All of the Healthy Dining-approved menu items at Denny’s can be good choices for people with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, the diet of a person with diabetes should consist of a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
Q: What are good meal options at Denny’s for people with diabetes? -Anonymous Reader
A: All of the Healthy Dining-approved menu items at Denny’s can be good choices for people with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, the diet of a person with diabetes should consist of a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat; limited amounts of saturated fats (<7% total calories); and minimal—if any—intake of trans fats. Carbohydrate intake should be monitored to help maintain optimal blood sugar levels.
The good news is that all Healthy Dining-approved menu items meet strict criteria when it comes to fats, helping you to stick within the saturated and trans fat recommendations. As for carbohydrates, most Healthy Dining options highlight whole grains, like whole wheat breads and brown rice, which take longer to digest and breakdown, thanks in part to their fiber content. Healthy Dining options also provide sources of lean protein, like eggs, beans, seafood, and lean meats, which help satisfy hunger and provide essential nutrients for cell repair. Because of all of this, along with the carbohydrate information listed for each menu item right on HealthyDiningFinder.com—making carbohydrate monitoring easier, you can feel confident that choosing a Healthy Dining-approved menu option is a good choice—at Denny’s or any other Healthy Dining participating restaurant.
For some menu ideas to enjoy next time you’re at Denny’s, try one of these Healthy Dining options:
- Fit Fare® Veggie Skillet330 calories, 9 g fat, 44 g carbs
- Chicken Deluxe Salad – Grilled Chicken340 calories, 13 g fat, 13 g carbs
- Fit Fare® Tilapia Ranchero450 calories, 19 g fat, 40 g carbs
- Fit Slam®360 calories, 10 g fat, 46 g carbs
To see all of Denny’s Healthy Dining menu choices, visit their page here.