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Old 03-10-2010, 04:31   #1
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I bought some Quaker rices cakes. The small ones, cheddar cheese flavor. You can have 9 cakes for 10 carbs. What are some other ordinary snacks that you can eat? I try and eat mostly regular food and watch the serving size. By reading labels, I find that most regular food all contains some things that a diabetic should probably avoid. The Quaker rice cakes even contain maltodextrin. Sugar free foods usually contain only a few less carbs than regular food and some low fat and fat free food add sugar to make up for the bad taste of less fat. I finally broke the habit of using table sugar to sweeten food which took a very long time and I am still trying every substitute possible to find the right one for my taste buds.

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I bought some Quaker rices cakes. The small ones, cheddar cheese flavor. You can have 9 cakes for 10 carbs. What are some other ordinary snacks that you can eat? I try and eat mostly regular food and watch the serving size. By reading labels, I find that most regular food all contains some things that a diabetic should probably avoid. The Quaker rice cakes even contain maltodextrin. Sugar free foods usually contain only a few less carbs than regular food and some low fat and fat free food add sugar to make up for the bad taste of less fat. I finally broke the habit of using table sugar to sweeten food which took a very long time and I am still trying every substitute possible to find the right one for my taste buds.
One of my favorite sweet treats is 1/2 cup of multi grain Cheerios just eaten dry as a snack. That will set you back only about 11 carbs. Sometimes for breakfast I will mix them into a vanilla Light and Fit yogurt for an additional 15g carb. Makes a nice sweet treat breakfast at around 26 carbs. Yummo!

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I'm using pork rinds if I need some serious crunchy munching. I also made some pepperoni crisps the other day, by nuking a few slices of pepperoni in the microwave until they were crisp. This can be done in a skillet or the oven, but by using the microwave, you can layer them on paper towels to soak up all the fat that renders out of them. They were delicious!

My snacks really have to be very low or no-carb . . . once I go high, I can't get back down quickly.




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I'm using pork rinds if I need some serious crunchy munching. I also made some pepperoni crisps the other day, by nuking a few slices of pepperoni in the microwave until they were crisp. This can be done in a skillet or the oven, but by using the microwave, you can layer them on paper towels to soak up all the fat that renders out of them. They were delicious!

My snacks really have to be very low or no-carb . . . once I go high, I can't get back down quickly.
hmmm pepperoni...I will have to try that!

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I used thin slices of larger size pepperoni - not the one-inch wide slices often found on pizza. These are like 3" across - more like lunch meat. But they're addictive . . . watch out! heheh!




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You can have 9 cakes for 10 carbs.

The low carbs sound good, BUT rice cakes have a very HIGH Glycemic rating (meaning they raise the BSL very fast). Add some peanut butter (fat) to them will slow it down a Little.

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I've tried those little rice cakes too, and they ARE delicious, but they're too carby for me. In addition to my pepperoni crisps, I'm making cheese crisps, and these are super! Not as salty as the pepperoni crisps, and some fat renders out of them when they're baked, so the calorie count goes down too. If you want a more chip-size crisp, just cut them in quarter wedges before you bake them. They aren't as strong as a doritos chip for dipping, but they dip nicely if you don't try to scoop up too much dip! heehee

Just take a slice of cheese or a flat pile of shredded cheese & bake it at 350 for 10-15 minutes until it get crisp. You wouldn't think they'd get as crisp as they do, but if they're chewy at first, just bake 'em a little longer. I've used cheddar, longhorn colby, pepper jack, provolone . . . and they're wonderful. Be sure to use parchment paper on the pan when you make these, because they'll glue to the pan if you don't. Waxed paper or regular foil is not an option - although I've heard Reynolds makes a non-stick release foil that works. The pepper jack crisps are just to-die-for!




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Please forgive me but I'm new at this and still haven't figured out how to go back and find things. Yesterday some gave me some excellent tips on low carb cooking (peanut butter cookies using almond flour and I think Doritos) but I can't find it. Please if you're out there can you resend to me. I promise I'll get better.

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Please forgive me but I'm new at this and still haven't figured out how to go back and find things. Yesterday some gave me some excellent tips on low carb cooking (peanut butter cookies using almond flour and I think Doritos) but I can't find it. Please if you're out there can you resend to me. I promise I'll get better.

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I liked the cheese crisps - and it's one time when I did get a low-fat version of cheddar to try. The low-fat doesn't get lacy like the full-fat, but puffs up in the middle and is a bit hollow (for ~1" squares) They're great and stronger for dipping guacamole when the later isn't too stiff.

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