Homemade Keto Alfredo Sauce Recipe

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

If you’ve never made your own white pasta sauce, you’ll be surprised how easy it is. You can make a simple cream sauce with butter, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese. Those are the four basic ingredients I use to make homemade keto Alfredo sauce.

I like to add a few more ingredients to mine to enhance the flavor. For me, garlic is one of the best seasonings ever so I add in a few freshly minced cloves. I also add in a few shakes of fresh ground black pepper.

There’s very little preparation needed to make homemade sauce. And, it’s much better to make it yourself because commercially prepared ones always contain unnecessary ingredients that up the carbs.

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Low-Carb Alfredo Sauce

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Cook all the ingredients together in a saucepan until smooth. Then serve this easy low-carb cream cheese sauce over zoodles or keto-friendly fettuccine.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo sauce, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 321kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • dash ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic in hot butter until fragrant.
  • Blend in remaining ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Notes

Sauce will thicken as it cools and will become very thick if stored in the refrigerator. Simply heat the sauce up for it to be pourable.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Calcium: 490mg | Iron: 0.4mg


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Homemade Keto Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

What Should I Do If I Have Symptoms of COVID-19?

As the global viral outbreak continues, you may be wondering what special considerations there are for people with diabetes to keep in mind. In particular, what should you do if you begin to experience symptoms consistent with the infection? This article reviews the most common COVID-19 symptoms, discusses potential issues specific to people with diabetes, and provides a guideline of how to respond if you become sick.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Be on the lookout for the following most common symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Coughing (especially dry)
  • Shortness of breath

Other symptoms may include fatigue, body aches, and sore throat, among others.

Special Considerations for People with Diabetes

You may have heard that people with certain medical conditions, including those with diabetes, are considered to be in the high-risk group for developing more serious symptoms of the disease, and have been reported to have a significantly higher mortality rate than those without underlying conditions. While these statistics are both relevant and can be scary, it is also important to keep in mind that your individual risk will vary widely depending on your specific health status, regardless of your diabetes diagnosis. Your age, other related and unrelated health conditions, and blood glucose management profile, all play a role in determining your overall risk. So, while as a whole population, people with diabetes are at higher risk for complications, your individual risk could be much lower than that.

For instance, as per the JDRF, those who have type 1 diabetes are  “not necessarily at higher risk of developing serious complications from the disease. Those at greatest risk are those who have another, or second chronic disease (such as a compromised immune system, heart disease or renal failure).

Talk to your healthcare provider to better understand your individual risk level and recommendations.

Have a Plan of Action If Symptoms Arise

Being adequately prepared ahead of time can help you feel calmer and more empowered if you do get sick. Consider taking the following steps today, if you haven’t already:

  • Take preventative measures. Stay home. Practice social distancing (note: if you already have symptoms, self-isolate!)
  • Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face. Disinfect “high-touch” surfaces regularly.
  • Make sure that your medication refills are up-to-date so that you have the supply you need if you will stay in your home for a long period of time (e.g., at least several weeks). Make sure that you consider supplies used for diabetes management as well as any other medications that you use.
  • Check that you have medications on hand that you would typically use to treat a viral infection, such as a fever-reducing agent, like acetaminophen (Tylenol). Consult with your healthcare provider for advice about their specific recommendations.
  • Have enough food and water in your home in case you stay home for a prolonged period of time (e.g., several weeks).
  • Review the “Sick Day Rules” for people with diabetes. COVID-19 causes mild symptoms in most of the people who are infected. This means most likely, you will be treating your symptoms at home. However, any illness can make blood glucose levels more challenging to manage. It is important to be aware of how illness can affect your management plan and make adjustments as needed, with the help of your healthcare provider, to keep yourself safe during the illness. You can find the standard “Sick Day Rules” as described by the Joslin Diabetes Center here, but discuss your specific recommendations with your healthcare provider.

So, what should you actually do (and not do) if you develop symptoms of COVID-19?

