Today's Prompt: “Mouthwatering Monday” – What’s your favorite entree? How does it affect your blood glucose?
Now this is my kind of prompt! I love cooking and baking. I especially love experimenting with recipes to make them diabetes friendly. My absolute favorite entree? It is awfully hard to choose since it all depends on what kind of mood I am in that day. However, there is one entree that makes me happy every time it graces my lips....homemade chicken with mushroom Marsala sauce and garden fresh green beans sauteed with garlic and balsamic, a side salad and some homemade bread...yum!
Homemade pesto bread
To answer the prompt question, the favorite meal I listed above has a very predictable affect on my blood sugar. (Another reason why I love that dish!) Since green beans are a low carbohydrate food and the Marsala sauce I make only has a few carbs too, this meal is overall low carb. The homemade whole grain bread is only 15-20 grams of carbs per slice. So adding it all up this is a hearty meal for usually less than 40 grams of carbs. The lower carb a meal is, the more predicable my numbers will be afterward...and I love the moments of predictability, so few and far between.
My other favorite meal is homemade pizza...you can read about it and see my recipes in my previous post Welcome Back Pizza