Making Healthy Food Choices

Knowing what to eat can be confusing. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn't good for you. But a few basic tips have weathered the fad diets, and have withstood the test of time. Regardless of what cuisine you prefer, here's what all healthy meal plans have in common. They include:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Lean protein foods
  • Less added sugar
  • No Trans Fat

Explore the pages below to learn the best and worst choices from each food group, so you’ll know what to focus on for meals and snacks.

Featured Book: The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook brings you hearty, diabetes-friendly recipes that combine the finest local ingredients with flavors from around the globe.

Diabetes Superfoods

Supercharge your meal plan with these ten foods full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Non-starchy Vegetables

Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables for a healthy meal.


Fruit is perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth. Find out the best choices.

Explore: Making Healthy Food Choices

  • Grains and Starchy Vegetables

    Are grains and starchy vegetables good or bad?

  • Protein Foods

    Protein foods are an important part of a diabetes meal plan. Learn about your best choices.

  • Dairy

    Dairy products in your diet are an easy way to get calcium and high-quality protein.

  • What Can I Drink?

    Don’t forget that the beverages you drink can also have an effect on your weight and blood glucose as you work to control your diabetes.

  • Fats

    Fats are not the enemy. Make healthy choices to decrease your risk of heart disease.

  • Alcohol

    Learn about drinking alcohol if you have diabetes.

  • Featured Book: What Do I Eat Now?

    If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you have one simple question: What do I eat now? If figuring out what to eat seems like taking a test, this book is the solution. In only 4 weeks, you can eat better, improve your diabetes management, and live a healthier lifestyle.