Blog Week Thursday 5/13 - To carb or not to carb. Today let’s blog about what we eat. And perhaps what we don’t eat. Some believe a low carb diet is important in diabetes management, while others believe carbs are fine as long as they are counted and bolused for. Which side of the fence do you fall on? What kind of things do you eat for meals and snacks? What foods do you deem bolus-worthy? What other foodie wisdom would you like to share?
Okay this is an easy one. Since Joshua was only 11 months old (now 14 months) our doctor was very specific about this. She told us that in Joshua's case he need all the regular and normal food that every other child has. She has told me not to limit him at all since he is developing. She said later in life when things are different we can talk about carb control. I do of course take into thought that if he was high at check then to make sure to go lighter on the carbs at meal time. This being said we were strict with Jackson at this age on what he ate too. So we don’t have things like gummy worms every day or chips with every meal. Sweets go bad in our house before they get eaten. If I make a cake or cupcakes they go to work with my hubby after we have each had one or so. I don’t stock junk food. Jackson's snacks involve craisns, trail mix, goldfish and fruit. Both boys love steamed carrots and broccoli but I can not get Joshua to eat much more then that. Breakfast is usually, Eggs, Pancakes, cheerios, oatmeal. Lunch is PBJ (not Joshua for a few more months) turkey and cheese or quesadillas. Dinner is usually a meat, veggie and sometimes a starch. This can be a casserole or individual parts. I have only made one recipe from scratch since Dx as I am scared to mess it up and do the math wrong. It was a Mexican casserole that went over great!
I need help on figuring out great dinner meals that are not ready made (easy carb counting). I love to make casseroles but am struggling to find ways to count them and make it work for the entire family. I am not a separate meal chick. Any ideas??