All people living with diabetes are not the same and there’s no such thing as a “diabetic diet” that you have to follow. One way of eating might work well for some people’s blood sugar management and mental health while it really doesn’t work for others.
The recipes found on the Diabetic Foodie website mostly follow a medium to low carb approach, with an emphasis on lean proteins, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables. However, we don’t consider any food to be completely off-limits.
This is the guidelines most of the recipes follow:
- Meals contain fewer than 400 calories with less than 45g of carbohydrates and consist mostly of lean proteins, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables.
- Snacks contain up to 30g of carbohydrates (high-fiber foods may contain more carbs).
- Produce and proteins are obtained from local sources whenever possible.
- Carbohydrates containing dietary fiber are preferable to those that don’t.
- Trans fats are avoided.
- Artificial sweeteners are very rarely used.
- Whole grains are preferable to “white” foods and are eaten in moderation.
If your preferred way of eating differs from this, you can always adjust the recipes and/or look for suitable substitutions. And always work with your doctor and a certified diabetes educator or nutritionist to come up with a food plan that works for your particular situation. What works for us may not work for you.
Nutritional information included with each recipe on this site was estimated by using an online nutrition calculator. If accurate nutritional information is critical to your health and well-being, please independently perform the calculations yourself.