for a nutrient-rich Italian meal bursting with authentic flavor…..


Roasted Heirloom Squash with Sea Salt and Local Honey
This gorgeous roasted vegetable recipe is sweetened with honey and garnished with herbs and sea salt. You’ll love the colors and variety this low-calorie side dish brings to a meal. ….


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10 Power Foods You Should Eat This Winter

February 13, 2014 at 10:52 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Liven up those Winter Days with 10 Power Foods You Should Eat This Winter. It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line web site.


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10 Power Foods You Should Eat This Winter
Include these wintertime power foods for diabetes in your meal plan to keep your health on top. Try them in our delicious diabetic recipes!

New Year, New You
Boost your health this season with the freshest winter ingredients. Learn which foods are at their peak during these chilly months, as well as how to pick them, how to cook them, and why they’re healthy. These foods are easy to incorporate into a diabetes meal plan and will tantalize your taste buds all winter long.

Brussels Sprouts
These small bulbs grow along stalks and have a taste and texture similar to cabbage. Brussels sprouts take a long time to grow and are best harvested in winter. In the produce aisle, look for sprouts that are green with little yellowing. To prepare this delicate vegetable, use fresh Brussels sprouts (refrigerate them for up to two days); rinse with cool water and remove the outer leaves…….


The edible seeds of a pomegranate are the real fruit of this dry-climate-grown produce. In the United States, pomegranates are typically grown in California and Arizona, where humidity is scarce. The bright red seeds are surrounded by membranes inside and protected by a thick and colorful skin…….


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10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

February 9, 2014 at 8:33 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 2 Comments
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The more Vegetables the better, and here’s 10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables. It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line web site.



10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Discover 10 sneaky ways to eat more veggies using the superstars of the produce department. Even in brownies!Diabetic living logo

Tips to Sneak In Veggies
Any nutritionist will tell you that eating plenty of vegetables is the cornerstone of good health. After all, veggies are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and the necessary dietary fiber to help control blood sugar numbers. What’s more, in a recent Pennsylvania State University study, adults who consumed meals that incorporated more veggies took in as many as 357 fewer calories throughout the day. But reaching your daily quota doesn’t mean you have to resort to nibbling on salads and choking down carrot sticks. The trick is to find ways to seamlessly sneak vegetables into some of your favorite dishes. Here’s proof that getting those extra servings can be easy and delicious.



Whip It Good: Spinach
Smoothies can be a great way to sneak in more nutritionally charged dark leafy greens, such as spinach and kale. When blended with sweet and tangy foods, such as frozen berries and Greek yogurt, their flavor will blend right in, so to speak….


Under Wraps: Lettuce
To cut down on carbs and up your vitamin intake, use large lettuce leaves, such as romaine or Bibb, instead of flour tortillas for wrapping up your lunchtime sandwich. Or use the green giants in place of corn shells to add a twist to taco night….


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