Balancing out the amount and TYPE of carbohydrates in your day is a real challenge. While I do not encourage a no-carbohydrate eating pattern, I do encourage a NATURAL, HIGH FIBER, and MODERATE carbohydrate eating plan. (If you need any help understanding why, check out my post Why Controlling Blood Sugar Matters.) Use the following list as a resources to gain ideas, meal plan, and shop. Remember, during a meal only fill ¼ (25%) of your plate, bowl, or whatever with these guys.
- Sweet potatoes
- Butternut squash
- Brown rice
- Black rice
- Wild rice
- Vegetable Pastas: black bean or red lentil
- Gluten-free pastas: brown rice, quinoa
- Lentils: red, green
- Beans: chickpeas, cannelloni, black, pinto, kidney
For a bonus, here are some great lower glycemic fruit that fit perfectly as a snack when paired with nuts, nut butter, or cheese (raw, grass-fed cheese).