Making Carbs Count Christmas Classics

LIVINGLIVING MAKING CARBS COUNT

Some tips and tricks to get you through the

season of good cheer with your carb counts

under some kind of control.

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

Cristmas is a particularly

tricky time for people

with diabetes. In

fact most times of

celebration mean

navigating around cakes, sweet drinks

and special treats that mostly involve

sweet ingredients, or ingredients where

the carb count is not easily calculated.

It can be tough to keep refusing food

offered. But with many classic dishes, it's

possible to adapt them so that some of

the 'nasties' are reduced, or taken out

altogether. Nor need they taste awful!

These are a few seasonal recipes that

you could try that need not make your

blood sugars rise (at least not too much).

See a couple overleaf.

Bakes, pies and puds

It's not a celebration without a cake

involved. Generally a no-no for anyone

with diabetes, the issue with Christmas is

it's not limited to one day like a birthday,

so cakes, biscuits, Christmas puddings

and mince pies abound. Not only do they

have a high carb count due to the flour,

and with fat from butter in pastry, but the

contents are often high-octane in terms of

carbs as there's a high quotient of dried

and preserved fruits (often preserved by

being boiled in syrups). Due to the fact

that people in the past have had to adapt

to the seasons, storing and preserving

food from autumn to be eaten in winter,

the two biggest classics - Christmas

pudding and mince pies are extremely

hard to navigate even by having extra

doses of insulin to cover a portion. Just

having 'a little taste' is a better bet.

Fruit and nuts

There are no particular seasonal problems

with fruits like oranges, satsumas and

clementines in their natural form over

Christmas, but watch out for dried fruits,

which often have added sugar at this time

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