to you mama! I remember that scary day in our household!
Pre-diagnosis, DH (and we) were eating out all the time. He was having a pint of Ben and Jerry's every night or two, and was losing his eyesight. We slowed way down, cut out the sweets, and he started eating a huge salad for lunch every day. (Seriously, my farmers can't believe that I buy 6 bunches of lettuce at a time!) My main concern became cutting out the high fructose corn syrup in the pre-packaged foods, so I started making as much from scratch for him as I could.
Breakfast is a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato, lettuce, canadian bacon. Coffee with soy milk (just because I don't keep regular milk in the house.)
Snack: a piece of fruit, slice of homemade zucchini bread
Lunch: Big salad (6 cups of lettuce, probably) chicken, carrots, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, croutons or nuts, homemade ranch dressing.
Snack: fruit, another slice of zuch. bread with homemade strawberry jam
Dinner: here are my last 2 weeks of plans as posted on MDC and edited for reality.
Dessert: about 2-3 nights a week, he'll have a big serving of homemade cobbler, or other treat, but has found that watermelon (his former favorite summer dessert) has too bad a negative impact on his #s. He doesn't have a problem with popcorn, however.
Our diabetic educator told us at our first meeting that there is no such thing as a bad food. Our problem is moderation, so I cook as much good stuff as I can, and go from there.
Thus ends July:
Sat 7/26- Pizza with Canadian bacon, olives and tomatoes (mine has goat cheese) freeze one batch of dough
Sun 7/27 Burgers
Mon 7/28- Chicken and Dumplings (double batch to feed the freezer?)
Tues 7/29- Leftovers
Wed 7/30- Hamburger Buddy double batch (Eating Well recipe)
Thurs 7/31- Leftovers
Fri 8/1- Pizza (freeze one batch of dough)
2-lamb shoulder roast, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad
3- homemade pasta, eggplant marinara, and meatballs, salad
5- slow cooked ribs, summer veggie sautee, garlic bread, peach caprese goat cheese salad
6- tortellini with red sauce
7- leftovers made fabulous
8- slow cooked chicken with summer salad and vegetables
I realize that there are fewer whole grains on here than I normally cook, and fewer leafy greens. I got big into cooking Kale, beet greens, etc. after he found out. I'd put them in his fritatta every week, and we'd have a side of them too.
Let me know if you have any further questions, Camellia, I'd be happy to help. Basically, we eat like we would normally, but we go out much less and rely on processed foods much less. Cutting out the sugar was the biggest early challenge. Oh, and I know it's not food related, but it is very much health-related: exercise became the biggest key to getting and keeping his numbers down.