Cooking for a non-diabetic family and still honoring my needs

By jENNjENNtheRN Latest Reply 2013-05-13 04:50:23 -0500
Started 2013-04-29 01:57:38 -0500

Being a traditional type 2 diabetic, I'm a carb-o-holic that lives to cook for my family and friends. I'm overweight and losing its a tremendous battle just having diabetes, but throw in single mom, chronic pain, chronic migraine and its a continuous roller coaster. I saw a lovely recipie for hashbrowned potatoes with bell pepper rings filled with eggs and baked. I cant find it now. Does anyone remember what it was?

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Fefe12 2013-05-13 04:50:23 -0500 Report

Your family should be eating like you do. Ive always said we would have fewer health problems if we ate more like diabetics. The trick to picky eaters is to not bring the bad stuff in the house. If you are having a problem with weight its coming from somewhere. Are you buying foods you shouldnt be eating? If you shouldnt eat it should anyone else? Having hashbrowns isnt whats bad but the amount you serve. How much sugar are you really eating? Do you let your family eat as much sugar as they want? How will that impact their health? Please rethink what you and your family are eating.

tabby9146 2013-05-05 10:39:32 -0500 Report

I wish I did, sorry, but it sounds wonderful I too am still finding it quite a challenge to cook things good for me, that my family will love too!! I find myself eating the wrong things sometimes at dinner. I am always looking at new recipes, it is a shame that they don't love veggies and fruit like I do, makes it really hard. They eat more red meat than I do too.

Nick1962 2013-04-29 12:27:23 -0500 Report

Your post kind of confused me. The title almost seemed to suggest you had a hard time adhering to a diabetic type diet while trying to satisfy the family. That’s really not an uncommon question around here. Honestly, chances are the rest of the family would be far better off adapting some diabetic friendly eating habits.
I think this is the recipe you’re looking for, but even the non-diabetics in my family won’t make it except once in a blue moon.
I’m not sure what, if anything, you were asking for help on. A family friendly diet? Sorry – did I miss something?

jENNjENNtheRN 2013-04-29 23:35:38 -0500 Report

That recipe is the one I was searching for. The issue in my house is a large group of picky eaters. Challenge is a daily adventure.

Nick1962 2013-05-01 09:54:41 -0500 Report

Those picky habits do go away a little as kids age. Some of the pickyness is simply "principal". While we still ate as a family, once a week we'd just cook up a mess of stuff and let each other eat like a buffet, and the leftovers were always picked at through the rest of the week. Stepdaughter actually discovered green peppers weren't that bad after sneaking tastes without the rest of us looking. If they're hungry enough, they'll eat it.