tea and ????

zelda

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so today is the first time since diagnosis i have gone to a friends for a cuppa. I hadn't told her about my diabetes until she produced enough cakes and scones to feed a football team :oops: I managed not to succumb however it did get me thinking, what do people have ~ if anything? In the house it doesn't really bother me but if there was, I could take something with me if i go visiting again.
 

Drummer

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Home made low carb crackers and cheese.
Mini roll-ups of pickle, soft cheese and ham.
low carb cheesecake.
chocolate cake made with almond flour and sweetener.
 

zelda

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Home made low carb crackers and cheese.
Mini roll-ups of pickle, soft cheese and ham.
low carb cheesecake.
chocolate cake made with almond flour and sweetener.
i like the cracker idea, will work on that one, thanks
 

trophywench

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Most of the mates whose houses we'd be in and out of and drinking tea or coffee, were usually 'trying to lose weight'' In any case most of them are Cadbury's milk choca holics and therefore don't appreciate anything nice I treat myself to, like the really really paper thin ginger biscuits coated in dark choc, made by Borders.
 

helli

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The local pound shop sell Lotus Biscoff biscuits in packs of individually wrapped biscuits. Rather like the ones you get with coffee when you are out.
I love the taste of those but am disappointed by the extra packaging so never buy them.
 

zelda

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Most of the mates whose houses we'd be in and out of and drinking tea or coffee, were usually 'trying to lose weight'' In any case most of them are Cadbury's milk choca holics and therefore don't appreciate anything nice I treat myself to, like the really really paper thin ginger biscuits coated in dark choc, made by Borders.
I like them too, thanks for that
 

zelda

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The local pound shop sell Lotus Biscoff biscuits in packs of individually wrapped biscuits. Rather like the ones you get with coffee when you are out.
appreciate it, might give them a go too. don't want too much in my cupboards because i'm doing so well but all these suggestions are brilliant for when visiting
 

zelda

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Chocolate eclairs are a popular low carb cake if you want to join in.
I would never have thought about this, thanks
 

everydayupsanddowns

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+1 for fresh cream eclairs. Generally about 10g of carbs(ish), with added fat in the cream to slow down the absorption. Feels much more satisfying than just a single digestive - and if visiting non-D friends you could arrive armed with a little selection and win yourself a 100 ‘best guest ever’ points!
 

kentish maid

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I love the taste of those but am disappointed by the extra packaging so never buy them.
I can see where you are coming from, I'd not really looked at it from that angle. I tended to think of not wasting food. You have given me food for thought (pardon the pun) :)
 

Lucyr

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I get individually packaged biscuits if i have people visiting, like the lotus ones or kitkats or similar. I live alone and don't want the rest of a full packet of biscuits in the house, and individual packets are handy for hypos anyway. If i'm going to someone elses house, whether i have a biscuit depends on my blood sugar, what i've been doing that day, if it looks particularly nice, if i can be bothered injecting for it, etc.
 

zelda

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+1 for fresh cream eclairs. Generally about 10g of carbs(ish), with added fat in the cream to slow down the absorption. Feels much more satisfying than just a single digestive - and if visiting non-D friends you could arrive armed with a little selection and win yourself a 100 ‘best guest ever’ points!
 

zelda

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what a fantastic tip, i had thought about taking strawberries and cream but this is better matched with tea and coffee
 

Pine Marten

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Most of the mates whose houses we'd be in and out of and drinking tea or coffee, were usually 'trying to lose weight'' In any case most of them are Cadbury's milk choca holics and therefore don't appreciate anything nice I treat myself to, like the really really paper thin ginger biscuits coated in dark choc, made by Borders.
Oh, Borders... we used to buy them but haven't seen them around for years. They are lovely
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trophywench

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Still have em in 'our' Tesco - spotted em last week, but was strong and walked past!
 

mum2westiesGill

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+1 for fresh cream eclairs. Generally about 10g of carbs(ish), with added fat in the cream to slow down the absorption. Feels much more satisfying than just a single digestive - and if visiting non-D friends you could arrive armed with a little selection and win yourself a 100 ‘best guest ever’ points!
I've never thought of chocolate éclairs being a low carb cake - so can we make it +2 please?
 

Molly M

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+3 for the eclairs - wow - delighted :p
 

mum2westiesGill

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The supermarkets are now going to be emptied of all the chocolate éclairs by all us diabetics lol :D
 
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