What did you eat yesterday?

KerryC

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B - 45g porridge, 5g cocoa powder, 35g smooth peanut butter, 175ml unsweetened almond milk and a mug of coffee - 30g carbs, 3 units of novorapid
Hi Kaylz,

Just a quick couple of questions. After seeing your breakfast I was so excited to try it as it sounded delicious :)

However, I actually didn't see this particular post and I think I added too much cocoa powder as I used 10g. The porridge tasted so bitter and I wonder was it because I added too much cocoa powder.

This is the first time I've made porridge on the stove and also with almond milk, how do you normally cook yours? The Peanut butter made it a bit more manageable but I only ate half of it as I couldn't stand the bitterness. I would like to try it again some day though :)
 

grovesy

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Hi Kaylz,

Just a quick couple of questions. After seeing your breakfast I was so excited to try it as it sounded delicious :)

However, I actually didn't see this particular post and I think I added too much cocoa powder as I used 10g. The porridge tasted so bitter and I wonder was it because I added too much cocoa powder.

This is the first time I've made porridge on the stove and also with almond milk, how do you normally cook yours? The Peanut butter made it a bit more manageable but I only ate half of it as I couldn't stand the bitterness. I would like to try it again some day though :)
Just be aware @Kaylz is Type 1 and takes Insulin, many Type 2 find porridge spikes them.
 

Kaylz

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Hi @KerryC it may be that you used too much cocoa powder as the taste varies widely on quality too, what cocoa powder are you using?

I mix my oats, almond milk and cocoa together in a sistema breakfast to go pot at 8am the previous day and put that pot in the fridge until 6:30am just before breakfast, I zap it in the microwave for 1 minute 50 seconds and that's it at the consistency I like it to be

Do you like dark chocolate? It would be slightly higher carb but you could always try a square of good quality dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder, I've done it with Lindt 90% chocolate
xx
 

KerryC

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Just be aware @Kaylz is Type 1 and takes Insulin, many Type 2 find porridge spikes them.
Thanks for the advice :) it's the first time I've eaten porridge since diagnosis but I have made my own granola with the same Oats previous to today :)
 

grovesy

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Thanks for the advice :) it's the first time I've eaten porridge since diagnosis but I have made my own granola with the same Oats previous to today :)
Granola is another that some find problematic too! They only way to know for you is test before and 2 hours later and compare the results .
 

KerryC

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Hi @KerryC it may be that you used too much cocoa powder as the taste varies widely on quality too, what cocoa powder are you using?

I mix my oats, almond milk and cocoa together in a sistema breakfast to go pot at 8am the previous day and put that pot in the fridge until 6:30am just before breakfast, I zap it in the microwave for 1 minute 50 seconds and that's it at the consistency I like it to be

Do you like dark chocolate? It would be slightly higher carb but you could always try a square of good quality dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder, I've done it with Lindt 90% chocolate
xx
The cocoa powder was one that I already had and it was just a tesco own brand one so probably not the best quality?

I think I will try it again, previous to diagnosis I would have used the quick Oats that you just microwaved, although I read that they aren't so good and can cause spikes.

I'm not really a dark chocolate fan and thought maybe I'm just not used to the bitterness of the cocoa but I've found my tastes have changed recently so it's something I might get to like :)

Thanks for all your help :)
 

KerryC

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Granola is another that some find problematic too! They only way to know for you is test before and 2 hours later and compare the results .
I did previously test after my homemade granola and seemed to tolerate it, although I used a smaller portion size than what was recommended in the recipe.

I haven't done a lot of post meal testing so it's something I'm working on at the minute :)

I know it's probably for another thread but when you say testing 2 hours post meals, do you test 2 hours after you start eating or 2 hours after you finish your meals. I have seen people who do both, so I'm interested to see what people do? :)
 

bakebeans

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Breakfast: eat natural granola and yogurt
Snack: bar of Aldi chocolate
Lunch: cauliflower cheese soup and 3 pieces of livlife bread
Snack: 8 olives
Dinner: chicken tikka salad with popadoms and 3 small stuffed peppers
Afters: small slice of chocolate cake

wasn’t going to eat the cake as has been away at the weekend and eaten food I wouldnt normally but got an email from the school saying possible suspected covid case in daughters bubble and it tipped me over the edge.
 

grovesy

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I did previously test after my homemade granola and seemed to tolerate it, although I used a smaller portion size than what was recommended in the recipe.

I haven't done a lot of post meal testing so it's something I'm working on at the minute :)

I know it's probably for another thread but when you say testing 2 hours post meals, do you test 2 hours after you start eating or 2 hours after you finish your meals. I have seen people who do both, so I'm interested to see what people do? :)
Good luck. I usally do it roughly 2 hours after, I don’t set an alarm for it.
 

