This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GlucernaContigo #CollectiveBias
My father was recently diagnosed with having pre-diabetes. When the doctor gave him the news, he requested that his blood test be redone to confirm the condition – the numbers didn’t lie, my father indeed had pre-diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that affects 6 million hispanics, including my dad, who had some lifestyle changes on the horizon.
I’ve had a few members of my family diagnosed diabetes but I did not fully understand what the condition specifically entailed. Now that my father was diagnosed, there was some learning to do about this health condition so I can be helpful and supportive of my father’s lifestyle changes – which includes something that’s very important in my family……food! Let’s be honest when we Latinos get together or have an impromptu party the first thing we say. Que vamos a comer? (what are we going to eat?). Part of my father’s change now includes Glucerna, which will help keep his glucose levels from spiking as well as satisfying him when he gets the “hungry bug.” Adding Glucerna to his diet is a perfect choice for him as it is low in calories and sugar as well as being available in a variety of flavors.
Food is such a big part of my family and culture. One of my dad’s favorite things to eat is a “bionico.” You would think a typical bionico is as healthy as it gets as it contains assorted fruit, granola, cream and shredded coconut. Sounds uber-healthy, right? Well, a typical bionico is loaded with sugar and it is a known fact that sugar is not the best for diabetics. I used Glucerna Nutrition Bars (oatmeal raisin flavor) for a delicious topping to my dad’s “Sensible Mexican Bionico.” Glucerna has CARBSTEADY®, which includes carbohydrates that digest slowly and helps minimize blood sugar spikes.
I’m making one of dad’s favorite bionicos with a twist – a “Sensible Mexican Bionico.” I want to show him that you can still have some of your favorite things to eat without missing out on the taste.
1/2 apple diced
3 strawberries diced
1/2 orange diced
handful of blueberries
2 oz Nonfat Greek Plain Yogurt
1 Glucerna Nutrtion Bar-Oatmeal Raisin diced
Wash and dice all the fruit.
In a small bowl place mixed fruit then add 2 oz of nonfat plain greek yogurt. Top with Glucerna Nutrition Bar-Oatmeal flavor.
Doesn’t this look delicious!
You can find all Glucerna Products in the Pharmacy section at your local Walmart. Here is a Coupon for $1 off Glucerna products on your next visit to your local Walmart. There are a lot of fun things that you can do by incorporating Glucerna into your modified diet. Check out the Steady ahead video and Meal Plan for ideas.
Do you want to learn more about Glucerna?
You can get more information about Glucerna shakes and nutritional bars options at Glucerna.com.