I was out of bed for about 5 minutes when the phone rang. While on the phone I managed to sip a cup of chicken noodle soup (20 grams of carb) which I will call a snack since breakfast came hours later.
I was off with a friend and back starving. 100% whole wheat toast with a little cream cheese and salmon comprised the first part of my meal. A sliced tomato with some Saint Andre composed the second. Of course my coffee with goat milk. My actual breakfast contained 35 grams of carbohydrate. I've moved off of cured meats and back to cheese and fish as my primary source of protein.
I just can't get with that chicken breast that appears all over my diet plan.
I am not sure if it was lunch or a snack but I thought I should have a bit of something before heading out. I had a little bit of haddock in the freezer and I covered it in bread crumbs and baked it. My 1 oz. of bread crumbs was 20 grams of carb but after brushing the fish with mustard and coating it about half of them were left on the plate, so it was an okay choice.
I thought I would be fine as I went about my day taking care of business. I was not. I got hungry, that serious hunger one gets that means blood sugar is sinking. While out shopping (for someone else's meal)I had to eat. I popped in the closest place and got a falafel sandwich. I asked for a whole wheat pita, they had none so I decided as a precaution to eat 1/2 the bread.
It had yogurt sauce, lettuce, onion, tomato and the taste was designed to make me swoon. With half the bread it was 34 grams of carbohydrate. I did okay.
After preparing a meal for others and leaving the host to pretend he had cooked it himself I got home determined to make a better showing i the vegetable department.
I love vegetables with rice...rice being my delivery food and I love them with pasta. My other favorite way to eat them is by themselves. Italian antipasti style with olive oil and may be some garlic. Even though it was Chinese broccoli I did it Italian style and had a huge serving as a starter, more than two cups worth. Delicious. The broccoli alone provided 8 grams of carbohydrate.
Before I had my spontaneous Chinese food last night I had prepared lamb shoulder. I made in the slow cooker with cumin, wine and a small onion. The juice from the lamb could not be wasted, so delicious...gravy and potatoes were out...what if I used that stock to make a risotto...1/4 cup uncooked would give me 36 carbs, the onion was small and I would only eat half of it....I checked my charts and carefully measured out 1/4 cup of Italian rice. I cooked slowly savoring my carb feast to come. I finely chopped 1/2 the lamb and added it in finishing the risotto with 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese;Incredible.
With my wine and chocolate it came to 48 grams of carbohydrate.