Diabetic cookbook for slow cooker

Randyh2
By Randyh2 Latest Reply 2011-11-30 07:44:19 -0600
Started 2011-11-28 14:18:12 -0600

Hi, just wanted to check to see if there is a diabetic cookbook for a small slow cooker and or small crock pot. Also, is anyone using one now? Just gotta find a way to get better healthy food in my tummy. I used to enjoy cooking. Now, It's a chore that I don't look forward to. Any ideas? Thanks, Randyh2


8 replies

meowbat
meowbat 2011-11-30 05:47:46 -0600 Report

the cook book on this site has some great recipes. Lifescript has a collection (Huge) which includes slow cooker recipes. BetterHomesandGardens.com has info on their diabetic publication and recipes. It will be safe to eat again, I promise. Meowbat

Randyh2
Randyh2 2011-11-29 13:51:06 -0600 Report

I want to thank all who responded to my request for the slow cooker recipes. I'll do some more diging here in the recipes section. Thanks, Randyh2

Young1s
Young1s 2011-11-29 09:22:52 -0600 Report

Hello Randyh2. I know what you mean about the cooking becoming a chore. I too love to cook but it seemed like after learning I was diabetic it became less fun. I guess it was because I had to become extra conscious about what foods I purchased and cooked. Even though I cook with alot of fresh foods, I used to hit those middle aisles pretty hard when shopping. But eventually I learned, and am still learning, what foods make me spike and found the spark again.

I started freezing cooked foods and meals for easy access. I also started preparing ingredients ahead of time, like the night before, so that they were readily available. What I mean is, I portion out whatever vegies, seasonings, liquids, meats, etc…,bag or jar them up, label them and store them appropriately. Then all I have to do is bring everything to the stove and have at it. For me, it is a more efficient and less stressful way to prepare my meals.

Maybe this will work for you too. But if not, I hope you find what does, so you can get back to cooking again. And remember, the most important ingredient in any food is love. Okay, we all know that I stole that line but it doesn't make it any less true. :) Good luck.

meowbat
meowbat 2011-11-30 05:56:45 -0600 Report

We do the same. this also helps when you make your shopping list. the pre-portioned foods are easier to inventory. Buying large and portioning stretches the budget and helps the $ go a little farther.

Randyh2
Randyh2 2011-11-28 15:24:08 -0600 Report

Thanks Caroltoo, Do I search for Valentine Lady to find the recipes? Thanks, Randyh2

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-11-29 08:05:01 -0600 Report

Perhaps it would be better Randy, if you would search for something like "slow cooker" rather than for someone's screen name.

Just go to the link for "recipes" on the left, and then on the home page for the recipes search for the term you want to find. I searched for "slow cooker" and got this collection of recipes: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/recipes?query=... .

Happy hunting!

James

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-11-28 14:25:40 -0600 Report

Hi, Randy: Valentine Lady has entered quite a number of slow cooker recipes recently into our onsite cookbook. Have you checked those? Carol