Friday, February 8, 2019

Pancakes and more pancakes

Let's talk breakfast.
When Evelyn was first diagnosed a couple of years ago we kept her diet exactly the same.  She is a healthy eater in general.  Lot of fruits and vegetables but breakfast has been our most difficult meal.  Like most type 1 diabetics she is more insulin resistant in the morning.  Requiring more insulin to carb ratio than the rest of the day.
In the past her go to choices were frozen waffles, cereal, milk, and breakfast bars.  High carbs, high sugar and a rough way to start the day.  These foods unfortunately sent her blood sugar through the roof making the rest of the day a game of catch up.  Her moods fluctuate greatly when her blood sugar is roller coasting with highs and lows.  It makes school difficult.  She has trouble concentrating and feels over all not good.
After lots of failed attempts at keeping that meal the same I knew we had to make a change.  The change also needed to be something she looked forward to eating and was similar enough to what she is used to.
 I have been experimenting with low glycemic index foods.  We have cut out all processed carbs in the morning and exchanged it with homemade waffles and pancakes made with almond flour She also likes yogurt with fruit yogurt.
So far the mornings have been pretty steady and I am happy about that.  With school in full swintright  I am going to need all the help I can get to keep her blood sugar in range since I will not be there to make the small changes that she sometimes needs.

This is the recipe we use.  It has been great and so super easy to make.  I use it for pancakes and waffles. She dips them in sugar free syrup.  I like them with peanut butter on top.

Low Carb Pancakes

Monday, February 19, 2018

New Year, New Direction

Good Sunday Morning!  It's been a while since I have spent any time on this blog.  Life has been good, crazy and overall just really busy.  I know people will say you spend time on the things that are important.  As true as some think that is, I don't.  I don't spend most of my time doing things I completely enjoy.  Most days are a race against time.  Trying to fit it all in.  Being a good mom, an attentive wife, the house CEO and most time consuming managing Evelyn's Type 1 diabetes.  
I am thankful to have already been a stay at home mom when she was diagnosed because I am not sure how we as family would be able to do it without me being at home.  It is a full time job with no breaks.  Day and night I am her pancreas.  
As I started to get ideas together for blog posts I realize that I should be sharing more of what Type 1 is like for Evelyn and as her care taker.  It is what I spend my "free time" doing.  Researching, recipe testing, documenting and attempting to make life for her as easy and normal as possible.  
So get ready.  I am taking this blog in new direction.  I will still be sharing recipes, and meal planning which is really what I like to do but, I will also be discussing more about Evelyn and her ongoing care.  
More to come!  

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly meal planning in full effect this Sunday.  I have already meal planned and grocery shopped.  I am spending this afternoon getting organized and doing some prep to make the week easier.

Monday- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (chicken and rice for the kids) ceasar Salad
Tuesday- Turkey Tacos with black beans and quinoa (taco bowl for me with lettuce, tomato and avocado)
Wednesday- Veggie Stir Fry with rice and quinoa
Thursday- Left overs
Friday- Homemade pizza

Seriously this theme days plan has made my life so much easier.  We are still getting lots of variety and I am streamlining planning.  I am hopeful that when summer comes we can do lots of grilling and make extra each night so we can cook less and eat more left overs.

What are you guys having this week??