Foods You Can Still Enjoy When You Have Diabetes
Many people with diabetes think that they can't have "fun food," such as good breads or sweet and creamy ice cream. With a little tweaking and swapping, you can enjoy many different kinds of foods that you might have believed were off limits!
Ice cream: Choose low-fat, no-sugar-added ice cream and count the carbohydrates.
French fries: Choose low-fat, frozen, baked fries and count the carbohydrates.
Margarine: Tub margarines contain mostly healthy unsaturated fat and no unhealthy trans fat.
Bread: Choose whole-grain breads and count the carbohydrates.
Fruit: Fruits are a key source of nutrients and a healthy way to satisfy your cravings for sweets. Count the carbohydrates and choose canned fruit packed in juice, not syrup.
Adult beverages: Alcohol in moderation is healthy. Have no more than two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women — and count the carbohydrates.
The one constant theme throughout this list is to count the carbohydrates. Keep carbs in mind and you can enjoy a wide variety of foods.