Eating fruits and veggies in their whole state, rather than mashed, pureed, juiced, etc., generally lessens their impact on blood sugar. And fresh produce has a bigger nutritional punch of antioxidants and vitamins than fruits and veggies shipped long distances or processed. If it's farmer's market season, it's prime time for fresh, local produce bursting with flavor at bargain prices. Today, stop by your roadside stand and pick up some low-carb favorites for dinner.
Apricot Granola Treats Mixed Fruit Kabobs with Raspberry Sauce Honey Ginger Compote Italian Sausage Cannelloni Casserole Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels Fancy-Ham Wrapped Fruit Pineapple-Orange Jell-O Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Soy Sauce Seared Squid with Citrus Mango Salad
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...