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.
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