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
- What you need to know about dairy and diabetesIf you’re a fan of milk, cheese or other dairy products, remember that they do have an impact on diabetes.
- Should I switch to a plant-based diet if I have diabetes?We know that healthy eating plays a key role in helping us manage diabetes and prediabetes. But research is showing that eating a diet particularly high in plant-based foods can be even more beneficial compared to other meal plans.
- Diabetes and fasting? Yes or no? How to do it more safelyOn occasion, people with diabetes are required to fast. This may be in preparation for a test or for religious reasons.
- Are anti-inflammatory diets recommended for people with diabetes?Inflammation becomes harmful when it is prolonged and begins to damage healthy cells. Persistent inflammation underlies a variety of chronic medical conditions, including diabetes. To reduce levels of inflammation an anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful.
- Why protein is an important part of your meal planningUnlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply. That’s why everyone – including people with diabetes – needs to include foods that contain protein in their diet.
- Eat healthy and save money too!People with diabetes and pre-diabetes have very good cause to make healthier food choices; the prices at the checkout counter of the grocery store should not be a factor in our ability to eat healthier. You can eat healthy and save money too.
- Is honey okay for people with diabetes?Raw honey starts as flower nectar. After bees collect the nectar, it naturally breaks down into simple sugars, which bees store in honeycombs.
- Improving your diabetes food choices with the new Canadian food labelsCanada’s newest food label changes are expected to help us make even better choices when picking food items.
- Setting goals for healthy eatingSetting 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!
- Managing holiday eating with diabetesMost different faiths have something in common when it comes to holiday festivities at this time of year.