We all know that eating our veggies is good for us. Our parents have been telling us that for years. While trying to give up added sugars, now more than ever is a good time to get to know the value of eating vegetables that will satisfy hunger and curb sugar cravings.

Here is a list of nonstarchy foods we encourage you to consume. These foods will give you the right amounts of fiber, vitamins and minerals to help curb your sugar cravings, and are also recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

  • Artichoke or artichoke hearts
  • Asparagus
  • Baby corn
  • Beans (green, wax, Italian)
  • Bean sprouts
  • Beets
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage (green, bok choy, Chinese)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Greens (collard, kale, mustard, turnip)
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms (crimini and shiitake)
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Pea pods/Snow peas
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Sea vegetables
  • Salad greens (lettuce, romaine, spinach, arugula)
  • Shallots/scallions
  • Squash (summer)
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Tomato
  • Turnips
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