Meet Chris Smith
As a professionally trained chef, great-tasting and attractive meals are paramount to Chris. As a person with diabetes, he focuses on nutrition. And for Chef Chris and his family, summer means backyard grilling is a way of life. To illustrate all three points, his menu for summer is based on grilled kabobs. "To me, kabobs are a great food for people with diabetes to eat. They offer lots of options, and the skewer helps you control portion size. They're a low-fat source of protein and are low in carbohydrates. Kabobs can also have lots of vitamins, if you use lots of fruits and veggies like we do," Chris says. "But to my sons, kabobs are fun to make and eat. They love to choose what goes on their skewers. And they like to eat them with their fingers."