November is American Diabetes month and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to share some tasty and healthy food ideas with you that won’t spike your sugars.
Start your morning off right with protein. Having something sweet or full of carbohydrates, like oatmeal or a bagel, will tend to make your sugars high and cause drowsiness. Eggs are always a good choice and adding in some sautéed vegetables will add appealing flavor and vitamins to your day.
Especially during the holiday season, when selecting foods to fill your plate the American Diabetes Association suggests this ratio:
-25% grains and starches
-50% non-starchy vegetables
Visit their site for more information on how to fill your plate with great-tasting, nutritious foods.
A recently popular dietary transformation has been to transform cauliflower into a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes or rice. With a few extra ingredients it can taste exactly like the mashed potatoes you love. Try this recipe from Diabetes Daily for cauliflower mashed potatoes.
Got a sweet tooth? Desserts don't have to be off-limits. With healthy eating, portion size and exercise, you should be able to enjoy dessert time. There are lots of recipes out there that are delicious and good for you. Visit our Pinterest page here to see some recipes we suggest.
At Secure Aging we want to make sure you keep your sugars under control while still enjoying a tasty array of foods that please your taste buds. Note: this information is not to be considered professional medical advice. Please consult your physician for more information. Our firm can help make life easier by tracking monthly income and expenses, as well as fully advocating for our clients’ well-being and safety. We are here to help make your life easier and keep your loved ones safe.
Reba Rogers, CPA, is the founder of Secure Aging, a group of care managers who preserve the independence and protect the assets of seniors by helping them with financial management. She is also a Director Consultant for BNI (Business Network International), a referral marketing organization which gives her access to many trusted business professionals in the community.