Sinigang Na Hipon – Filipino Soup

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

Imagine fresh, delicious shrimp in a broth that is savory, sweet, and sour all at once. No wonder it’s such a popular dish.

Traditional sinigang is served over a bed of white rice. For this recipe, I wanted to create a low carb version without the rice.

The soup is incredible all on its own. And it’s so easy to make! Everything comes together in one pot, and you simply add the ingredients and boil until they’re ready.

What Is Sinigang Soup?

Sinigang soup is a type of Filipino soup that is sour and savory. Sinigang (pronounced ‘see-Nee-Gangh’) is typically made with either pork (usually ribs), beef, chicken, shrimp, or fish.

Na Hipon, which means shrimp, is just one version of the Filipino soup.

Most sinigang soups feature a tamarind broth to achieve the characteristic flavor.

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Sinigang Na Hipon Shrimp Filipino Soup

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This easy shrimp soup recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious! It features whole shrimp in a tamarind broth.
Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 160kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds large shrimp shells tails, heads intact
  • 1 piece green tomato quartered
  • 3 pieces ripe tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion quartered
  • 1 piece daikon radish sliced
  • 5 ounces green beans bite sized cuts
  • 3.5 ounces okra small
  • 14 ounces spinach fresh
  • 3 pieces green chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or to taste
  • 1 packet tamarind soup mix 40 Grams
  • 2 to 3 cups water

Instructions

  • Properly wash shrimps with cold running water. Pat dry. Opt to season with salt.
  • In a casserole or deep large pan, add ¼ cup water, tomatoes and onions. Sauté until onions are translucent. Add the remaining water and bring to a boil.
  • Once water has boiled, slowly add okra, radish, green beans and sprinkle tamarind soup mix. Continue to boil for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the shrimps to the boiling broth, make sure they are all submerged in broth. Cover and boil for 5 to 8 minutes or until each shrimp turned golden orange in color. Do not overcook shrimps. Turn off heat and add spinach. Cover. Allow spinach to wilt before serving.

Notes

  • 2 to 3 cups water – Usually, rice washing is used instead of water.
  • Properly wash shrimps with cold running water. Pat dry. Opt to season with salt. – Some would season shrimps with salt, I don’t.
  • Once water has boiled, slowly add Okra, radish, green beans and continue to boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the shrimp, make sure they are all submerged in broth. Cover and boil for 5 to 8 minutes or until each shrimp turned golden orange in color. – Some heads of shrimps are black – they are cooked but the hepatopancreas differs in color when raw and cooked due to their diet (based on what I read).
  • I used an 11-inch deep pan and had to transfer the vegetables to another container while batch boiling the shrimps to make sure they are cooked properly.
  • Filipinos love to pair sinigang with lots of white rice.
  • Fish sauce (to taste) – Only added 1 tablespoon.
  • There is a small amount of sugar in the soup mix, but the amount of carbs in a serving shouldn’t be enough to impact. A tamarind paste and additional seasonings can be used instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1925mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4962IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 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.

Sinigang Na Hipon – Filipino Soup Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Peanut Butter Granola

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

I really enjoy peanut butter and I really adore history. That said, I like to think of Peanut Butter Granola as the perfect blend of my two passions. While traditional versions tend to be carb-laden & overly-sweetened, my recipe is a protein power-house relying on raw peanuts and creamy peanut butter to deliver crunch and flavor. If you ask me, it’s the perfect snack while reading up on granola’s origin & history, which I might add, dates back to the 1800s.

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This recipe is a protein power-house relying on raw peanuts and creamy peanut butter to deliver crunch and flavor.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 1/2 cups
Calories 388kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted almonds
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Rough chop almonds & peanuts either with a chef’s knife or processor. With the latter, be sure to use the pulse function, ensuring texture not dust.
  • Mix almonds, peanuts, and remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan on medium-heat, melt peanut butter and butter, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add water, honey and vanilla to melted butter mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Pour melted butter mixture over dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  • Spread on prepared baking sheet, pushing down firmly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown with crispy edges.
  • Cool for one hour before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

Net carbs: 8g

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 44mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g


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.

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Review: Enlightened Low-Carb, High-Protein, Guiltless Ice Cream

If you are looking for a guilt-free substitution for your favorite ice cream, Enlightened is the brand for you. While some of its competitors’ products lack flavor and the creaminess that I know ice cream to be, Enlightened delivers amazing taste and rich, creamy consistency that will make you think you are eating the real thing. And with it being low-carb and high-protein, you can indulge without worrying about a blood sugar rollercoaster ride.

