WARNING - this post will be boring!!!
I feel like I’m the only person with diabetes in the world who doesn’t cook. I hate cooking!!! It goes back to my childhood where as the eldest girl it was expected that I would cook and I do NOT like being told what to do.
It was also enabled by my husband, who when we met was vegetarian - I was reared on meat, potato & veg. I also am not a big fan of the spud either - am I really Irish!?! Anyways, he insisted on cooking and I didn't put up much of a fight.
So here’s what someone with diabetes, who does NOT cook, who would be me, eats on an average day. And it will be, as expected, very boring!
Breakfast: Most mornings I go for the low calorie porridge. On weekends I go crazy and have 2 slices of wholemeal toast (dripping in butter😋😋😋) with two cups of tea. Can't function without a cup of good old Irish tea.
Mid Morning Snack; At least 2 cups of Coffee ☕☕
Lunch; Weekdays; Salad, protein, rye crackers for crunch! 😋😋😋😋 And a piece of fruit - whatever’s in season. On weekends; 2 egg omelette with whatever is in the fridge plus cheese, a slice of bread & a piece of fruit.
Mid Afternoon Snack: Tea this time. ☕☕ at least
Dinner: Could be anything! I am married to a wonderful man who DOES cook and is very, very good at it. In exchange I do LOTS of dishes - it’s actually in our pre-nup. This dinner is wholewheat spaghetti with a cooked from scratch tomato and a smoked sausage called cabanossi. And it was DE-licious!
Dessert: Every evening I have a little something nice like Chocolate or ice cream. Plus a last round of Tea. I know, I know but there are worse things out there and I don't have problems sleeping - so why not!
And that’s it! Like I said, it's not very interesting but it has minimum impact on my blood glucose levels and it's what I like and what works for me. Find what works for you:-)