cooking for diabetics

Hosted by Julia Williams
Group active since Sun, Jun 17, 2012

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Straws Kitchen
Jun 16, 2013

One of my "revamped" recipes from another

I loved the Furr's Cafeteria pie (way back when we had a Furr's....they have been gone from this area for years), after I became a diabetic I revamped a lot of recipes so I could have "just a little" of them while everyone else devoured the whole pie.
Check it out.
Furr's Cafeteria "Pineapple Millionaire Pie" (with adjustments for Diabetics to be able to eat some)

Straws Kitchen
Jun 12, 2013

Have any of you tried "Carbquick" ???

I am a diabetic and have been looking for low carb way to fix foods...was wanting to know if any of you have tried this and what was your opinion.

Carbquik (Low-Carb, All-Purpose Baking Mix)

Carbquik is an excellent tasting, low-carb baking mix.
With only 2 net carbs per serving and no sugar, sugar-alcohols, or trans-fats, it meets the guidelines for all popular low-carb diets, and is also lower in sodium and calories.
At the same time, it is high in "good" nutrients such as fiber and protein. And since it's made from wheat instead of soy, Carbquik makes great tasting, low-carb meals that everyone will love.
Carbquick can be used in many recipes, such as biscuits, muffins, pancakes, waffles, pizza crust, and dumplings, as well as many cake and sweet dough recipes.

Carbquik is made with Carbalose, which behaves like wheat flour, because unlike similar products, it is made mostly from wheat, yet it lacks most non-fiber carbohydrates.
Carbalose is made through a unique process and contains enzyme-modified wheat, as well as plant fiber, wheat protein and some unique conditioners, enzymes and emulsifiers.
Carbalose does not contain any soy protein, sugar-alcohols, dairy, animal-originated, trans-fatty, or saturated fat products.

Unlike many "low-carb" products, Carbquik was submitted in both dry and baked form, to two independent food labs:
Microbac Laboratories and Silliker Laboratories.
The results are reflected on the nutrition label.
• 3 lb box makes 90 biscuits, just add water!
• 90% less carbs than Bisquick
• 2g net carbs per biscuit
• Sugar-Free
• 8g Fiber
• 4g Protein
• 9 Recipes on the Box

Serving Size 1 biscuit (1 oz dry mix)
• Servings Per Container 30
• Calories 60
• Calories from Fat 30
• Total Fat 3.5g
• Saturated Fat 1g
• Cholesterol 0mg
• Sodium 130mg
• Total Carbohydrate 10g*
• Dietary Fiber 8g*
• Sugars 0g
• Sugar Alcohols 0g*
• Protein 4g
*Net carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the package = 2g per serving.

Ingredients:
Carbalose flour (enzyme enriched wheat, vital wheat gluten, wheat fiber, high-protein patent wheat flour, vegetable fiber, canola oil, salt, dextrose, emulsifiers, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sucralose, calcium propionate), palm and palm-kernal oil, buttermilk powder, baking powder, egg white powder, lecithin, salt, natural flavors.

Sharon Colyer
May 4, 2013

What can the other 3 members of this group teach me?

I need to seriously change my diet. I was diagnosed with diabetes over a year ago. I did okay for awhile. But, I didn't really have a handle on it, or many recipes to go to. I have recently been collecting some on JAP; you might already have some of those. I will have to learn how to load a recipe, but it could be a repeat. Sharon