Tender low carb biscuits with pumpkin and rosemary. These are perfect for your healthy holiday gathering.
Every year I ask the same damn question around the same damn time. I don’t get too many answers, really. It’s not a question people love to answer and it’s an issue many would prefer not to acknowledge. So you’d think maybe I’d decide to shut up and not keep repeating myself, year after year. But I have a stubborn streak a mile wide and I steadfastly refuse to let this issue go. So yes, you’re going to have to hear me ask it again…
Do you know it’s Diabetes Awareness Month? Do you know that November 14th is World Diabetes Day?
Yes, I can see you turning away. Boring subject, right? Or maybe you did already know and you think it’s not really a big deal, that it doesn’t apply to you. I get it. I really do. 6 years ago, I didn’t think it applied to me either. And I certainly didn’t know there was a Diabetes Awareness Month. As a healthy, slender, active person, there seemed little need for me to pay it much mind. Many people feel the same way. So ask yourself this: Why is it that when diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world, we pay far more attention to breast cancer and heart disease?
That is all. I am just asking you to be aware, whether or not you have it. It’s serious.
But we are also lucky. As members of the low carb community, we are a huge part in fighting this disease. We are taking charge of our own health and, little by little, we are trying to change the way the world eats. Even if your friends don’t want to hear how bad all those carbs are for them, or even when they look at you in horror as you happily devour all the fat on your steak, you are helping to change perceptions, one little bit at a time. And when you offer your friend a cookie or a brownie or a bite of your cheesecake and they love it and can’t believe it’s low carb, you are really helping the cause. Changing the perception of this low carb diet as either unhealthy or unsatisfying helps more than you can possibly know.
And as I do every year, I have teamed up with A Sweet Life Diabetes Magazine to drive awareness through delicious, low carb food. This year’s theme is holiday baking (YAY!). We have several talented bloggers contributing recipes and on World Diabetes Day (November 14th) we will be hosting a fun giveaway. Stay tuned.
Serve these tender pumpkin rosemary biscuits on your holiday table and let’s get changing those perceptions!
Please see my low carb Pumpkin Rosemary Biscuits on A Sweet Life.