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Green salad with pear and bacon

Low carb green salad with dried pear and bacon

14 September 2020

Are you looking for a healthy lunch idea? Try this low carb green salad which is ready in minutes. This diabetes friendly recipe can be easily modified and become a great vegetarian option. On the go or at home, this is perfect to prepare and eat anywhere. Ingredients (4 servings): 125 g reduced salt back shoulder bacon (4.5oz or 1/2 package 120 g mixed greens, including fresh herbs (4 c or 1 package) 8 dried pear halves (100 g or 3.5 oz) 30 ml lemon juice (2 T) and 5 ml lemon rind (1 T) from one small half medium lemon 1 clove garlic, pealed and crushed...

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Honey and Mustard salmon

Honey mustard baked salmon recipe

4 September 2020

Looking for a healthy mid-week recipe? Here is a perfect diabetes friendly quick meal idea that uses less than 10 ingredients, so you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying meal times. With a low carb and fat content per serving, this could soon become part of your weekly meal plan....

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Going back to school for children living with diabetes.

Back to school prep

26 August 2020

There is nothing quite like the smell of pencils and the sight of a crisp uniform shirt to bring memories of your school days flooding back. For children with diabetes, going back to school is sometimes idyllic. However, managing a condition like diabetes can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. Add in the prospect of new teachers, a new school, new administrators, a new routine, or new friends and suddenly going back to school with diabetes fills you and your child with anxiety. Fortunately, going back to school is made easier with a few tricks and a lot of communication. Tips for Primary School...

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Eating meals as a family

Eating healthy with Team Family

19 August 2020

As a parent of a child with diabetes, you’re not only getting them to eat healthy when they’re sitting at the dinner table, you’re also teaching them how to make good choices when they’re on their own. Parenting can be tough, especially when kids start testing their independence and developing physically and emotionally. Sure, you know the difference between a healthy snack and movie theatre popcorn, but do you ever feel like it’s not worth the argument?  Here are some ideas to encourage kids to make healthy choices—with or without your reminders. ...

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How to increase flavor from food and reduce fat

How to boost flavor with reduced fat

14 August 2020

For all of us, it is important that we keep an eye on the amount and type of fats we include in our diets, particularly the amount of saturated fats. A lot of recipes and pre-prepared foods use fats to add flavor, but there’s no reason reduced fat food shouldn’t also be flavourful. When thinking about the food you eat, it’s important to remember that not all fats are unhealthy, but that you should try and limit the less healthy fats. You can learn more about different kinds of fats in our Facts about Fats blog article. So what are some simple ways to reduce the fat content in the foods you eat? When cooking meat Try...

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Chocberry pudding

Chocberry cake

3 August 2020

Ingredients (10 servings): 500 g fresh strawberries (2 pints 10g brown sugar 60 ml boiling water (1/4 c) 5 ml vanilla extract (1 t) 90 ml light margarine (6 t) 100 g sugar (1/2 c 125 g self-raising flour (1/2 c) 60 g cocoa (4 t) 10 g baking powder (2 t) 2.5 g salt (1/2 t) 60 g oat bran (1/4 c) 1 egg 1 egg white 60 ml fat free milk (1/4 c) How to make it: Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F). Wash and quarter half of the...

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Stress and diabetes

Stress and diabetes – what to know and how to manage it

16 July 2020

Everyone has felt “stressed out” at some point. But what does it actually mean? How can it impact your diabetes? In this article, I will take you through the fundamentals of stress, how it can impact your diabetes management, and most importantly, tips to reduce and manage the stress in your life. What is stress? Stress is usually a physical or mental reaction to something happening in your life. The body can become physically stressed by an injury or illness, for example. You can become mentally stressed by situations like a demanding job, feeling overwhelmed by a particular situation, money...

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10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

13 July 2020

Many foods are on the good-for-you list, but did you know that the American Diabetes Association identified 10 “Superfoods” that offer an extra health boost for people with diabetes? Add a few of these superfoods to your plate every day for an extra boost of calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, omega-3 and vitamins A, C and E Diabetes diet boosting superfoods: 1. Beans Did you know only 65grams of cooked beans fulfills up to a third of your daily fibre requirement? That same amount packs as much protein as one ounce of meat! Plus, beans are a good source of magnesium and...

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