The American Diabetes Association recommends controlling the fat and sugar in your cooking and baking to achieve a healthy weight and better blood glucose control. This means starting with healthy ingredients and whole, nutrient-rich foods. Examples of smart recipe substitutions include replacing regular ground beef with extra-lean ground sirloin or ground turkey breast; using reduced-fat mayonnaise in place of full-fat mayonnaise; and swapping sour cream with plain yogurt as a condiment or in recipes. For more information about eating choices, read When and What to Eat.