7 tips for a diabetes-friendly EasterWednesday, 12 April 2017
Living with diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying Easter. People may raise their eyebrows at you when you’re eating an easter egg, but the truth is you can eat anything that other people can, just not the same amount.
Having a well-balanced diet means it’s fine to have a little bit of chocolate, as long as you don’t go overboard!
7 tips to help you have a diabetes friendly Easter:
1. Portion size is key! Have a little bit of the best quality stuff.
2. Go for dark chocolate over milk or white. Dark chocolate contains more cocoa solids and usually less added sugars than milk chocolate, making it a healthier option.
3. Sugar-free chocolate and carob are still high in saturated fat and kilojoules, so not a good alternative.
4. If your family does an Easter-egg hunt, ask everyone to keep the packaging to help with carb counting.
5. Hot cross buns are a source of fibre and relatively low in fat, as long as you stick to dried fruit versions and avoid the butter. Chose a mini option or go halves with someone to keep your carb intake in check.
6. Swap eating for a DIY Easter themed craft. It serves as a great distraction technique to prevent over-eating and can keep little ones living with diabetes from feeling left out.
7. Stock up on some sugar free marshmallows for yourself or as a gift.