If you are diabetic a Salad should be a part of your daily diet. Cucumbers, radishes, celery, and spinach, Avocado chopped walnuts, slivered Almonds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, artichokes, shredded carrots and shredded cabbage added to the mix. Add some Turkey chunks, ham chunks, or chicken and low fat dressing. Change it up. Maybe just tomato, red onion and Romaine. Some chopped olives...some many options...just do it!
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I am not a diabetic, but I have a daughter whom is. (Type1) Use portion control by having things already divied out. Help stop temptation by having to get into the pantry to get snacks / make a designated drawer.
One of the greatest tools we have is a SNACK DRAWER. When I purchase snacks like crackers or chips or Little Debbie's or whatever, I split them up into portions of 15carbs each. Put these in ziplock bags and put them in a designated drawer. ( I do this in the fridge with fruits and veggies too.)
Consuming salads made from tomatoes, cucumber and other raw vegetables can bring results, especially with a low fat version of vinegar & oil dressing or just add low fat cottage cheese ontop to make moist with no dressing. Choose to focus on the benefits, rather than the sacrifice of having a bit of salad daily.
I love salad dressing and am not a big fan of most fat free varieties. I usually put my salad along with 2 tbsps of my favorite dressing in a large zipper bag and shake until all of the salad is coated. That way I get the extra flavor, without having to add more dressing!
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