Hi Bear, fruit in general will make you spike, watermelon especially. Cherries would be ok to nibble on but not a lot. This is according to their glycemic index. Do you have a list of the GI for different foods? That should be your guide. What I found is I can eat only a handful of berries or cherries but no more than that. It might help to pour some cream over them, or whip up your own cream. This is exactly what I'm dealing with tonight, trying to figure out dessert for tomorrow. So far, I'm making gelatin (sugar free with no maltodextrin - hard to find actually. I finally found it at WalMart and I hate that store......) Anyway, several kinds of gelatin and I'm going to whip up my own cream. Others in the family will also be eating watermelon which I won't touch. And someone's bringing ice cream. Oddly, though, the real, authentic French vanilla ice cream isn't too bad if I eat it in a small bowl. I don't know what the amount is because I don't measure or weight it, but it comes to about 4 or 5 spoons.
Good luck and have a Happy Fourth!
Thanks Ruth and Lanie,
I wish I had the ingredients for a jello dish , but I do have a fresh cucumber and some sour cream in the fridge! That sounds really good so I think I'll make that for me. Darn, I love fruit! Oh well, veggies will have to do. Happy 4th to all!
P.S. I guess cherry pie is out of the question... LOL!
Post Edited (tangerine bear) : 7/3/2007 6:04:42 PM (GMT-6)
Hi Fergusc, I haven't seen Ricola candies here but maybe I haven't really looked. We have their coughdrops though. As for fruit, I can deal with very small amounts of cherries and berries only if I count them out, maybe less than 10 at a time. Zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant are fine for me just like other vegetables in moderate amounts. I don't recall their carbs but I thought they were on the OK list?
PS Where in Scotland are you? Unfortunate news coming out of there lately. :(
A tasty side dish or even a lunch would be a sort of eggplant frittata. Fry round, almost 1" thick slices of eggplant in oil until browned on both sides. Drain them aside and cook more slices until they're all cooked (They shrink.), and put them back in the frying pan pushed very close together. Pour a beat-up egg mixture to which you added salt, pepper, tumeric, or whatever spices you like all over the eggplant. Cover and cook over medium heat. Flip the whole thing over and cook the other side. It's easier to do this if you cut it into halves or quarters. Flipping it is only for aesthetics, so it's nice and browned. If you like eggplant, it's very good and filling.
We spent a few days in Edinburgh and absolutely loved the city. People were great. Then we drove up to Inverness, saw Nessie, and meandered down to Glasgow to fly home. Very beautiful country!
Have a great day as we celebrate our independence here.
PS I used to think doctors knew everything and were working to keep us healthy - until this year. There are exceptions to that.
Post Edited (lanieg) : 7/4/2007 11:15:34 AM (GMT-6)