Working to manage your diabetes _ the decadent diabetic

There is no question that life with Diabetes is a little harder and takes more work than life before Diabetes. Shrimp fried rice recipe paula deen WE ARE WORTH IT!

I posted a recipe for a “riced” cauliflower dish and was kinda sorta surprised at a question from a reader:

I was even more surprised when I saw riced cauliflower for sale at my local produce market. Chicken and shrimp fried rice recipe IT DOES EXIST. Quick easy shrimp fried rice recipe It never occurred to me that a product like riced cauliflower existed in the marketplace.

Simple shrimp and rice noodles recipe Part of that is for the longest time, I thought I invented it….WRONG! I should have expected it.

I try to buy the biggest cauliflower I can find when I am planning to make any of the many forms of riced cauliflower that graces my plate. Shrimp fried brown rice recipe easy I usually freeze much of it for later use. Shrimp scampi rice recipes easy So why should I be surprised to see that frozen riced cauliflower is actually available in the marketplace? I have to tell you that I have not heard any positive comments about the “stuff” you can find ready made. Panang shrimp curry recipe easy Mostly I have heard complaints about the size of the “rice” or it having an off texture. Seafood fried rice recipe chinese I think this is because the commercial packagers use more of the cauliflower stem and some of the stalk.

I find making it myself very little work whether I use a box grater or my trusty food processor. Shrimp avocado brown rice recipe Why, I thought should anybody want or need to buy it pre made? The answers are of course, time and fear of the unknown. Shrimp stir fry with rice noodles recipe A reader actually wrote:

It takes more time to continually make Diabetes-Compatible dishes than it did to make higher carbohydrate sides. Shrimp stir fry with rice recipe Some dishes that is. Rice and shrimp recipes healthy Chicken is still chicken and steak is still steak. Simple rice noodle and shrimp recipe They naturally fit into a smaller carbohydrate budget without any effort.

It usually does not take any more time or effort to make 4 portions than it does to make two. Rice noodle and shrimp recipe To save time and effort, try doubling or tripling a recipe and freezing the amount you don’t use the first day.

I also am amazed that I see more than a fair share of comments about NOT being able to easily find good recipes for people with Diabetes. Brown rice and shrimp recipe Forgetting that there are hundreds here for the “clicking”, there are thousands and thousands of good to great recipes out in cyberspace just waiting for you to look at and cook up. Healthy brown rice and shrimp recipe It really doesn’t take much work to find the recipes but it does take work on YOUR part to know if the recipe is really right for a person with Diabetes and right for you.

I cringe at the thought that 25 years ago or so, I created a recipe book for an uncle of mine that had all kinds of issues, including Diabetes. Vermicelli and shrimp recipe One of the recipes was for a potato soup. Brown rice shrimp avocado recipe He loved it. Goya yellow rice and shrimp recipe In small amounts it probably wasn’t an issue for him. Baked shrimp and rice recipes For most people with Diabetes, that soup is most likely not the best choice. Chicken recipes with rice and tomatoes The thing is that like most people at the time, I thought he ONLY had to control the SUGAR he ate. Pasta and shrimp recipes easy Good thing for me and for you, I know better now. Chicken and shrimp recipes easy There is work involved in looking at a recipe and making the determination (for you) whether it is right for you carbohydrate budget. Chicken and rice recipes for dinner It is up to you and your medical team to figure out what may work and what may not.

The real work is not in cooking a Diabetes-Compatible meal, but in figuring out what meals will work for your carbohydrate needs and your taste-buds. Chicken and rice soup recipes from scratch You won’t eat it if you don’t like it or it blows your numbers.

Meal planning can be a real exercise in high mathematics. Red beans rice and shrimp recipes If I make X dish, which is acceptable in terms of carbohydrates, and serve it with Y dish, will I go over my budget for the meal? For example: a small amount of oven fried potatoes works for me, but it may blow the budget if you serve them along with a burger even on a lower carbohydrate bun. Chicken and rice recipes easy Both work on their own but perhaps not in combination. Chicken and rice recipes easy for dinner Maybe use the potatoes with some fish or chicken and make a cauliflower salad or skinny slaw to serve with the burger.

Like I said, It takes some work and getting used to. Chinese shrimp and rice recipes You can do it. Simple rice and shrimp recipes You are worth it….don’t you think?

Flavor it with ingredients from one of your favorite cultures

Chef’s Note: You never have to eat boring chicken salad again, unless you want to. Chicken breast and rice recipes easy If pine nuts are not in your pantry, use pistachios or walnuts. Skillet chicken and rice recipes easy It will surprise you what a difference it makes.

HOW TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE:\Combine mayonnaise, mustard and herbs together. Baked chicken and rice recipes easy Add the chopped celery and combine.

Shred or dice the chicken breasts and add to the mixture. Baked chicken breast and rice recipes easy Add the toasted nuts and combine. Easy chicken and rice recipes for dinner Refrigerate at least one hour or even overnight.

For the people in your family that are NOT diabetic, you can add ? cup of halved green grapes. Chicken and wild rice recipes easy Tell the kids they are eyeballs.

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