I was a vegetarian before diabetes when I was dx'd with 240 fasting. I evidently was eating way too many beans, cereals, quinoa, barley, etc. I now eat meat 3 days a week and do veggie meals 4 days a week. I eat beans only once a week and usually use 1/2 black beans and 1/2 chili beans and I add lots of meat and veggies. I do eggplant once a week and usually some kind of stuffed mushrooms or stuffed zucchini once a week. Eating meat in small amounts has helped my bgs. We also do lots of egg dishes like Frittatas and quiches.