Well, until the day when we have our own topic, I would like to bring up the issue of breakfast. I've been keeping careful track of my type 2 no-medicated husband's BG numbers with a chart. FYI he has been on the mcDougall maximum weight loss diet for 6 months (i.e. no animal products/no oils, avocados or nuts, bread), the last 3 without cheating (ahem, Christmas
) and has now reached his optimum weight.
Turns out that oatmeal or any kind of whole grain (healthy) cereal just sends his numbers sky-high, around 200. I also test my non-diabetic self as a marker and it definitely doesn't have that effect on me, but then again I'm not diabetic duhhh...
He can get away with a green smoothie with just bananas as fruit, no strawberries for example, but that puts his numbers up to 140 and he can only have one glass which isn't really filling enough for him. But I'm proud to announce that I have discovered the perfect diabetic breakfast at least for my husband.
Behold the tofu scramble from the happy herbivore! I never dreamed this would taste so delicious, or so much like eggs! I made it with mushrooms, celery and fresh chilies, and served it with some cherry tomatoes on the side. It turns out that dijon mustard completely gets rid of the tofu flavor, it's a trick they use in a lot of tofu recipes. If you don't have any nutritional yeast yet, run to the health food store and get some! It has nutty/cheesy/salty/meaty flavour that is fantastic and important in vegan cooking. And it's the main ingredient in vegan gravy!http://happyherbivore.com/2008/10/basic-tofu-scramble/
FYI his BG scramble numbers:
on waking up: 101
1 hour after scramble: 123
2 hours: 110