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- 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

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Sweet Life Magazine issue 12  

Our twelfth issue focuses on the positive side of diabetes and spreading the word about the condition, to celebrate national diabetes month.

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