Low Sugar Doesn’t Mean Sweet-less Desserts!

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It’s important to watch your sugar intake, even when sugar is the main point of the meal – that’s right, I’m talking about desserts. Even when you have a sweet tooth, or it’s time to enjoy the end of a delicious dinner, you should be cognizant of the amount of added sugar in your desserts. Many of the suggestions below contain fruit, because while overall sugar amount is important, we are not here to deprive you of a sweet dessert. Fruit, unlike added sugars, contains fiber. The fiber helps to slow the absorption of sugar into your blood stream, making […]

Quick and easy ideas for a low sugar dinner!

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If you’re a frequent reader of our blog (and I hope all of you are), you have already learned that a diet low in sugar and void of processed food is essential to help control your diabetes and lead a healthy lifestyle (surprise, surprise…).  The tips you learned on how to avoid sugar at breakfast and lunch apply to dinner as well.  Dinner can consist of an appetizer, a side dish and a main course.  There are plenty of low sugar, high fiber and minimally processed recipes online that can be incorporated into a diabetic diet (or any healthy diet […]

The secrets of a low sugar lunch!

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So what are the secrets to getting less sugar in your lunch and controlling your blood sugar when you have diabetes?  Two things: eating less processed/convenience foods and making your lunches ahead of time. Knowing what is in your food and scheduling a plan are two of the best ways to monitor your sugar levels. The Problem: Processed and convenience foods. These are a hard one for most Americans to give up. We have busy days and just need to microwave something. I for one totally get that! But these microwaveable store-bought entrees are some of the unhealthiest around. They […]

Low Sugar, High Reward for Breakfast!

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I know I’m not the only one that scrolls through his or her Instagram feed to look at all the gorgeous brunch photos on Sunday afternoons. Pancakes, Waffles, Chocolate drizzled delights just begging to be eaten. However, breakfast is the first opportunity we have to fuel our bodies for the day ahead, and all of that sugar is not going to help us achieve that. You can always enjoy a hint of sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth, but there are ways to achieve this with intrinsic or naturally occurring sugar. Fruit and yogurt parfait: Use plain yogurt and dress […]

All About Diabetes!

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Welcome to National Diabetes Month here on A Better Bag of Groceries!  This week I will be discussing the definition, symptoms, risk factors and prevention of diabetes.  From then on we will be providing ideas on low sugar meal options.  On November 9th Amanda will discuss low sugar breakfast options, November 16th Stephanie will discuss low sugar lunch options, November 23rd I will discuss low sugar dinner options and November 30th Amanda will discuss low sugar dessert options. The term diabetes mellitus applies to several diseases that impact how glucose is used by the body.  These diseases are type I, […]