Good fiber, as much potassium as a banana in the skins, magnesium, vitamin c, b vitamins…SOOOOO moreover the issue comes with the amount of potato we eat and what gets slathered on it. For this section, we are going to focus only on the non-starchy vegetables. Regardless, they are all packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Today I prepared a lot of stuff that will prevent me from having to worry about what to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even fruit, she told me when I eat like grapes or strawberries, only like about 5 or 6. Calorie List for Vegetables. Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals—and with so few calories and carbohydrate, everyone can enjoy more!
Choosing Non-Starchy Vegetables
I had all these fruits and was worried that I cant eat these in time.. I had ripe bananas and I made what we call banana fritters and I have packaged them for desert so all I have to deal with, will be the proteins.. I think I've got it…! Very nice that you have it down to a science.
I try to do a little as you do. I make very large portions of spaghetti sauce, beef stew, chili, bean soup. The spaghetti sauce and chili, I put in the freezer, the beef stew, lentil soup, and been soup, I make 16 pints and can them for the future easy to reach meals. I dont have to worry about lunch for today or tomorrow.. Can u believe this in this day and age? Yea, it is my understanding yo can't get a commercial drivers license if you are an insulin user. My brother is a sheriff's deputy, he is still employed, but says he can't transfer because he is diabetic.
Thank you so much for this list! I was just diagnosed and I have NO clue what I can and cannot eat so this helps a lot. I'm on meds for the diabetes but they're not having me monitor anything, which is weird to me but they must have their reasons. I don't know where you are from, but my doctor's clinic offers a diabetes class, which is usually two classes and a follow up. I also find it confusing and I am three years into this stuff, probably diabetic much longer according to my endocrinologist.
They are not having you test your BG numbers CW? If not, you may want to go back to those Drs or to your regular Dr and get a glucometer and instructions on how and when to test your blood glucose levels.
I really think those folks at the hospital that Dx'd you did you a disservice with all the stuff they didn't tell you. I guess the point I was trying to make is these vegetables have a low glycemic index. So, you can get full easier if you include these in your meals. Okay, we know you had to make some of those up! On the bottom end, my beans never get longer than 6"! Lol Interesting, as I pick it apart, peas send my BS up, but your list has pea pods and sugar snap peas on it.
Carrots also send my BS up, so I limit them. Corn also shoots it up, but you have baby corn listed. Thanks for the list, I will try to print it out. What the heck is Daikon, I have never heard of some of these things. I know I have never even tasted some of these things either. I just installed a manufactured home on a Bok Choy nursery. I am sure I could get that for free from my customer. They are from Viet Nam. Very nice people Never tried that either. Daikon is a radish either Japanese or Chinese, it is white and kind of looks like a turnip.
They are good especially in a stir fry. Dalkon is a radish. It is white and long like a carrot. I haven't tried one so I don't know what kind of "bite" it has. And your virtual BS numbers are always good! Hey Jim, If I was going to invent something with no carbs it would be the Prime rib and mashed potatoes all you can eat dinner. You would be able to buy it at Costco, for 0.
Very dark chocolate mouse cheese cake with no calories, but plenty of delicious ness, eat all you want. I got it from American Diabetes Association and printed it verbatim. I posted in the pictures section the "eat as desired" list from my dietitian. I worded it as unlimited, but her words were "as desired". Hi Tommy, I know you are a pro.
I have read a few of your recipes, they look really delicious. I love my beef stew, but the Burbank russet potatoes, really raise my blood sugar. What could I use in place of the potatoes in my stew? I can 16 pints for my lunch's and it lasts me about 3 months. Cauliflower makes a good mashed potato as well if you like mashed potatoes. Man, you will be one gaseous fellow! I'd hate to be around you after you eat all that cauliflower!!!!!! I don't use milk when I make my mashed cauliflower.
I use sour cream and some mayo. That way they don't get runny. Also if you roast your cauliflower instead of steaming or boiling it, there is a lot more flavor. Roasted cauliflower, never thought of that.
Sour cream, some times I put this in my bread and it gives it a much smoother top. For holidays I make delicious breads with lots of saturated fats, to increase the delicousness for my guests at thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Jalapeno cheese bread is the one they request the most. I use store bought white flour for this bread because my guests are not diabetic and don't want the low glycemic bread I make for my self.
Oh, one of the best veggie dishes I made was roasted cauliflower and parsnips with garlic that I mashed and blended with only a bit of olive oil, some cream and simple salt and pepper. I did that for a lower carb mashed potatoes for the family along side the regular mashed potatoes.
They both were eaten right up. When you roast them it brings so much more flavor to the dish. Ok Richknowbody, Here goes. I use cauliflower, turnips, jicama, and celery root. The jicame is a member of the morning glory family that comes from mexico and south america. It has a crispy white flesh once you peel it. It has been called a cross between an apple and a potato because it's crispy and slightly sweet like an apple , yet can be used much like a potato.
