Lives Made Better | winter 2010

Healthy Eating

Cooking in a tasty yet diabetes-friendly manner can be a challenge for people with diabetes and their families. The same is true for people with other medical conditions that require a special diet, or even for those simply looking to incorporate a healthy diet as part of their lifestyle.

The dietitians and dietary staff at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) have excellent ideas on making your meals both healthy and appealing and tailoring your menus for specific dietary needs.

Lives Made Better will regularly feature articles and recipes from the dietitians and staff. The menu and recipe provide an example of a delicious, well-balanced meal that is compatible with a diabetes diet and other healthy eating plans.

MMC’s dietitians are available for personal dietary consultation. You might want to discuss with your family doctor the benefits of advice from a registered dietitian for your individual circumstances.

If you would like a private consultation, or have an organization that would enjoy a presentation on healthy eating or diabetes-friendly cooking, contact MMC’s outpatient dietitian, Rebecca Patterson, at 231-845-2369.

Meal Plan

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar Blend, Spray Margarine and Ginger (1 cup per carb)
Baked Turkey Breast
Steamed Asparagus
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls (1 carb)
Pumpkin Mousse Parfait for dessert (2 carbs)

For these recipes from the Memorial Medical Center dietary department, please write to:

Lives Made Better Newsletter
Memorial Medical Center
One Atkinson Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

Or, call MMC Community Education at 231-845-2222 or 800-343-9566.