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
- Good and ’not-so-good’ fats for people with diabetesWhen thinking about diabetes management and healthy eating, carbohydrates get all the attention. Fat, however, is also important for people with diabetes. In order to understand how fat fits into a healthy eating plan, it is important to understand the different types of fat and their effects on our body.
- Are lemons good for diabetes?There’s good reason the early explorers used to pack lemons on lengthy voyages to prevent and treat diseases. High in vitamin C, fibre and other nutrients, lemons provide essential health benefits, whether you have diabetes or not. Here’s a look at the health perks of lemons and some inspiration on how to add more of them to your diabetes diet.
- Best Canadian ice cream and alternatives for diabetesPeople with diabetes can enjoy a variety of foods. A balanced and varied diet is one of the cornerstones of diabetes management. So when it comes to sweet treats, such as ice cream, it’s all a matter of choosing wisely and eating in moderation.
- 12 hydrating foods for people with diabetesOur bodies need water to function. As the temperatures heat up, staying hydrated is more important than ever, especially when you have diabetes which can increase your risk for dehydration.
- 10 diabetes travel snacksIf you have diabetes, it’s important that you choose healthy snacks to satisfy your hunger cravings between meals, especially when you’re travelling.
- Top 10 Canadian vegetables for your diabetes dietWe’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?
- Protein PowerEating 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.
- 5 great reasons to include eggs in your diabetes dietEggs are a very healthy option for people with diabetes. They’re low in calories (one egg contains only 80 calories). Eggs are also low in fat and high in protein and full of essential vitamins and nutrients. Check out these 5 great reasons to include eggs in your diabetes diet!
- Top 10 Canadian fruits for diabetes dietYou may think you need to avoid fruits when you have diabetes because they can raise your blood sugars. But if you watch portion sizes there are plenty of Canadian fruits that fit well within your diabetes diet—and they’re packed with nutrients to boot. Here are the 10 best Canadian fruits to try when you have diabetes.
- Gastroparesis diet and diabetesIf you have gastroparesis, a common complication of diabetes, there are some dietary changes you can make to help improve your symptoms. Read this expert blog to learn about the gastroparesis diet and diabetes.