National Diabetes Month | How to Use Food to Feel Better

The month of November is National Diabetes Month.

Diabetes affects millions of people every single day. This metabolic disease prevents the body from producing enough insulin, which causes elevated levels of glucose. This can increase your blood pressure, ultimately harming your overall well-being.

American Diabetes Association Meals to Feel Better

We understand the many challenges of living with diabetes—especially in the kitchen. You’ve been so used to eating and living the same way, that making changes now can seem somewhat impossible.

Your diet can immensely impact your quality of life, which is why it's so important to know the best fuel to give your body.

If you’re like most, you’re probably asking, “What can I eat?” more than not. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’re here to help.

Eating better doesn't mean your meals have to only consist of rabbit food. There are many delicious meals that you can create in 30 minutes or less that are healthy, delicious, and great for your body.

3 Meals You Should Try Tonight to Feel Better Tomorrow

Below, we have compiled a few of our favorite meals approved by the American Diabetes foundation. Not only are these meals pre-portioned and ready to cook, but they’re also filled with delicious flavor. We guarantee after you try one, you won’t even notice that you’ve changed your diet.

1. Carne Asada Tacos with Pico de Gallo & Cumin Black Beans

Carne Asada tacos? Yeah, you read that right! You don’t have to give up delicious tacos when living with diabetes. The professionals at the American Diabetes Association and our chefs put their heads (and spatulas) together to create a plate of mouthwatering tacos that are perfect for any night.

Packed with spicy jalapeños, a kick of garlic, and who can forget about heaps of Pico de Gallo, our Asada tacos are the perfect amount of juicy meat and electrifying toppings. This dish comes pre-portioned for two servings or four, making family night a fiesta.

Carne Asada Tacos

2. Spicy Turkey Chili

No matter if you’re looking to wind down after a busy day at the office or hosting a Sunday football extravaganza, the Spicy Turkey Chili is an excellent dish. Loaded with spicy chili powder, powerful cumin, a kick of garlic, and heaps of green peppers and onions, you’ll want to wrap yourself up in this bowl of yummy flavors.

The ground turkey makes for a leaner dish, giving you a guilt-free, nutritious bowl of hearty chili. Swimming in crushed tomatoes, there’s nothing you won’t love about this dish.

Spicy Turkey Chili

3. Spinach Fettuccine with Walnut-Parmesan Pesto

Sometimes, you just want a big bowl of pasta. This recipe from the American Diabetes Association won’t disappoint. Fluffy noodles accompanied by sautéed spinach, spicy garlic cloves, fresh basil leaves, and crisp walnuts to create a rich taste unlike any other. A touch of Parmesan cheese pulls this entire dish together and leaves you with a heavenly bowl of your favorite carbohydrate. Share it with the whole family or make meals for the week—the versatility of this dish will make it an instant favorite in your home.

Fettuccine Pasta