Sherbert and angel food cake

By Turtle Latest Reply 2009-07-12 10:29:25 -0500
Started 2009-07-10 23:49:55 -0500

I heard or read long ago that diabetics can have both of these in moderation. I eat small amounts of sherbert now and then and a small piece of angel food cake on rare occasions. I love both.

6 replies

apanda 2009-07-11 11:21:16 -0500 Report

I think that the carbs in angel food cake are high, even in the sugar free kind. I thought it was going to be a good choice for a treat and then I saw the counts. After you eat your regular meal there arent too many carbs left to enjoy something like that. I don't eat it.

cyncyn 2009-07-11 08:53:51 -0500 Report

According to my MIL's exchange list for meal planning book(the Registered Dietician gave her), a piece of Angel Food cake(2 oz.,about 1/12 cake) is 2 carbs exchange.
It is an exchange for a starch, fruit, or milk choice.
Sherbert(1/2 cup) is 2 carbs exchange.It is also an exchange for a starch,fruit, or milk choice.
"Nutrition Tip"
1. These foods can be substituted for other carbohydrates-containing foods in your meal plan, even though they contain added sugars or fat. However, they do not contain as many important vitamins and minerals as the choice on the starch, fruit, or milk list.
2. When choosing these foods, include foods from the other lists to eat balanced meals
I hope this helps you.

lipsie 2009-07-11 01:56:35 -0500 Report

I actually use to hear this also but now a days I am hearing more and more how bad sherbert is…I dunno for sure though. But I do love it! The cake, I think it was okay too…but not sure either. Sheila

Turtle 2009-07-11 03:33:40 -0500 Report

They usually offer either in hospitals to diabetic patients. I think it is the moderation part that is important to remember

lipsie 2009-07-11 08:17:13 -0500 Report

True, good point to be made. A couple years ago I was living with my friend and her family and we watched MANY shows taped on DVR. Every single night we would eat our sherbet and I was doing just fine back then.I have not really tried it since then, so not sure now a days. But you are right, I recall the sherbet's being offered in the hospital for us diabetics. *HugS* Sheila