Have your cake
- Turn birthday cake into a parfait by putting a small, frosting-less piece into a dessert dish with some sugar-free pudding.
- Since the crust is the carb-laden part of pizza, take a few bites of the thin end of a slice, then use a fork and knife to eat the toppings off the rest.
- Make a chicken and cheese quesadilla using one white flour tortilla and one whole wheat or low-carb tortilla (check out La Tortilla Factory’s selection).
- Make pasta using half whole-wheat (or low-carb) pasta and half semolina (white) pasta. (Check boiling times; the white pasta will cook faster, so you can just add it a few minutes later.)
- At a sushi restaurant, order two pieces of sushi for a rice “fix” but make the rest of your meal sashimi (fish without the bed of rice). And don’t forget the miso soup!
- Have a pancake made with whole-grain mix and top it with trans-fat free margarine, a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar (or Splenda) and chopped fruit.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
Chile-Cheese Cornbread Artichoke Dip Coffee Custard Thai Crab Soup Red Pepper-Tomato Soup Curry Chicken Salad Tuscan Bean Salad with Fennel and Radicchio Stovetop Venison Casserole Cinnamon Sweet Waldorf Salad Enlitened's Tuna, Mushroom, and Egg Quiche
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...