Choose healthier foods and drinks most of the time. Pick foods that are high in fiber and low in fat and sugar. Build a plate that includes a balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. Drink water instead of sweetened drinks or sodas. More information about preventing diabetes can be found here.
|Examples of non-starchy vegetables (1/2 your plate)
||Examples of protein foods (1/4 of your plate)
||Examples of Carbohydrate foods (1/4 of your plate)
TIP: Try to incorporate meal planning into your weekly schedule. If you take some time over the weekend to plan out your meals and your snacks and then do your grocery shopping according to your plan, you will be less likely to say “we have nothing for dinner” during the week and then decide to eat out or grab something unhealthy as your Plan B.