TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!
Does it seem like going to the grocery store is almost like a trip to Disneyland? With all of the attractive boxes, product displays, variations on even the simplest foods, it’s harder and harder to know what the right choices are. The best tip: think simple! Food choices with the least amount of added ingredients, flavorings, and processing are usually the best choices. Lean meat chicken and fish, eggs, low fat dairy products, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as oatmeal, 100% whole wheat bread, pasta and brown rice are foods that you just can’t go wrong with. Choose a good quality olive oil to use for cooking and tossing lightly on colorful salads. Herbs, spices and no sodium seasonings will help you jazz up flavors. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Bonus: you will save lots of money!