Post # 1
My fiance was diagnosed as pre-diabetic last fall. Since then he has stopped eating all carbs except what’s in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, etc. In other words, no sugar (of any sort, including maple syrup/honey) and no grains (whole or otherwise).
Originally, I’d wanted to have wedding cake and pie, since I like cake and he likes pie. But now he can’t eat either. But I would like for him to have something to enjoy at our wedding. Do you have any suggestions? The only thing I can think of is fruit with cream, but he doesn’t like cream. (Can you tell this isn’t easy?)
Post # 3
Flaxseed Vanilla Pound Cake(no sugar, no Gluten, low carb, high in Omega3 fatty acids )
½ cup of room temperature grass-fed cow Butter
1 ¼ cup Splenda (please try to use less)
6 large Omega3 Eggs
1 Tsp Baking Soda
¼ Tsp Xantham Gum
4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups Flaxseed Flour (meal)
½ Tsp White Vinegar
Place & mix butter and splenda in a large mixing bowl and beat together with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add flaxseed flour in thirds, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla, xanthum gum and baking soda. Pour batter into heated and greased pan, cook and let stand for 20 minutes.
Post # 4
does jello have carbs? You could do different jello colors. Do like a cupcake tower but with jello in cups.
Post # 5
Have you tried googling some diabetic recipes? I’m sure there are tons out there.
My grandma has diabetes and last year I found a recipe for her bday cake. It was angel food cake. You mixed together cool whip and canned pineapple and “frost” the angel food cake with that. Its delish 🙂
Post # 6
you could make a fruit pie using real gelatin (not the jell-brand variety) and have someone make the crust with an almond flour crust (made with almonds and not wheat) It can be lightly sweetened with stevia if its needed
You could also do a baked apple.
Is there a reason he does NO grains? Whole grains full of fiber are often consumed in moderation by diabetics and is part of a balanced diet for them. IE an oat crumble on top of an apple raspberry crisp would be a great dessert!
Pumkin pie custard sans crust (again sweetened with stevia)
Post # 7
You could bake a groom’s cake with Splenda!
Post # 8
@lefeymw: Oooh, an almond crust, that’s a GREAT idea!! We made a spinach pie with a walnut crust a few weeks ago that was delicious.
I don’t totally understand his exclusion of whole grains, but I think it was because his doctor told him to “radically restrict” his intake of carbohydrates, which whole grains still have. He gets everything he needs, though – tons of fiber from fruits and veggies. I’m proud of him – he went from 260 lbs (in July) to 180. I think it’s just easier for him to have firm rules, rather than to do some things in moderation.
@TamiN: He loves pound cake, so this is great too! Thank you!