Cubecumbers

Rob Lee A
By Rob Lee A Latest Reply 2011-08-18 21:48:35 -0500
Started 2011-08-17 13:16:55 -0500

I love cubecomber sandwiches, I have tried finding information about this vegetable without luck under diet or snacks. I like to know is this vegetable is a safe diabetic food snack. If so, different reciepes for the cubecumber.


19 replies

cindygal1
cindygal1 2011-08-18 21:48:35 -0500 Report

I will love on some of the idiabtic diet that I have and in some of my cook books and get back with on this. In the meantime have a very good day/

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-08-18 02:28:46 -0500 Report

Rob you might want to check out LIVESTRONG.com. There's an app for it and I use it everyday! It has the nutritional value of just about every food imaginable!! So you can get your calories, fat, CARBS, sugar, protein, etc. I've found it invaluable!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-08-18 08:31:50 -0500 Report

www.Livestrong.com is one of the best sites out there for helping with tracking our food and exercise. I love it, specially now that they have a place specifically for diabetics so you can track your levels as well and see in a chart how foods are affecting your numbers.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-08-17 21:09:12 -0500 Report

Cucumber sandwiches are wonderful! I love them and pickle sandwiches as well. My husband always asks me if I am pregnant. LOL

Cucumbers are great for diabetics in general. Very few calories and for me, they can help keep my levels low. I add them peeled and deseeded to my smoothies. I eat them for snacks plain and they are always part of our garden.

Here are some recipes for them. I have tried some of these and they are good: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/recipes?query=cucumbers&by=relevancy

Pam S
Pam S 2011-08-17 17:48:01 -0500 Report

the cucumber is a nutritionally sound vegetable. fresh (raw), sliced 1/2 cp has 7 calories, 1 carb and a trace of fat (not enough to be included in the nutrional value…mixing it with a little bit of vinaigrette dressing is simple and tastes good too!! you can add your own veggies…i like to mix peppers:)

princessbeiter
princessbeiter 2011-08-17 16:42:31 -0500 Report

Don't care for cucumbers, but I love dill pickles! They're a little high in sodium, but I don't have a blood pressure problems, so I eat all I want! lol

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-08-17 14:18:18 -0500 Report

Cucumbers, by themselves are rather low carb and a good food for us diabetics. I love small cucumbers. I got the following info from a paperback book, "Dana Carpender's New Carb and Calorie Counter": 1 fresh peeled whole 8.25" cucumber has 35 calories, 6 grams of carb, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and a trace of fat. If you leave the peel on, it adds 10 calories and 5 grams of carb. But, if you eat them as a sandwich, the bread and whatever else you put on it may add significantly to the calories and carbs and make cukes a less healthy choice for you. Or, if you eat sweet pickles rather than dill pickles, the carb count will be higher. So, to answer your question, it all depends on what you add to the cucumbers.

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