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Old 09-03-2012, 15:30   #1
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Help! I love all the high fat foods that you guys talk about, but here is my problem. I don't like them without a carb. The thought of eating a spoon full of peanut butter by itself almost makes me sick, but I love it with a cracker. Same goes for cheese. Are there any low carb options I could use to replace crackers/bread?

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Short answer - yes - but since I let my BH do all the hard work, all I can offer is a suggestion that you have a look here: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition - The Diabetes Forum - Building a New Community to Serve Diabetics Online is offline  
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There are many options for low-carb bread, and some good crackers, in the recipe section as linked above.

The down side of this is one has to make them. At least, the ones that taste good and have a good texture.

Optimist crackers is my favorite cracker and toppings taste great on them. My second cracker choice (not nearly as good as Optimist crackers) is a crackerbread by Andre's (I purchase them on netrition .com) I think there are some other low-carb crackers that some here eat but they contain wheat so I've never tried them.

I sometimes roll lunch meat up with cheese and/or spinach and lettuce, with added mayo and mustard, and eat these as though they were sandwiches. They're pretty good, actually.

Creativity is the key to eating low-carb, and a willingness to try different and unfamiliar things - now and then we find that they are not only good, but better than the carby foods.

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As for the PB - CELERY!

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As for the PB - CELERY!
Great idea! In fact, I have PB and some celery that needs to be eaten...


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I love chips and crackers, also. I have found pork rinds sub quite nicely for both; the worst thing is they are not the right shape. You also must get past the sound of eating peanut butter with pork rinds. They are also very good with any kind of dip you use for chips.

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As already mentioned, both celery and pork rinds are splendid vehicles for all the fatty spreads like peanut butter, cream cheese, etc., if you're loath to make your own. But if you're willing to spend a few minutes a week making Optimist crackers, you'll never regret expending the effort. They are by far the most amazing crackers you'll ever find, bar none.

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I found some crackers at The Good Food Store in Missoula, Mt. called Flackers. They had a couple of different flavored ones. OK if you don't want to make your own, but there's a lot more options when making them yourself. I love the Optimist crackers.

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I came across a recipe to make low carb Reese's cups, using dark chocolate, nut butter and coconut oil - they turned out great!

If anyone is interested:
Living Low Carb...One Day at a Time: Almond Butter Cups (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

But I am lazy, so lately I have just been taking a square of 90% dark chocolate and spreading a tsp of peanut-free butter on it - for a decadent 2 carb treat!

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As for the PB - CELERY!

I often eat eggs (an egg, in fact, since I limit protein) with red sauce and parmesan.

PB, by the way is not exactly low-carb even off a spoon -- and I have the blood sugar spikes to prove it. Even the natural, SF kind. Peanuts are a legume and even they do not spike your blood sugar, they may be spiking your insulin.

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