Nutrition

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Meal Planning Tips

The most wonderful time of the year also seems to be the busiest time of the year! So, we work extra hard to make sure healthy meals are on the table and we don’t end up with fast food or meal out at a restaurant. What’s the key? Preparation. We do as much prep work […]

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Holiday Meal? Use The Healthy Plate Model

I was reading this winter’s “Diabetic Living” magazine (I have a subscription), when I came across this awesome article and picture! It’s the healthy plate model. When I learned this technique about ten years ago, it changed how we eat at home, at restaurants, and during the holidays. We follow a low carb diet to help […]

Posted by Alana
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Low-Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins

A low-carb muffin, say what? Yes, its true. I love this recipe and make these often (especially when I know I am going to have a busy week). I make 6 egg muffins on Monday morning, or even Sunday night. I store them in an air-tight container in the fridge and then each morning, I just […]

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Halloween Candy Carb Count

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbs in your favorite candy? Why ruin a good thing, you say? Well, perhaps, if you can make some educated choices on the front end, you or your child can avoid a blood sugar spike on Halloween night and in the days that follow. The Diabetes Forecast has […]

Posted by Alana
Support Team

Fun, Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Halloween is almost here! We have some non-candy, Halloween treat ideas for you for kids with diabetes and food allergies that will be trick-or-treating in your neighborhood. Don’t forget to keep your eyes out for those nutritional labels and low carb goodies! Have a fun and safe Halloween.

Posted by Alana
Management

Incorporate Summer Produce into Your Meals

Summer is our favorite season for healthy eating because fresh produce is abundant in all the grocery stores. Fresh, healthy, colorful– fruit and veggies are the way to go. Here are our four favorite ways we’ve been incorporating produce into our meals this summer: Replace desserts with a few slices of watermelon, some chilled berries or sliced […]

Posted by Alana
Management

This Ain’t Your Mother’s Chicken Salad

If you don’t love chicken salad, you should. But not for the reasons you think. We don’t want you to love the mayo (and the fat and calories that adds). And, we’d rather you not love your chicken salad on a big ‘ole baguette or croissant. If you are managing your diabetes with a low carb […]

Posted by Alana
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Travel Snacks for On-the-Go

Planning a car trip? Or just on the run? Like all diabetes management, packing snacks takes some time and effort if you don’t want to end up at the mercy of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. We think glucose tablets are your best bet to treat lows– they are fast acting and don’t add calories or fat […]

Posted by Alana
Support Team

Beware of these 3 Summertime Foods that may have Surprisingly High Carbs!

We hope that you’re having a great summer! Barbecues are synonymous with the summertime and we were reminded of three common summer foods and snacks that might get you when it comes to carbs. You might not be expecting it and then all of a sudden you’re going to end up high and you’ll be […]

Posted by Alana
Support Team

How To Choose Yogurt

Have you noticed that the yogurt display at the grocery store is now enormous? Shelves upon shelves of choices, all touting “less sugar” or “lower fat” or “new flavors.” Speaking of flavors, with choices like blueberry pie and white chocolate raspberry, is yogurt a dessert or a snack? I love yogurt, and in fact I eat […]

Posted by Alana