Diabetes & Diet: 7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar
4. Melon or Berries
Did you know that 1 cup of either of these has just 15 grams of carbs?
“It’s a little more expensive, but it’s a healthy treat packed with nutrients and fiber, and it’s a little bit sweet,” Powers says.
For a different twist, mix the melon or berries with plain yogurt, or put them in ice cubes.
5. Whole-grain, Higher-fiber Foods
Fill up on these to keep from overeating or choosing the wrong foods.
Try legumes like dried beans, peas, and lentils. You can even enjoy a black bean and corn salsa with your raw vegetables.
“These foods still have carbs, but they have interesting flavors [that help keep you satisfied],” Powers says.
6. A Little Fat
Good fat choices include olive oil, avocado, and fatty fishes -- think salmon served on of a bed of lettuce, for example.
Bonus: The fat from the fish serves as a dressing for the salad, Powers says.
Powers recommends Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, and lean meats. And don’t forget treats.
“Peanut butter on a celery stick is a good fat and protein mix for a healthy, satisfying snack,” she says.
You can also snack on a lower-fat cheese stick or a beef jerky stick -- but keep an eye on how much sodium is in them, she says.
Overall, your eating plan “shouldn’t be boring," Powers says. "It should include the foods you love with a balance of carbohydrates.”