Nutrition planning is not only a healthy pursuit but it can also be be fun. Finding healthy foods is particularly important for people with diabetes, but the foods you should have in your diet are also foods that the whole family can enjoy.
So get the whole family involved in shopping for the food that is nutritious and delicious!
This section is dedicated to helping you set healthy eating goals and providing ideas on how to plan nutritious meals that are good for you and the whole family.
Setting goals – for healthy eating doesn’t have to happen all at once. In fact, if you set and achieve a goal each day – or each week – you’ll have something to celebrate! Read more
On the go – while it takes a bit of time to prepare healthy foods to pack and go, the flavours and nutritional rewards are worth it! Read more
Tips and tricks to planning – Whether you’re planning a simple meal or an elegant four-course dinner, there are some tricks you can learn to ensure that you prepare healthy meals your family will love. Read more
Savvy grocery shopping – stock your pantry with a variety of healthy foods, so it is easier to plan healthy meals. Read more
Nutrition Planning Articles
- Canadian milk and alternative milk products for people with diabetesThere are a variety of milk and milk alternative products for people with diabetes. Some of the common types of milk that people consume include dairy cow’s milk, organic cow’s milk, lactose-free cow’s milk, goat milk, almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk and coconut milk beverage.
- 10 healthier alternatives to highly processed foodsMost of us rely on the convenience of highly processed foods sometimes. However, when it comes to making healthy food choices, it’s best to reduce your intake of highly processed foods and replace them with healthier alternatives.
- Foods that help stabilize spikes and dips in your blood sugarIn managing diabetes, it’s essential to avoid major fluctuations (dips and spikes) in your blood sugar, which can be taxing on the body and lead to future health complications.
- Diabetes and dried fruitDried fruit is fruit that has had almost all of its water content removed. The fruit shrinks during the drying process, making it much more calorie- and carbohydrate-dense than fresh or canned fruit.
- Back to school: packing lunches and snacks for kids with diabetesPacking school lunches for kids with diabetes requires some special considerations, but it doesn’t have to be stressful.
- Top 10 diabetes-friendly crackers in CanadaCrackers are a quick and easy snack and there are plenty of options in various shapes, sizes and flavours. While crackers can be part of your diabetes diet, there are a few things to consider when you’re shopping for them.
- How to read Nutrition Facts labelsIn Canada, all packaged foods must contain a Nutrition Facts table. You’ve probably seen them on your food purchases, but have you ever thought about the wealth of information they contain?
- What are my best sushi options with diabetes?Oh sushi, that delicious combination of fresh seafood, vegetables—and carb-heavy rice! But don’t let the carbs deter you from enjoying sushi when you have diabetes.
- Why fish should be on your menuEating fish regularly is a good idea for everyone, but it’s especially beneficial for people with diabetes. Fish and shellfish contain many important nutrients and they’re also beneficial for heart health and blood sugar control.
- All things coconut and diabetesAside from conjuring up images of tropical islands, the coconut is a very versatile food. Coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut sugar are all derived from the coconut.