Zucchini Chips / Crisps Ingredients: 4 average zucchini or 8-10 baby zucchini 2 limes juiced 2 tbsp lime zest (fresh) 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil (use a spray bottle) ½-1 tsp chili powder (1 tsp will make it quite hot) ½ tsp Kosher salt Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get… Read More »
Cauliflower rice! Great for fried rice, risotto, or making faux-flour baked goods. Regardless of what method you use to cook, first wash and break down the cauliflower leaving just the florettes, though hang on to the smaller stalks, as they are a great addition to soups and stews. Dry the cauliflower thoroughly. Then… Read More »
Pizza is one of the things that those that have to avoid carbohydrates (namely those with diabetes) miss most. I think chips may be the other. I’m happy to say that low point in your carb-counting life is over! This is a simple recipe, that from start to finish should only take about 20-30 minutes.… Read More »
This is a low carb substitute for the traditional mashed potato. So in addition to having a sweeter flavor and creamier texture, you won’t have to take more insulin to balance yourself out. Ingredients: 2 Heads of Cauliflower (without the thicker parts) 1/4 stick of butter 2 tablespoons of salt 1/4 cup of cream cheese… Read More »
High Fiber, high taste, low carb finger food. A great accouterments to a lean roast chicken, or even a steak, and here’s how you make them! Ingredients: 12 oz green beans – remove the strings, tips, wash and pat dry. 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil Course Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to… Read More »
Sometimes you need a snack but you don’t want many carbs, and you need to keep it healthy. Here are 5 wonderful snacks for your diabetes diet. Cucumbers and cream cheese Healthy and satisfying. Cut up half a cucumber into thin slices, and cover them with a dab of spreadable cream cheese. Cream cheese has… Read More »
The idea is great, enjoy some sweetness without having to count more carbohydrates. But be careful, not all artificial sweeteners are zero-carb, and again, we have to pay attention to the labels, and how they fit into a diabetic diet.
Monosaccharides: Fructose: (fruit sugar, levulose) One of the two most common naturally occurring dietary sugars, as it is primarily found in fruits. It does not often cause large spikes in glucose levels. Glucose: (corn sugar, dextrose) Another common natural sugar. The body creates glucose by digestion and breaking down carbohydrates into glucose, and can build… Read More »
Keto, Atkins, Low-Carb. All of these diets have been all over the news in the last decade, and as a diabetic, you know you must watch your carbohydrate intake, and all these have that in common. Monitor and, to a point, restrict carbs. But what’s the difference?