What exactly is allowed.?

butterfly_8
By butterfly_8 Latest Reply 2008-07-29 07:23:52 -0500
Started 2008-07-18 10:11:53 -0500

Please could someone please tell me in plain english,how I can have some kind of ice cream or substitute. I also want to have a list of exactly what kind of chocolate I am allowed to eat.I understand it is suppose to be dark. What are the names and where can I purchase it.If I can figure out how to have one of these desserts on a regular basis I will be extremely happy.I will feel my old normal self.


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butterfly_8
butterfly_8 2008-07-18 14:48:30 -0500 Report

Gabby,
I just found a web site that solved my problem.
Diabeticcooking.com
under recipes, then under dessert and voila.There is ice cream.I am ecstatic,

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-19 02:07:04 -0500 Report

Yeah, that is a great site. There are a bunch of recipies there that I want to use. This week I am cooking off of our site here and leaving feed back on all the recipies I use. I have had some really good ones.
Yesterday someone posted home made "ice cream" called Bannana and Pineapple ice cream. You might want to try that too, the sweet comes from the fruit. I have not tried it yet, but it will be on my list.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-18 13:57:48 -0500 Report

Butterfly_8....sigh. It is hard to say what you can and cannot have because we are all so different. Here are some things that help me when the sweet monster attacks.
Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa (Extra Dark)
Serving is 4 squares
210 calories
18g fat (Zero Trans fats for real)
8g carbs
3g fiber
5g sugars
4g protein
Eat it slowly and savor the flavor. Even though the fats are not "bad fats" they are still high, so you have to watch it. I find this a MUCH better alternative over the "sugar free" chocolates, they have sugar alcahols that are misleading. Besides, you get 3 times the serving.
I LOVE icecream and have experimented with different ones. What I find is that Blue Bell brand Home made vanilla works for me. I limit myself to 1/2 cup and add freshly ground cinnamon and a table spoon of nuts and I am happy. Sorry, I don't have the nutritional values on that right now. If you can avoid icecreams with all the "stuff" mixed in, you will do better. I found that frozen yogurts actually have more carbs per serving or the same. I have not found one that is LESS...so read the lables.

I can get both of these items at my local grocer (Publix) But I think they are national brands you can find where you live.