I’ve teamed with A Sweet Life Diabetes Magazine and some other great bloggers to bring you a full low carb World Diabetes Day menu. Check out the great recipes and enter to win one of two beautiful Le Creuset cookware sets!
You know the subject of diabetes is important to me, right? I think I’ve made that pretty clear here on All Day I Dream About Food. But as today is World Diabetes Day, I’d like to re-open the subject. I will keep it brief, but I’d ask that you take a moment to think about how diabetes has affected your life. Because these days I would daresay that no one is completely unaffected by it. You may not have it, but you likely know multiple people who do. I won’t throw a bunch of statistics at you, but in case you haven’t heard, Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. It’s an epidemic and the truth is that no one is really immune.
What’s also very important to me is the subject of WHY Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. Yes, our very sedentary lifestyle plays a huge role. So does our diet. But the conventional suggestions on improving diet are not helping, in my very strong opinion. Eat more carbs and less fat? If I did that, I would be on insulin by now. And it’s easy to dismiss me and to think that since my pancreas is already a little faulty, I have to eat this way. But others don’t, others are fine following conventional nutritional advice, they won’t get diabetes. Right? Maybe…maybe not.
Again, I come to back to the subject of why diabetes is on the rise. Isn’t it possible that none of us are supposed to be eating high carb diets? Keep in mind that all of those whole grains that are the basis of the modern Western diet turn to glucose in your system. And every time you load up on glucose in your system, your pancreas has to work hard to create enough insulin. Perhaps your pancreatic beta cells will never go kaput. Goodie for you. But they sure will for a lot of people…an increasing number of people. More and more and more people. And those people will have diabetes. Like me. Trust me, if a healthy, active, slender woman with no family history of the disease can develop diabetes, anyone can.
So today is World Diabetes Day and it’s time to raise awareness. To that end, I teamed up with A Sweet Life Diabetes Magazine and two other amazing bloggers to bring a full low carb World Diabetes Day menu. We decided on an “American” style menu, to prove to the world that American food doesn’t have to be filled with carbs. From appetizers to dessert, we want you to realize that low carb can be delicious and satisfying. You won’t miss the bread or the pasta or the sugary sweets in this menu. We’ve got you covered!
Side Dish: Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce by me!
Dessert: Chocolate Cookie Pizza by me! Please head on over to check out this recipe now.
Nutritional counts for Chocolate Cookie Pizza (serves 12):
186 Calories; 17g Fat (74.9% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 38mg Cholesterol; 145mg Sodium
I am also excited to announce that A Sweet Life is hosting an amazing giveaway of TWO gorgeous Le Creuset Cookware sets. Both in blue, as blue is the colour of Diabetes Awareness. The giveaway runs from today until November 20th, so get in there and enter to win!