Food and Kitchen Tips

Making Vegetarian and Flexitarian Part of a Diabetes Meal Plan

Have you heard of the buzz around plant-based diets? Plant foods are now going beyond the produce aisle and are readily available in most sections of the grocery store.

All About Protein — Myths and Facts

Are you wondering if you're getting enough protein in your diet? Research shows that Americans are already consuming more protein than they need.

VIDEO: Delicious Summer Specialty - Eggplant!

Not sure what to do with this seasonal veggie? Here are some meal ideas that showcase nonstarchy eggplant.

VIDEO: Tips for Preparing Summer Squash

Ways you can prepare and use nonstarchy zucchini or yellow squash.

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Seasonal Diabetes-Friendly Meals

This month features recipes from The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook by Steven Petusevsky. These recipes will please every palate—you don't have to sacrifice great flavor in the name of health.

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