Diabetic Guidelines Added to Schwan’s LiveSmart Line

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My maternal grandmother is diabetic and my paternal grandfather is borderline diabetic, so I’ve heard first-hand how difficult it can be to get healthy, tasty and diabetic-friendly food. What can be even more tough is to go out and grocery shop for this food. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., the country’s largest direct-to-home food delivery services, is aiming to address this issue by including diabetic diet exchanges within its LiveSmart product packaging line.

In the diabetic diet exchange program, foods are grouped into different types: starches, fruits, milk, meat, sweets, fats and free foods.

According to the Schwan’s press release:

“Within each group, a person with diabetes can see how much he or she can eat of various foods for similar amounts of calories, carbohydrates and other nutrients. A person can exchange or trade foods within a group because the foods are similar in nutrient contest and the manner in which they affect blood-sugar levels.”

via “Diabetics Can Live More Simply With Schwan’s Home Service LiveSmart ™ Offerings”

The majority of these diabetic items will be getting the new packaging by the end of 2010. In the meantime, people with diabetes can still find delicious meals at Recipe4Living.

Recipes for Diabetics includes sugar free main course and sugar free dessert recipes.

If you’re just looking for desserts, try these Top 10 Must-Have Diabetic Desserts!

Schwan’s LiveSmart diabetic diet exchange line includes over 100 diabetic options. In general, the food items include less fat, lower amounts of sodium, fewer calories and zero trans fat. Also, many items will be packed in individual portions.

If you’re still not convinced about the nutritional value of the meal, check out all of the nutritional information at Schwan’s Web site.

Or check out all the great recipes at Recipe4Living!

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