Whole Foods Wednesday – Apples

It’s apple season! I couldn’t be happier about it, either. I love apples, and I love that they are so good for me, and so Diabetic-friendly.

I am sure you are seeing your friends and family posting tons of apple pictures on social media, right? Apple picking is my favorite 🙂

Do you have a favorite kind of apple? Do you have any awesome recipes you would like to share?

Oh, and have you gone apple picking yet?!apples

 

Food Swap Friday – Sweet Potato Fries vs French Fries

French fries… okay, yes, they are good… but they are bad. So bad for you.

They are loaded with saturated fat, simple carbs, and sodium.

food swap - sweet potato vs french fries

A better option is fiber-packed Sweet Potato Fries! I wasn’t always crazy about them, but I started to come around and now I love them… and I find that, because they are sweeter, I need less of them to feel full and like I satisfied my craving.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of calcium, vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber and beta carotene. They are also low on the Glycemic Index, making them a good choice for Diabetics.