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Sugar Free Mocktails: A Diabetes-Friendly Twist on Classic Cocktails

Who doesn’t love sitting outside on a warm, sunny day with a delicious and refreshing beverage in hand? Whether you are pregnant, participating in dry January, or just trying to reduce your overall alcohol intake, you may want to consider swapping out your cocktail for a mocktail.  Many traditional mocktails are loaded with sugar which […]

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Does Mayo have Carbs? A Review of 10 Common Condiments and Their Impact on Blood Sugar

I have gotten questions like “Does mayo have carbs?” or “Is ketchup a free food?” or “Can I even eat BBQ sauce?” frequently from patients over the years so I decided to create an article that breaks down some of the commonly used condiments, the impact they may have on blood sugar, and some great

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Low-Carb Pasta: Embracing Delicious Pasta Alternatives for Blood Sugar Balance

High-carb meals such as pasta can often end in disastrous blood sugar spikes and clients often tell me that they are terrified to eat pasta for that reason. While pasta is a source of carbohydrates, it does not have to be off-limits when you have diabetes. This article will explore some low-carb pasta and pasta

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Are Sugar Alcohols Bad For You: A Dietitian Unpacks the Mystery of Sugar Alcohols

Sugar alcohols are more popular than ever with the increase in low-carb and keto products on the market. Have you ever seen sugar alcohol on a food label in candy, sugar free preserves, cereal, ice cream, protein bars, or gum and wondered if sugar alcohol is bad for you? Let’s dive into the details. What

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Meal Prepping With Ground Turkey: 9 Protein-Packed Ideas

Have you historically steered clear of meal prepping with ground turkey because you were worried about it tasting bland or dry? This is a common concern, but did you know that with the right recipe, ground turkey can actually be a delicious and healthy lean protein option? We love cooking with ground turkey because it

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Almond Milk for Diabetes: Should You Make the Switch?

Plant-based milks are gaining popularity as a dairy alternative in recent years.  Chances are, you have walked through the milk aisle at the grocery store and have seen “milk” options that you have never known existed before.   One of the most popular plant-based milks is almond milk.  You can purchase almond milk at the grocery

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13 Amazing Dietitian Approved Plant-Based Chickpea Recipes: Chickpea Patties, Chickpea Blondies, and More

Many people think of chickpeas as a healthy, high fiber side dish but have you ever considered making them into a main course, such as Chickpea Patties or Chickpea Curry?  How about using them in a dessert dish like a Blondie or Cookie Dough Dip? After getting quite a few recent requests for healthy chickpea

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Chickpeas for Diabetes: The Plant Based Protein Super Star

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Have you been considering adding more plant-based meals to your life?  Eating a plant-based diet offers many health benefits including reducing your risk of heart disease,

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Lowest Carb Starbucks Drinks: The Best Options to Consider to Prevent a Blood Sugar Rollercoaster

Do you or your teen (or tween) with Diabetes have an addiction to Starbucks?  If so, you are not alone!  Treating myself to a delicious Starbucks drink is one of my favorite morning rituals.  Luckily, there are many low carb Starbucks drink options available. Unfortunately, Starbucks has gotten rid of many of their sugar free

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Carb Counting for Diabetes: How to Achieve Consistent Blood Sugars

Does the thought of reading food labels and counting carbohydrates sound daunting and complicated to you?  It can feel like a lot to learn but it truly is very simple.  In this article, we will break down the basics of why carb counting with diabetes is important, how to get started with carb counting, as

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