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
- 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.
- Unscrambling 4 myths about diabetes and eggsIt was once thought that eggs were not considered part of a healthy diet. We now know from lots of research that this is not true. Eggs are an important food to include in your diabetes healthy eating plan.
- Are beans a good choice for people with diabetes?Beans are a great choice for people with diabetes. They are full of fibre, low in calories, inexpensive and have many health benefits. Read on to learn about the many types of beans, health benefits and how best to use beans for diabetes meal planning.
- “Egg-sploring” the truth about eggs and cholesterolEggs are a great source of protein and many other important nutrients. While they also contain higher amounts of cholesterol, you can still enjoy eggs as part of your regular diabetes diet.
- 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.
- How to manage winter comfort food cravingsIt is very common during the winter months for many of us start to crave high-carb (carbohydrate) comfort foods. Read on and learn how to fit comfort food into a diabetes diet plan.
- Diabetes and chocolateChocolate is perhaps the most frequently craved food, especially among women. It may be because when we eat sweet and high-fat foods – such as chocolate – serotonin is released, making us feel happier. Who doesn’t want to feel happier?