Carbohydrate Counter-pocket size

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rufous57
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   Posted 7/15/2016 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

Does anyone here have a recommendation for a book showing carbohydrate contents of plain foods? I don't want something filled with a bunch of fast food and restaurant food, or pre-packaged food. Also, has anyone had experience with a product called Carbquick? I think it is the low carb version of Bisquick? Thanks for any input.
Ruth

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/16/2016 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Ruth and welcome to the Diabetes Forum. I wish I could help you with your questions! I don't know of any pocket-size carb count available. I guess I would suggest Googling it to see what comes up online or going to a bookstore to see what they have.

I haven't heard of Carbquick but this is what I've found: www.carbsmart.com/carbquik.html I'm not promoting this product although the site sells it but the description is more complete than other sites and it has a nutrition list.

What I've done at home is use almond meal, coconut meal (flour), and wheat bran in different combinations to make biscuits or the wheat bran alone to make pancakes. Protein powder is also another ingredient a lot of low-carbers use.
Lanie

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rufous57
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   Posted 7/18/2016 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you LanieG!

And thank you for that link...I bit the bullet and ordered Carbquik from Amazon, will see how it pans out. I had googled Honeyville Almond flour, Bob's Red Mill organic coconut flour and Jarrow Formula Whey protein powder--for about $100 on Amazon, bit too expensive for me. I'm trying to try making a low carb chocolate zucchini cake and was just checking if anyone here had used this product, as it seems to be the above ingredients.

Can you direct me to any sites that specialize in low carb recipes? Thanks Ruth

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/18/2016 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ruth, here's a link to a low-carb site that has not only a section on recipes but other sections dedicated to exercise, weight-loss, among others. forum.lowcarber.org/ Check out the Revolution Rolls recipe. It's pretty good!

Also, here's a page that has references for recipes you might like, too: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/18856280.php
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
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very low carb way of eating

Post Edited (LanieG) : 7/19/2016 3:24:18 PM (GMT-6)


rufous57
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   Posted 7/20/2016 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for the links LanieG! That is just what I was looking for.

Do you bake at all? Do you have a preferred sugar substitute? I've been reading sources that say some have an aftertaste? This feels like I am back in school again :-(

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/20/2016 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to bake a lot more than now. I've used all kinds of artificial sweeteners but I've read that stevia turns bitter when baked? Can't remember where I read that. In any case, the baking I've mostly done is cheese cake, bran muffins, cookies made with almond meal. I used to make Revolution Rolls a lot but haven't lately.
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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