Use whole-grain bread, which has higher fiber and more vitamins and minerals than refined-grain bread. Chestnuts are loaded with carbohydrates and the pecans have a similar flavor and texture for far less carbohydrates. If you can’t resist your holiday favorites, fill your plate with safe foods first, and leave room for small servings of your favorites. Make sure there is no yolk in the whites bowl, or it will not beat properly. I get a new pod and a new bottle of insulin just to be on the safe side I change pod and use the new insulin. Try a cranberry relish or cut down on the amount of sugar in your cranberry sauce by adding fruit juices or apple sauce. Or eliminating the rolls all together?
But where I really struggle with the carb counting is in the side dishes. · Crackers. If you CANNOT live without crackers during the holiday, choose crackers that are made from whole grains (such as Mary’s Gone Crackers) or those made from stone ground flour or sprouted grain flour. I also love to use sprouted whole grain tortillas and cut them up into the shape of chips and either bake or just eat plain with my favorite dip! Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and almonds (optional). · Dips. f/t Blind, Montgomery Co.
Many holiday dips are made from ingredients such as cream cheese, sour cream and Velveeta. These may be low-glycemic but it does nothing for your health, weight and cholesterol levels! Beat in egg. Guacamole and bean based dips (preferable not refried beans, but rather black beans) are also a low-glycemic alternative. Almond-Berry Cobbler · Fruit based desserts. Most traditional desserts are sugar, sugar, sugar, butter and more sugar. What if you could eat desserts that had naturally occurring sugar such as a “Raw” Apple Pie that contains NO added sugars AND incorporates nuts and dates as the crust!
AMAZING! Or a Almond-Berry Cobbler that only contains added honey, but also includes real raspberries and blackberries, oatmeal and almonds! These are GREAT desserts that won’t lead you to feeling deprived during the holiday season! We hope you have enjoyed these tips to prepare diabetic thanksgiving side dishes. It is possible to have flavor and health during the holidays and leave absolutely satisfied! The photo above gives a great example of how to fill a healthy plate.