- Baby potatoes - Sweet potatoes - Wholewheat pasta - Brown rice - Barley - Quinoa - Mealies - Corn: frozen, canned or fresh
Fats & Oils - Olive / canola / avocado oil - Seeds - Unsalted nuts - Peanut butter - Avocado - Low oil dressings and mayonnaise (less than 5g fat per 100g)
Meat, poultry, fish & eggs - Lean beef and pork, trimmed of fat - Chicken, trimmed of skin - Ostrich - Lean cold meats - Eggs - Fish rich in omega 3s: Fresh, frozen or tinned salmon, trout, tuna, pilchards, sardines, mackerel - Hake or kingklip fillets
- Frozen vegetables: green beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli - Fresh vegetables - Tinned tomato - Tinned asparagus
- A variety of fresh fruit - Pre-cut frozen fruit - Canned fruit (in juice) for treats
Note: Read food labels and compare different brands within each food category.
- Unsalted nuts - Lean or game biltong Popcorn kernels to prepare homemade popcorn with a dash of oil and salt
With these pantry essentials, you should be able to whip up all kinds of delicious diabetic-friendly meals… Check out our recipes on page 33 if you’re looking for inspiration!
Ask the Dietician
2014/10/08 4:59 PM
Published on Nov 3, 2014
Our twelfth issue focuses on the positive side of diabetes and spreading the word about the condition, to celebrate national diabetes month.