Over the past few days, we've talked a lot about Thanksgiving. We've gone over tips for mindfulness to cope with stress. We've reviewed menu choices that can help prevent gout--or leave you running for your podiatrist, in throbbing pain because you've made some bad decisions.
Today, with just one sleep left before the big meal, I want to review how Thanksgiving can impact diabetics in Houston. Before we get to a great recipe suggestion for your Thanksgiving table, here are some general tips to help you get through the day without spiking your blood sugar or saying good bye to your diabetic control.
Coping with Diabetes on Thanksgiving
The following suggestions for Thanksgiving day are courtesy of the Joslin Diabetes Center:
The Right Thanksgiving Food Choices
Of course, with all that, there are still a lot of carbs involved in the holiday and, as anyone who is living with diabetes will know, carbs are not always your friends, especially when trying to balance your weekly meal plan. So what’s a bread-lover to do?
Try this quick, easy and delicious Cumin Quick Bread from MyRecipes.com!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons "measures-like-sugar" calorie-free sweetener
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed, slightly crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup fat-free milk
- 1/3 cup egg substitute
- 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons picante sauce
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Spoon batter into an 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loafpan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan, and let cool on a wire rack.