Monday, February 4, 2013

The end is near...

It looks like my journey with gestational diabetes will come to an end this Friday. This baby is breech and so we've scheduled a c-section for Feb 8th. I'm still hoping she might turn before then, but it's looking more and more unlikely. This may be my final post before retiring my glucose meter, but I do plan on continuing to follow the basic principles of the diabetic diet. This includes eating small portions often, staying away from refined sugars, limiting simple carbohydrates, and eating lots of fibre and protein. Because I've had GD, I'm at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life, so it's in my best interest to follow these guidelines now. Having said that, I'm still going to make my husband go out and get me a ridiculously indulgent dessert of some kind to eat in the hospital after the baby is born. I think I deserve it!

I have some more recipes to share with you that I've really enjoyed. The first is coconut flour waffles, topped with quick berry sauce and no-sugar-added syrup.

I love this recipe because it's a single serving, because the boys are getting tired of being subjected to my various low-carb concoctions. They just want plain old waffles and I don't blame them! So I made regular waffles for them and the coconut waffle for me. I ate that whole plate of waffles and my blood sugar barely went up at all! I felt so stuffed afterwards too.

Another recipe I was very impressed with was this almond berry muffin recipe from The Comfort of Cooking.

I altered this one a little bit, by adding a couple tablespoons of Xyla for more sweetness, using unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk, and I added a tsp of almond extract. I used 1 cup almond meal and 1 cup all-purpose flour. I worked it out to be about 16g carbs per muffin. Not bad! Plus they're high in protein. I thought I would get the whole batch for myself, but it turned out that the whole family loved them. We ate them all up pretty quickly.

I've been pinning quite a few low-carb recipes on pinterest lately, so if you want to take a look at other recipes I've found, check out my board.