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Eating At Restaurants With Diabetes

How to keep your blood sugar in check when dining out. By the dLife Editors Going out to eat is fraught with challenges for people who need to watch their blood sugar. There’s the giant portion size issue, the unknown ingredients, and the “special-occasion effect.” That’s the way we tell ourselves it’s ok to make unhealthy choices on special occasions. Our idea of what constitutes a special occasion is pretty subjective. Here are some tips on making d-friendly choices in restaurants, by type of cuisine. What to Order at Italian Restaurants Italian restaurants can be full of high-carbohydrate foods like bread, pasta, pizza, risotto, and gnocci. Many of these combine refined carbs with processed meats like sausage and pepperoni, and batters or breading (think eggplant Parmesan or fried mozzarella). Things you can do: Ask your server to skip the bread basket for your table. If you’re going to splurge and have pasta, ask for it as a side dish and don’t eat more than the size of your fist. That’s one cup of pasta, or about 45 grams of carbohydrate. Order unbreaded chicken or veal baked with sauces like piccata, marsala, puttanesca, francese, or cacciatore. Other good cho Continue reading >>

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  1. melissa5786

    Weight Watchers Smartones Frozen Meals

    I've been looking up some new recipes and a lot of blog sites are talking about the Smartones products. I was just curious if anyone here eats any of them? I'm looking for quick breakfasts and lunches. So, I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

  2. jladytiger1979

    I stopped eating them. Not only for the incredible amount of sodium, but a lot of them are high in carbs, additives & preservatives. I plan my meals out a week or 2 in advance. I switch them up when I get tired of them. Current breakfast is 2 kashi 7 grain waffles, 1 hardboiled egg with the yolk removed when I open it, a serving of fruit (usually cantaloupe or whatever is fresh from the farmers market. I I don't see anything I want there then I will buy a bag of frozen berries from the supermarket.) and 2% cottage cheese OR One of the new 2% already mixed cottage doubles in a pinch.
    For lunch I usually carry leftovers. If you are single, find a recipe and if it says 4 servings, split it up into 4, eat 1 for dinner and use the leftovers for 3 lunches. I am married, no kids so I will seperate half when I'm finished making a recipe for dinner and have 2 lunches! If you have a family to feed just make exrta using the same guidelines. If I don't feel like doing that I will cook a turkey burger or chicken breast and grab a Nature's own sandwhich roll or 9 grain bread and make something to go with it. (Lately I've been hooked on whole wheat couscous salad) SOOO easy to make and done in 10 minutes!! It really is healthier to look toward less processed items. I admit that sometimes you CAN'T avoid them, but I make every effort to try.

  3. MewElla

    These meals are quick and easy but usually are loaded with sodium which I try to watch carefully. Good in a pinch I suppose.

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