Although I haven't posted on here in quite some time, I do lurk on occasion. After couple of years of cancer battles with my son and then my hubby, everyone seems to be doing OK...except me. Naturally, taking care of everyone else pretty much meant I didn't take care of me. All you mothers know that story. So anyway, I decided with a new year it was time for me again.
So back to the low carb to get my BS and A1c under control. Learning to use insulin more effectively...and hopefully not as much as time goes on. And in my quest for this I have run across a couple of new foods that I am finding fascinating, and wondered if anyone else is using them.
I heard Rachel Ray talk about
agave syrup and thought I would check it out Seems it has a low glycemic load and tastes a lot like honey. I had to switch to decaf and no more caffeinated pop (I'm one of those souls that caffeine raised the BS), so I wanted to make my coffee more palatable. So found some at Whole Foods (or Whole Paycheck as my son refers to it) and tried it. It doesn't raise my BS and is natural and tastes great! It's sweeter than sugar so you have to be careful not to get carried away with it. Anyone out there had any experience with it?
The other new thing I have been trying is quinoa. I've been reading how healthy it is, and how even though it is a grain it is a complete protein. It, too, has a fairly low glycemic load. I've been adding it to soups, but you can use it a lot like rice. We had a pilaf out of it last night. But I think that raised my BS a little using it straight like that. I was curious as to whether anyone else has had any experience with it.
It's good to back among the living (along with my son and hubby
) and I should be around more. Missed you guys!