Need a little comforting? How about a comfort food with an ingredient that some people with diabetes think is forbidden- pasta. This recipe on loan from Brenda Ponichtera, from her 2009 book Quick & Healthy, Volume II (Small Steps Press) has a 1 1/2 cup serving size, with pasta, ringing the carbohydrate bell at only 25 grams. That’s modest enough that we’ve included a dinner roll and a dessert in the menu this week. Join Toby as she prepares this quick and health comfort dish.
Join Toby as she prepares her recipe for this fast food favorite, minus the paper bag. Eggs are a fabulous source of high quality protein, sometimes called the perfect protein based upon the bioavailability of nine “essential” amino acids (amino acids that must come from food sources). You can find this recipe in Toby’s book, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
I read a great article recently that included blood glucose testing, but parts of the article really bother me. While the article was essentially about whether health tracking is useful with all of the new apps available for users, one angle of the article was about how unsuccessful home blood sugar monitoring has been over a 3o year period. The author called people with diabetes “early adopters” of health tracking, and pointed out that most hate it.[Read more…] about Thoughts About Blood Sugar Monitoring
It can hardly get any simpler than wrapping a beet in foil, and baking it for an hour. But, what a reward. Join Toby as she prepares this brightly colored vegetable for dinner this week.
- Revisiting Your New Year’s Resolution
- Prediabetes: An Elephant in the Room