Hi All - my wife made a good treat for me the other night. No cane sugar, just honey or agave nectar for a sweetener and fresh apples :) see below - enjoy
NOTE: This will raise blood sugars, so please measure appropriately when cooking and count carbs accordingly. This is a "treat" and I used as a replacement for apple crumb pie, which no matter how hard I try to dose my insulin, never turns out pretty. thanks!
Great link. You get it. It always worries me how little is actually understood about food in the US today.
My husband and I frequently travel to France and I cook foods from the markets, as well as the local butcher, wine guy, etc. I have a lot better glucose readings when there and I truly believe it has to do with all the junk that is put into our food to preserve it, make it taste better, and make the public think it is better for them.
I hate to eat out anymore. It is just impossible to know what is in the food.
I have had great success with Agave. I use it in recipes as a sweet substitute. It's not perfect but I like it much better than sugar, and I have found that is does not cause my blood sugar to rise as dramatically as refined sugar.
The only thing I have found that does not cause your blood sugar to rise is Stevia. You can grow your own and use the dried leaves. You don't get that licorice or anise after taste with the leaves.
Just read your blog. So happy to have this as a reference - thank you! Have you used nutritional yeast? I hear it is a healthy cheese option and is a good source of B12.
Hi Carol - thanks for the comments! The funny thing is, avoiding dairy isnt very difficult for me because I despise cheese. I know, I am rare and people look at me funny, but really cant stand the taste :/ So, I am not really trying to find a replacement, haha. I will remember to post vegan options when I come across them, but I unfortunately am not vegetarian.
Reminds me of my Mom's old apple crisp recipe.But waay too many carbs for me. Berries like blueberries, raspberries, cranberries are the only fruits I can eat.....But enjoy!!!
berries are always a good choice - yum!
Oh, and for those who don't like Agave, I have read that Molasses is a good sweet alternative. It still should be treated as sugar and will cause your blood sugar to rise. Just not the same way refined sugar does. It is another low-glycemic index choice!