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Type 2 Treat

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Diane_56, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What do people do if they want a treat
     
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    Buzzer81 · Well-Known Member

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    Green and blacks dark chocolate 85% cocoa
     
  3. TeddyTottie

    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For something sweet I bake something low carb - keto chocolate cake, scones, biscuits, lately madeleines because my new waffle maker has plates for madeleines, waffles, stewed rhubarb or other low carb fruit with lots of cream.
    Savoury I have salted nuts, Camembert or Brie, salami, really good steak, wine, G&T...
    A lot of these things are actually just part of my diet now but because they were forbidden back in the old days, they still feel special!
     
  4. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I use my waffle maker to make Chaffles .
     
  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    More steak :D

    In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, treats are for training dogs. Whilst I enjoy everything I eat immensely, the whole 'food-as-a-reward' thing is not part of my life.
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Got to agree with this ...
     
  8. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Every meal should be a treat on its own. ;) But yeah.... Extra dark chocolate, a really nice hard cheese, olives, pork scratchings... Lately I've made keto pecan cookies, which turn out to freeze insanely well. (And I don't defrost them when it's warm, excellent replacement for icecream!). https://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/chewy-keto-pecan-cookies-low-carb/
     
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    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have diet jelly for something sweet, I am planning to try a 'hot chocolate' with some no sugar cocoa and almond milk and cream (of course). I also now find coffee with cream quite a nice treat which I have often. When I first had coffee with cream I really didn't think I would grow to really like it but now my everyday treat.

    Cheese is always good. You could try seafood? I also find pork belly with .lovely salty crackling is a great savoury treat.

    Plenty of options- maybe give us some ideas of things you like and are missing.
     
  10. Struma

    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Snacks/Treats/Go To's

    Cocktail sausage
    Slice of ham
    Slice of cheese
    10g worth of blackberries/strawberries/raspberries

    These suit me…
     
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  11. ChristieM

    ChristieM Type 2 · Active Member

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    Said it before. Can’t see why you can’t have the odd ‘sweet’ treat as long as it’s low carb. I’m with Teddy Tottie. I make a cake with almond flour and erythritol or cookies with same. About once a fortnight shared with non diabetic husband. Also nuts. Or small amount dark chocolate. Or half a bag of Wotsits. Or a protein bar. Have to be clear, I am generally low carb and can’t see harm in a low carb treat. Confirmed by Blood sugars. As always test, test, test.
     
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  12. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    [QUOTE="Jim Lahey, post: 2270639, member: 496333"
    In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, treats are for training dogs. [/QUOTE]
    WOOF WOOF!! I've occasionally been called - to put it in nice polite terms for the Mods- a female dog, so as such I reckon I must definitely be allowed treats?

    Seriously though, I don'r consider LCHF to be a deprivation diet, and most low carb food I eat can be a treat in itself - particularly smoked salmon, and rather than have specific "treats" which sort of have forbidden connotations, I regularly include in my diet some particularly enjoyable and suitably low carb foods that I can eat in small quantities, such as Lindt 85% dark chocolate, fruit or baked goodies, etc, none of which have any negative impact on my glucose levels or health. Which is all that really matters. :D
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The only treat that doesn’t have a negatives effect on my BG is a glass of wine or a G&T. If I’m desperate, an Aldi salted caramel nut bar., but I always regret it...
     
  14. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My go to snacks are:
    Spoon full of peanut butter
    A handful of macadamia nuts
    Dried Japanese seaweed
    Cheese
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    These are one of my new favourites too, but I'm too lazy to make individual little balls so I make one big round flat one and slice it up into 8 pieces, like shortcake.. Which doesn't really last long enough to freeze! :oops:

    Swapping pecan for hazelnut meal and cocoa powder, topped with chopped toasted hazelnuts works very nicely too.
     
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  17. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Oh my... That does sound good! :) (And those little balls drive me up the wall, so, excellent tip!)
     
  18. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    When you make your big flat circle, score it with a knife into 8 or however many segments, which you can then cut right through when cooked and cooled I reckon about 3 mins in my microwave and give it a poke with skewer or cocktail stick to see to check if it'd done/comes out clean.
     
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  19. JoKalsbeek

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

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    One day, this forum might turn me into a kitchen princess after all! :) Thank you!
     
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