Well last week at the Dr's we got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in the family, and so I am going to have to do some serious research into what is good and what is not, diet is now everything. Plenty of people live with this condition, just needs acceptance of what you have and adaptation to control it.
First step was changing ordinary sugar for a low GI sugar substitute, that step is taken. Now I have to start using forms of low GI sugar in my baking, and with this in mind first up was some
gently heat 6oz flora cuisine and 6 oz agave syrup in a pan. remove pan from heat,
stir in some chopped dried figs, apricots and cherries
add zested rind and juice of 1 lemon
add 12 oz porridge oats
flatten into a lined baking tray and bake for approx 12 mins.
Once cool cut into squares.
These made a very pleasant flapjack, dairy free so healthier fats, low GI sugar and slow to burn oats to stabilise the body's glucose levels with the added fibre of dried fruit and lemon juice for a nice tangy flavour.
The highlighted products were supplied by Healthy Supplies, but the recipe idea is all my own.