What's Good for Us to EAT???

By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-03-18 16:17:26 -0500
Started 2012-05-15 13:45:54 -0500

Beans- this is a good combination of carbs, protein and fiber- stabalizes blood sugar.Inexpensive and fat free, makes you feel full.
Fish - lean protein
Non-fat yogurt - contains carbs and protein, helps to keep a slow rise of the BG levels.
Almonds - low carb plus magnesium, great to snack on.
Broccoli-Spinanch, Mushrooms, Peppers - full of vitamins/mineral-low calorie- can eat as much as we want, good for us.
Salmon - healthy fat and protein comb.
Egg Whites - lean protein - low carbs
Avocado - Healthy fats
Lots of greens -tomato-celery-onion- for salads
What works for you?

48 replies

Richknowbody 2013-01-22 11:21:41 -0600 Report

I have been making a nice vegetable soup, takes about 20 minutes to make. I was surprised to see my blood sugar raised by just a little depending on the veges I put in the soup.
I make a Delicious beef stock, and can about 24 jars. This is the time consuming part of the soup making process.
later, I put onions and carrots in a soup pan, and cook them first, I add the veges and broth, it is very delicious, and FAST.
and if you learn the correct veges, it keeps your need for insulin down.

Patty0057 2012-08-13 07:27:40 -0500 Report

I just tried tofu for the first time. It's low carb, zero sugar & high protein properties make it a great choice. This morning I gently fried some in a tiny bit of olive oil. I then added a little onion & a 1/4 cup of egg beaters plus some seasonings. Very good & filling too.

Patty0057 2012-08-10 06:56:57 -0500 Report

I really love wheatberries. They're full of fiber, help you feel full & don't raise my BG. You can eat them warm like oatmeal or even as a side dish. I've even eaten them cold already. They're in the grocery store near the rice usually.

Mmorningstar 2012-07-18 08:52:01 -0500 Report

Olive oil,Salmon, avocado(good fats) spinach,asparagus,whole grain breads, egg whites, celery,carrots,onion, chicken,cherries,green grapes, blackberries, greenbeans, onions,garlic, beans of any kind, peanut butter, just about any natural ingredient will work for me.
( what I have a hard time with is breads, ice cream (ha ha!) chocolates, etc.) If anything, learning I was a diabetic was sort of a relief, because when I was a teen, I was told to stay away from certain foods since Diabetes runs in my family, and that seemed to be EVERYTHING. So, to me this is not a life sentence, I just lived that for 20 years in the past.

jigsaw 2012-07-18 07:06:46 -0500 Report

It appears that what works for you, works for me too! The foods that you have mentioned are a major part of my diet. Have you been peeking over my shoulder, when I'm in the kitchen? These are all GREAT healthy food choices IMHO!!!

lacat87 2012-07-18 11:40:29 -0500 Report

Ok Al you got me on this one! What pray tell is "IMHO"? ha ha!

jigsaw 2012-07-18 15:27:59 -0500 Report

In My Humble Opinion! (-;

lacat87 2012-07-19 11:59:10 -0500 Report

so you made this up, right?! not a shorthand usually used for texting?! i bet you could, in your spare time, come up a plethora of these!!

jigsaw 2012-07-19 17:30:12 -0500 Report

No, I didn't make it up. It's been around and used for texting for a while. I've seen it used all over the internet.

jayabee52 2012-07-20 11:40:33 -0500 Report

it is hard to keep up with all those texting abbreviations. I frequently have to ask Google about some I see.

old biker
old biker 2012-06-06 10:18:40 -0500 Report

I fix my own meals .so I like simple:-) I can live on chicken breasts, fish,hamburger patties..Just about anything I can fix on a George Foreman grill,.vegetables are limited to Brussels sprouts and broccoli..I love tomato unfortunately they don't love me..I keep salads simple when I make one,spinach leaf,red peppers only, mushrooms and chop up what ever left over meat I have, and some cheese..I mix my own dressing

RC12 2012-06-06 01:11:16 -0500 Report

Turkey has really been my goto meat, but there's only so many ways to prepare it. (ground). I'm so happy to read about various foods being good for diabetics, as I feared so many were off limits. Beans scared me due to the amount of carbs but I'm slowly incorporating them with favorable results. I'm happy to have found this site.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-17 08:00:05 -0500 Report

I eat everything on this list, I do like one egg with the yolk along with two other egg whites. I do love fish, and try to eat it at least 2-3 times a week!

Gambling 2012-05-16 06:35:21 -0500 Report

mostly I have egg whites, assorted veggies, chicken, salads( greens),beans, regular eggs,and of coarse fruits and nuts

JSJB 2012-05-16 03:44:24 -0500 Report

Not a fish eater but do like what is on your list. I did try the crab cakes and they were ok. I found a four bean salad sold at Cosco but 1/4 cup is 27 grms of carbs. I bought the jar and use them in salads.

Nick1962 2012-05-15 14:16:28 -0500 Report

Catfish, or as my neighbor calls the small ones kittyfish. A whopping 15 grams protein per fillet! Oh yes, beans too. Black bean salad, refried beans, bean soup, white bean and chicken chilli…

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-16 00:42:04 -0500 Report

Don't like fish, yuk:(

Nick1962 2012-05-16 10:29:57 -0500 Report

I'm 1/2 & 1/2 on fish. Don't like scallops, lobster, or crab, but love crab cakes. Don't like tuna steak or sushi either, but like a tuna carpaccio (paper thin sliced raw tuna), and I love me some good calamari and even pickled squid. Weird, I know!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-16 15:35:51 -0500 Report

Ok, I love lobster but have to leave until hubby takes it out of the shell, can't stand the sound and I love deep fried shrimp. My hubby always said I was the expensive date:) I have had calamari, deep fried and liked it. Now I used to eat tuna salad every now and then, but my mother made it with sweet pickles, apples, hard boiled eggs in order to disguise it some. In 1986 I was pregnant and opened a can and it smelled like catfood to me and have never been able to eat it since, tried.

My husband likes it all and my kids eat certain fish and all love sushi. I can't stand seafood smells, so they go without me or husband cooks when I'm out:)

Seen so many dishes that look amazingly good, but can't get past the smells.

Nick1962 2012-05-16 16:03:26 -0500 Report

I'm with you there - the wife loves shrimp, and we frequently grill it when I've got a fire going. Trouble is I gotta clean clean 'em first. I get to about a dozen before I say "eh…I'm not so sure I want to eat these tonight".
No problem shucking raw oysters though!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-16 16:41:15 -0500 Report

Ok, thats gross! The cleaning. I don't like shrimp any other way but deep fried. My husband doesn't mind deveining them and has a tool for it. I won't touch them, yuck. I know, I'm such a baby but can't deal with raw meat much.

lacat87 2012-07-18 11:43:47 -0500 Report

plus there's the smell of cleaning fish, right! almost makes me gag to read about cleaning fish. i'm with you, red flower lady! ha ha

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