When it is - I do notice eating a much smaller dinner is easier.
But who has time for a large lunch? Ya know, when you aren't eating out? In the past, I would eat a simple Lean Cuisine. Pop it in the microwave, they were overall pretty yummy. Lots of flavors, so I don't get bored. And this was enough for me.
But this isn't a large lunch. And anymore, it creates havoc with my system if this is all I eat. I really need to eat more at lunch to sustain me for the day.
So I have been looking for things to take WITH my little LC. Something that doesn't require a lot of prep time. Something easily tote-able. Something that tastes good even after sitting for 5 hrs or so until lunch.
I love salads, but they simply do not work for me. I can't seem to find a good salad recipe that travels well and stays fresh for that long. Last week I had some crab salad that tasted pretty yummy. But a week of crab salad, and I was done. So this week I wandered the grocery store until I found something that looked like it would work.
The first thing I bought were these:
I had heart about them before, and had originally planned to maybe have my breakfast turkey sandwich on them. As you can see, for someone who can't handle a lot of carbohydrates, these are perfect. My regular turkey sandwiches are working for me for breakfast, but I thought I would give them a try.
Then I wandered down the coffee/tea/PB&J isle, and noticed they had Almond Butter. I have been wanting to try it, so I thought I'd give AB&J's a try as a supplement. With the thin buns, I thought the carbohydrates might be low enough with the thin buns, that it would be OK. And so, I also got my FAVORITE jelly.
This jelly is so completely awesome. The ingredient list is pretty much fruit and fruit pectin. If you have ever looked at the ingredients of a jelly, this is pretty amazing. It is a little pricey, but I think completely worth it.
First day my blood sugar was 100 (remember, 120 2 hrs after eating), but I didn't get to check it until about 2.5 hrs. Today, it was 87 exactly 2 hrs after eating. So I think the AB&J's are a hit...at least for now. I am finding that foods are good for a period of time for me. BUT - I already had a love of PB&J's and this is very similar. Not only that, it satisfies a sweet tooth. :-) And I definitely have one of those!
Oh - and this same company makes some chocolate almond butter. I'd love to give it a try, but it is a bit higher in the sugar department, and I'm not really willing to risk it. Maybe later. :-)