5 Nutrition Tools You Need to Eat Healthier by Diabetes Food Hub

Eating healthier can be a challenge and sometimes you just need a little extra help. With the right tools, you can make it easier to reach your health goals. Whether you're looking to manage your diabetes, lose weight, improve your overall health, or simply eat a more balanced diet, there are a variety of nutrition tools available to help you reach your goals. Here are five essential nutrition tools you won’t want to miss.

5 Nutrition Tools You Need to Eat Healthier A divided plate Portion Control Plate
The benefits of using a portion control plate are numerous. Firstly, it helps you gain control over how much you eat by providing clear guidelines for portion sizes. This can prevent overindulgence and mindless snacking, which often leads to weight gain. Secondly, it promotes a balanced meal pattern by helping you incorporate a variety of food groups into your meals. Thirdly, it raises awareness about portion sizes and serving recommendations, educating you about healthy eating habits you can adopt even when not using the plate.

Our portion control plate is made of a durable, easy-to-clean plastic and is conveniently portable, allowing you to use it at home, at work, or even when dining out. By incorporating a portion control plate into your daily routine, you can take a significant step towards achieving a healthier lifestyle and reaching your nutritional goals.

A salad jar and dressing holder Snack and Salad Jar
Snack and salad jars are an incredibly easy and convenient method of incorporating more nutritious meals into your day. They are portable and a handy method of portion control, making them an excellent and easy option for busy individuals who are always on the go. Planning ahead and packing this for lunch helps eliminate the need to purchase unhealthy fast food.

Creating a salad with this jar is super easy. Simply add your favorite salad ingredients, like vegetables (such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots), lean proteins (such as grilled chicken or tofu), and healthy fats (such as avocados or nuts). Finish it off by adding a dressing like Avocado Lime or Sesame Soy to the lid. When you are ready to eat, pour the dressing into the jar and shake it vigorously to combine the ingredients.

A meal measurer filled with healthy foods. Meal Measurer
Meal measurers can help you monitor your food intake and maintain a diabetes-friendly eating plan. This meal measure is a plastic portion control guide that fits right over your plate. Now you can measure your protein, carbohydrate, and non-starchy vegetables for perfect portions every time.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, manage your diabetes, or simply improve your overall health, meal measurers are essential tools that can help you achieve your goals.

The pictured meal measurer is available in blue and red.
Cover of the Count Your Carbs book Choose Your Food Series
The Choose Your Food series, based on the latest research in nutrition and health, is a resource that can help you eat healthier. The series provides information on food choices, portion sizes, and meal planning tips to help you make healthier choices by providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed.
There are several useful booklets in the series:  
The original diabetes placemat Diabetes Placemats
Diabetes Placemats are an excellent tool for learning about nutrition and making healthier choices. They can provide you with a wealth of information, such as ideas for healthy eating (according to the Diabetes Plate Method) and visual tools and tips for managing portions.
In addition to providing information, these placemats can also serve as a reminder to practice healthy eating habits. By constantly being exposed to healthy eating tips and nutritional information, you are more likely to make better choices, even when you are not at home. This can help you maintain a diabetes-friendly lifestyle in the long run.

The placemats come in a variety of cuisines:

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