Tips for Cooking Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Fare

Sticking to a healthy eating plan can be difficult during the food-centered winter holidays, but with the right habits, you can easily keep your diabetes in check. Watch this video from the American Diabetes Association to find out how to eat well during holiday meals and learn two interesting ways of preparing vegetables.

One of the easiest ways to maintain your diet while enjoying family gatherings is to simply fill half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables, such as leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes. If it is up to you to prepare a dish, consider making a nutrition-packed salad featuring kale or putting a unique spin on steamed vegetables by serving them in acorn squash bowls.

The clinicians here at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center can help you find more ways to manage your diabetes through lifestyle adjustments. Learn more about surgical weight loss or join one of our fitness classes by calling (818) 676-4000 today!

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