Due to their low carb count and fiber make up, strawberries are considered a low glycemic index food, making them an ideal fruit for people with diabetes. Check out these 5 creative ways to enjoy more strawberries.
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Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salsa on top of a black bean burrito - a fun twist on this Cinco de Mayo meal.
75% fiber foods – strawberries, cucumbers, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, black beans, corn, brown rice, green onions, guacamole, salsa, lettuce
25% foods – olive oil, tortillas, sour cream, shredded cheese
Recipe Note: Use just 1 tablespoon of low-fat or plant-based sour cream per burrito to keep the saturated fat low in this meal.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: This is the perfect dessert for lunch this weekend.
75% fiber foods – strawberries, banana
25% foods – unsweetened plant milk
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Plate your oatmeal as directed in the recipe.
75% fiber foods – rolled oats, steel cut oats, fresh strawberries
25% foods – low fat milk, chia seeds, protein powder
Recipe Note: Skip the optional protein powder to keep the 25% items in their portion of the plate.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Sip on this smoothie for lunch or breakfast.
75% fiber foods – strawberries, blueberries, banana, white beans, cauliflower
25% foods – unsweetened plant milk, protein powder (optional), chia/hemp seeds
Recipe Note: Skip the optional protein powder to keep 25% items in their place.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use this salad to Power Up spaghetti meatball night (use lentil spaghetti to keep it a 75% food). Steamed broccoli would finish off the meal.
75% fiber foods – spinach, strawberries, avocado, red onion, lentil spaghetti, steamed broccoli
25% foods – dressing, blue cheese, almonds, meatballs
Recipe Note: Be mindful of the amount of 25% plate foods to ensure they remain in just a quarter of your plate.
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