Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and this is the time of year that many diabetics start to “fall off the wagon” in terms of their dietary management. Some find that during the holiday season, they tend to spiral out of control. It is important to enjoy the holidays, but not to sacrifice your own health in the process. There are numerous tasty low carb substitutions that can be found easily in cookbooks and online.
One staple found as part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is mashed potatoes. Unfortunately, potatoes are high in carbohydrates….
- ½ cup of white potatoes: 67 calories and 15 grams of carbs
Most people eat the equivalent of 1 cup of potatoes, that’s 30 grams of carbohydrates before you add anything else to your plate!!!
- ½ cup of cauliflower: 14 calories and 2.5 grams of carbs
Just by making this substitution you are eliminating 25 grams of carbs from that meal. There are a multitude of recipes available to make tasty versions of mashed cauliflower.
You still have a few weeks before Thanksgiving and the holiday season enters full swing. Start looking for low carb food options now to be able to enjoy the festivities and keep your diabetes in check!