dealing with food

I am not sure about anyone else, but I know that I have issues with eating healthy. I am dealing with many last minute schedule changes which leave me running to a fast food restaurant so I can manage to eat.

So… my new attempt to fix this is meal prep. I am a huge fan of the damndelicious website. This website has recipes that even my super picky daughter was happy with (for lunches this week, the Korean beef bowl and the steak cobb salad. )

Note: if you are looking for a super low carb recipe, don’t bother with the Korean beef bowl. It has both sugar and rice. (At my count (which could be wrong), it was approx. 29 carbs per meal. Fine for me, but not for everyone.)

This is the Steak Cobb salad. My items didn’t seem to fit as nicely as the website photo, but it did look pretty close

This is the Korean beef bowl. At the time, all I had were these containers which are not the prettiest. But, the containers did fit everything. Next time I make this recipe I am planning on less rice and more spinach.

Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in my schedule to make as many lunches as I would like. (Daughter and husband want meals too, which leaves me only 2-3 days of lunches for myself.) I am making sure that the days that I have food with me are the days where my schedule seems to be a bit out of control.

I’ll let you guys know how well this experiment goes…


Thoughts about Mark Twain’s quote

Yesterday I posted a quote from Mark Twain which joked that if you want to be healthy you have to do things that you don’t want to do. Although I found it funny, it did make me think. We diabetics have to follow that more than other people.

Everyone needs to exercise , but it is a bit more crucial for diabetics to keep their weight down. Everyone should be careful about what they eat, but diabetics need to practice portion control or feel ill. And for the drink what you don’t want… I remember loving drinking juice. I thought it was so much healthier than drinking soda. But juice has a ton of carbs, so I tend to stay away from juice. What do I drink instead — water. Yes, water is also good for you, but I can’t say good things about the flavor. I do buy crystal light and mio, but there is only so much sucralose that I like to ingest.

I guess I am in a “diabetes stinks” mood today.

Carbs and Christmas and Hanukkah

I just wrote about healthy food, so I guess it is time for me to write about unhealthy food — Sweets! I seem to be surrounded by sweets during the holidays. Even though I am diabetic, I think it is ok to have a few sweets, as long as I know the carbs and add insulin appropriately.

It is always hard to figure out carbs for candies — especially when it is in a stocking, or given as a gift.

Here are the few Christmas/Hanukkah foods that I could find.

Nutrient Info

Serving Size Calories Fat Sodium Carbohyd Protein
Spangler Standard Candy Canes 1 piece (.50 oz) 55 0 g 0 mg 14g 0g
Beaners Chocolate Coins 1 piece 31 2g 6 mg 4g 0g
Milk Chocolate 1 oz 152 8.4 g 22 mg 16.2 g  2.2g

Here is some info that I found at Insulinpumpers. The first section is Halloween, but the bottom is Christmas/Hanukkah.


name size carbs
fudge with nuts 1 oz piece 20 carbs
gelt 1 oz. chocolate coin 18 carbs
peppermint candy 1 candy or small candy cane 5-8 carbs
sugar cookie 3 inch 15 carbs
sugar free Trident for kids 1 piece 1 carb

Most standard sized candy canes are 14-16 carbs.

What sweets do you eat during the Holidays?