New Finds at the Supermarket

I love it when I go to the supermarket and find more low carb goodies.  This time, I found two.  The first is a replacement for my Deli Thins.  It’s a pocket bread that has 12 net carbs (16grams carbs, 4 grams fiber).  These are great for sandwiches.  In fact, I used it for a BLT sandwich for lunch today.

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Second, I have been craving cake and ice cream but have not had any because of the carb counts.  But, today, I found these Weight Watcher cakes.  They had 13 grams net carbs (16 grams carbs, 3 grams net carbs).  I had those for desert with a sugar free ice cream that had about 12 grams of carbs for a special treat.

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What is breakfast

Yes, I do eat breakfast.  I am very much a creature of routine when it comes to breakfast.  Once I find something that works, I like to do the same thing over and over again.  So, here it is:

  1. Oatmeal — I used just old fashioned Quaker Rolled Oats.  I used 1/2 cup to 1 cup water and microwave for 3 minutes. (150 calories, 27 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 23 grams net carbs)
  2. Milk — I put 1/3 cup of whole milk into my cereal (53 calories, 4 grams carbs, 0 grams fiber, 4 grams net carbs)
  3. Erythritol — I use one teaspoon in my cereal and don’t count the carbs — your kidneys filter it out.
  4. 3 Brown and Serve pork sausages (180 calories, 2 grams carbs, 0 grams fiber, 2 gram net carbs)
  5. 1 slice toast — I like Pepperidge Farm Light Style bread as the carbs counts are low (45 calories, 9 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams net fiber)
  6. 2 eggs (140 calories, 0 grams carbs, 0 grams fiber, 0 grams net fiber)

Total:  568 calories, 42 grams carbs, 6 grams fiber, 36 grams net carbs)

This keeps me full all morning.

Deli (or sandwich) thins — buns that work

I like a great burger.  I just hate the amount of carbs in the bun.  Boy, you can get 30 grams of carbs and above.  It’s crazy.  That’s why I like Deli Thins — also called Sandwich Thins.  Usually they have about 15 or 16 net carbs each.  I can now have my burger on a bun and not feel guilty.

Our First Dinner — Burger night

I love burger night.  It’s an informal night of burgers, chips and salad.  We wanted to try something a little more exciting than just a burger.  Here is a great recipe that adds a Greek flavor with a Feta cheese filling.  Add a great low carb cole slaw and Parsnip chips from Trader Joe’s and you have a delicious low-carb meal that even the kids will like.  The carb count:

Our complete meal had 42g carbs, 9g fiber, 33g net carbs.  You could cut down on the carbs by not using the Deli Thin bun.  But, this, for me, made it feel like a real burger night.  The burger was so juicy that it needed no condiments.


Welcome to Eating Diabetic

I have been a diabetic since May 2015.  I have worked very hard to keep my sugar in check.  One of the biggest challenges is calculating out how many carbs are in my meals.  We tried using cookbooks and websites.  But, every recipe has such vague terms.  What’s a medium potato?  Or, it makes 4 servings — what’s one serving?  So, my husband and I started taking recipes we found online and tweaked them to cut some of the carbs when possible.  We usually create 3 meals a weeks — two for dinners and one for lunches and calculate the carbs as accurately as we can.  Everything goes in the fridge.  We then write all the carb counts for each meal on a big white board and, when I am ready to eat, I can just grab one of the meals and I am go to go.  We thought maybe others might find this helpful — so this blog was born.

If you decide to try any of these recipes, here are a few things to know:

  1.  You’ll need a scale to replicate what we did.  Everything we do is in grams and most dishes are calculated to 100 gram portions.  We have a great scale from Weight Watchers.  It’s nice because when you use small containers, you can zero it out with the container, remove the container and fill it.  It keeps the information between fillings.
  2. Some dishes require individual pans.  I’ll list which pans we used and you can decide how that works for you.
  3. Desserts were a challenge because we try to stay away from artificial sweeteners.  We decided that shot glass parfait glasses are the way to go — you get a nice sweetie after dinner, but don’t overdo it.  Here is a link so you can buy them if you wish to try it yourself:

Parfait Glasses

One more thing to keep in mind.  We have done our best to make sure all the carb counts are accurate.  However, we are only human and could have made a mistake.  That being said, use the information found here at your own risk.

And, lastly, I would love to hear from you.  If you find this helpful — let me know.  If you have a recipe that you think would work on this site — pass it on to me.  We’ll try it.