If you’re living with diabetes, paying attention to the amount and type of carbohydrate you eat at each meal can help you manage your condition and offset future problems associated with it. Your personal doctor or dietitian can work with you to recommend the carbohydrate range that’s appropriate for you.
Carbohydrates are found in a variety of healthful and less healthful foods. When you think of carbs, you might think of bagels, pasta, and baked goods, but carbs are also found in fruits, whole grains, starchy veggies, pulses (the term for beans, legumes, and peas), and even milk and yogurt. Since it’s important to keep your carbs within the acceptable range, it’s also important to focus on fiber-filled carbs from nutritious sources rather than filling up on less wholesome carbs that are lacking in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
There are different ways to approach carbohydrate monitoring, so talk to your provider about what makes sense for you. The diabetes health meal bundle includes entrees with 28 to 50 grams of carbohydrate--an amount that’s suitable for many people. And like all of our meals, the dishes in this bundle focus on wholesome carbs from vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and pulses. Additionally, the meals in this bundle have between 3 and 10 grams of fiber, which is at least 10 percent of the daily target.
If you’re living with diabetes and looking for convenient meals that are full of nutrition and fiber while keeping carbohydrates in the appropriate range, this is the bundle for you.