Posted in Hypoglycemic Diet, Hypoglycemic Living, tagged Chickpea, eating healthy, Good Bean, Hypoglycemia, Hypoglycemic Diet, Kraft, Portion Size, portioning food, PRK eye surgery, Protein, Protein Bars, Salads, Strong & Kind, thinkThin, tofu, Zing on October 1, 2016|
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Two salads and two sides of tofu, ready to be reheated/have some oil added for easy food preparation. The masking tape has the reheating and final prep instructions right on them.
Here’s my low-carb, good fat, protein snack collection for easy snacking while I recover from surgery. This is a collection of Kind STRONG bars, ThinkThin bars, Zing bars, and dried-salted chick peas.
6 servings (1 cup each) of Kraft 30-minute chili mac, in individual containers for easy re-heating (note: I don’t reheat in plastic, so those are thawed and heated in bowls).
I recently had PRK eye surgery, which meant that I was going to not feel great and not really be able to see (due to light sensitivity) for a few days. This posed a challenge for me as a hypoglycemic, since I still needed to maintain my diet. And, since I wouldn’t be able to work-out for a whole week, I needed to really make sure I ate healthy to maintain my weight.
My boyfriend (now fiance!, who was amazing during this, thank you so much!) was in charge of taking care of me during my healing process, including my meals. I wanted to make it as easy as possible on him because I definitely know how frustrating it can be do figure out all of the correct portions, measurements, etc.
So, the night before the surgery, I prepared some of easy-to-finish/easy to reheat meals that he could give me when I was hungry. This included (see photos above):
The salads and chili mac had final preparation instructions on masking-tape for him.
This worked really well, so I will definitely do it again if I’m having surgery again.
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Happy Halloween everyone!
As you already know from previous posts, my current protein bar of choice is ThinkThin. They taste great, have ZERO sugar in them, and they are a hell of a lot cheaper than Quest Bars ($1.25 for ThinkThin, $2.50 for Quest, if you eat one a day, that’s about a $40 difference per month!).
So when I saw a new flavor at the grocery store, ThinkThin Chocolate Raspberry, I got excited and bought a bunch of them.
Sadly, just like the caramel one, something is seriously off with the taste. It tastes like…chemicals.
Damn, I was really looking forward to a new flavor. I guess I’ll stick with my usuals (Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Brownie, and Chocolate Espresso).
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Posted in Hypoglycemic Diet, Hypoglycemic Living, tagged condiments, donut, Fajitas, Protein, protein bar, Protein Shake, thinkThin, tortillas, work meetings on October 20, 2015|
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Ok, so sometimes I have to get a little creative to maintain my diet, weight and blood sugar. It’s ok to laugh at these, I make fun of myself about them all the time. But you know what? They work:
- Went to Valentine’s Day dinner with my boyfriend. They told us ahead of time that they were catering in fajitas. So, I took my own corn tortillas. Laugh all you want, but the two flour tortillas they were giving everyone equaled 300 calories and 50 g of carbohydrates. My three corn ones? 150 calories and 30 g of carbs. Plus, they taste better and I got more meat than everyone else. I didn’t need to eat from 7 pm that night until the next morning!
- If I do allow myself a treat, such as a plain cake donut (one of my favorites!) I get one, immediately walk to the trash, and drop 1/2 of it in the trash. I know me too well, if it’s sitting there, I’ll eat it. But I won’t dig it out of the trash. Full plain cake donut, 210 calories, 22g of carbs. 1/2 of donut, 105 calories, 11 g of carbs.
- If my friends are having a night of unhealthy food that I can’t have (ice cream night), I’ll still go, but I’ll take my own treat that I love and is somewhat equivalent (such as Cookies and Cream protein powder or a ThinkThin Cookies and Creme protein bar).
- If sandwiches/wraps are provided for a meeting, I’ll take extra (no shame), dissect them, remove a lot of carbs and load all of the protein into one bun or wrap, and eat that.
- Drive our admin assistant nuts by insisting that all of our work food comes with all the condiments on the side (see Stop pre-loading my food with condiments!).
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