  1. Don’t panic.
  2. Self-isolate. Don’t go to urgent care or the emergency room, unless instructed to do so or you experience serious symptoms (see below). Stay home.
  3. Call your doctor and follow their advice closely.
  4. Keep a close eye on blood sugar levels. Work with your healthcare provider to make adjustments to medications, if needed, to help stay in the target glycemic range as much as possible. Keeping blood glucose levels in check as much as possible can go a long way to helping you avoid complications during any illness.
  5. Manage your specific symptoms (e.g., fever). Ask your healthcare provider for specific at-home treatment advice.
  6. Stay hydrated. This can help you keep your blood sugar levels in the target range and avoid complications.
  7. Be on the lookout for serious symptoms, including those of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), as well as the following “COVID-19 emergency warning signs”:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion or difficulty waking
  • Blue tint to the skin (on the lips or face, in particular)

If you experience these any of these symptoms, promptly seek medical care. Wear a mask if out in public.

  1. Continue to wash your hands and clean surfaces regularly.
  2. Continue to avoid contact with others (humans and pets).
  3. Do not discontinue isolation until you get the “all clear” from your healthcare provider.

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For even more detailed information on what to do if you are ill, read these guidelines from the CDC:

What to Do if You’re Sick

Guidelines for At-Risk Populations

Also, learn even more about COVID-19 illness with diabetes from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) here.

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Keto Pecan Pie Cookies

This content originally appeared on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen. Republished with permission.

Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Flavored Almond Butter is one of my favorites, so I knew I had to bake with it quickly before I ate the whole jar. These cookies semi-defeated the purpose since they are equally as addicting (I mean, how can a cookie not be with a giant glob of this nut butter in it!?), but the good news is I had one and the rest are in my freezer. I feel like these would be a great Thanksgiving dessert, but I’m all for pecan pie year-round!

Keto Pecan Pie Cookies

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Keto Pecan Pie Cookies

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Pair this low-carb cookie with your afternoon tea or coffee, or have one as a dessert after your meal.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword low carb cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 164kcal

Equipment

  • oven
  • Microwave

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Flavored Almond Butter
  • 4 tbsp salted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated Swerve
  • 1 tsp liquid monk fruit juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg large
  • 6 tbsp lupin flour
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • First we'll make the pecan pie centers. I highly recommend having frozen centers before you stuff them into the cookies, or else you might get a bit of a nut butter mess. To get frozen centers, scoop out 12 spoonfuls of refrigerated Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Flavored Almond Butter onto a cutting board covered in wax paper and freeze overnight. (I used 10 tbsp of nut butter total for my 12 centers, so slightly less than 1 tbsp per cookie).
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vanilla and sweeteners.
  • Mix in the salt, egg, lupin flour, almond flour, and baking soda until a dough forms.
  • On a cookie sheet, form 12 discs of cookie dough and make a "thumbprint" in each center. This is where your filling will go, so it should roughly match the size of your pecan pie centers.
  • Bake the cookies for 5 minutes at 350 and then remove from oven.
  • Remove the frozen pecan pie centers from the freezer and stuff them inside each thumbprint.
  • Return to oven for about 11 minutes or until done.
  • Allow cookies to cool fully before removing from cookie sheet.
  • Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in the microwave, stir, and use an icing bag to drizzle chocolate over the cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Keto Pecan Pie Cookies Recipe>

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Type 2 Diabetes Remission: What Is It and How Can It Be Done?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Emma Ryan and Jimmy McDermott Learn about three ways that may put type 2 diabetes into remission: low-carbohydrate diets, low-calorie diets, and bariatric surgery Type 2 diabetes is traditionally described as a progressive disease – without major lifestyle changes, A1C levels will gradually increase over time, […]
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Taking the Sting Out of Fingersticks: Lancets, Life Hacks and More

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Marcia Kadanoff with Katie Bowles Tips to reduce the pain and hassle of pricking your finger each time you check your blood sugar levels on a meter When I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, I struggled quite a bit. I had […]
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How to Use FreeStyle Libre Trend Arrows to Adjust Insulin Doses

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Jimmy McDermott, Maeve Serino, and Adam Brown New Endocrine Society guidelines for FreeStyle Libre users to adjust insulin doses based on trend arrows. Plus, additional guidelines on scanning time and frequency The Endocrine Society recently published guidelines on adjusting insulin dosing based on FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor […]
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How to Reduce Urinary Complications of Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission.Frequency, Impact and Prevention of Urologic Complications of Type 1 Diabetes There are some very widely talked about and avoided complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D) such as retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy and cardiovascular disease. However, there are other complications that get relatively little notice but […]
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