I have been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.Talk with your health care provider about a diabetes management plan that’s right for you.
One of the sweetest women I have ever met was my husband’s grandmother. She helped raise my husband and helped shape him into the wonderful man he is today. She struggled with diabetes for as long as I had known her and I personally saw how hard it was on her. My husband’s family has a lot of family history of diabetes so I decided from early on in our marriage that I would do whatever possible to keep him healthy. I know with his family history there is only so much I can do but since I buy the groceries in our house, I can help him eat as healthy as possible to give him the best chance! One thing he is trying out now is Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes (Chocolate and Vanilla). These shakes help manage his hunger and is designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes.
Below is a picture of my husbands late grandmother Jewell. She meant so much to us that we named our only little girl after her! My daughter’s name is Sayla-Jewell and when the birth certificate lady came to my hospital room to help us fill out that info, I made it clear my daughters middle name was not Jewell, her first same is! They still got it wrong so I had to send it back to fix it! I wanted my husbands grandmothers name to be said every time you say my daughter’s name.
She was a sweet Southern women and always made sure I was taking care of my husband and making him eat right. I think she would be proud how hard I try to do what she did for so many years with him!
I went over to Walmart to get this weeks groceries and pick up some Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes in Vanilla. I like to make a meal plan each week so I only have to go to the grocery store once a week. If you do this meal plan below, make sure you get 2 packs of the Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes. I found mine near the pharmacy. Plus when you buy any 2 large packs of Glucerna® and get up to $3 off. Click here for the offer!
Below is a 7 day kick-start meal plan for you! The main thing is to cut out sugar, bread products and only drink water and Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes (Chocolate and Vanilla).
The Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shake has 15 grams of protein and CARBSTEADY®, which includes slowly digestible carbohydrates designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes. It only has 6 grams of sugars and 1 carb choice per bottle* which makes it a perfect snack choice in my meal plan above.
Here are a few tips on my meal plan:
The hardest part of doing a specific meal plan for me is my sugar cravings so my favorite part about the Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shake is they help manage our sugar cravings. I think it’s a heavy burden to be the grocery shopper in your house because you determine how your entire family eats but I am happy to take on that challenge to help my husband have the best chance at staying away from diabetes.
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We love John Deere in our house and whats better than John Deere toys?! Check out the John Deere Preschool 15” Big Scoop Dump Truck with Sandbox Toys and the John Deere Preschool 6” Plush Johnny Tractor Bumbler friends. My kids ages 8 down to 2 love both of the toys. It snowed just last week so they put the sandbox toy to the test by helping me shoveling off the back porch. We all had a great time. In fact I found one of the shovels on my roof the other day because the kids through it up there when they were playing outside. I had to get it down ASAP because they missed playing with it!
The John Deere Preschool 6” Plush Johnny Tractor Bumbler friends is a super fun toy too! My littlest kids loved it the most and have fun watching it bumble around the living room. This toy is good for kids 18 months and up so my 2 year old is in love with it!
There is a little beach here in Colorado near Denver that we live at during the summer and I can’t wait to take the sandbox toy with us. I know it will be a staple in our beach bag all summer. And it has enough scoops for all the kids to play with.
In Colorado where we are far from playing in the sand on a sunny beach somewhere so when it snows, we bring out the John Deere tractor toys and they are perfect for shoveling snow. This kept the kids busy for hours since we had so much snow and they had toys to play in the snow with.
We loved both of these toys so you should check them out too!
A few weeks ago, Lexus asked me if I wanted to test drive the Lexus ES350. OF course I said yes! I drive a big people mover so its fun to drive in a smaller car for a change. This beauty showed up at my house so we could enjoy Denver restaurant week. If you have never taken advantage of Denver Restaurant week, you totally should! I will count down my top 5 Denver restaurants for you today while I am at it!
If you have never been to Denver, people think we are snowed in half of the year. But to be honest, it can snow one day and be totally sunny with all the snow melted the next day!
I loved driving this car around and the one thing I really noticed is how many people noticed this car! 3 different teachers at my kid’s school commented on this car and how much they loved it. I must admit I felt pretty fancy driving it around.
So if your like me and rarely get a date night with your hubbs, this is how you feel when the stars align and you get some alone time!
If you happen to get a date night out and need to know where to go in Denver, check out my Top 5 places to eat in Denver:
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And one more thing. If you go out to eat in Denver and need something sweet afterwards, try out Little Man Ice cream. If has great views of the city and tons of yummy ice cream. But beware it’s so popular the line can wrap around the block!