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Old 04-30-2020, 12:34   #1
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Is it okay to make a grilled cheese sandwich a few times a week? Maybe once every two days? I'm getting bored with my current diet. Or, is two slices of bread too carby?

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Depends on the bread, I think.

We have Aldi grocery stores in our area; they sell a zero-carb bread (using a modified wheat starch and fiber). I've tried it; it's pretty amazing that it's low- (or zero-) net grams of carbohydrates.

Now, some people have digestive issues with wheat starch in any form. And the true test of "too many carbs" -- even for something that has zero net carbs -- is what your blood glucose does after you eat it. I've read that some people's blood glucose spikes after eating this "zero-carb" bread. If you can buy it (or Franz brand; I think that one is very low carb as well), try it while testing your blood glucose before you eat and an hour afterward.

Otherwise, a slice of bread typically works out to about 15 grams of carbs. Two of those is 30 grams. Does that fit into your desired carb allocation? Can you take it easy on other carbs eaten at meals or as snacks? I'm not such a grilled cheese fan that I'd eat that instead of carbs at other meals, but we all get to choose, right?

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Two slices of bread would send my BG up near 200.

I make a grilled cheese ham "sandwich" that's pretty tasty. I fry a slice of deli ham (one large, two if small) until the liquid in it is gone. Then I place a slice of cheese on top while it's still on the pan. As soon as the cheese melts I fold the meat over and let the meat brown a bit. Then I turn off the heat and flip the "sandwich" over and let it sit while the other half browns a bit.

When I take this off the heat and onto a plate, I'll let it sit and cool off some so the cheese isn't runny anymore. It's really good. You can use other deli meats, as well. Smoked turkey is good for this.

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I was thinking portobello mushroom halves would be a good substitute for bread on a grilled cheese sandwich, but they're fussy to find in an appropriate size. Still...

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Is it okay to make a grilled cheese sandwich a few times a week? Maybe once every two days? I'm getting bored with my current diet. Or, is two slices of bread too carby?
One of my YES moments was when I discovered SOLA Sweet Oat bread. It is a fairly low carb (and smaller slice) option found normally in the health food department in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Long story short I can now have and LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches without spiking my blood sugar. I have two!! I also have once or twice a week two pieces of french toast with cinnamon and a small amount of sugar free syrup..YES, YES, YES! These new changes to my diet enable me to keep to a diet because I don't feel like I am missing anything. LOVE IT! By the way...I also get one piece of toast with this for my breakfast on those days I don't get french toast but instead have eggs and bacon.

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Update: I threw out a loaf of whole wheat Wonderbread because it doesn't agree with my innards. I hate wasting money but I just can't eat them no matter how good they taste. I might keep the cheese slices for use with Triscuit crackers. I'm going to try harder to get back on track with my low-carb diet.

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