So by no means am I a “diabetic expert”. Not at all. But my husband is a diabetic, and I’m always on the look out for new and excited foods to put in his lunch. He gets a lunch obviously 5 sometimes more days a week. I like mixing things up, and always adding in some new foods to keep things interesting. Here are just a couple ideas for Diabetic Lunches that you may enjoy! Here’s to “brown-bagging it!”
ABOVE: Sugar-free jello with cottage cheese. That maaay not sound appetizing but it’s actually pretty tasty. Chad loves it. I’m more of a food purest and like things a little more natural. But, he’s able to eat it due to no-sugar, and he doesn’t have it all the time so it’s definitely a treat. Just sprinkle on some jello packet onto cottage cheese and mix, I topped with raspberries.
CHIA SEEDS on top of Oatmeal: Homemade oatmeal, a great source of carbs ad Chia Seeds were used in ancient times and their name means something like-long lasting energy. Don’t we all need that!? Their great to have before a hike, bike ride or strenuous activity.
VEGGIES: Roughage, gotta have a little roughage every day!
Walnuts and Raisins: Good fats, helpful for optimum brain function, and good source of lasting energy too.
GRAPEFRUIT: fat buster, and it’s delicious and creates an alkaline environment in your body.
SANDWICH: nothing special here, just a simple lunchmeat sammie, on light bread.
DARK CHOCOLATE: for a little antioxidant, great for the skin!
SUGAR-FREE CHOCOLATE PUDDING: A little indulgent for the day. Made with good for you ingredients.
LARA BAR: good fats and dried fruits for long lasting energy. LOVE these bars!
COTTAGE CHEESE: great source of protein with orange and pineapple, and hemp seeds (for stamina and more protein). SO GOOD.
HAMBURGER: it looks a little pathetic, but grass-fed beef and tasty. #helikesit
Peanut Butter Crackers: protein and complex carbs.
Apple Juice: in case his blood sugar goes low.
What are some of your favorite diabetic friendly foods to eat in your lunches?? I’m always looking for new ideas! Hope this gave you some new ideas!