Saturday, December 1, 2012
Diabetic Holiday Survival Guide--More Tips
One thing typically found at parties is a cheeseball. While the cheeseball itself, may not be high carb, the crackers you use to eat the cheesball are. So, try using cucumber slices to put your cheeseball on.
Also, volunteer to bring something to the party and bring something that you can have with out feeling guilty or raising your blood sugar too terribly much.
My family always has finger foods on Christmas Eve. We typically have a cheeseball and crackers, spinach dip and bread, finger sandwiches, lil smokies rolled in bacon and baked, meatballs in maranara, dixie chili dip, and hanky pankies. Not to mention the jam cake, stack cake, carrot cake, cookies and candy. In order to eat my favorite--apple stack cake, I am going to have to make choices this year. I plan on taking veggies and low fat dip instead of making the meatballs, and I am slicing cucumbers to eat with my cheeseball and the spinach dip. I also plan on making a cute little fruit Christmas tree for a natural sweet treat that I can have. See this links for pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/prajakta-gudadhe/4208070536/ This would be so festive and healthy!!
Cheese cubes are another item to bring that are a better choice for the diabetic. Low fat or reduced fat cheeses would be a better option.
A pickle and olive tray would be a great item to bring to a party. Olives and dill pickles are great nibblers for diabetics!
Remember to think of the choices you CAN have instead of dwelling on the thing you cannot have.
What healthy food are you preparing for holiday parties?
Low carb blessings,