Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Recipes that have helped get the diabetes under control.

Gosh this is post number 1111, I have given you one thousand one hundred and eleven posts. These have been on varying topics from recipes to allergies, 366/365, reviews, competitions, home education, the happy, the sad as well as various rambling thoughts.

Anyway back to the matter in hand, OH's blood test results last week show that his diabetes is well under control. his blood sugar has gone from a very high 14 to a nearly acceptable 7.2, GP would like it under 7. Hopefully time his next blood tests are done his six week picture will be below the 7.

He really has worked hard at getting this result, I have done my bit by not buying the junk food that he has spent years eating, and also by making/baking various foods using low GI sugars, slow release carbs, and more home made soups.  But we cant get back into our old habits and so by me doing the baking he has got nicer things he can eat and not really feel like he wants to eat unhealthy foods regularly.

So what sort of things have I been making? These are all made with normal recipes but just with ingredients designed to be healthier.

Black rice pudding with rose water ( think Turkish delight flavour) and coconut sugar and coconut milk drink

Home made soya yoghurt with blueberries

High fibre cheese scones with added oatmeal

Fruit flapjacks made with agave syrup and coconut oil instead of butter. The coconut oil gave them a wonderful flavour.

Lemon drizzle cake made with fruisana sugar  and added flax seed powder

Mint tea barm cake, made with coconut sugar and light brown self raising flour and added oat germ. This recipe is fat free as it does not use any form or fat or eggs. I soaked the fruit in tea made with a tea bag and a couple of dozen mint leaves from the garden.

Raspberry Muffins made with coconut milk, added oat bran and fruisana sugar

Home grown rhubarb made into Rhubarb and vanilla bean custard.

A sponge cake with fruisana sugar, light brown self raising flour with added ground flaxseed powder, and then (naughtily) normal butter icing flavoured with rose water

The highlighted ingredients were supplied by Healthy Supplies, but the recipe ideas are all my own.


  1. I need to get the Lemon drizzle cake recipe from you. DH was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic, loves cakes but hates fruit in them so I might try it.

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