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Old 09-24-2010, 03:51 AM   #1
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Given the prevalence of diabetes these days I thought it might be a good idea to discuss diabetic friendly meals. What I am looking for here is foods that are low carb, especially low in processed carbs. It would also be helpful if they were budget friendly meals. I mean anyone can eat right if they spend enough , right? But lets face it, processed carbs are cheap so I don't expect to be able to do without them altogether. Just greatly limit them.So what are your ideas. And by the way, my DH won't go near anything with any spicy heat to it. Mild salsa is often too hot for him. Any ideas? Be specific please.

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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Do a search for: diabetic meals + low cost and you'll find more ideas than you'll ever be able to use!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:36 AM   #3
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cooked barley
whole grain breads
soy beans-edamame
sourdough bread is o.k.
quinoa
beans
yams
brown rice
lentils
anything with fibre.

Replace all the white rice,potatoes,bread,pasta that you would normally use in a recipe with these.Limit the portion size as well.

I am type 2.
I went from an a1c of 17% and fasting glucose of 320 to 6% and 132 in 4 months.I got off daily insulin injections in the same time frame.If I can help in any way let me know.

I assume DH is roughly the same age as you.I started weight training and powerlifting at about the same age as him.It is truly as responsible for my change as much as the diet modifications.
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This is a Google search of our site. Not sure if it has what you are looking for but it might get you started in the right direction. Hope this helps.

diabetic - Google Search
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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Thanks, I just tried edemame on dh. He was less than thrilled though I put it in three different recipes. Maybe I'll try quinoa next.
Dave, thanks for the google search.
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Sourdough bread is okay??Please explain. Isn't it just basically a white bread?
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Also check out information on The Glycemic Index. Books like Good Carbs/Bad Carbs have some good information about that as well. Knowing the Glycemic values of foods can be really helpful for diabetics (I am type 2).

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Sourdough bread is okay??Please explain. Isn't it just basically a white bread?
Yes, Pumpernickel is the lowest glycemic bread and sourdough is the next lowest. Check out the site I just posted--it can explain it better than I can.

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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I've read good carb/bad carb. I'm really looking for some new ideas that might tempt dh without the high glycemic thing. And without the high grocery bill.
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Hamburger Kabobs served in lettuce lettuce leaves.No bun and some sweet potato oven fries.Spinach chimichurri dipping sauce.

Brown rice/salmon cakes on top of a sald.

Chicken and barley vegetable stew

Ground Turkey meatloaf with some ground flax in it. served with a soy bean puree and carrots.

Pork tenderloin with a quinoa salad and green beans.

Shrimp and grits with greens.

Pizza on a multi grain tortilla or whole grain crust.

You can adapt any of his favorites.Once you/he start there is no turning back.I don't even like the taste of white bread anymore.
Except for the occasional mashed potatoes with fish I use rarely use white potatoes.You just have to keep trying to find the ones that work for you.I can't do Kasha (buckweat) I don't like it.I do others instead. Spelt is o.k. too but it looks like bird food.

The fibre you eat can offset the carbs a little.I was also told that fibre supplements are equal to the fibre in an apple.Eat the Apple instead but don't just drink the juice.
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