21 Cupboard Essentials for a Diabetes Diet

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-08-22 21:03:09 -0500
Started 2012-08-16 09:17:32 -0500

By: Everyday Health

I found this today and thought it was rather interesting. I went and looked at my pantry and found where it might be lacking. Having healthy choices in the house and ready to go is so much easier than fighting the temptation to sit down with a bowl of chips or a bag of cookies.

It is a great comprehensive list, but there are always things we can add. One thing I try to keep on hand are flours that are lower in carbs than any wheat flour, such as almond flour. It makes a double cut in my baking carbs and the family rarely notices.

What do you keep handy to keep a safe pantry for your diabetic needs?

6 replies

CJ55 2012-08-21 22:54:07 -0500 Report

Gabby, i haven't tried any baking since I was diagnosed with T2 7 years ago. I don't know how to bake by scratch. It has always been store bought or boxed. I do want to learn so I can have some sweets which I really do miss. You mentioned almond butter. Is that the lowest carb flour and can it be a replacement for regular flour cup per cup? And does it taste like almond or just a regular flour? I wish I could find a diabetes cooking class. Never heard of one anywhere. Its hard enough finding a diabetic nutrishionist. Thanks Gabby, I look forward to hearing back from you. Hugs CJ \U+127803

GabbyPA 2012-08-22 21:03:09 -0500 Report

I use home made almond flour in a half and half method in my baking. I still use wheat flour, but try to use whole wheat when I can. You can buy almond flour, but it is very expensive. But it does cut the carbs considerably. We think if we cut the sugar we make it better, but we have to cut the wheat carbs too.

There is a whole other discussion that talks about adding extra moisture to your almond flour recipes to keep them from crumbling so badly. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14532-go-low-carb-with-almond-flour

locarbarbie 2012-08-20 17:36:16 -0500 Report

For me it is…Stevia drops, coconut sugar, selzer water, lots of lemons, variety of flours such as almond, coconut, low carb mix, caffeine free unsweetened iced tea powder, eggs, cauliflower, salad fixins, pistachios, walnuts, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, organic apple cider vinegar, cucumbers, butter and whipping cream…in addition to fish (my favs are red snapper, walleye pike, cod etc) a whole chicken, etc etc!! I also NEED hot organic salsa, and dark chocolate!

GabbyPA 2012-08-21 20:47:03 -0500 Report

What are you doing in my pantry? LOL. It sounds like we are very similar in what we keep on hand.

roshy 2012-08-19 16:28:28 -0500 Report

i think eggs in the fridge are important!!! no carbs and you can cook them a thousand different ways!!!

GabbyPA 2012-08-19 17:35:04 -0500 Report

Oh you are so right. Eggs are my go-to protein for the day. I just got some fresh duck eggs from a friend of mine the other day. Oh are they good.

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