What to know about fasting and and diabetes

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Fasting for people with diabetes is an increasingly popular topic. Fasting has many definitions, but for our purposes, we’ll define it as staying away from almost all food and drink for a specific period of time. While research is still limited, surveys show that about 50% of people…

How To Cook with Beans and Lentils

By: Ansley Dalbo Cooking beans from scratch couldn’t be easier and once you do it a few times, you will DEFINITELY taste the difference between dried beans and those that come from a can. Whenever I make soup from beans that I’ve cooked myself, my husband will always say, “oh man, this tastes better than…

Tips For Meal Planning During COVID-19

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE This is such an unusual time. It’s hard to plan meals since when we get to the store, we may not find what we’re looking for. Or if we’re waiting on a delivery – we can’t be sure when it will arrive or what will be in it! …

Carb Counting: What To Know

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE What is it? Carbohydrate (or carb) counting is a method of meal planning where you keep track of the grams of carbs you eat at each meal and snack.  There are two ways to carb count… Option 1: Consistent. This method is recommended for people who take the same dose…

Choosing Healthy Foods… What’s in a Dietitian’s Pantry?

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE A healthy eating plan begins with making sure you’ve got good options to choose from at home.  In some cases, I’ve listed brand names in italics, but know that we don’t endorse any of these brands. They are included to give you some examples of good options… Choose (More) Comments…

Processed Foods: What to Know

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  Many people don’t realize that there’s a difference between processed foods and ultra-processed foods… and in fact, ultra-processed foods make up just over 60% of the total diet of adults in the US!  Recently, there have been a number of important and well-designed research studies from around the world…

Snack Ideas

  If you are looking for diabetes compatible snack ideas, download our snack guide. Each recommendation has about 15 grams of carbs and most include a little protein or fat (or both) to help you feel  full. If your blood glucoses are running a little high and you are still hungry for a snack, choose…

Annes Tasty Tidbits-Meatloaf Meatballs

By Anne Safran Dalin One of the main food groups in New Jersey is Italian food. Being a real Jersey girl includes loving Italian food (even if you’re not Italian) – and I’m definitely a Jersey girl through and through. Open any newspaper or magazine and you’ll read top 10 lists of to-die-for pizza and…