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
- Are anti-inflammatory diets recommended for people with diabetes?Inflammation becomes harmful when it is prolonged and begins to damage healthy cells. Persistent inflammation underlies a variety of chronic medical conditions, including diabetes. To reduce levels of inflammation an anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful.
- Eat healthy and save money too!People with diabetes and pre-diabetes have very good cause to make healthier food choices; the prices at the checkout counter of the grocery store should not be a factor in our ability to eat healthier. You can eat healthy and save money too.
- Is honey okay for people with diabetes?Raw honey starts as flower nectar. After bees collect the nectar, it naturally breaks down into simple sugars, which bees store in honeycombs.
- Improving your diabetes food choices with the new Canadian food labelsCanada’s newest food label changes are expected to help us make even better choices when picking food items.
- Setting goals for healthy eatingSetting 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!
- 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.