Who Are They

When Michael Shoretz’s father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Michael became very educated on the topic of nutrition and went on to study health policy and become a certified personal trainer.

He noticed many of his clients would confess to eating ice cream which would only sabotage their efforts and they were desperately seeking a better alternative. Michael noticed that with all the products offered, you would have to sacrifice one thing for another. For example, if the ice cream was low-sugar, it was often filled with artificial ingredients. Michael sought out to create a product that was low-calorie, low-sugar, and high in protein, all without sacrificing taste. And in 2012, the first Enlightened ice cream bars hit the stores and the brand has grown quite a bit since.

What Is It Made Of and How Does It Taste?

All of the Enlightened products, both bars and pints, are sweetened with monk fruit and erythritol, which are all-natural, zero-carb sweeteners. I find these both to be gentler on my stomach than some of their competitors.

The keto collection is made with real cream and zero-carb sweeteners. They come out to 1 g net carb once you factor in their high fiber content. They all were rich and creamy and the bits of flavor were plentiful and always a delicious surprise inside each bite. My favorites were the Peanut Butter Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chunk and P.B. Cookie Dough. I was able to enjoy this dessert before bed and not have an overnight rollercoaster ride with my blood sugars.

Photo credit: Enlightened

I was sent their keto variety pack which consisted of:

  1. P.B. Cookie & Brownie Dough (NEW!)
  2. Caramel Chocolate Double Dough (NEW!)
  3. Red Velvet
  4. Chocolate Glazed Donut
  5. Peanut Butter Fudge
  6. Mint Chocolate Chunk
  7. Butter Pecan
  8. Coffee & Cream
  9. Chocolate Peanut Butter

The dairy-free line is perfect for anyone with stomach issues or who prefers to eat vegan. Many people with celiac also prefer this line as many of the flavors are gluten-free. Check out each flavor from all the lines as many of their products are gluten-free. I received the Monkey Business and Chocolate PB, both of which were delicious and I would have never known they didn’t contain any dairy.

Also, be sure to check out their low-calorie line for those of you who are counting your calories. Each serving from this collection ranges from only 70-100 calories!

How Much Does It Cost and Where Can I Purchase?

Enlighted has thankfully gone more mainstream and is now offered in many grocery and specialty stores around the country. Make sure to enter your zip code to find the closest location to you.

The prices range depending on product type and product line but they offer many different options and offer incentives, including free shipping, if you are unable to find your favorites in your local store.

Conclusion

I have tried many different low-carb ice creams and Enlightened continues to hold the number one spot for me. I always look forward to this guiltless pleasure and enjoy knowing that my blood sugars won’t get out of whack.  With a great variety of product lines and flavors, there is something for everyone. I highly recommend giving Enlightened products a try.

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Basil Pesto

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

Having originated in Genoa, Italy around the 16th century, Pesto comes from the Genoese word Pestâ, meaning to pound or crush. The name refers to the traditional blend by mortar and pestle of crushed garlic, basil, coarse salt, European pine nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano and olive oil.

This recipe is classic in terms of ingredients, but with the convenience of modern gadgetry. Perfect alongside market-fresh crudités, topping your favorite roasted vegetable, or as a snappy smear on your favorite sandwich or burger. Store refrigerated with a layer of olive oil on the surface until ready to serve.

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Basil Pesto

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This sauce is perfect alongside market-fresh crudités, topping your favorite roasted vegetable, or as a snappy smear on your favorite sandwich or burger.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 93kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 4 cups basil rough chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Using a processor, chop basil, pine nuts and garlic, until chunky. Stop frequently to scrape sides.
  • Add olive oil, blending until a paste forms.
  • Add cheese, zest, salt & pepper, blending until thick & creamy.
  • Store refrigerated with a surface layer of olive oil, until ready to serve.

Notes

Naturally low-carb and gluten-free

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | 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.

Basil Pesto Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

10 Healthy Foods that Can Sabatoge Your Diet

Some of the most popular go-to healthy foods can often be very high in calories, which can make reaching your goals more challenging. This doesn’t mean you should avoid them but if you’re aiming to stay within a certain daily calorie allowance, you’ll probably want to familiarize yourself with how these foods measure up in terms of calories as well as the other macronutrients.

Here are some common healthy go-to foods that may sabotage your weight loss efforts so be mindful of the labels and your portion size:

Protein Shakes/Smoothies

Everyone loves a good protein shake or smoothie, especially at this time of year. But you must be mindful of what you are putting in it as most are between 250-600 calories per a 16-oz serving. Also, check the labels of your protein powder to make sure you are using one with minimal sugar. My favorite low-carb and low-calorie protein shake consists of 1 scoop of protein powder, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder, 1/2 of a small container of Greek yogurt and a splash of almond milk. It is filling but macro-friendly.

