Bunch 'O Low Carb Recipes

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TVEditor
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
A few low carb recipes and tips ...
 

Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/4/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Read it... For me the problem is that some people look at foods thru one lens, "Carbs" and forget about vitamins, minerals and other stuff. I NEED bananas (potassium) because of my diuretic med so I take them with peanut butter to slow down the carb absorption. Nobody needs bread. Sandwich fillings can be eaten over lettuce. And for myself, eating starchy carbs only stimulates the desire for more carbs, so I avoid them whenever possible... Except for the delicious corn on the cob of late August... (sigh!) with butter... (sigh!)

I mean what's life worth if you can't have corn on the cob a few times a year? LOL!
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TVEditor
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   Posted 9/4/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree; now that I'm an 'old hand' at this diabetes thing (2 months ;-). The more I read, the more I get wiser (I hope). I tried 'NO carbs' for a few weeks with spectacular results but have kinda decided on 'LOW carbs' with a few treats here and there just to end up with some kind of balanced, happy life at the end of everything. I'm seeing my diabetes education nurse in 2 weeks & my doc a little after that so I'll see if I'm on the right track or not. I think I am but that's just me.

At least, I'm getting a handle on what does spike the meter and what to do about it :-)

LanieG
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   Posted 9/4/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it might be nearly impossible to go "no" carb.  I believe all vegetables have carbs though some have very few or less than zero per portion size.  But then, what is a portion size?  A large salad with all the 'right' food like green leafy lettuce, hard boiled egg, Canadian bacon pieces, shredded chicken pieces, shredded cheese, fresh mushrooms with olive oil and vinegar will still have some carbs and if the salad is really large (like the way restaurants serve them now as a meal) and you eat the whole thing,  you'll find an interesting rise in blood sugar if only for the fact that the salad had so much in it!  So, when we were out last night, I ate half that salad for dinner and ate the other half for lunch today.  I also have my doctor's app't in 2 weeks for my annual physical.  shocked Agh.  I want to beat my last A1c from last November which was 5.6.    


Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

Post Edited (LanieG) : 9/4/2008 8:02:26 PM (GMT-6)


LanieG
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   Posted 9/4/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Ok here is an easy treat that is similar to a fudge in consistency but doesn't have to be cooked.

2 squares Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate, 2 T chunky peanut butter (natural style, no sugar), 4T butter, artificial sweetner to taste (I used 3 squeezes of liquid Sweet Leaf Stevia), 4 T heavy cream, 2T unsweetened coconut, 1 c chopped nuts (I didn't used this.  I used 1/2 c TVP.), 2 c vanilla protein powder (or chocolate), 4 T DaVinci sugar free caramel syrup, 2 t vanilla extract.  Melt the three ingredients in blue and stir till mixedAdd the rest of the liquid and mix.  Add all the rest and mix thoroughly.  At this point you'll probably want to use your hands.  You also need to gauge if you should add more melted butter or other liquid if the mixture is too crumbly. Press it into a glass baking dish (8x8 or 9x9) and put it in the refrigerator until firm (about an hour).  I cut them into 12 pieces.  You can wrap them in plastic and freeze them.  Very low carb.  (I figured about 2 gr. carb a piece going by the nutritional data on all the packages.)

This can be tweaked in many ways.  Use almond butter instead of PB; nuts instead of TVP; your choice of sweetener.  I found it hard to eat only 1 square. smilewinkgrin



Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

Post Edited (LanieG) : 9/4/2008 8:57:33 PM (GMT-6)

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