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Type 2 : CHRISTMAS TREATS

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ickihun, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. hca

    hca Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too, and the pork scratching one, how cool are these
     
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  2. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Christmas treat...........tickle off and live on a desert island in mid-June when the first fluffy-beast adverts appear on TV for things I neither want nor can afford and certainly don't need. Bah humbug......
    So hear it iiis merry christmas.......
     
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  3. Ajax

    Ajax Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I keep to my food plan ..as I otherwise set myself a ✻bad✻ precedent.
     
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  4. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Oh Santa....I want one! Ha ha
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Santa can I be greedy and have this one too for the boys! ;)
     
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  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    The pork scratchings advent calendar I saw in a local deli. You can get them online too. If I had one of these, and a cheese one, I would gladly take them off to a remote island for the months of December, and January, to do a sort of fast.
     
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  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    My proposed menu - much the same as alll my low carb Christmas dinners so far:
    • smoked salmon with cream cheese and chives
    • roast turkey or duck breast with homemade cranberry sauce, roast celeriac, sprouts cooked in butter and nutmeg with a little pancetta, and maybe a few chestnuts instead of celeriac
    • "cheat" black forest gateaux - boozy black cherries with chocolate muffin & cream
    It's all food I really enjoy, and I've not actually missed the additional tradtional high carb foods - last time I tried a mince pie it actually tasted vile... :eek:

    Robbity
    PS The firsr time I tried making a low carb stuffing, it worked perfectly, but I wasn't able to reproduce it so gave up... But I may have another go.
     
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  8. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Christmas - I am planning on a roast dinner with a small roast potato, a small yorkshire pud, lots of veg and a small amount of gravy - it is Christmas and as a meal I do not think it is that bad - it will be sticking to the one yorkshire that will be hard.
    I used to love mince pies so I have printed out the low carb option and will be trying the pastry made with almond flour and the mincemeat made with rhubarb - I do hope they are delicious.............

    I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the day as much as possible - just not going to work for me is a bonus.
     
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  10. HelenHak

    HelenHak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not this brand, but on Amazon they cost nearly £20!
     
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  11. wolfie53

    wolfie53 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I saw that...so I'm going to get 25x 70pence packets from local shop!!
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Nuts have been out of my diet for a while but I'm sure I can find some crazy ones for xmas.
     
  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I know someone very very well who should cater for us low carbers, cheese wise. He normally only caters hotels and restaurants.
    I must get him on side. A little side line?
     
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    wolfie53 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  15. Pipp

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    Yup, so I left it on the shelf at the deli, along with the gin advent calendar, that my daughter would have liked, that cost £125.
    Bah humug!

    Whatever happened to the advent calendars like those I got as a kid, which just had a little picture behind each window? The anticipation of Christmas day being enough reward?

    Bah humbugging my way from this thread, as I am aware it is for the purpose of treats, not my miserly good old days nostalgia.:bag:;)

    Though I will maybe get some pork rind to make my own porky scatchings, though I doubt I would be able to limit to one or two small pieces a day.
     
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    3 cases of marstons resolution already ordered (well I needed to get enough for free delivery).
     
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  18. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I found the posh pricey porky advent calenday on Amazon too, but I also found this Lindt one, which had a greater appeal for me at nearly half the price...

    Robbity
     
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  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    This thread may come in useful for xmas food info @welshgirl2228

    I'll stop giving you more info but make a new thread anytime for any concerns, we're a great bunch. In your time, it has to be.
    Hubby may make his own enquires with friends. Some men prefer just over hearing what they want to know.
    Low carbing is great fun. Breakfasts fit for a king. (Salmon and asparagus on protein toast) ha ha
     
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  20. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed just before last year, which did limit my food enjoyment somewhat. However, several months being disciplined eating 100-120g carbs a day with plenty of exercise have seen 6 stones disappear together with good BG control (Hba1c 32, FBG average 4.3) without medication. I now eat 170-180g carbs a day so have plenty of scope for food fun over the period without busting my diet.
    My biggest miss last year was panettone, served with a generous glass of marsala, so this year I will be treating myself a bit. I bake it myself so will reduce sugars a bit (I do still like sweet food but my definition of sweet has changed with my taste buds and I am now very sensitive to any sugar).
    Even so, a reasonable piece will have about 50g of carbs, so I will have this just before a bracing walk of an hour or so. Extra carby food will be balanced with all the meat and cheese snacks to keep overall food levels similar.
     
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