Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

I have Black Raspberries, Red Raspberries, and Rhubarb, in my yard. I bought the Strawberries at the farmers market. Jam is so easy to make! Just sweeten, and cook. I used Stevia, but not that much.Image
Next I made almond Flour in the Vitamix, dry container.
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On the right is a white flour, and sugar recipe. On the left is the one I made up for me. It is Gluten, and sugar free. Great for diabetics. Lots of protein, and low carb.
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Regular recipe
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/peanut-butter-and-jelly-bars-recipe/index.html
My recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease pan approx. 4X6 a small casserole dish would work.

Mix
4 Tbs. butter (Coconut oil would also be wonderful)
4 Tbs. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Add
2/3 cup Almond Flour
2/3 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp. baking poweder
Stevia to sweetness desired (I used 4 drops)

Mix with fork or hands until it’s crumbly.

Spread 2/3 of the dough into the prepared pan and spread over the bottom. Spread the jam evenly over the dough.

Drop small globs of the remaining dough evenly over the jam. Don’t worry if all the jam isn’t covered; it will spread in the oven. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and oats, and bake for 35 minutes, until golden brown.

For dessert, you could add no unsweetened, or Stevia sweetened whipped cream.
For breakfast you could add unsweetened Greek yogurt.

Cheese Steak Salad

I know this is obvious, but you can turn any of your favorite sandwiches into a salad. It makes it much it lower in carbs, and much better for anyone diabetic, or insulin resistant.

I sauteed the onions, peppers, and mushrooms in one pan.

In the second pan I fried the shaved steak. As soon as I flipped the steak, I turned off the pan, and added a slice of cheese. 

I used baby Romaine lettuce, and ranch dressing. 

It was delicious! Not missing the bread at all.

I have 26 years of experience of being diabetic, and I’m trained as a hypnotherapist, massage therapist, and yoga teacher. If you live in the Chicopee Imagearea, and want some help, book a massage, or come to yoga class. 

Low carb for a diabetic, week 2

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At the start of week 2, I lost about 5 pounds, my blood sugar is the best I’ve ever seen it, and I’m learning to adjust some things.

This is my coffee. I learned that I don’t really like heavy cream in my coffee, and whole milk in my coffee, is where I want to put my carbs. I also notice that if I add cinnamon, I can cut down on the Stevia, just 3 drops. Cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar, as well as being very tasty. I put the cinnamon in before frothing the milk, it blends it right in, instead of sitting in clumps on the top.

Yesterday my son Nathan made a cake for his stepmother’s birthday. He cut the top off the cake to frost it. It reminded me of mother, who baked cakes to sell. As a child it was treat to get those little pieces of cake. I ate a few bites of the cake. It tasted WAY to sweet to me. My taste buds are getting used to less sweet. I threw the rest in the trash. It was still just a little warm. As I was throwing it in the trash, I knew I was committed to doing things differently. It felt really good.

Curry Chicken Salad, with Broccoli Slaw

If you put some effort into eating low carb, it can be very good food! I buy organic rotisserie chicken. This time I used some of the breast meat for Chicken Ceasar Salad, with homemade dressing, capers, and olives. No croutons.

Second dish, curry chicken salad. I pulled the chicken off the bones, and put it in the food processor with celery (onion would also be an option, or scallions would even be better!), add mayo, and curry powder. I topped it with fresh sprouts (I sprout them…another blog).

The salad is also my recipe. I use broccoli slaw. The dressing is mayo, cider vinegar, and a sprinkle coconut sugar. I book bacon, and then chopped onion in the bacon fat. That gets added to the slaw, and then I topped it off with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sliced almonds. Image