so what do I do to distract my self from food…

February 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm (diabetes, domestic life, food) (, , )

COOK! Tonight dinner is curried pot roast – dump 2 cups of sliced onions in crock pot with about 8 chopped carrots and 2 clove of garlic rub pot roast(2 – 3 lbs) with a mixture of 1 tsp of curry powder , ditto turmeric and ground ginger – plus a bit of salt and pepper. put the roast in crock pot. dump 1/2 cup of beef stock ( or wine ) and 1 14 once can of diced tomatoes. put on high and wait 5 or 6 hours.

Meanwhile make a treat for DH Chocolate granola.

And just because dinner isn’t here yet make Ellie Krieger’s zucchini chips which were tasty , but not very crisp. But since I set, but did not start the timer , that could be my fault.

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February 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm (diabetes) (, )

Ha — you had no idea that this would become a food-obsessed, diabeties-centric blog, did you. Hopefully, it won’t stay this way.

When I first was diagnosed with diabetes the hardest part was figuring out how to eat. I got the basic idea — balance not too much fat , keep the carbs to the right amount….etc. However, no one would give me a number. Finally in a nutrition class I got some numbers 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal( 4 servings) and maybe 30( 2 servings) for snacks. Then test and see how it goes.
In the end, 45 at a meal and 15 at a snack worked best — With no counting of the veggie carbs unless they made up a major portion of the meal. There was wriggle room, so it wasn’t really too difficult.
Now things are very different. 15 grams of carbohydrates can make a big jump in blood sugar. So I really have to make choices. Sigh.

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