Kaylz

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@KerryC Tesco's stuff isn't actually too bad quality and it's what I'm using myself, the higher the quality the more bitterness it has really as it's higher cocoa %

I used to use Quaker Jumbo Oats and microwaved them no problem but currently using Morrisons own cheap ones at 75p for a 1kg bag and they have no difference of effect on my BG at least as I wear a Libre I know what's going on all the time

I've always preffered dark chocolate so I didn't have a problem with that lol
xx
 

Docb

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@KerryC, I make my own granola as well and use a much larger proportion of nuts and seeds than most recipes suggest. No fruit, fresh or dried. That works for me. Will push me up about 4 mmol/l in an hour but it's back down after 2 hours.
 

KerryC

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@KerryC Tesco's stuff isn't actually too bad quality and it's what I'm using myself, the higher the quality the more bitterness it has really as it's higher cocoa %

I used to use Quaker Jumbo Oats and microwaved them no problem but currently using Morrisons own cheap ones at 75p for a 1kg bag and they have no difference of effect on my BG at least as I wear a Libre I know what's going on all the time

I've always preffered dark chocolate so I didn't have a problem with that lol
xx
That's good to hear maybe it was just that I used too much cocoa powder, I'll definitely try it with 5grams next time instead :) I definitely find my shopping bill increasing, but I know its worth it lol!

I previously wouldn't have eaten fish which I eat now so I am trying new things so I might have to try dark chocolate for a treat every now and then :) xx
 

KerryC

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@KerryC, I make my own granola as well and use a much larger proportion of nuts and seeds than most recipes suggest. No fruit, fresh or dried. That works for me. Will push me up about 4 mmol/l in an hour but it's back down after 2 hours.
I recently made another batch of granola and left out the Oats and like you said added more nuts and seeds and some Peanut butter. Well I lie actually I tried to make like a granola bar but it just broke into pieces when I cut it so I made it into granola instead lol
 

Kaylz

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@KerryC I'm actually rather tempted to try it with 10 as my tastes are different lol

Yes diabetes isn't exactly penny friendly and being unemployed I've had to switch to cheaper alternatives where I can, throw in an eating disorder that I ain't fully over and its quite costly lol

I'm a fan of fish too but then there's not really much I wouldn't eat apart from olives and a few others, oh and carrots as I think they taste like pure sugar these days
xx
 

KerryC

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@Kaylz

You should try the 10g, you probably would enjoy it, and it's not really that much of a carb increase either :)

Aww no, that sounds really tough for you, I generally do love a bargain so I like to shop about a bit and find alternatives too :)

I would be fairly picky not really keen on Red meat, only recently started eating cod, salmon is next on my list. Cannot get to like the texture of prawns too. But I really am trying new things, sometimes I really need to eat something a few times to get myself to kind of like them lol
 

Kaylz

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Today
B - Same as every other day
D - German salami wholemeal sandwich with garlic mayo and a cadbury caramel cake bar, pint of water
T - mozzarella stuffed chicken breast wrapped in parma ham (it was absolutely delicious!) roasted broccoli and boiled baby potatoes, 1 square Lindt 90% and a pint of blackberry & blueberry diluting
Mug of coffee
xx
 

freesia

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only recently started eating cod, salmon is next on my list.
I do cod (or similar fish), wrapped in bacon, with some creme fraice and pesto dotted over then baked. Salmon, if its fresh i sprinkle over some garlic, chilli flakes and basil then put it in thr oven. It goes a bit paste like with the water that comes out of the fish and tastes lovely.
@Kaylz, you keep giving breakfast porridge ideas...i'll be trying the square of dark chocolate definitely lol.
So yesterday i ate
B - porridge with tsp crunchy peanut butter
L - wholemeal cheese and onion sandwich, orange and Skyr yoghurt with cacao nibs and walnuts
D - pork steak with leek and mustard sauce, new potatoes and veg
 

Kaylz

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@freesia I'm pretty much out of what I've had now but hoping to get my hands on some blueberry muffin almond butter and some gingerbread almond butter (I hinted at Bruce for birthday or christmas but he scoffed at the idea saying I needed better things for that!) so I may be back with more ideas soon! haha
xx
 

freesia

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@freesia I'm pretty much out of what I've had now but hoping to get my hands on some blueberry muffin almond butter and some gingerbread almond butter (I hinted at Bruce for birthday or christmas but he scoffed at the idea saying I needed better things for that!) so I may be back with more ideas soon! haha
xx
Mmmmmm...they sound good. Keep hinting :p
 
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