Maintaining adequate blood glucose levels can be challenging for Diabetics, particularly during the holidays with so many delicate treats. Eating healthy can be tasty and fun! Simply identify foods to avoid and those to enjoy and you’ll be ready for the holidays. Get excited for guiltless mouth-watering meals this holiday season!
Foods to “Avoid” In the Holidays & Tasty Alternative Treats:
1. Fatty Foods. Fried foods like chips, French fries, and doughnuts are loaded with calories and saturated fats (unhealthy fats). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends limiting fat intake, particularly saturated or trans fats found in fried foods, whole milk, cookies, pies, salad dressings, lard, stick margarine, and nondairy creamers.
Try This Instead: Baked goodies like sweet potato dishes, oven-roasted meats, and lemon-pepper fish are tasty alternatives. Go for the grill! Grilled meats like chicken and turkey breast have lower fat content than fried meats and burgers.