Originally Posted by lunasmom
I need some suggestions/help. My boyfriend is type 1 diabetic, so whenever I go to the store I try to buy more meat than carbs. But he also likes snack foods too. So whenever I go to the store, he asks for carb-friendly snacks. Which is always the stumper in my mind. Plus for meals, either it doesn't taste good or it has too many carbs. So I'm in a rut...actually I told him to start cooking because I'm frustrated with cooking meals at this point.
If anyone out there is Type 1, what do you do for snacks and have any meal suggestions? I did buy a cook book, but it turns out that even though it was labeled for diabetics, it was really the Atkins stuff (nutrition info was based on net carbs, not total carbs).
PS, his food intake is like a H3 hummer guzzles gasoline.
Hi, I don't have Type I, but am prediabetic determined not to tip over into Type II, and for numerous reasons, have been strictly following a balanced carb/higher protein diet for the past 3 years.
Here is an example of what I am making for Superbowl snacks - at a no complex carb meal:
a spinach dip that is out of this world made with spinach, mayo, fresh scallions, fresh lemon juice (just a teense), garlic, and fresh parsley - served with raw broccoli and cauliflower.
seafood stuffed mushrooms - tiny shrimp and crabmeat mixed with scallions, black pepper, bit of garlic, and cream cheese, then bake.
hot wings - wings sauteed in a mix of melted butter, garlic and a dash of hot sauce
celery sticks stuffed with a mix of kalamata olives and cream cheese
Other good snacks include devilled eggs, and a recipe I created for a sausage ball that uses no flour or bread crumbs etc...that I serve with a homemade dijonaise (annie's brand organic dijon mustard has no sugars of any kind).
We like having plain boneless, skinless chicken breasts baked, then served with a melted cheese sauce - which is simply two of your favorite cheeses - say cheddar and montarey jack, melted in the microwave, mixed with sour cream, ground cumin and we like to add McCormick's Chipotle Chile Powder.
I often serve a casserole (which is also aweome to have a wedge of for breakfast) that is spinach sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and garlic, black pepper, while seperately mix cottage cheese (1 carton) with 3 sl. beaten eggs, shredded cheddar, black pepper, then mix all together, and bake in a casserole dish at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.
These are just some ideas, and some of the things that I like to cook, hope it helps get those creative juices going!