Any ideas on how to eat a low carb healthy vegan diet? My BG is spiking too high after meals and I'm thinking about how to cut carbs on my meals. What in the world can I eat besides a ton of salads and vegetables? I love them but it gets boring.
And I don't like to eat a lot of soy so tofu is out.
What are your favorite low carb meals? By low carb I'm thinking no more than 30 carbs for a meal. I'm probably averaging about 60 so cutting it in half seems like an attainable goal....
Vegan T1 here too. I do eat some soy as in organic tofu, soymilk, etc. feel fantastic, maintaining thin body and A1C in low 6s. Do we have a group on here? If not, how do we start one?
Lisa C! Can you tell us about your diet? I'm impressed with the A1C, and that you feel fantastic! Thanks!
II try to eat lots of raw foods and less cooked foods. Sample meals and snacks are
Breakfast- large bowl of buckwheat groats, deydrted into crunchies,chia seeds, flax meal, hemp seeds, coconut chips, berries, cinnamon, nutmed and a doop of tahini. Mixed with Almond milk.
Snack- apple or a couple meool dates
lunch- huge salad chopped with avacado, lemon, EVOO, Celtic sea salt, and slice of izekial toaste with tahini and cinnamon or small bowl of soup and a couple crackers.
Snack- apple or nuta and dried fruit mix.
Dinner- huge salad, quinoa or sweet potato , baked tofu, steamed veg or stirfry. Dark choc for dessert.
snack- big popcorn with salt and sometimes flax oil.
I average 13-15 total units in pump/day.
let me know your thoughts.
Thank you for those meal ideas, lisa c. It seems like you've settled on kind-of a balance between low carb things like the salads, and moderate carb things such as quinoa and ... yum, dark chocolate :)
Does anyone have ideas for a homemade low carb vegan bread? I'm interested in making one, and my husband- who has type 1- would be pretty grateful. i'd be grateful not to depend on Trader Joe's for our low carb bread (we get Alvarado St. Bakery's low carb flax bread). In past attempts i've used flax meal for cracker like breads and pizza dough, but breads made completely out of flax are.. a little strange tasting. Still it has a definite place in repacing the wheat flour. Also i've been reading about alot of people who use almond meal, or ground up almonds, to make breads. I'm thinking i might try a combo of these, possibly adding baking powder to try to make it puff. What other ingredients might help make a good low carb bread?
Lisa, you only take 15 of insulin a day?
I am also a vegan (type 1) and am trying to find the perfect vegan foods to stay in tight control. I eat LOTS of nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), lots of salads (spinach, tomatoes with lime juice and salt and pepper), also eat hummus and whole wheat bread. Don't eat any soy burgers, hot dogs or things like that. I also eat tofu and brown rice and black beans.
I was trying to eat more low fat (cutting down on nuts), but adding more bread, and its not working well for me. I think I may just stick to my nuts, which I absolutely love. Was actually cutting down on them to see if this cleared up my skin, but I'm thinking I'd rather have good BS and a few pimples, then a clear complexion and high BS. Weight is not a problem, even with all the fat I consume (nuts) . I am thin and very active. I agree, we should have a vegan diabetic group.
Please start vegan T1 group! I am not sure how or I would do it.
I massage avacado into kale almost daily. Add lemon juice celtic sea salt, hempseeds, nutritional yeast, etc. Tried eating less fat and BGs were awful and actually started gaining weight on low carb as you did. . Thin on many fats because the fats are Needed by our bodies! Also do bean soups, izekial bread and tahini is a brakfast staple, and lots of popcorn! Raw salad and roasted veggies on top another good idea for winter, add avo, nuts, seeds, etc.
will try to start a vegan T1 group