Guacamole

Guacamole is packed with heart-healthy and potassium-rich avocados, and it’s also packed with calories. One cup (which sounds like a lot but have you ever sat at a table with guac and chips?!) contains about 360 calories. If you want to indulge, you can swap your chips for veggies to cut out some calories and carbs.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a great healthy choice thanks to their fiber, omega-3, and protein content but they are also very caloric. A single tablespoon contains 70 calories, meaning you can easily add an extra 200 calories to that smoothie without even realizing it. Use chia seeds sparingly in order to still get the health benefits minus the unwanted calories.

Olive Oil

Just 2 tablespoons of olive oil add 238 calories to your meal or salad. And yes, those calories count even if you are just using it to cook. While olive oil is full of healthy fat, use it sparingly to keep the calories in check. Consider using avocado oil which has fewer calories and can withstand high heat.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is high in sugar and carbohydrates and it’s not the easiest snack to keep to one portion at a time. It also doesn’t have the water associated with regular fruit, so it is not as filling and satiating. You are best served to single-portion this snack out ahead of time to keep the calories in check.

Nuts and Nut Butter

Nut butter is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. It contains healthy fat and is very versatile and can be added to a variety of snacks or dishes, such as smoothies, yogurts and much more. But 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contain almost 200 calories, so be careful with your serving size or consider one of the many new peanut butter powders which are less caloric and contain less fat, too.

Nuts are also a great healthy snack, just one small handful of almonds contains over 7 grams of protein and 18 grams of healthy fats. Since they’re very calorie-dense, just two handfuls per day with a meal or as a snack can quickly add hundreds of calories. Make sure to be mindful of portion size with this snack.

Gluten-Free Foods

If you are one of many people living with diabetes who also have celiac disease, you are probably accustomed to eating gluten-free foods. While they are amazing substitutes for wheat, they are not necessarily healthier. Many contain less protein than their wheat counterparts. Also, while the calorie count usually remains the same, you may eat more of the gluten-free one because it appears “healthier.”

Prepared Salad Kits

We all love the convenience of running into a store on your lunch break and grabbing a salad to go. But to think that is automatically a healthier choice because it is a salad is incorrect. Many are loaded with extra calories and fat from the cheese, bacon and pouches of dressing. You can still buy these prepared kits but don’t overload on all the toppings. Or better yet, create your own salad and keep the calories in check.

Granola

One cup of homemade granola can serve up a full meal’s worth of calories. At 597 calories and a whopping 29.4 grams of fat per cup (exact totals may differ based on ingredients), this is one of the foods you should skip if you want to lose weight. Consider making your own, there are great recipes out there to try.

Sushi

The fish and vegetable components of sushi are healthy, but once you add in the creamy sauces, fried dough and rice, it can become a real dent in your diet. One roll can easily contain 500 calories! Consider having a few pieces of a sushi roll along with a salad, miso soup and edamame. Or, choose rolls that don’t contain mayonnaise or fried ingredients.

Watching calories can be tricky but if you are mindful of your choices, you can definitely succeed! Do you have any low-calorie staples that help you not go overboard? Comment and share below!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Sugar Summit Backcountry Offers Carb-Conscious Options for Outdoor Adventure

For everyone, and especially for people with diabetes, consistently making healthy food choices is vital to feeling good and staying healthy. This can be especially difficult when spending many hours or days out in nature. Unfortunately, many temperature-stable foods that are marketed for campers, hikers, and alike are often full of preservatives, artificial ingredients and sugar.

Enter Sugar Summit Backcountry, a company focused on delivering healthier and carb-conscious foods to support your outdoor adventures. I received some products to try at no charge for the review and all opinions are my own.

Who They Are

The company was founded by a husband and wife team, Christine and Kevin, and inspired by Christine’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis. The couple had always enjoyed adventuring in nature, but Christine found that there were few carb-conscious options available that she could easily bring along on their trips. So, they aspired to create products that are nutrient-dense, healthy options and are both shelf-stable and delicious:

“We make delicious, nutrient-packed meals for camping, backpacking, or wherever the trail takes you.  We create small-batch, carbohydrate-conscious and high-protein meals adaptable for omnivores and vegans alike, and support sustainable and local ingredients whenever possible.”

Available Products

The company has several different products, including trail mix and cereal, as well as larger meals, like curry chicken, sweet potato stew, and vegan chili.

I sampled the Chia Crunch “Cereal,” Torreys Trail Mix (which is vegan and gluten-free), as well as the Golden Cliffs Curry Chicken.

