Makeovers for Cookout Classics
We Americans love summertime picnics and cookouts. In parks, on beaches, at lakes and reservoirs -- even in our backyards, we picnic as long as the sun shines.
When Europeans picnic, they pull out some fruit, cheese, wine, and a fresh baguette. Here in the States, however, we tend to go big.
At our picnics, you're likely to see jumbo bags of chips, pretzels, and cheese curls. Two-liter bottles of soda. Potato salad, pasta salad, and sandwiches and burgers on big, doughy buns.
If you have diabetes and count carbs, these summer eating fests can be nothing more than a test of your willpower. This summer, take charge and give your high-carb picnic favorites a healthy makeover....
Low-Fat Green Bean Casserole Fig Vinaigrette Zesty Steak Chili Corn, Bell Pepper, and Zucchini Stir-Fry Creamy Cheese Dip Glazed Carrot Cake Individual Pumpkin Pies Apple-Cabbage Strudel Vanilla-Raspberry Treat Tiny Pitas with Peanut Butter
It's been a roller coaster week for me - both in terms of stress levels and bloodsugars. I have had some real high points - feeling positive and happy and just generally great - and I've had some moments of pure panic, stress and bad decision making. Although I know that stress is likely causing the ups and downs of my sugars as well, it really is kind of a chicken and egg thing, isn't it? For example, on Sunday I spent the day in a really great place in terms of bloodsugar...