Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but so many skip this head start on diabetes management altogether. Effective diabetes management is easier when we spread healthy meals across our day, so check in with Toby on this video for some great ideas for diabetes-friendly (and quick, quick, quick) breakfasts.
Join Toby on this video as she prepares this simple and easy salad that’s perfect for apple picking time. “Apple and Walnut Salad” is courtesy of fellow Registered Dietitians Meri Raffetto and Wendy Jo Peterson, and is from their new book Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies (2012, John Wiley and Sons). Tart, sweet and capped with the unmatched flavor of toasted walnuts, this dish will help you remember why Fall is your favorite season.
If you can dump and stir then you can handle this wonderful roasted carrot recipe. One key to eating healthier is to keep the joy of eating in the equation- dishes like this do just that.
No, not instruction on how to sit during battle. Instead, exercises to help strengthen core muscles that suffer from to much “chair time.” Too much sitting, in fact, has been linked to serious health issues, but taking short breaks and getting the right exercises can make a big difference.
How are you sleeping? Are you getting 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night? If not you could be sabotaging your hard work managing medicine, diet and exercise. In this video Toby explains how inadequate sleep can cause imbalances in blood sugar and blood pressure, and offers some tips on improving your sleep.
You’ll soon see why roasted Brussels sprouts are “sprouting up” on the menus of fine restaurants everywhere if you join Toby in preparing her recipe for these Fall vegetables. This recipe is one of the 22 included in Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies, and with only four ingredients and 5 minutes prep time there’s no reason you can’t be enjoying these today.