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Diabetic-Friendly Celebration Recipes

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During the holidays, we gather with friends and family to lavish each other with love...often in the form of food. As much as we all enjoy the sweets this time of year, they can be rough on our systems. That's true of everyone, but especially true of people with conditions like diabetes who need to watch their food carefully to manage their blood sugar safely. This year, why not show your love by adding in one or two options to help your guests manage their health?

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2019 On the Shelves

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Garrick Brown, Guiding Stars Nutritionist and Anne L’Heureux, Online Hannaford Dietitian, share their insights on food trends in the coming year in the recording of this free, 30-minute webinar.

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Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

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On a normal day, managing diabetes requires constant attention to blood sugar levels and thoughtful choices in your diet. During the holidays, things get even more complicated for diabetics. Parties, travel, and a never-ending barrage of sugary treats can disrupt their routine and create a real health challenge. I’ve compiled some tips from the CDC and the American Diabetes Association to help people with diabetes enjoy a healthy holiday season.

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Diabetic-Friendly Parties

The holiday season can be difficult for anyone who follows a special diet or manages a diet-related health issue like diabetes. Decadent dishes, shifts in meal times, and lack of control over the menu can be stressful for friends who worry that a brief moment at a buffet or dinner table may mean many moments of discomfort or elevated blood sugar later.

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Morning After Turkey Day Brunch

If you're lucky enough to have family hanging around after Thanksgiving, feeding them can either feel like a massive chore if you try to give them fresh options at every meal or a massive bore if every meal is straight-up leftovers. These brunch ideas are perfect for turning some of your leftovers into delicious brunch recipes.

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