Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Eating Out When You Have Diabetes

Eating right is an important part of keeping your blood sugar in your target range. You just need to make healthy choices. When you eat away from home:
Try These Tips
Ask how foods are prepared before you order.
Instead of fried, sautéed, or breaded foods, choose ones that are broiled, steamed, grilled, or baked.
Ask for sauces and dressings on the side.
Only eat an amount that fits your meal plan. Remember: You can take home the leftovers.
Reserve dessert for special occasions. Then, choose a small dessert or share one with a friend or family member.
Make Healthy Choices
Fast Food
Garden salad with light dressing on the side
Baked potato with vegetables or herbs
Broiled, roasted, or grilled chicken sandwich
Sliced turkey or lean roast beef sandwich
Chicken enchilada, no cheese or sour cream
Small burrito with whole beans and chicken
Whole beans (not refried) and rice
Chicken or fish fajitas
Steak House
Grilled or broiled lean cuts of beef
Baked potato with vegetables or herbs
Broiled or baked chicken (don’t eat the skin)
Steamed vegetables
Steamed dumplings or potstickers
Broiled, boiled, or steamed meats or fish
Sushi or sashimi
Steamed rice or boiled noodles (one serving is equal to 1/3 cup)

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