As the end of summer approaches, most fruit varieties reach their peak. This means that prices at the grocery store or farmers market go down, while the fresh flavor goes up. There’s not a better time to stock up and take advantage of recipes that lean on fruit to add complex flavors or a touch of sweetness. And while it’s always wise to keep an eye on the carb content, the fiber- and vitamin-rich profile of most fruits mean you can indulge a little while keeping carb counts diabetes friendly.
The dollars can add up when feeding the family for a month, but healthy meals don’t have to break the bank! Eating at home is almost always cheaper per meal than eating out, even at fast food restaurants. With some smart shopping and planning, the savings can be significant. Plus, you can plan for any type of eating pattern—keto, low-carb, Mediterranean, vegetarian—while saving money and preparing healthy, diabetes-friendly, and delicious meals.