Having a salad makes for a simple, healthful, diabetic-friendly meal.
I know. I know. Salads are boring. Lettuce, tomato, vinaigrette. Lettuce, tomato, vinaigrette. Lettuce, tomato, vinaigrette. How many days can I eat such plain food?
Or the other complaint I hear is that salads are too fussy. To be interesting they have to be filled with exotic (and expensive) ingredients like dandelion. Somehow I don’t think I can just go out to the front lawn and harvest some of those.
Chewing sugar-free gum is a good alternative to snacking.
Sugarless gum has fewer calories than almost every snack. It’s considered a “free” food. It satisfies that need to chew. And, if you believe the packaging, it taste like desert? Continue reading “Good Idea: Chew Gum”
One day I figured out that if I said “no bun, please” when ordering I could still enjoy my juicy burger yumminess with all the fixings without blowing my carb count for the meal out of the water.
Can you enjoy that without the bread?
I’m the first to admit I enjoy a big sloppy burger with all the fixings from time to time. That’s probably the reason I’ll never truly become a vegetarian. Every once in a while I get that hankering for the juicy hamburger yumminess and mmm…
My occasional indulgence can come with a lot of carbs—most of which are in the bun. The carbohydrate count of a hamburger bun can range anywhere from 22 grams (Pepperidge Farms Classic Hamburger Bun) to 36 grams (Orowheat Country Potato Hamburger Bun). It can go even higher with bigger burgers that come with bigger buns. With a total carb count for a meal of 45 (or even 60) that’s significant.