If you have diabetes, it’s important that you choose healthy snacks to satisfy your hunger cravings between meals, especially when you’re travelling.
We’ve heard about the importance of eating vegetables as part of a healthy diet. But did you know there are some key Canadian-grown vegetables that are particularly beneficial when you have diabetes?
This springtime quinoa salad is perfect as a side dish to any meal or a light lunch. Make sure that the asparagus and kale are sliced in time for the last two minutes of the quinoa cooking.
Eating foods that contain protein is a key part of a healthy diet. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps to build, maintain and repair your tissues and organs. When you have diabetes, it is important to choose carefully the types of proteins you eat as some are better for you than others.
There are a few non-negotiables (smile) that make this dish perfect: the peeling off the woody bottoms of the asparagus spears, the blanching in salted water and the quick roast at the end.
A common complaint I’ve heard from people living with diabetes is how difficult it can be to find a snack that won’t raise blood sugar, is convenient to carry and is good for you.