Now I have to admit, I used to eat a hella amount of macdonalds.
Macdonalds chicken select was my favourite. Mmmmmm yes.
So how do I combat a macdonalds craving?
Baked chicken nuggets. Good ones.
All I have to say is: you’re welcome.
Ingredients: serves four.
16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp olive oil
6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tbsp panko
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
olive oil spray
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
2. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.
3. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.
4. Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 – 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 – 5 minutes or until cooked though.
Recipe found from skinnytaste.com.
I don’t know how many of you out there are as much of a fan as I am, but the Great British Bake Off is a favourite of mine. It started again last night, and I have just ordered my 2016 Great British Bake Off calendar to replace my 2015 one. But it hurts so much watching the programme, viewing the recipes and realising..
THAT IS A LOT OF SUGAR.
My pancreas is not equipped to handle the amounts of caramel, granulated, caster, soft brown, demerera and all sorts of sugar present in those recipes, and that may be one of the saddest things that I’ve ever come to realise.
I love cakes. I love baking. But how can I bake without a cheeky taste?
Enter the sugar alternatives from Swamsonvitamins.com.
A somewhat common misconception that I had when being diagnosed with diabetes was the inability to eat any treats containing sugar, or even simple carbs like pasta, rice and potatoes.
I wanted to share this recipe with those of you who believe we can’t allow ourselves a little bit of sugar in our lives, despite the capabilities of our pancreas.
This is again from “The diabetes weight loss diet” which you can purchase here.
Oat thins (makes 12 thins)
90g porridge oats
75g unrefined light muscovado sugar
2 tablespoons brown bread flour with malted wheatgrain
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius (375 degreed Fahrenheit or gas mark 5). Line a large baking tray with baking powder.
- Mix all the ingredients together. Spoon 12 dollops well spaced on the baking tray, then, using a fork, flatten each one to about 8-9cm diameter.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool on the tray then transfer to a wire rack until cold and crisp. Store in an airtight container.
Per serving: 81 calories; 3g fat; 1g saturated fat; 13g carbohydrate; 0.01g sodium.
These little treats are pure bliss – but it is so tempting to eat them all at once! If, like me, you can’t resist a good biscuit then just freeze them to stop yourself from scoffing them all. When you want one, take one out of the freezer and either let it defrost (they’re thin so they defrost quickly) or microwave it for 10-20 seconds.