D-liciously Diabetic

Deli sticks

I was on Pinterest and repinned this link from Eating Well. It is a post about 100 calorie snack ideas. Great ideas, as they also happen to be diabetic friendly. I found myself hungry for a snack so I picked an idea that I had the ingredients to and so I picked the Turkey Rollups idea.

Here’s how it turned out.


I used mustard because I love that flavor and it has no carbs so I can kinda go crazy with it. It was quite satisfying and I love the crunch of the pretzel stick in the middle.

Then I began to think…

Girl, we can have fun with this!

Here are a few ways I can think of to change it up:

  • Mix up a little whipped cream cheese & cranberry sauce in place of mustard. Baby thanksgiving sticks! Cranberry sauce can be rather high in carbs so just watch out for that.
  • Use vegetable sticks instead of breadsticks to lower the carb content or to splurge on higher carb sauces.
  • Feeling beefy? A1 sauce & roast beef baby!
  • Want some kick? Use buffalo wing sauce, Tapatío, ooooo or sriracha! Oh yea./li>;;
  • Want some Far East flavors? Use sweet and sour, teriyaki, hot mustard-like from the Asian market, or wasabi!
  • Clearly, I love sauces…I’m quite the condiment girl. Again, remember to keep I mind the carb contents of these combinations as some of the sauces are of the sweeter higher carb persuasion.

    What ways can you think of to change up this snack? Please share in the comments as I’m always looking for new ideas.

    Keep snacking.
    Keep counting the carbs.
    Keep it D-licious.
    Keep Cutting the B.S.! …and I mean Blood Sugar!

    D-liciously Diabetic

    Goat cheese & Roasted Red Peppers on the good stuff!

    It’s your Cut the B.S. girl reporting from the official Cut the B.S. Kitchen. I’m here to remind you that diabetic dining doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. It can be flavorful & D-licious!

    Today, I made myself a sandwich on the good stuff. And when I say good stuff, I’m talking about the artisan breads you find at your local grocer. Today, it’s all about my good friend rosemary! Rosemary bread is just super yummy.


    Wanna know how to put this yummy sandwich together? Here’s how:

  • Take about 2 oz. of your fancy bread. Make sure to look it up on your favorite carb counter. Remember to use a food scale to measure the bread since that where most of the carbs are. If you buy it sliced in 1/2 inch increments its about 2 slices.
  • Smear some goat cheese on each slice.
  • Add roasted red peppers-about an ounce or 2. I’m lazy so I use the jarred stuff. I like to dry them off with a paper towel so not as to soggy my bread.
  • Throw in a leafy green or alfalfa sprouts.
  • Slap the two sides together.
  • cut at an angle. I don’t know, it feels fancier that way.
  • Enjoy!
  • So you’re looking at the picture thinking…

    “Cut the B.S. girl, you’re supposed to eat 45-60 of carbs per meal. Your picture says 32. You’re short!”

    Besides saying…”I’m not short…I’m fun sized.” I’d show you this:


    Bam! You just ate healthy and you get to be bad-it’s not even the sugar free stuff. Boo-yah!

    Make it healthy.
    Make it D-Licious.
    Make sure to…”Cut the B.S.!” and I mean blood sugar!


    My Ab-Fab Moment


    When I was in the ICU, I had a nurse named Annie. She was awesome. My second or third day there, I was told to drink like a quart of crystal light with some medication in it. My doctor requested a CT scan to check out my gallbladder to see if that was the cause of my diabetic ketoacidosis. Anyhow, it took me a while but I did it…downed the whole thing like it was spring break-I should have had my Ryan, my husband, hold my legs while I did a crystal light keg stand! Annie came back with a wheel chair to take me to the CT scanner. I get in the chair and she’s like:

    “Ya wanna do something about your hair? You kinda have an Ab-Fab thing going on there.”

    Ha ha thanks for the comic relief, Annie…I’ll never forget it.

    AttituDe of GratituDe

    Today, 8/12/2012, I’m thankful for…

    Being able to run on the treadmill again…even if I could only hang for only 15 minutes.

    AttituDe of GratituDe

    Today, 8/11/2012, I’m thankful for…

    A full tank of gas I didn’t have to pump & a car wash! Thanks babe. 🙂

    D-liciously Diabetic

    Eating like a kiD again.

    I just had half a sunbutter sandwich on whole wheat bread. (25 grams of carbs)
    A half a cup of fresh pineapple. (11 g of Cb)
    A half a cup of blueberries. (8 g of Cb)
    And a cup of coconut milk. (10 g of Cb)

    Total carbs: 54 g

    I might as well have eaten it out of a lunchbox, it was soooooo good!

    Speaking of, here’s a picture of the lunchbox I would have eaten it out of if I thought of it sooner. Thanks again, Anni!


    Make it count.
    Make it D-Licious.
    Make sure to “Cut the B.S.!…I mean blood sugar.”

    AttituDe of GratituDe

    Today, 8/8/2012, I’m thankful for…

    Aren’t they cute. I caught them under the mistletoe!

    My parents. They’ve been married for 35 years today. They are the most generous, understanding, patient, loving parents. I’m very grateful to them for all their help with the girls and our life here in Vegas. I wish them the best anniversary ever and many many more to come.

    AttituDe of GratituDe

    Today, 8/7/2012, I’m thankful for…

    the Olympics. Every day I see someone’s amazing story and it’s fun to see hard work payoff. The fact that we can witness this payoff for so many people from so many different countries in such a concentrated period of time is quite amazing.

    AttituDe of GratituDe

    Today 8/6/2012, I’m thankful for…

    the opportunity to keep moving forward despite the tough days.

    AttituDe of GratituDe

    Today, 8/5/2012, I’m thankful for…

    spending time with one of my best girlfriends from home.

    There are a lot of things I love about my friend, Jess.  But here are a few I can think of in a few minutes:

    • She’s fun to be around.
    • She always has a smile on her face.
    • She sends me Petra Mahalimuyak bidjos.  “Pold, pold, put it away!”
    • I’ve never felt as if she’s ever judged me despite my faults.
    • She looks great in periwinkle, pink, and purple, not all at the same time though-that’s just too much.
    • We can be lookin’ hott and sexy one minute and then be completely goofy and silly the next.
    • She has really delved into her Carribean Queenie roots by participating in Carnival events around the world…well really around the U.S. and Carribean.  I love the outfits and I’m gonna join you one day!
    • She understands how much it meant to me to make it into the Varsity Pep Squad. (Yes, I was in the Pep Squad.)
    • She has such a great heart for others…especially a visitor of the feline persuasion.  I don’t know how you do it.
    • She likes Skyflakes.

    I love you and I miss you already, Blanche…Samantha…my beloved Jess.

    Thank you for being a friend.