I ate loads of cabbage the other day because I was so hungry and it showed up in my readings.. I get all these mixed messages and I really am confused now.. Even fruit, she told me when I eat like grapes or strawberries, only like about 5 or 6. Welcome to the world of Diabetes, where it doesn't always make sense all of the time, some of the time. I find it odd that cabbage sent your sugars up. Anything else with it? A load of cabbage would just well…never mind, we don't need to go there!
Everything has a limit. One should always err on the side of caution and stick to basic serving sizes. I pay attention to portion control with everything!! Hi Nzingha, I will find the exact pamphlet that stated the 30 veges that could be eaten in the "unlimited" category.
Looked up the stats on cabbage. And olive oil is liquid at room temp. So it is low in Sat. Buy and experiment with all kinds of seasonings, they are cheap, and can make the veges different each time you eat them. Believe it or not. Being diabetic has forced me to be very healthy and eat very healthy foods. I think that's because we all are different. It is not one size fits all. Hi Nzingha, Found the pamplet, and posted in in my pictures. I did miss quote her, she said "May be used as desired".
The first page of her pamphlet takes about the importance of portions. I hope clearing up my miss quotation clears it up for you. I am a general contractor and a manufactured home dealer, and a fellow diabetic, not a medical professional. Here to learn and share. I'm all open for that.. I know the importance of portions.. I find when I go outside of my breakfast plate.. Maybe the thinking in the mind of the dietitian when she wrote this, is that people just won't be eating enough of these vegetables to cause a problem.
Thank you for this list! I know what to snack on that will help me on my diet and I can use everyday to fill my plate with. I love vegetables but was raised on meat and potatoes so it hard to give them up entirely with moderation I will survive. My biggest weakness is Lays potato chips. I dream about them. I love mashed potatoes. As long as I don't eat the first one, I don't need the rest of the bag! My weakness is hard pretzels. They are, of course, in second place to Philadelphia's Soft pretzels.
No problem eating 10 of these, until I test my BS! And different types of potatoes are healthier than others. Red potatoes for instance with the skin are better for you than starchier versions such as yukon gold, russet, plain white etc. Potatoes get discounted a lot but they are healthy in moderation. Good fiber, as much potassium as a banana in the skins, magnesium, vitamin c, b vitamins…SOOOOO moreover the issue comes with the amount of potato we eat and what gets slathered on it. Check out my cheesy spinach stuffed potato recipe…this has been a public service announcement for the advocacy of red potatoes… LOL.
I have fallen in love with yams. In my search for an alternative for the russet, I found yams. I will have to try the Red potatoes again. I live near Tom's Farms, a very good vegetable stand, all their foods are locally grown. Spinach, collards, and kale are dark green leafy vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, E, and K, iron, calcium and potassium.
These powerhouse foods are low in calories and carbohydrates too. Try adding dark leafy vegetables to salads, soups and stews. Grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes or pick your favorites to get part of your daily dose of fiber, vitamin C, folate and potassium.
A starchy vegetable packed full of vitamin A and fiber. They are also a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Try a sweet potato in place of a regular potato and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Which are your favorites: Regardless, they are all packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber.
Berries can be a great option to satisfy your sweet tooth and they provide an added benefit of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, potassium and fiber. Omega-3 fats may help to reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammation. Fish high in these healthy fats are sometimes referred to as "fatty fish. Other fish high in omega-3 are herring, sardines, mackerel, trout, and albacore tuna.
Choose fish that is broiled, baked or grilled to avoid the carbohydrate and extra calories that would be in fish that is breaded and fried. The American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recommends eating fish mainly fatty fish twice per week for people with diabetes. An ounce of nuts can go a long way in getting key healthy fats along with helping to manage hunger. In addition, they offer magnesium and fiber.
Some nuts and seeds, such as walnuts and flax seeds, are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Whole grains are rich in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, B vitamins, chromium, iron and folate. They are a great source of fiber too. Some examples of whole grains are whole oats, quinoa, whole grain barley and farro. You may have heard that milk and yogurt can help build strong bones and teeth.
In addition to calcium, many milk and yogurt products are a fortified to make them a good source of vitamin D. More research is emerging on the connection between vitamin D and good health. Milk and yogurt do contain carbohydrate that will be a factor in meal planning when you have diabetes. Look for yogurt products that are lower in fat and added sugar.
Some of the items above can be tough on the budget depending on the season and where you live. Look for lower cost options such as fruit and vegetables in season or frozen or canned fish. What do you think of our diabetes superfoods list? Do you regularly eat many of these?