Superfoods for Diabetes

If you’re living with Diabetes, you may be wondering what foods are best for me? There are many more foods a person with diabetes can enjoy than they otherwise might think…especially Superfoods!

Here is a list of Superfoods to start incorporating into your diet today!

  • Beans: Rich in fiber and a good source of magnesium and potassium. You can’t go wrong with beans; they are also a good source of protein!
  • Green Leafy Veggies: Low is calories and carbohydrate – Kale & Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes: Pack a punch of Antioxidant Vitamin A & Fiber
  • Whole Grains: Try oats and pearled barley, sources of fiber and potassium
  • Nuts: Get a dose of healthy fats, fiber and protein
  • Fish: protein powerhouse and source of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Cinnamon: Rich in chromium, a mineral that enhances the effects of insulin. Several studies have shown that this tasty spice may help reduce blood sugar.

Sweet Potato and Spinach Chicken Tacos

Sweet Potato and Spinach Chicken Tacos


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large (8-oz) sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, heated
  • 4 tsp light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo (purchased)


  1. In a large nonstick pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the spinach and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potato, cumin, black pepper, and water to the pan. Sauté for 2 minutes. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and mix to incorporate. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Fill each tortilla with 1/4 of the chicken and sweet potato mixure. Top with 2 tsp of sour cream and 2 Tbsp of pico de gallo.

Dietitian’s Tip: For the chicken, use leftover cooked chicken or purchase a cooked, rotisserie chicken. Pico de gallo, a fresh salsa, is found in most grocery stores in the refrigerated area of the deli or produce section and adds a lot of flavor and crunch to this recipe.

Choices: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 2 Lean Protein, 1/2 Fat

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