Nutrition & Diabetes

Archive for March 2011


This week’s http://www.foodpicker.org questions is: I have a very big issue when it comes to having diabetes and that is I do not eat vegetables.  I have tried.  I want control my diabetes and be around to raise my young children.  What suggestions do you have to add vegetables to my diet?

Some suggestions to add vegetables to your diet is to explore and sample the many vegetables that are available until you find some that you really enjoy.

It is no fun eating foods you don’t like or you feel like you have to eat.  Food should be something you enjoy and finding veggies you actually like will help you to incorporate them into your meals.

Another strategy is to find tasty recipes or spices that will enhance the flavor of vegetables  in a way that will make you want to eat them.

Also, there are cookbooks available that have recipes where you can puree or hide vegetables in dish and you will never notice you are eating vegetables.

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About Me

Iris M. Pacheco, MS, RD, LD/N

This was a blog I wrote during 2010-2011 while I was a dietetics and nutrition student.

Through this blog I volunteered to answer questions from people with diabetes that were submitted to http://www.FOODPICKER.org.

FOODPICKER.org is a website that helps people with diabetes make better food choices. It holds of large databases of food items and gives recommendations on which foods to have "More Often," "In Moderation," or "Less Often."

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