Tips for a Healthy Plate

March 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm 1 comment

Make half of your plate fruits and veggies

  • Fresh, frozen and canned vegetables all count.  For canned vegetables, choose ‘reduced sodium’ or ‘no salt added’ varieties. 

Make at least half of the grains you eat whole grains

  • Choose breads, cereals, pasta and rice that are 100% whole grain.  Be sure to check the ingredients list on packaged foods to find those containing whole grains.

Switch to fat free or low fat dairy products

  • Fat free and low fat dairy products have the same amount of calcium and other nutrients as whole milk, with less fat and calories. 

Include a variety of proteins in your diet

  • Incorporate a variety of protein including seafood, nuts, beans, lean meat, poultry and eggs into your diet.

Be sure to speak with your diabetes educator about an eating plan more specific to your needs.  During your next appointment ask your diabetes educator about how to make a healthy plan specific to you and your lifestyle.

*Adapted www.ChooseMyPlate.gov*

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. wartica  |  March 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I totally agree; if people ate more of these foods, they would be feeling so much better – on all levels:) Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:)

    Reply

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