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Type 2 Onion replacement

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by woollygal, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So was In shop today and fancied burgers. Bit all were 3G carbs.

    So I decided to make my own.
    20% fat beef mince, cheese mixed in some chilli flakes and onion. 1 onion divide between 4.

    Just looked and that means about 1.5 carbs which must come from just the onion.

    The burger was absolutely delicious. The best I’ve made.

    But I’d like to get them down to virtually nothing.

    With the burger I had baked aubergine covered in cheese with tomato.

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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I eat onions with no problems, so no need to replace...
     
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  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Onions are definitely worth having, in moderation, of course.
     
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  4. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That does make my meal 4.5 carbs or thereabouts. I could reduce amount of aubergine I guess.
     
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  5. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’d have thought that 4.5g carbs was quite low anyway.
     
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  6. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why you want to get below 4.5g carbs in a meal but you could try a little garlic instead. Or a tiny sprinkle of a crumbled stock cube?
    However, those will not provide the same nutrients so check what minerals/vitamins you need.
     
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  7. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Your bg readings are FAR more relevant than the fact your meal contains 5g more or less carbs.

    Try eating the meal a few times with onion, and a few times without. Don’t rely on just one reading. Meters aren’t that accurate.

    Once you know whether a few g of carbs from onion makes any difference at all, you can make an informed decision.
     
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  8. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried them yet so can't say what they are like but I purchased some 100% beef burgers, zero carbs, from Iceland the other day. Think they were £2.00 for 4 quarter pounders.
     
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  9. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use onion and garlic granulates/powder. In my opinion they give a better flavour, you can add any dry ingredient to a burger, think outside the box with your dried herbs and spices, then you can add grated cheese, diced feta, a bit of tomato purée, cream cheese, even a dash of cream - I don't usually bind with an egg I just wait and see if it needs it. It doesn't have to be beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey make great burgers

    Don't overmix as this can make the meat tough. I bought a burger press for a couple of pounds, makes the shaping easier and a firmer burger for cooking and you are handling your mix less. As long as anything you are using hasn't been frozen before you can do them in batches for the freezer, just remember to put a square of silicone paper between each one
     
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  10. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t think if Garlic.

    So if I can get onion powder does that count as no carbs?

    Thanks for press ideas just bought one
     
  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Chives, leeks (the white parts only), shallots .and green onions (also known as scallions) all have a lot of the flavor, but are probably much the same carb wise I use onion powder in a lot of what I cook.

    just to add onion powder is just under 2g of carbs per teaspoon.
     
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  12. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So is that the same as an actual onion?

    Also seem to get bit windy from onion these days so powder might help with that.
    Thanks
     
  13. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Don't forget onion powder is concentrated in comparison to an actual onion so an onion may have 7 to 9 grams of carbs per 100 grams powder has 79 grams per 100 grams but you only use a little half a teaspoon about 1 gram of carb.
     
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  14. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Just out of curiosity, what where your pre and post meal glucose levels?

    I agree 100% with @Brunneria - I'm much more concerned with managing my glucose levels and then, if required, adjusting the quantity of carbs involved.

    Robbity
     
  15. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Because I thought it was so low carb I didn’t test after. I was so stuffed I fell asleep lol.

    I’m planning on doing it again tomorrow. Although it will be different beef as I don’t have 20% left.

    It was only after I counted the carbs.
     
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