Tips for Living Healthy

Living Healthy •  Choosing what, how much, and when to eat . Eat more vegetables and fruits. Eat wholegrain foods
•  Being active is another part of living healthy and managing diabetes. Any type of physical activity you do helps lower your blood glucose.
•  Taking medicine (if your doctor prescribes it)
•  Going to your appointments
•  Learning all you can about diabetes
•  Losing weight can improve your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol
•  Checking your blood glucose (if your doctor prescribes it)
•  Talk with your doctor or your diabetes care team about how often and when you should check your blood glucose. Before a meal or two hours after a meal are common times to check blood glucose.

Courtesy of American Diabetes Association
Fruits and vegetables
Try These Healthy Recipes!

Refreshing No-Sugar Lemonade
Serves: 5

• 1 cup lemon juice
• 6 oz. SPLENDA® sweetener
• 4 cups cold water
• 16 oz. ice cubes
• Fresh peppermint leaves (optional)

Combine lemon juice and sweetener until dissolved, then mix in water. Add ice and garnish with peppermint, if desired.

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Grilled Salmon with Fresh Herb Sauce
Serves: 3

• 8 oz. arugula
• 1/4 cup fresh basil
• 1/4 cup plain yogurt
• 2 tsp fresh lime juice
• 1 tbsp mayonnaise
• 12 oz. salmon filet
• Pinch of salt and pepper

1. Remove any large stems from arugula. Place leaves in food processor with yogurt, lemon juice, basil and mayonnaise. Process until smooth.

2. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

3. Divide salmon into 3 servings. Spoon sauce over to serve.

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Serves: 10

• 2 cups fresh cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 1/3 cup chopped onion
• 1 cup sliced mushrooms
• 3 tbsp mayonnaise
• 1 tsp garlic powder or 2 tsp crushed garlic
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp milk

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, salt and milk. Combine vegetables in a large bowl. Toss with dressing.

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Red, White and Blue Italian Cream and Berries
Serves: 8

• 3 cups of berries—mix raspberries, blueberries and sliced strawberries for an Independence Day theme
• 1 tsp SPLENDA or other sweetener
• 15 oz. of ricotta cheese
• 1 tbsp Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
• 1-1/2 tsp grated orange zest
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Combine berries and sweetener in a medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Mix remaining ingredients until light and fluffy.

3. Spoon berries into 8 individual dishes and top with cream.

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