My favorite product was the trail mix. With only nine all-natural ingredients and plenty of fiber, it was a great combination of sweet and salty, and the high protein and fat content can help in maintaining energy levels during long-duration exercise.

I also really liked the Curry Chicken meal. It was easy to prepare (requiring only hot water to reconstitute) and contains just four wholesome ingredients (plus seasonings). It is low in carbohydrates, high in fiber, and packed with plant-based protein to keep you going. I thought the spice level was perfect and both my husband and three-year-old daughter enjoyed it (OK, she just picked out the peas, but that is a big win in the toddler book)!

Also, the serving sizes were very generous, and I thought the pricing was very reasonable, given the high quality of the ingredients.

You can find the full product page and pricing information here.

Summary

I highly recommend checking out these products if you’re in search of lower-carb and more wholesome options to bring on your next outdoor adventure. Many of these products will appeal to vegetarians and vegans or anyone looking to incorporate more plant-based meals and snacks. Most products are gluten-free as well, so are also a great option for those with sensitivity to gluten and Celiac disease.

As the camping and hiking season kicks off across the country, why not try something new that is both delicious and good for you!

Have you tried this line of foods? Please let us know what you think in the comments below and happy adventuring!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Chestnut Crepes with Walnuts & Cheddar

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

Chestnut flour is a hallmark of Tuscany’s culinary heritage. The nutrient-rich chestnut wrapped in it’s spiky jacket has been a dietary staple since medieval times. Naturally sweet, the flour lends itself as an excellent base for pancakes. Called Necci in Italian, chestnut flour crepes pair excellently with sharp cheddar and toasted walnuts for a decadent, flavorful breakfast or alongside a crisp salad or bowl of soup.

Photo credit: Jennifer Shun

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Chestnut Crepes with Walnuts & Cheddar

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Pair this chestnut crepe with sharp cheddar and toasted walnuts for a decadent, flavorful breakfast or serve it alongside a crisp salad or bowl of soup.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chestnut, crepe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 227kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup chestnut flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup walnuts toasted*

Instructions

  • Whisk eggs, water and chestnut flour until smooth.
  • Rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a small non-stick skillet on medium.
  • Working in batches, melt ¼ tablespoon of butter in pan.
  • Pour ¼ cup of batter into pan, tilting to coat the bottom evenly.
  • Cook until crepe lifts easily from bottom of pan, about 2 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, flip to cook the reverse side.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cheese & walnuts, folding the crepe in half to melt.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.

Notes

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

* To toast walnuts, heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high. Add walnuts in a single layer. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from pan to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g


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.

Chestnut Crepes with Walnuts & Cheddar Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Crock Pot Keto Lemon Cake Dessert

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

Most crock pot recipes are for dishes like shredded meat, pot roasts, chilis, or stews. But did you know that you can make a cake in a crock pot?

Just like other crock pot recipes, the benefit is that it’s so convenient! After all, slow cookers are considered the “set it and forget it” kitchen appliance. Just add your ingredients and walk away.

This crock pot keto lemon cake is just as easy. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!

Honestly, this recipe may be the easiest way you could possibly bake a cake. You’ll mix the dry cake ingredients, whisk together the wet cake ingredients, then combine them and pour them into the slow cooker.

Next, combine the topping ingredients in a bowl, then pour over the cake batter. Add the lid, cook for a few hours, and you’re done!

Slow cookers are more forgiving than cooking in the oven. That’s why this recipe is so convenient. Your cake will turn out moist and flavorful every time!

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Keto Lemon Crock Pot Cake

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You can enjoy this low-carb gluten-free lemon crock pot cake warm from the slow cooker with berries and whipped cream. It’s also a tasty treat served cold.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 347kcal

Equipment

  • Crock pot

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons Pyure all purpose or 6 tablespoons Swerve
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 medium lemons for juice and zest
  • 2 eggs

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons Pyure all purpose or 3 tablespoons Swerve
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

Cake

  • Combine almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, and xanthan gum in medium bowl.
  • Whisk together butter, whipping cream, juice from the lemons, zest from lemons, and egg in large bowl.
  • Add dry mix to wet mix and combine until well blended. Spread into 2-4 quart slow cooker crock lined with aluminum foil.

Topping

  • Combine all topping ingredients in bowl and pour over cake batter in crock.
  • Cover crock pot and cook on high setting about 2-3 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with fresh fruit and whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition per serving: 5.2g net carb, 9g erythritol

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg


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.

