Protein
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
1M ago
Protein helps maintain good blood glucose levels and is a very important part of a good gestational diabetes diet, therefore many women look for products high in protein to add into the diet to increase the amount of protein being consumed. Protein positively affects the growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also helps your breast and uterine tissue to grow during pregnancy, and it plays a role in your increasing blood supply. Pregnancy Nutrition: Food Groups, American Pregnancy Association The delayed spike in blood sugar levels from protein While a higher protein diet he ..read more
Visit website
Chinese New Year
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Elizabeth Cheung-O'Regan
2M ago
Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China. Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar and solar Chinese calendar. In Chinese and other East Asian cultures, the festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival (Chinese: 春節 / 春节, Chūn jié) as the spring season in the lunisolar calendar traditionally starts with  ..read more
Visit website
Herb Buttered New Potatoes
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
2M ago
Herb-buttered new potatoes. Delicious new potatoes coated in fresh chopped herbs and butter or oil to your liking. New potatoes are a great starchy carb to add to your plate to ensure you’re still eating carbs, but pairing them more than eating plain potatoes on their own. By eating the potatoes in their skins, we are eating more fibre, meaning they take longer to digest, which is beneficial to blood sugar levels, and by adding butter or oil to the potatoes, we are increasing the amount of fat, helping to pair the carbs and reducing the spike in blood glucose levels. These herb-buttered new po ..read more
Visit website
Gluten-Free Gestational Diabetes Diet
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
2M ago
If you have coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, you may be wondering if you can follow a gluten-free gestational diabetes diet without added complications. The great news is that following a gluten-free gestational diabetes diet is no more difficult than following a gestational diabetes diet that will help blood glucose levels, especially if you opt for natural sources of gluten-free foods. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. These grains are predominantly found in high-carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, cereals, cakes and biscuits. Carbohydrates raise ..read more
Visit website
Creamy Buttery Mashed Potato
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
3M ago
Silky smooth, creamy, buttery mashed potato. The perfect pairing for sausages, stews, casseroles and for topping pies. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates, making them a vegetable that raises blood glucose levels rapidly. Mashed potatoes can be even harder to tolerate as the potatoes have been peeled, removing additional fibre from the flesh and cooked. Then, mashing them means they can be digested more easily than potatoes in their whole form, such as a new potato eaten in the skin. In order to make mashed potatoes more tolerable and to reduce the impact on blood glucose levels, we can add ad ..read more
Visit website
Pork Casserole
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
3M ago
A delicious warming pork casserole, slow-cooked in cider with leeks, mushrooms, garlic, butter, sage, parsley and cream. This recipe was a huge hit with my whole family, so definitely a new one to add to the family menu. This recipe uses pork shoulder for the perfect cut of pork suitable for slow cooking. Print Pork Casserole Pork Casserole | Gestational Diabetes UK Course Main Meals Cuisine British Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free Keyword casserole, pork, slow cooked, slow cooker, stew Free or Subscription Recipe Free Recipe Free from coconut, eggs, gluten, nuts Servings 6 servings Calories 3 ..read more
Visit website
Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
6M ago
Pumpkin spice peanut butter cookies are my Autumnal take on my original peanut butter cookies for a warm spiced Halloween special! Quick and easy to make and perfect for making with little ones for Halloween. Drizzled with dark chocolate and finished with another sprinkle of pumpkin spice, these cookies are delicious to enjoy with a cuppa, or my pumpkin spice latte! Print Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies An Autumnal take on my peanut butter cookies | Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies | Gestational Diabetes UK Course Snacks Cuisine American Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian Keywo ..read more
Visit website
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
7M ago
Every year I see ladies posting in my Facebook support group desperately craving Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but these sweet Halloween drinks are packed with carbs (sugar), making them a risky choice for anyone with diabetes. Here are the total carbs in a short (small) Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte: Short skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, 27.6g – almost 7 tsp of sugar! Short whole milk, 27.0g – 6 ¾ tsp of sugar Short coconut milk, 24.8g – just over 6 tsp of sugar Short soy milk, 24.3g – 6 tsp of sugar Make your own GD friendly pumpkin spice latte instead, it is so easy! Did you kn ..read more
Visit website
Breakfast cereal – GD kryptonite!
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
10M ago
Breakfast cereal AKA ‘GD kryptonite‘! The majority of dietitians and hospital dietary info. suggest a suitable breakfast being breakfast cereal such as Weetabix, Bran flakes, All-Bran, Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Granola, No added sugar Muesli, or porridge oats. High fibre and low in fat, covered with a helping of lactose (milk) and sometimes they like to advise adding a helping of fructose (fruit) on top too…. so a high carb cereal covered in carbs and more carbs. Carb overload! We have learnt through experience that it is very rare for mothers to be able to tolerate these cereals throughout ..read more
Visit website
Strawberry Cheesecake Pots
Gestational Diabetes UK
by Jo Paterson
10M ago
These Summertime Strawberry Cheesecake Pots are quick, easy to make, and absolutely delicious! If you love strawberries and cream, take it to the next level with this easy no-bake cheesecake recipe using beautiful, sweet, seasonal British strawberries. Hints & Tips You do not need to add sweetener to this recipe if you do not wish to, especially during the Summer when strawberries are very sweet. To speed up this recipe, skip the strawberry coulis and fold strawberry pieces through the cheesecake filling instead. Strawberries can be replaced with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, bla ..read more
Visit website

Follow Gestational Diabetes UK on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR