WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

HEALTHY SUBSTITUTIONS

As diabetics we are always looking for healthy options to substitute for some of the common ingredients in our recipes.  Here are a couple of examples:

Instead of sour cream use low-fat Greek yogurt.  This in an excellent substitution to use in dips and dressings and in baking.

Instead of using bread crumbs when called for in recipes substitute whole-grain bread crumbs or wheat germ.

You will be surprised how much these simple, mostly unnoticed changes will make in your diet!

This is not an endorsement of this brand.  There are many brands of wheat germ.