Monday, January 29, 2018

Low carb and yummy

LATELY WE’VE BEEN trying to make low-carb meals. They are easy, good for us and taste great. When you live with a Type 1 diabetic like Sheryl, you learn about calories, carbs, sugar and food that is really bad for you.

I haven’t gone completely carb free. I’ll still make a plate of spaghetti once in a while, or go nuts on Mexican Mondays at Hy-Vee. But I’ve pretty much given up bread, I don’t drink soda and I’m trying to not eat as much crap like chips.

If I stay away from the bad stuff, I sleep better and I feel better. See how it all works together?

I’ve been trying to cut back on the beer, with varied success and failure. What I have found is two or three beverages is enough. The real test will come this summer when it warms up and it’s harder to say no to a cold one. Also, there is no more time for lousy beer. If you buy something decent, one or two will be enough.

The past few Sundays I’ve made low carb crock pot chili and it’s been delicious. We’ve also been experimenting with low-carb pizza crust - Sheryl loves the Fat Head crust, and you can use regular toppings like cheese, pepperoni and green pepper without piling up carbs.

“Look at you,” Sheryl said last Saturday night, as I stuffed another piece of low-carb pizza into my face. “You are eating healthy AND it tastes good.” Who’da thunk?

If you are what you eat, then I want to be a Fat Head crust pizza, and feel so much better off for it.

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