By sexyswamprat Latest Reply 2008-11-09 18:50:30 -0600
Started 2008-11-09 18:11:44 -0600

Nourishing Basket
A basket filled with packages of healthy foods, in the form of whole and vibrant complex carbohydrates is one sure to be appreciated. Since it is the carbs we eat that have the most profound effect on bg's, it is wise to pick and choose those that offer a good nutritional return for our work at balancing the seesaw of carbs and blood sugars.

Line a big basket with a bright kitchen towel and fill it with de boles artichoke pasta, whole wheat couscous, bulgur, French lentils, unhulled barley, brown basmati rice, stone ground cornmeal, millet and a variety of colorful legumes. This pantry basket will come in handy for incorporating interesting, delicious, nutritious carbohydrates, loaded with fiber into the good diet. Visit your local health food shop to pick up the best and freshest variety.

Made In The Kitchen Basket
How could we not stop at Recipe Central to have some fun mixing and whisking up a few homemade holiday treats for diabetic friends …or ourselves. Packing up a kitchen basket can be as much fun as preparing the foods. The creative possibilities are endless. Here are a few to get you thinking … If it's salad dressings you are making, place jars or bottles in a beautiful wood bowl, with salad hands, those great little wooden "hands" available at most kitchenware shops. They are the easiest and most practical utensil, outside of using your own clean hands, for mixing salads.

For baked goods, a large mixing bowl with a spatula, a sturdy whisk, measuring spoons and cups, may be the trick to turn out the best cookies, muffins or quick breads. Access to good ingredients and the right tools always make a cook smile. Come over to Cyber Kitchen now so we can prepare some fun holiday goodies.

12 replies

sparkysmom 2008-11-09 18:36:14 -0600 Report

Another GREAT idea. I put together baskets for some of my friends and Family for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Christmas.

bounceback 2008-11-09 18:43:57 -0600 Report

i think that is great,foot creams,massagers,loofas,foot soaking kits,are also great items for a gift basket.

bounceback 2008-11-09 18:19:32 -0600 Report

has anyone actually tried to eat that kind of food? i'v been a diabetic for 8 yrs. and still cant stomach certain heathy there hope for me?

sexyswamprat 2008-11-09 18:21:57 -0600 Report

I know they sound kinda gross. But it's a great idea.

bounceback 2008-11-09 18:28:17 -0600 Report

i would really like to try to eat healthier, i've been a diabetic for 8 and i still cant stomach certain healthy foods,is there hope for me? i'v been very fortunate not to be plauged with neropothy,or more seriuos problems.

bounceback 2008-11-09 18:34:41 -0600 Report

well i guess nobody wants to chat to bad i just made a pot of pozole'really spicy and delicious i guess i have to go eat my dinner,good night!

bounceback 2008-11-09 18:39:25 -0600 Report

i really apriciate you'r gift ideas,thank you,my dad is also a diabetic and loves to bake i know he'll apriciate it.

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