Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More Recipes for Diabetics Misinformation

I am appalled at some of the misinformation that is out here on the Internet when it comes to so-called diabetic websites.  I have subscribed to some of them just for fodder for my blog.  While some are good and provide useful information for diabetics, many are just downright horrible.  I know some of them mean well, but they are just so far behind the times when it comes to what really works for diabetics and what diabetics really need to know.  One such 'diabetic living' site lists some of it's favorite 'diabetic' breakfast recipes.  Out of 33 suggested recipes, 22 of them had from 15 carbs up to a whopping 47!  Out of the 22, only 2 had less than 20!  I was flabbergasted at some of the suggested ingredients.  Sugar, brown sugar, coconut, honey, all-purpose flour, and one recipe called for 6 cups of sourdough bread!  It seemed the only thing they were concerned about was fat.  Most of the recipes called for low fat this and low fat that, while at the same time telling you to use 1/2 cup of sugar!  Let me give you the list of the 22 I spoke about and how many carbs per serving in each.

Spiced Breakfast Popovers. One serving is 1 popover. Each popover contains over 30 carbs.

Southwestern Breakfast Tostadas. One serving has 24 carbs.

Cheesy Grits and Sausage. 30 carbs per serving.  Try cheesy eggs and sausage instead.

Fruit Filled Puff Pancakes. 26 carbs per serving.  Lisa uses almond flour and cuts the carbs tremendously.

Toasted Walnut Waffles. 33 carbs per serving

Low Fat Spinach Quiche. 15 carbs per serving. A little better but, again, fat is the concern here.

Oat Bran Pancakes. 32 carbs per serving.  Again, why all-purpose flour?

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits. 30 carbs per serving.  Low carb yogurt is out there and if they had chosen the fruit a little better, the carb count would have been cut so much it would truly be good for a diabetic.

Ginger Pear Muffins. 19 carbs and brown sugar?

Toasted Oat Muesli. 27 carbs.

Cranberry Whole Wheat Scones. 26 carbs.  Whole wheat does not mean low carb.  Try some of the low carb flours and Healthy Life Low Carb Whole Wheat Bread.

Pick Me Up Bars. 20 carbs.

Best of Bran Muffins. 23 carbs.

Diabetic Mango Coffee Cake. 35 carbs and they call it “Diabetic”? ½ cup of sugar? Really?

Tropical Coffee Cake. 28 carbs.  Same ol', same ol'.

Honey Apple Pancakes. 22

Baked Cheese and Egg Dish. 24 carbs. 6 cups of sourdough bread?  Why not use Healthy Life Low Carb Sourdough?  Do these folks even know that low carb breads are available?

Cranberry Almond Cereal Mix. 32 carbs.

Oatmeal Brunch Casserole. 47 carbs!!!  Whaaaattt?  I'm not going to say anything else about this one.

Double Oat Granola. 27 carbs.

Stuffed French Toast. 29 carbs.

Spiced Irish Oatmeal. 27 carbs.

I just can't understand why these sites even call themselves 'Diabetic' sites.  I will say that some of their recipes, 5 or so out of 33 were actually low carb, but give me a break.  And I have to say that a lot of this misinformation is out there because we diabetics don't always do our homework and we tolerate this.  Stand up and let the truth set you free.  Leave comments letting not only the site know they are misguiding folks, but letting the readers of these sites know they are being misled.
Enough for now.  I have fish frying in olive oil and it needs my attention.  Yeah, I'm frying.  I like my fat.  See ya!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Brain, I was on the website that you are talking about and noticed the high carb count on their recipes. Because of your comment on their site, I am now on ourlowcarblife.com and loving the recipes with the very low carb counts. I have been searching for a couple of weeks now and this is the only site that actually has low carb recipes. Thank you so much!

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