When I ate bananas, I always liked them on the green side, too. They were firm and had that little zing in their taste. Could never eat mushy bananas. Now, they raise my blood sugar too much, but during the summer especially I was making smoothies for lunch with just a small piece of one in almond milk (Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk, unsweentened) with: a scoop of Designer Whey Protein Powder (chocolate), some wheat bran, a spoon of natural peanut butter, handful of raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds and a few leaves of whatever green stuff that was in the fridge. And I did squirt some artificial sweetener in, too. I bought one of those NutriBullets just for these. That would be lunch in the house. Otherwise, if I went out to eat lunch, I'd always order a salad with either chicken or salmon.
My on-going problem is also lunch if I'm eating at home, so I'll go with the smoothie. My problem with bananas is solved because I take one whole one and cut it into quarters when I buy them and then freeze the pieces in a baggie so it's easy to have just one piece. The smoothie is really filling and I do crossword puzzles while I drink lunch.
I also would eat lettuce wraps with cheese and luncheon meat but I wanted to cut down on processed meat so I don't eat them as often anymore.
For some reason I'm more disciplined at dinner, maybe because I'm eating with my husband and we have a decent meal with protein and vegetables - and I just don't eat whatever carb is on the table.
With the dreary weather now, grey skies and getting colder, it's hard on the mind, at least for me and I have to kick myself to stay on course. And then there are all the
cookies, pies and goodies with Thanksgiving and Christmas that doesn't help.
And a LOT of other things in Life that are crummy that I let affect me. I should know better...
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well!
Lanie"The Happy Bunny"diabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating