I have been a diabetic for 3 years now, at first I tried the recipes for diabetics, boy did I learn real fast that diet foods were expensive. I use cake mixes and use egg whites for whole eggs and applesauce for the oil. They come out nice and taste just like the regular. I also cut my dinner plate down to a salad size and eat regular foods, but don't use salt. You can use herbs for other flavors. Just cut down on your food portion. My A1C is 5.9 which my doctor says keep up the good work. You can have fruits and vegetables too. I also eat wheat bread, look at the ingredients on the bread, if the first ingredient says whole wheat, get that, if it doesn't, its not really whole wheat. I also use splenda, but you can use stevia too. Hope this helps.
Diabetic food or sugar-free food are very expensive to buy. And the food tastes awful.
You really don't have to have anything special because you are a diabetic. Just watch your salt and sugar intake. Just remember portion size. Pass up on double portion. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. I have been a Type II diabetic going on 17 years. I use sweet & low, and I drink diet cola in moderation, ( may be 2 or 3 a week). I drink Rum and coke about twice a week! I am the only diabetic in my household. 5 kids and a husband and neither are diabetics. I cook regular meals. I seldom use salt, and my family never complaints. But when other relatives visit they always load their plates up with salt or hot sauce when they eat at my house! I cook cake using diet soda drinks. If you want the recipes e-mail me at sickandsexy AT aol.com. I, also eat a lot of wheat bread, oatmeal, and whole-grain cereals. I don't buy white bread.
I use the website dlife.com. They have some pretty amazing recipes there for diabetics. Especially try the banana split cake. Out of this world!
If you join Yahoo groups there is a diabetic recipe group. They send recipes almost daily.
I just found out a few weeks ago that my blood sugar was a little high. I had gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy and have family members with type-2 diabetes as well. I want to start eating healthier, but we are a family of picky eaters that love our carbs! I don't want my family to suffer because of my bad decisions. I also don't want them to think that I'm taking away most of the foods that they like.
My biggest problem is breakfasts, but other recipes would be greatly appreciated too. Most like eggs, but some don't. I personally can't handle anything (even slightly) spicy (bell peppers will set my tongue on fire), very few of us will eat many veggies at all. Please help me!
By Momma Ruby from KY
First don't be discouraged a lot of people have diet issues. Instead change your mindset being healthier is not about giving up what you love no its about being aware & moving forward. To help out there are some great websites that can help you with creative ideas that the whole family can get excited about.
better eats / recipe rehab
live better america
southern fried fitness
Looking for recipes of all kinds for a diabetic person. Thanks.
Janet from WI
By ramona I
Try your local library too, they will be sure to have or can get that kind of thing for u. Search "Canadian Diabetic Association" they have a great resource on computer. (10/02/2007)
Add water to just cover everything. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Serve over cooked pasta or rice. (10/02/2007)
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