2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5 – Foods on Friday

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Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever. Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.

The last few days my posts have been a little heavy so I’ve been looking forward to today’s prompt. This topic is easy for me because I eat basically the same thing everyday.  Here is what my typical day looks like:

Breakfast – 7AM

  • 2 Eggo waffles with chocolate chips – 30 carbs
  • 1 string cheese – 0 carbs
  • About once a week, I’ll “splurge” and have either pancakes and eggs – 50 carbs? or a cinnamon crunch bagel from Panera – 75 carbs

First mother's day breakfast

Morning Snack – 10AM

  • Nutrigrain bar – 21 carbs

Lunch – 12PM

  • Turkey, 4 ounces – 0 carbs
  • Apples, 150 grams – 18 carbs
  • Salad with feta cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries – ?? carbs, usually say between 5-10
  • Some sort of dessert, usually chocolate truffle – 5 carbs
Typical lunch

Typical lunch

Afternoon Snack – 3PM

  • A can of Pringles – 20 carbs
  • String cheese – 0 carbs
  • Sometimes, I’ll go to Sweet Frog (I have a huge weakness for yogurt with gummy bears!) – I guess about 40 carbs, I usually try to weigh it for accurate count.

Sweet Frog yogurt

Dinner – 6PM

  • Recently, it had been the Wildtree dinners but a normal night would be either chili and garlic bread ~ 40 carbs or some sort of meat with veggies and a dessert
Topping chili with green onions is my favorite

Topping chili with green onions is my favorite

Stir fry

Stir fry


Evening Snack – 9PM

  • A bag of popcorn – 30 carbs (yes a whole bag, I realize it’s a bad habit)
  • String cheese – 0 carbs

Some days, like when I am really tired, I eat more.  When this happens, it usually consists of some extra containers of chips or string cheeses.  For dessert, I often have cupcakes, which are about 40 carbs.

Redskins cupcake

And I usually eat fruit snacks to treat lows, but around Halloween, I can stock up on the good stuff.

Halloween Candy

I think overall, I’m not the worst eater but I could definitely improve.  I eat a lot of convenience foods because of my son (he doesn’t give me much time to make something healthy).  I’m definitely not low carb either, but some days I don’t do too bad (days I stay away from cupcakes or Panera).

5 thoughts on “2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5 – Foods on Friday

  1. I could eat stirfry 7 days a week..though it has to be with noodles, or my blood sugar goes to the moon. Its so versatile. (you can add what you want) Pretty pictures. (and I totally get how having a little one not leaving much time to make foods. My son is a very picky eater to boot, and sometimes I end up eating his leftovers.)

  2. Pretty good food choices! There are a few things there that I love, but I stay away from because they hit me a little harder carb-wise. YDMV. Thanks!

  3. I think you actually eat more string cheese than I do! Are you brand particular? I absolutely am and go with Kraft all of the way. I buy the 2% if it’s available or else the regular. Polly O is also Kraft and occasionally I can buy the huge bags of that at Costco. Unfortunately lately our Costco has had an organic brand. Take me back to Polly O! Many of the grocery stores near me don’t carry Kraft anymore (too expensive), but I can get it at Target. If Kraft is not available, I will not substitute. I think that this might be the most brand-loyal product I buy.

  4. Thanks for your honesty – there are definitely some good and other not so good things in there. And hypos should definitely be treated with something you enjoy!

  5. That image of breakfast is making my mouth water. And I haven’t had orange juice since…like….forever (ever since my pediatric endo said “no more juice. Except for treating lows”)

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