Good Ideas: No Bun

One day I figured out that if I said “no bun, please” when ordering I could still enjoy my juicy burger yumminess with all the fixings without blowing my carb count for the meal out of the water.

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Can you enjoy that without the bread?

I’m the first to admit I enjoy a big sloppy burger with all the fixings from time to time. That’s probably the reason I’ll never truly become a vegetarian. Every once in a while I get that hankering for the juicy hamburger yumminess and mmm…

My occasional indulgence can come with a lot of carbs—most of which are in  the bun. The carbohydrate count of a hamburger bun can range anywhere from 22 grams (Pepperidge Farms Classic Hamburger Bun) to 36 grams (Orowheat Country Potato Hamburger Bun). It can go even higher with bigger burgers that come with bigger buns. With a total carb count for a meal of 45 (or even 60) that’s significant.

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Side-by-Side: Sweeteners

Being faced with the rainbow of sweetener packets at your favorite restaurant or coffeehouse is overwhelming. Which one to use? Most importantly, which one is most yummy?

 

Being faced with the rainbow of sweetener packets at your favorite restaurant or coffeehouse is overwhelming.

Which one to use? Which are “suitable” or “safe” or “appropriate” for people with diabetes? Most importantly, which one is most yummy?

I decided to do a little taste test and research. Here’s what I found.

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No Cure for Diabetes: What that DOESN’T mean

Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

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Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

Sure, managing diabetes is uncertain.

People with diabetes experience sugar highs despite their best efforts. People with diabetes experience sugar lows despite their best efforts. People with diabetes develop complications despite their best efforts.

Life is uncertain.

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No Cure for Diabetes: What that means…

Diabetes is complex and not completely understood. There is no cure.

 
 

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Kerri Morrone Sparling of Six Until Me wrote that there is no cure for diabetes in today’s BlogHer. All I have to say is hear, hear.

Diabetes is a medical condition. You can call it a disease if you want to. And there is no cure.

The causes of diabetes are complex and not completely understood. And there is no cure.

Diabetes is not a moral judgement of people’s lifestyle. You cannot give yourself diabetes. And there is no cure.

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Quinoa Revisited…Again

Still having eight servings of (expensive) quinoa stored in my refrigerator I decided to try another new recipe in search of healthful yumminess. This time we tried Vegetable Quinoa Stew…

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Still having eight servings of (expensive) quinoa stored in my refrigerator I decided to try another new recipe in search of healthful yumminess. This time we tried Vegetable Quinoa Stew from the Tasty Kitchen section of The Pioneer Woman blog.

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