Cooking

Cardtn
By Cardtn Latest Reply 2013-04-03 18:25:02 -0500
Started 2013-04-02 17:36:30 -0500

Hi everyone!!! Where does everybody look to get good recipes for cooking/baking? Also, is whole wheat flour, soy flour or etc., which is best for us!! I want to cook better for my family and me…


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Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-04-03 18:25:02 -0500 Report

I have been getting recipe Ideas from a website called "Live Better America" most of the recipes need to be tweaked but interesting for sure.

jimLE
jimLE 2013-04-03 10:36:08 -0500 Report

Recently,i've started looking for recipe cookbooks that i can down load onto my nook.found 2 that i like.pluse i've downloaded other apps that help me give doctors the info they need to know when they need to know it.hopefully i'll be able to fix better meals for my mom once i get it all togeather.

jimLE
jimLE 2013-04-03 10:35:14 -0500 Report

Recently,i've started looking for recipe cookbooks that i can down load onto my nook.found 2 that i like.pluse i've downloaded other apps that help me give doctors the info they need to know when they need to know it.hopefully i'll be able to fix better meals for my mom once i get it all togeather.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-02 22:27:03 -0500 Report

I've tried diabetic recipe books, but most were Taylor made for Type 2. I'm on a strict meal plan, so most of what I cook is made up…LOL. I eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Limit my protein, but no animal meat, except dairy. My BG stays between 80 to 140, and I continue to hit BG lows. I also miss home cook meals, but most Filipino dishes are high fat. I still cook, but will use substitutions, like use good oils, add more vegetable, it's not quite the same thing, just a healthier version.

Cardtn
Cardtn 2013-04-02 21:21:57 -0500 Report

Since I found out that I am a PWD recently, I have so many questions about food. I eat the same thing almost on a daily basis. I saw a recipe on a website being low carb. I saw a diatetion and helped me with some food choices. I also have a Enlarged Atrial of the heart, so he wants be to be cafeful with some foods. I take a baby asprin, exercise 6 days a week, water, taking Met and taking meds for thyroid. Im a picky eater and trying to do better. I miss cooking foods that my family has enjoyed, but Im trying to figure out different alternitives.. Ieat wasa crackers, 1 piece of bread, Cheerios, low carb tortilla. I have to test once a day, I dont think that my sugar has gone up. For three weeks I have tested the first three days 126, 102, ,Then it has been inbetween, 96/ 77. In the 80's more than any numbers. Still trying to get advice and support everydat and I do not have alot of support. Thanks for your knowledge…

Lentyl
Lentyl 2013-04-02 19:48:44 -0500 Report

From what I've read recently grain and grain products are not the best for people with diabetes. Personally, I found that my BG's were elevated if I ate any of these foods. I've also discovered that nuts do the same darned thing. I've read Dr. William Davis' books the Wheat Belly and The Wheat Belly Cookbook as well as Dr. Mark Hyman's book the Blood Sugar Solution. Perhaps the best is that written by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, The Diabetes Solution. He has lived with T1 since 1945 at the age of 12. He is now 79 if I remember rightly. I hope that this is of some help for you. Best wishes on your journey. Lentyl

Cardtn
Cardtn 2013-04-02 19:29:12 -0500 Report

Thanks! Also is it ok to have 2 slices of bread that is whole grain and sugar free?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-02 20:40:49 -0500 Report

I am taking for granted you are responding to me, card. OK as in it will not KILL you, but I would say that it is not the best thing one can eat as a person with diabetes (PWD).

I have been long avoiding any thing which is made from grain products. I avoid grains of all kinds for different reasons. Wheat has gluten in it and can cause intestinal irritation when consumed, what it more it raises the BG of a PWD. Corn does the same, raises the BG. Plus the GMO part of corn has some toxic materials which causes imflammation. Soy has phytoestrogens which mess with my hormonal balance and Oats raises my BGs too much when I eat even a little serving.

It is a big part of my meal plan to manage my BG levels without the use of diabetes meds.

James

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-02 18:02:19 -0500 Report

I really don't often follow a recipe. I am more a "dump cook" Here lately I have been doing more with my slow cooker, just dumping ingredients in there and lettinv them cook. I have an Italian meatball soup going as I write this. I expect it will be done about 5 or 6 pm this evening. But when I do follow a recipe I go to the recipe section here on DC first, and then if nothing tickles my fancy here, I will go to Cooks.com or some other cooking websiite. I also am subscribed to various newsletters from various websites both conventional us, ethnic and Vegetarian/Vegan.

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