6 TBSP cocoa, 1/4 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 C flour, 2 eggs, Cook 350 - 25 mins.



As you may know, we recently had a huge wake up call in our household. Our son, Brise, has been diagnosed with Insulin Resistance. I thought he just had a dirty neck. Who knew?!

This diagnosis is particularly scary to us because it is a precursor to diabetes. We are trying our hearts out to eat more healthy and get to the gym more often.

I have found that when I don't have a plan in place, our meals tend to switch right back to what is easy to grab. (ie: Pizza, Pasta..Carbs!) So, I did some research online and found some handy-dandy diabetic meal ideas. I'm placing them here for my ease of reference and for your viewing pleasure also.

I hope this helps someone out there. :o)


Diabetic Breakfasts

1) a cup of (plain) Cheerios, 3/4 cup of blueberries and 1/2 cup of skim milk most mornings ( frozen blueberries, defrosted)
2) A Thomas Light multi grain English muffin with "Simply Jiff" or another lower sugar, lo fat peanut butter and sugar free jam
3) scrambled egg beaters or an omelet - with mushroom or onions - and two slices of lo carb bread toasted with a little Smart Balance light
4) oatmeal with fruit

Diabetic Lunches

*Allergies to peanut butter? I.M. Healthy is a brand of peanut-free soynut butters that can be found in health food stores, some grocery stores and online.

Peanut butter* and jelly Apple Homemade trail mix
Nutbutter (Nutella) and banana Carrot sticks Low fat yogurt
2% cheese and mustard Celery sticks 1 or 2 homemade cookies
Low fat deli ham, lettuce and tomato Clementine or tangerine air-popped or low fat microwaved popcorn
Low fat deli turkey, lettuce and tomato Plum or nectarine Homemade whole grain muffin
Tuna fish with low fat mayo Grapes Homemade brownie
Egg salad with low fat mayo Banana Sugar-free pudding
Part-skim mozzarella and whole grain crackers Orange slices Low fat whole grain cereal bar

Diabetic Dinners



relimom said...

It's quite hard to let go of your dietary habits! And I can imagine it's real easy to just fall back into your familiar pattern.

I think you're a wise woman to plan ahead!

I always plan a weekly menu and put it up on the fridge. This helps me to keep my grocery shopping in check and it's quite a relief to not have to think of something to cook. I just look on the fridge!

Esthermay said...

You are indeed a wise planner!
I love that mix-n-match lunch chart. Thanks for sharing.

Cascia said...

Great tips. I agree it can be challenging to adapt a new meal plan especially if you are so used to eating the same foods all the time. I know I would have a hard time cutting back on the carbs.