Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope you and your family and friends have a wonderful 4th!
I wanted to share with you a couple of ideas on how to make your 4th of July food feast a little more friendly to the diabetic - and much healthier for everyone attending.
First, regarding that obligatory potato salad that everyone simple must have on the 4th, why not add more eggs to it to reduce the carb and up the protein! About half and half volume wise makes for some really yummy potato salad, especially if you add fresh herbs like dill, chives, rosemary, and/or basil. In fact, I like it better than just straight potato salad - don't let that protein packed healthy egg take a back seat anymore! You can also leave the peel on the potatoes to increase the fiber and nutrients.
Second, if you simply must have some sweet barbecue sauce on those grilled ribs and chicken, try using locally grown honey instead of sugar (or just organic honey if you can't find locally grown). It has a much lower glycemic index and is much healthier for you. It also will not raise your blood sugar as much as cane or beet sugar will. You can also try adding yacon syrup which is very beneficial to diabetics. Whatever you do, do not eat any sauce that contains high fructose corn syrup. Remember, this is a genetically modified imitation food (it is not a real food) that is known to disrupt the endocrine system (which diabetics and many others struggle with on a constant basis) - and we are only just beginning to understand all the harm that comes from genetically modified organisms.
I recently went down the barbecue isle at the supermarket checking labels and I was appalled at how many of the brands, including the most popular well known brands, contain high fructose corn syrup. You really have to diligent and keep checking those labels and just learn to say NO to anything genetically modified like high fructose corn syrup.
Okay, that's all for now. Have a giggly good time - keep the stress low and the laughter and love flowing! Be sure to click on the big red button and learn all the details about reversing diabetes.