Food Swap Friday – Dark Leafy Greens

Along our journey with Diabetes comes some moments that make a difference, but are simple. There are some food swaps that qualify as simple yet effective.

Today’s food swap recommends going for dark leafy greens over light colored ones. For instance, swapping out nutrient-poor Iceberg lettuce for darker, leafier greens such as spinach, arugula, kale and Swiss chard not only adds vitamins and nutrients, but adds flavor! Iceberg lettuce has no real flavor, at least to me.

Darker greens also have more fiber, which helps offset carbohydrates. Toss some in your next smoothie – you won’t taste them, I promise! I add Kale and Spinach to my Shakeology all the time, and its great!

I remember too clearly how scary and overwhelming a Diabetes diagnosis is, but you are worth the lifestyle change. Your health and wellness are perfect reasons to make a few simple tweaks and reap plentiful rewards! It’s not easy, but it is doable, 100%!


5 thoughts on “Food Swap Friday – Dark Leafy Greens

    1. Hi Brookziegirl1, thank you! It took a little bit to come to terms with being a Diabetic, but once I did that, I was able to better focus on playing the hand I was dealt and working on defeating Diabetes!

      Best of luck to you on your journey, you’ve got this! 🙂

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