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Photo by Seamus O'Connor

Cooking Level: Beginning

Home Town: Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain
Living In: Troy, New Hampshire, USA
Seamus O'Connor is looking for: (5 recommendations)
Diabetic Tex-Mex Cookbook sugestions? I am trying to find a diabetic Tex-Mex cookbook and so far via Amazon and Google I am not finding what I am looking for. Does any one know of a good Tex_mex cookbook for diabetics? My wife has diabities and since I cook a lot of Tex-Mex I would like to make my cooking good for her! The only thing I miss about Texas is the food. Thank you!

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Last updated: Feb. 21, 2013 3:45 pm
Posted: Feb. 21, 2013 10:34 am
 
Commented by: Nurse Ellen so not a
Feb. 21, 2013 10:46 am
Found this:
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/mexican/
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Seamus O'Connor
Feb. 21, 2013 10:56 am
Thank you Nurse Ellen. By the way my mum was a nurse. Also, I did find some Spanish launguage Diabetic cookbooks but I have not spoken Spanish sinse I was in my mid-teens.
 
Rosebud
Feb. 21, 2013 10:59 am
http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/tex-mex-ground-beef-skillet.html
 
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Feb. 21, 2013 11:08 am
These came up in a search on AR for "diabetic friendly" and "Mexican."
 
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Feb. 21, 2013 11:09 am
 
Commented by: Debbie
Feb. 21, 2013 11:45 am
Tex Mex is a hard one because of so much of it contains carbs which turn into sugar. Instead of looking for a "Diabetic" cookbook try low carb ones. There are way more of them and achieve the same results. Good luck!
 
Commented by: Litegal1
Feb. 21, 2013 12:02 pm
Diabeticlivingonline.com has some good recipes. Quite frankly, you should be able to easly adjust recipes your already use without too much difficulty. Nix (or cut back to 1/2 cup servings) the rice, beans are great for diabetics, the spices would pretty much stay the same - salsa should be fine, avocado's are great to eat, and use chicken in place of beef. As long as you learn what to avoid using, you can pretty much adjust any recipe (adjusting recipes you already like is usually a lot less traumatic to a new diabetic than throwing a lot of new things his or her way). Best of luck!
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TwoSweetPickles
Feb. 21, 2013 3:45 pm
Exactly what this poster said! Cut back on the chips, chips, tortillas and rice and you're good to go. I allow two tortillas and a few chips per meal…skip the rice altogether. Salsas and beans and chicken and pork are fine. And as in all eating, moderation is key.
 
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