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
- Managing holiday eating with diabetesMost different faiths have something in common when it comes to holiday festivities at this time of year.
- Diabetes and high glycemic fruits to avoidThe glycemic index is a scale out of 100 that ranks foods containing carbohydrate by how much they raise blood sugar levels. There are 3 categories – high, medium or low glycemic index.
- Halloween tips for people with diabetesJust because Halloween is synonymous with sugary treats doesn’t mean children (and adults) with diabetes can’t celebrate in some ghoulish fun. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones celebrate Halloween without sending blood sugar levels out of whack.
- Are pomegranates good for diabetes?The beautiful pomegranate with its ruby red arils (seeds) and refreshingly tart taste has become a popular grocery pick, especially when in season from October to January.
- 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.
- Healthy meal preparationWhether you’re planning a simple meal or an elegant four-course dinner, there are some tips and tricks you can incorporate to ensure that you prepare healthy, delicious foods that you and your family will love.
- 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.