I don't know why but it seems I have to work so much harder than anyone else I know with diabetes just to drop my glucose levels even slightly. Alas, that means getting back on the food kick. It takes so much time to manage diabetes properly but I'm learning it is oh so necessary.
I've read along the way that dandelion leaves are good for you so I purchased some this week and decided to make a salad. It thought it was quite good and plan to make it again.
- washed and shredded or torn romaine lettuce leaves
- washed and torn dandelion leaves
- washed, peeled and chopped baby beets
- washed and shredded green cabbage
- washed and shredded pear
- raw pumpkin seeds
- few spoonfuls of hot mustard
- few splashes of apple cider vinegar
- a few drops of honey
Place all vegetables in a large bowl. Use as much of eat of the vegetables as you would like. Shake together the dressing and toss the vegetables together. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top and enjoy.
Note: The dandelion leaves and the beets can have a strong taste so the honey in the dressing and the pear in the salad help to balance the flavours.
I made a roast chicken with heirloom (colourful) baby carrots and chick peas. Some of the chicken was for Friday's lunch. For dinner I made stir fried chick peas/cabbage/zucchini/garlic, curry chicken and couscous. Usually I like curry chicken but today I'm afraid it didn't sit well with me. My digestive system is sensitive and there are some days I cannot stomach certain foods. I think I need to start on a course of digestive enzymes and see if it helps.
I'm not quite sure what is on the menu for Saturday. I'm thinking a lunch of lentil soup and for dinner some boiled yams and the rest of the curry sauce. Somewhere in there will be a green salad or at least some spinach mixed into the lentils. I'm also preparing some dried kidney beans to make a stew for Sunday or later in the week.
The weather was nice today but I didn't have the energy to start planting the garden or put up the new patio table. That will have to come a bit later.
|Brussels sprouts and kale starter plants.|
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.