Crock Pot Keto Lemon Cake Dessert Recipe (1)

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Recipe Roundup: Low-Carb Deletectable Desserts

I often find myself mourning the days before diabetes when I could eat whatever I wanted without implications. Now I have to think about if it is worth it. I have quite a sweet tooth, and most desserts are laden with carbohydrates, which makes it challenging to keep your blood sugars in range.

To enjoy a dessert after a long stressful day, first, I would need to count the carbs, then figure out my insulin dose, hope that the amount is correct and given at the appropriate time and that there were no other variables present. Sound easy? You’re right; it’s not. And the last thing I want at the end of the day is a roller coaster of blood sugars.

Low-carb desserts are a lifesaver for me when it comes to my diabetes management and my sanity. I want to be able to enjoy my guilty pleasures without having to worry about my blood sugars for hours after.

Taking a little time and effort to prepare these healthful desserts will help your weight, blood sugars, and your mental well-being. I found there was nothing worse than waking up to high blood sugars after a night of three (whoops) too many snacks.

Here is a roundup of some simple, yet delectable, low-carb dessert recipes:

Photo credit: Matt and Megha of KetoConnect

Keto Blueberry and Walnut Pound Cake

This deliciously moist pound cake is strikingly similar to the real thing. The cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this recipe and also pairs lovely with the blueberry and walnut topping. If you prefer lemon pound cake, just swap out the blueberries and walnuts with some lemon juice and  lemon zest for extra flavor! Yielding 10 slices at only 6 g net carbs each, this can easily become a family favorite or something you can single-portion for yourself and freeze!

Photo credit: Stephen Pearson of Low-Carb Alpha

Almond Butter Keto Cookies

This four-ingredient flour-less cookie recipe is moist, dense, fudgy and gluten-free. While the fat content is a bit on the high side, at 4 g net carbs per serving, you can easily justify making this choice. Your blood sugars will be sure to agree. This recipe is also straightforward and quick to make–throw it all in one bowl and then place in the oven for ten minutes. Another benefit of this recipe is that it is made with almond butter, which has more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than peanut butter.

Photo credit: Maya of Wholesome Yum Foods

Keto Brownies

With just six ingredients and only 2 g net carbs per serving, this recipe is one to try. Maya, from Wholesome Yum, spent a lot of time perfecting these brownies to be moist and delicious. She also offers some great baking and serving tips. I highly recommend you try it!

Photo credit: Angela of Divalicious Recipes

Quick Keto Tiramisu

This delicious, already portion-controlled dessert contains a low-carb mug cake soaked in rum, between layers of cheesy mascarpone cheese. It is made with coconut flour, making it gluten-free, too. This dessert takes about ten minutes to make and fills two ramekins. A perfect dessert for two!

Photo credit: Karen of Seasonal Cravings

Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

This six-ingredient smoothie can be thrown into the blender for a quick meal to take on the go. It is also a great way to start the day since it contains healthy fats that will keep you satisfied for hours. With its creamy consistency, it will bring you back to your childhood, as it is reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake. This has quickly become a staple in my diet!

As you can see, there are plenty of low-carb desserts that can satisfy your cravings. These desserts can make you feel better about your choices, both for your weight and blood sugar management.

What low-carb desserts have you tried making with great success? Comment and share below!

Recipe Roundup_ Low-Carb Deletectable Desserts

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Simple and Classic Vegetable Stock

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

I value my organic produce. I know my farmers well and I’d venture to say they have one of the hardest jobs I can think of. Providing humans with one of life’s basic necessities would be an immense physical and mental responsibility. So at the end of preparing a meal, I look with guilt upon my bowl of scraps — head of an onion, tops of carrots, core of cabbage, colorful stalks of chard, ribs of kale. I sort what I can for our horse and place the rest in a storage container in the freezer. When the lid no longer fits, the stock pot comes out and I make stock. It’s the base of many soups and sauces, as well as, a kitchen staple that freezes well for up to six months.

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Simple Vegetable Stock

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A great base for many soups and sauces, this vegetable stock is a kitchen staple that freezes well for up to six months.
Course Soup
Keyword vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 cups

Equipment

  • stock pot

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable trimmings
  • 1 cup onion with skin
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 quarts cold water

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in a large stockpot or Dutch oven.
  • Add water, bringing to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low, simmering for two hours.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding solids.
  • Transfer to a tight-lidded jar.
  • Soak in an ice-bath to chill, before transferring to the refrigerator.
  • Chilled stock lasts refrigerated up to five days, but six months frozen.

Notes

Naturally low-carb and gluten-free

Nutrition

Serving: 20g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 31mg | 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.

 

Simple Vegetable Stock Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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