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Old 09-24-2012, 18:48   #1
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Question First Holiday season with D

This will be my first holiday season with D. I have been able to deal with it pretty well so far. BG in the 70s with Lantus, diet and exercise.

However I an concerned about a trip to the parents. Like many people Christmas is a time for baking special seasonal treats and more unusual foods many of which I now need to avoid. I do NOT want my dietary constraints to be a burden to my family (read: mother). I have one brother who is going through a vegan phase and I don't want to add to difficulties in the kitchen.

I'd like to hear from anyone with suggestions about how they deal.

Do you just abstain from the sweets?
Do you adjust your meds?
Do you cook different things for yourself?

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After I stopped using Lantus I still had bottle left in the fridge and I used it to its fullest. Kids B-day party, 25-30u before leaving the house, and lord let no one be in the way when the hunger kicks in. The same for most holidays. I've given up the Lantus and have enough will power to avoid those foods now. I will bring a baked good I know I can eat and it never fails everyone eats them all.

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No matter whose house we eat at for a given holiday, I always bring either a crustless pumpkin pie with whipped cream or a crustless cheesecake. I also take one or more of the following... green beans with ham, coleslaw, deviled eggs, broccoli and faux rice. I'm sure there are other dishes you can bring if none of these appeal to you. And now, thanks to the folks at this site who did the retrograded potato salad tests, we can also bring real potato salad.

If your Mom serves turkey or ham, you should be all set. By the way, no matter what I bring, everyone eats it and loves it, none of it tastes sugar-free or low-carb.

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No matter whose house we eat at for a given holiday, I always bring either a crustless pumpkin pie with whipped cream or a crustless cheesecake. I also take one or more of the following... green beans with ham, coleslaw, deviled eggs, broccoli and faux rice. I'm sure there are other dishes you can bring if none of these appeal to you. And now, thanks to the folks at this site who did the retrograded potato salad tests, we can also bring real potato salad.

If your Mom serves turkey or ham, you should be all set. By the way, no matter what I bring, everyone eats it and loves it, none of it tastes sugar-free or low-carb.
What is faux rice?

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We make it by grating a head of cauliflower into rice size pieces and cooking in a skillet with a little oil, I like it as fried rice as my family eats a lot of traditional (non sweet, non breaded) Chinese food. Google riced cauliflower and you will get a bunch of recipees.

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oh that. I didn't know it had a name. Very versital.
I often make mashed cauliflower. +butter, +cream. I mash it with a hand mixer since it needs to cut up the pieces better than my Kitchenaid. And don't use a ricer after you cook it. It just squeezes all of the water out of it.

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Here is the broccoli 'rice' recipe I use.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...coli-rice.html

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I ask myself if I really enjoyed the treats or if I was just eating them because I was having carb cravings. I would have limited amounts of the treats you really enjoy, and have them with meals so that the impact of the carbs is less.

Since I'm the one making the holiday meal, I make sure there's twice baked cauliflower as well as mashed potatoes, and that there are other non-starchy veggie sides.

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