When did the holidays turn into an excuse to go crazy with candy and sweets? Every grocery stores goes from holiday to holiday repackaging chocolate and candies with red for Valentines, pastels for Easter, patriotic colors for the summer, orange for Halloween, then red and green at Christmas. Same candy, same sugar high, different color. […]
Do you sometimes forget to pack a lunch, run out of time, and get caught feeling hangry and eyeing a drive thru? Our quick and easy solution is a protein bar. We keep a box of low-carb protein bars in our cars and in our desk drawers at work. But, because it can be tempting to eat thru them […]
We follow a low carb diet in our house as much as we can to help Rhodes with his diabetes management, however where we sometimes get caught up, is with our snacks. Find out some of our favorite and essential, low carb and high protein snacks in this video!
We hear this question all the time! Exactly how many carbohydrates should I eat for meals and snacks? The American Diabetes Association used to publish recommendations. But recently, they changed course, and have said that a carb goal needs to be set for each person individually by his or her health care team. We agree! There […]
Love spaghetti and meatballs? Who doesn’t? We’re going to shake it up with a few substitutions that make your pasta meal healthier and lower in carbs! First, we love spaghetti squash. In our opinion, it’s the best substitute for pasta. One medium spaghetti squash will serve 2-3 adults. 1 cup of baked and shredded spaghetti squash […]
We have all tried fad diets, and sometimes they work. But, our impression of any diet that restricts entire food groups is that it may work in the short run, but can be very hard to maintain. If you use medication or insulin to manage your diabetes, a sudden change in your diet can also […]
Do you make a grocery list? We do! We are big fans of making a list and checking it twice. We have certain staples that we always keep in our pantry, and then a short list of meat and produce that we rotate week-to-week. Here’s how we start– we list items by meal: breakfast, lunch, […]
Are you looking forward to enjoying some snacks during the Super Bowl this weekend? Who isn’t? If you are following a low-carb or low-fat diet, snack foods can be tricky — especially chips and dips. We prefer not to even bring chips into the house, because we have no restraint and will eat half a […]
The holiday season is in full swing, which means there’s lots of parties, food and treats everywhere! In this video, we share three tips and three examples of things you shouldn’t eat and what you should substitute in when you’re going to a holiday family dinner or party. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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 […]