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My Favorite Foods By Category: Part 2

In a previous post, I talked about some of the foods I love that I thought I’d share with you. We each have our own tastes. I test my blood sugars two hours after I have eaten them and most of the time they are within the expected range. Some of these foods may not agree with your diabetes. The only way you will know for sure is by testing.

Foods with proteins

Proteins have some effect on blood sugar but it’s more about how the body digests the carbs.

  1. Chicken, bone-in, skinless breast. This is my favorite protein of all! BBQ it up slowly with a small amount of Italian dressing…yum!
  2. Pork chops, centre cut, BBQ. I was so upset during my last pregnancy (a number of years ago) when I couldn’t handle smelling, let alone eating, pork chops. I thought for sure I’d never eat them again when the smell made me so nauseated. When the pregnancy ended, so did my aversion. My hubby adds szechuan peanut sauce lightly to it when he’s cooking them. Yes!
  3. Beef, ground, steak, BBQ. Years ago, my husband and I would eat large portions when we had beef, especially steak. These days we eat much smaller portions and I don’t miss the big ones. I still really enjoy beef but I would defer to chicken more now.

Foods with fats

I have tried so hard to relieve myself of the burden of the first foods below. I cannot. I am weak.

  1. Chocolate chip cookies. I now have the ability to eat one. Occasionally two. I know they’re not good for me but it is one of my favorite junk food snacks. It really is worth the carbs when I need something sweet. Just not all the time.
  2. Potato chips. “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!” (I hope you understand the reference, LOL). Thankfully again this fatty food can be in the kitchen and it doesn’t often call my name anymore.
  3. Cheese. Typically you wouldn’t see many put cheese in the fat category but for me this is a must, mainly because I love cheese too much for my own good. If I’m watching my fat intake, then measuring is essential so I don’t go overboard.

Foods with other nutrients

  1. Casseroles. It’s really hard to count the carbs in a makeshift recipe. You know. The day you try to use up everything that’s left in the fridge before you clean it out for garbage day. I love casseroles. They are easy to make and can be very healthy. These are the meals where it’s likely I won’t really know how much carb I’m taking in.
  2. Crockpot (slow cooker). I really love some of the new cookbooks that offer recipes for that are healthy for diabetes and use the slow cooker. I love my slow cooker!
  3. Coffee. No real nutrient value but omg-osh it tastes good! It’s what you put in it that gives you carb and fat. Go easy on those and it’s a winner!

What are your favorite foods and why?

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  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    11 months ago

    Haven’t found many foods that I didn’t like. Some might not like me but I’ll still give them a shot. 😉

    Some good selections here.

  • Shelley, TheLongPointGirl moderator author
    11 months ago

    Yup. Let’s chant: “No Turnip”. Let me hear it! Lol.

  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    11 months ago

    Sounds good to me. 😉

  • Shelley, TheLongPointGirl moderator author
    11 months ago

    Thanks! It’s a long journey with diabetes so why not try new things? I pretty much love all foods except turnip. Yuck. LOL.

  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    11 months ago

    I’m not crazy about that either. I always ate the greens but not the turnips. Even in soups etc I’m not crazy about them.

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