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What are some good low carb side dishes for people with diabetes?

Eating a low carb meal plan as part of a nutritious diet is essential for good diabetes management. Planning meals and snacks which include protein (such as fish, eggs, poultry, and meat), along with adequate fiber (from whole grains and veggies) can help improve your blood sugars. Here are a few suggestions on how to lower the carb content of your side dishes:
  • In place of white rice, serve whole grains such as barley or quinoa, and add low carb vegetables to them. Remember to measure out your portions. After a while, you'll become familiar with proper serving sizes.
  • Try substituting spaghetti squash for pasta, or bean sprouts for noodles.
  • Serve mashed cauliflower topped with cheese in placed of mashed potatoes.
  • Start your meal off with a colorful fresh salad, dressed with olive oil and vinegar. Over the winter, try some fresh vegetable soup.

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