A lot has been happening in my life lately, which is why I haven’t been checking in the past couple of weeks. I just published my 4th book, Embracing Awkward: A Collection of Writings on Life, Love, Body Image, Fat Liberation, Sexuality, Vulnerability, and Standing Strong. I wrote more about that on my other blog if you’d like to check it out.
I also just celebrated my birthday, which interestingly, I was not the least bit careful about what I ate that day, but I had one of my best blood sugar readings in recent memory the next morning. WHAT?!?
That’s got me wondering if maybe wine is a secret weapon in blood sugar control. Yes, I will be investigating that as soon as I have the finances to make that possible! (I was gifted a bottle of wine for my birthday, allowing this potential discovery to transpire – I was also gifted a free birthday pizza by Marco’s 🎉). A quick Google search indicates that I may be onto something here – but I would like to do more personal research at some point. If you feel inspired to contribute to my wine fund (or my general survival fund), please contact me below – or buy my books! 😍 (It’s a little awkward for me asking for financial support, but I am fully committed to embracing awkward at this point – and also, to surviving, so, Hello, Awkward! 😁)
Well, as busy as I am, the challenge of controlling my blood sugar is ever-present – and the busier I am, the more important it is that I plan ahead and that I have on hand things that are easy to make. I thought today I’d share one of my easy go-to recipes that I try to always have on hand.
The basic recipe is:
- Saute some veggies in olive or coconut oil. Here, I used broccoli and onions. I will often add cauliflower, kale, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, bell peppers, and other favorites. I have an awareness of using lower-carb veggies and staying away from potatoes, corn, peas, and other carb-rich veggies, but the amounts are so small, I honestly don’t think it matters much.
- Add a protein source. Here, I used pre-cooked chicken. I will often cook several chicken breasts in a Crock Pot to last me for days. Rotisserie chicken is also very convenient – and fairly economical. I sometimes use turkey or beef. If you like seafood, good for you! You could use that too! (I wish I did because I know it’s good for you, but I just don’t).
- Add a can of Amy’s Organic Soup. Here, I used the Minestrone Soup. (I don’t usually use the light sodium, that was all the store had). I often like to use the Amy’s Cream of Mushroom Soup – but that can be hard to find.
- That’s it! Heat it through and enjoy!
I will say one thing: no matter how strict/careful I’ve been on my program, I make sure to eat enough food to feel satisfied – and to make meals that taste delicious too. I’m not about to be miserable with my food – because that makes me miserable in my life. Sometimes, I just need to eat some pizza or a burger or something – but most of the time, a meal like this is perfect. In fact, it’s getting past my lunch time and I need to eat soon – I am starting to feel a little sick from hunger. Gotta run! Take care!