Six years of packing lunches for a diabetic, you learn some things along the way. What to do and what not to do. My Chad is a diabetic, so we’re constantly looking for healthy foods that will support good blood sugars for him. Here’s I’m sharing super fast, and easy tips for packing a good blood-sugar stabling lunch! I hope these inspire you to recreate your own brown-bagged lunch that helps to support healthy blood sugar levels. Let me know if you’d like to see more of these lunch ideas in the comments. Of course never replacing your doctors specific guidelines and recommendations…I hope these ideas inspire you! And these tips aren’t just limited to diabetics, I like to implement some of these (somewhat lower carb strategies for myself too!)
NUMBER 1: (although not pictured) I like to start off strong. I like to set my body up for success by eating first thing in the am to boost my metabolism. Focusing around protein, some quick and easy favorites are…a (clean) protein powder smoothie: low on fruit, high in protein for an awesome stable blood sugar start to the day! (Check out my “Mango/Banana/Vegan/Protein breakfast smoothie” for a good breakfast standby (feel free to only use 1/2 frozen banana and 1/4 c mango for less sugar).
NUMBER 2:Fuel your body with keeping blood sugars stable with frequent small snacks. (pictured above) a small handful of almonds, with a little carbohydrate (if needed). So my husband will normally have (if his blood sugar is somewhat on the low side) a protein snack with some added carb. So either the apple OR the 3 dates. Soo good.
NUMBER 3: Lunch time! Keeping things simple with sprouted toast, sliced hard-boiled eggs, a little pr-made hummus, cherry tomatoes, fresh parsley, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a little sweetness and added flavor. Protein source: eggs + hummus. Carbs: bread.
NUMBER 4: We find our bodies are so much healthier the more RAW food we add into our diet. So incorporating something raw into our lunch everyday is essential. Today is fresh cut veggies, with light ranch, and some more hard-boiled eggs for extra protein to snack on. (There’s also a 1/2 of a turkey wrap in this box, for another small snack for him!)
NUMBER 5: Natural energy juice! Antioxidant rich, blood supporting berry juice, full of blueberries, pomegranates, Ningxia wolfberry (highest antioxidant berry out there)…all which are a natural way to get an energy BOOST midday (or anytime of day!). This just makes your whole body FEEL better, and drank cold while eating a cheese stick (or other protein source) is a great healthful snack! Feel energized all.day.long.
NUMBER 6: Statistically most Americans don’t consume enough natural IODINE-rich foods. Which help with Thyroid function (very important for diabetics), PH levels, increasing bone density, (some say) preventing cancer, supports weight loss, and rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential to our bodies. An easy way to get iodine in?? Seaweed chips! Other foods high in iodine are: collard greens, shallots, spinach, swiss chard, onions, turnip greens, nori, wheat grasses, cherries, beet greens, tahini, kelp, nettles, parsley, blackberries, and prune juice. Have you tried any of these SUPER nutritious foods before?? Any favorite ways you prepare them? I’d love to hear below if you have any tips!!
So those are some of our favorite healthful, easy, nutritious, and blood-stabling lunch ideas!! If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more lunch ideas, let me know below!