Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

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3 Tips on Eating Out With Diabetes

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When you have diabetes, managing your diet can be strenuous. Managing your diet when you’re diabetic and eating away from home is even more challenging. When restaurants and fast food are the only options, how do you know what to choose? Certainly eating nothing is not an option, since that’s dangerous to any diabetic. But what’s the best choice with limited options? Here are a few tips to follow when eating out on a diabetic diet:

1. Ask What. Whenever you’re compelled to eat from a menu that you’re unfamiliar with, ask yourself what the true content of the food is. Consider what the carbohydrates are: are they complex, do they contain any fiber and if so to what extent? Fruits and veggies are the best type of carbs, but you do need to include whole grains for their unique nutritional value. Next, what type of fat is in…

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Author: Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

We specializes in rustic-style pizzas, calzones and "pastazones," which are calzones stuffed with pasta. We also serve "pizzinis" -- house-made flatbread sandwiches that are "stacked and packed" with fillings like meatballs and barbecued chicken. Our pasta specialties include chicken Alfredo, pasta pomodora, mac & cheese, ravioli and lasagna. Finish it all off with cheesecake, brownies or tiramisu for dessert

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