Grown-Up Trick or Treats
For those of us who graduated from trick-or-treating decades ago, Halloween is the simply the time of year when sweet temptations are everywhere ... and they come in guilt-free, I'll-just-have-one, miniature sizes!
Here are some grown-up ways to indulge without the bulge (and without the crazy blood glucose spikes) ... plus tips for weathering the "fun size" candy season.
Heavenly Angel Food Cake Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie Broiled Hamburgers Soft Pretzels Tangy Fruit Dip Grilled Tuna Salad with Wasabi-Ginger Vinaigrette Fresh Strawberries with Creamy Lime Custard Grilled Greek Vegetables Pumpkin Pecan Pudding Soy-Roasted Salmon
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...