deck of cards) three times a week.
You might find that you can substitute lower-fat proteins in your favorite recipes without sacrificing flavor. Try ground turkey instead of ground beef, turkey bacon instead of pork bacon, and turkey sausage or a meat-free equivalent.
Practice portion control.
Watch those portion sizes. Sometimes the simplest way to make a meal healthier is to eat less. The “servings” in most recipes are generous. If a recipe for lasagna says it serves four, try to get five or six meals out of it.
Take the oil out of baked treats. For fluffy foods like cake or cornbread, try applesauce instead. For dense foods like brownies, try pureed prunes. Really, they’ll taste great.
Take advantage of cooking resources.
Find a good cookbook with diabetes-friendly recipes. Or go to the American Diabetes Association and check out their online recipes. Even if you don’t like to follow recipes step by step, you’ll have a good starting place for your own creations.
These tips are just the tip of the iceberg to ways you can make healthy food that tastes great and keep your diabetes in check.