Food and Kitchen Tips

Be a Savvy Grocery Shopper

It may take some practice, but with a few tips in mind you can easily become a savvy grocery shopper.

How to Plan a Healthy Breakfast

Eating breakfast has shown to help boost metabolism, which means your body does a better job managing your weight.

VIDEO: Grab-and-Go Snacks for Kids and Adults

Whether it's back to school or back to work, we all have a need for healthy grab-and-go snacks. Here are some fun, easy ideas that won't sabotage your healthy eating habits or blood glucose!

VIDEO: No Cook Meal Ideas

No time to cook? Then don't! Check out this video for meal ideas that involves no cooking!

Find More Healthy Tips

Find more videos, on-the-go tips, and other articles to help with meal planning and food preparation.

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Quick and Easy Healthy Meals

This month our featured recipes from Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes will guide you in making healthy recipes in just two steps!

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I don't do any physical activity other than what I need to do for my usual activities, such as going to work or school, grocery shopping, or doing chores around the house.

I do some moderate exercise every day in addition to doing my usual activities. For example, I walk about 1.5 to 3 miles a day at about 3 to 4 miles an hour. Or I do something else that's moderately active.

I am very active every day in addition to doing my usual activities. For example, I walk more than 3 miles a day at about 3 to 4 miles an hour. Or I do something else that's very active.

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This number estimates how many calories you should eat per day to keep your body weight where it is now.

If you want to lose weight, you may need fewer calories. You should talk with your health care team for more personalized recommendations, but this calculator can help to get you started.

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*Estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories. An individual's calorie needs may be higher or lower than these average estimates. Developed from the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.