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Tesco doing low carb meals now.

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Emerald14, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Emerald14

    Emerald14 · Well-Known Member

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    Courgette spaghetti and cauliflower cous cous ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1436306761.778723.jpg
     
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  2. smigger62

    smigger62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's out of date. ..lol
     
  3. jgordon5

    jgordon5 · Well-Known Member

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    Have they put sugar in it though? The last time I bought a ready meal salad from Tesco's it had sugar in it! I couldn't believe it. I wrote to them and got a very unsatisfactory reply about catering to people's tastes...
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Yes, it would be interesting to see the nutritional information on the back of the packets.

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  5. DeejayR

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

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    I suspect this is because courgettes and spiralisers are fashionable just now.
    Courgettes .. Typical values 100g contains -
    Energy
    209kJ (50kcal)
    Protein 1.7g
    Carbohydrate 2.7g
    Sugars 2.3g
    Fat 3.4g
    Saturates 1.1g
    Fibre 1.1g
    Salt 0.3g
     
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  6. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used both of these while on holiday. The convenience was great as I didn't want to spent my holiday prepping food. My smaller Tesco don't sell them but probably wouldn't buy them at home anyway.
     
  7. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Prefer to make my own without sugar in but good to know as an emergency if on the road .
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing added just grated cauli and ribbon courgette any carbs and sugars are in the veg
     
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  9. Mrsmac247

    Mrsmac247 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the cous cous as my rice and it turns out ok with a few herbs and spices
     
  10. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    It pays to shop around. M&S do an excellent range of 'Balanced Carbs' meals which are tasty, good value and quite low carb.
     
  11. Scimama

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

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    Thats common in my local Tesco - 6 months out of date isn't uncommon!
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    How much extra do they charge for grating it for you?

    I suspect that it won't stay fresh as long as the whole veggies will.

    Robbity
     
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    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My mother bought me a spiraliser in June, still haven't used it.

    I venture into a couple of Tesco Extras for non-food items but unless it's organic I don't buy food from them. Tesco adds sugar, additives and water to things that other supermarkets don't, found that out from reading labels.
     
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    PerfectStorm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I bought some of the cauli rice from Tesco the other day to have with my takeaway curry. I normally make my own cauli rice but I can't say I enjoy doing so as it gets everywhere!!! It was nice to go for the lazy option for a change, particularly as having a takeaway
     
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    Beshlie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The problem for me is food that is low carb usually has vegetables in it which I can't eat at the moment as I can't digest them. I don't know how I remain at non diabetic BG numbers because although I eat chicken, eggs and fish I have no choice but to eat a couple of slices of bread and cereals. It's like the devil and the deep blue sea!
     
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  17. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why do you feel you need to eat bread and cereal? I eat only meat, eggs, and occasionally cheese. I feel quite well. I was definitely having trouble digesting vegetables and I saw a dramatic improvement in my digestive system when I stopped eating plants.
     
  18. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi, I too can,t digest veg or indeed anything too fibrous haven't enough large gut left! I've just been eating one slice of toast a day for breakfast but managing other meals by adding half a Lidls tortilla with bacon bits variety to my fish or meat and my bs stay low. I'm feeling well on that. I'm new to lchf but feeling great so far, hope you keep well.
     
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