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.

20120818-165931.jpg

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!

    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.

    20120816-134334.jpg

    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:

    20120816-141224.jpg

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

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

    My Ab-Fab Moment

    20120812-230412.jpg

    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.

    Eating like a kiD again.

    20120809-153917.jpg
    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!

    20120809-153747.jpg

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