Holiday eating

suecsdy
By suecsdy Latest Reply 2017-11-19 16:58:04 -0600
Started 2017-11-15 16:23:29 -0600

This year I have a new personal challenge for the holidays. I have the sugar free baking down so the dishes I make will be as diabetic friendly as possible. I'm sure there will also be a few forbidden treats. My challenge is enjoying the holiday foods without taxing my newly dxd gastritis. I'm still coming to terms with the care and feeding of a sensitive stomach. A large meal will cause future discomfort and I'm not talking about after dinner bloat. Really going to have to be careful from now on, but I do like some turkey with cranberry relish. Happy Holidays everyone!


11 replies

Consueloj
Consueloj 2017-11-16 19:49:03 -0600 Report

Yes it must be challenging to have to regulate your diet with several different ailments! I too stick to meats and veggies first (which includes delicious stuffed mushrooms!) and make my own sugar free/low carb deserts. Iam guilty of eating more than I normally do - which I know is not really good for me either! Will drink some red wine with my food and that should help some.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-11-17 12:22:41 -0600 Report

I make stuffed mushrooms regularly. They make a really good meal. sometimes i use carbmeat and sometimes italian sausage.

Emma2412
Emma2412 2017-11-17 22:55:13 -0600 Report

Can you see your way clear to give us a recipe? It sounds wonderful!!

suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-11-18 12:28:43 -0600 Report

Last ones I made were a mixture of pork and beef that I got on sale pre-mixed. I think I like the Italian sausage better. I try to find a package of mushrooms that are fairly large. I remove the stems and chop them (stems) in the food processor and add them back into the meat. Then I just mix in whatever I like, maybe a little cheese, onions etc. If I'm using sausage i won't add to much spice because it's already in the meat. Roll into meatballs and plop them in the mushrooms and bake. What ever I don't want that night goes in the freezer for another meal. You can also just buy premade meatballs and do something else with the stems (salad?). The crabmeat usually has some cream cheese. I go online and ask for crab stuffed mushrooms. Most of the recipes are for appetizers, but it really doesn't make any difference what size the mushrooms are as long as you're happy. 3 or 4 makes a nice meal for me depending on size. You might have some meat leftover…I just roll it into regular meatballs (not the crabmeat though. I try to make a smaller batch and use it all in the mushrooms.)

NewSong53
NewSong53 2017-11-19 08:23:01 -0600 Report

Sue, I love the idea of freezing the "meatballs" so you can have some for later! Don't know why I've never thought of that. My sister told me she makes cookie dough (can also make more diabetic friendly cookies), rolls them into balls and just makes enough for herself and her husband — then freezes the rest. I used to make pesto-stuffed mushrooms and am going to see if I can find a freezable recipe! Thanks for sharing this.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-11-18 21:47:08 -0600 Report

Sue I had steamed crabs 3 weeks ago. Went out to lunch Thursday and had Maryland Crab Soup and a nicely broiled Crab Cake. I even ate the fires. They had Old Bay on them.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-11-19 16:58:04 -0600 Report

Yum. I ate so much shellfish in August on vacation that my potassium level went up and my Dr retested. LOL

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-11-16 19:26:26 -0600 Report

It is one day. I have no intention of denying myself a slice of homemade Sweet Potato Pie, cranberry sauce and dressing. I won't spike that much so I am not worried. Enjoy the holiday.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-11-17 12:24:13 -0600 Report

No, I won't likely have a spike either. One non diabetic treat will be homemade bread. It's one of our traditions and my grandsons look forward to it.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2017-11-15 16:41:52 -0600 Report

Yeah, sticking to turkey and veggies for the most part. There is always a lot to pick from for the meal, and since I am going to a friends house, I won't be tempted with leftover binges. May you have a blessed day of giving thanks.

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