Diabetes and the Alternative Lower Carb ‘Rice Pudding’

Before I start this post, Eddie and I just want to say thank you to all our readers who visit this blog, and a special thank you for all who take time to leave a comment … you are all appreciated 😊

Also, you may have already seen the post here telling about the unexpected but lovely email we received from Anuj the the Founder of Feedspot informing us that our humble blog has been rated at number seventeen of one hundred ‘Best Diabetes Blogs’. Our thanks to Feedspot for the thumbs up, and all who sent their congratulations. The list of best blogs is here

Now, on we go with today’s post…

Did you know that “one in ten adults worldwide have diabetes. Over 90% have type 2 diabetes. Close to half are not yet diagnosed. In many cases, type 2 diabetes and its complications can be delayed or prevented by adopting and maintaining healthy habits. Knowing your risk and what to do is important to support prevention, early diagnosis and timely treatment.”
please read more here

Did you know that in a fairly typical ‘old fashioned rice pudding’ there are over 40g carbohydrate (carbs) per serving. If you are a diabetic, eating this amount of carbs, many would find their blood sugar readings going ‘high’ … as your meter would show! Many Type 2 (and Type 1) diabetics exclude rice from their menu plans because of this reason … elevated blood sugar readings are the last thing a well controlled diabetic would want. So if you are diabetic, or indeed like me a non-diabetic but choose to live the LCHF lifestyle – what do you do?

Well, for many of the higher carb foods there are excellent alternatives, and you can swap many foods e.g. pasta for courgette, tacos for lettuce etc. Now, if you may be looking for a low carb (alternative) version of ‘rice pudding’ then look no further. Diet Doctor site has this super ‘creamy low carb “rice” pudding, pictured above. With just a few ingredients, it makes an amazing low carb version of the classic rice pudding. Make serve and enjoy it all year round!

Serves Six
just 6g carb per serving

300 g cottage cheese
300 ml heavy (double) whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
60 g fresh raspberries or other berries of your liking

Delicious served with red berries of your choice, or why not try a few wedges of a clementine …

Please see original recipe and instructions here

A reminder
Just look at the difference in carb count:
6g per serving in the low carb version
40g per serving in the ‘old fashioned‘ version

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

If you would like to read more about eating lower carb foods, and the LCHF lifestyle, why not see our posts ‘Introduction to low-carb for beginners’ here and ‘What is LCHF’ here

Please be aware that articles / studies within this blog are provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you have any concerns about your general health, including medication, you should contact your Doctor/local health care provider.

All the best Jan


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