When I was first diagnosed (2yrs ago) I tried the whole change to the wheat everything conversion. Well, bread wasn't a stretch because we were always eating wheat bread, it was just the quality of the wheat bread that changed. But when it came to wheat pastas…that was a different story. For some reason, this has been a power struggle with my family. White pasta was always a big no no for me and my blood sugar but I guess my family didn't really get that at first.
The first time I made spaghetti with just wheat pasta, my family acted like I declared war on their palates. The ewwes and frowned up faces were endless. So, I comprimised. I started making a mix of wheat and regular pasta of all kinds. Meaning, whenever I made mac or spaghetti or egg noodles, you name it was half reg and half wheat. And it worked for a time but I realized that my numbers always knew the difference. Still I did it and still they still hated the fact that the wheat was in there, but they capitulated.
Well. I was all out of the reg pasta the other day and made spaghetti with all wheat pasta. To my surprise they all loved it and even raved about it. It was music to my ears, if you can imagine. Not one grumble, not one comment about the fact that the spaghetti wasn't multi-colored. They just ate it up. Hubby even had seconds.
Now, this may seem like a small thing but you have to understand. I started out dealing with a family who valued meat & pasta over veggies, and a cooking style that came from a can/box or fried everything (almost) more than fresh. So, It's the whole pasta thing was something that I couldn't ever get them to budge on. I am so glad this has changed. I've introduced many and many of foods in these past 2 years that we all would have said no to but this one was the hardest to get them to comply to. So the fact that they were all on board with the numerous dishes that have changed over the years are just awesome to me. Yay family.
Let's see if they feel the same when I introduce wheat macaroni and cheese to Thanksgiving dinner…haha. I'm really gonna. Wish me luck. I feel like that my family finally has arrived though.
Any food breakthroughs for anyone else?
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