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51Melinda is asking: (3 answers)
When you are cooking for a diabetic, white flour is out. What other flours could you use? Also, what would their carb (sugar) value be? Thank you. P.S. Any diabetic recipes?

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Last updated: Jul. 18, 2013 5:05 pm
Posted: Jul. 18, 2013 3:25 pm
Answered by: bikerfamily
Jul. 18, 2013 3:30 pm
51M: There are lots of websites out there to help with determining number of carbs. I often
Answered by: Semigourmet
Jul. 18, 2013 4:05 pm
You can use whole wheat flours, but you do need to keep these types of carbs to a minimum. somewhere around 15 to 18 grams per item, is a pretty good guide. they have low carb tortillas at the grocery stores. still read the packages.
Jul. 18, 2013 4:06 pm
Black Bean Garnachas. *** ***
Jul. 18, 2013 4:07 pm
these are really filling. and if you get a low carb whole wheat tortilla it will be a really good meal.
Jul. 18, 2013 4:10 pm
this one is really good and only 7 grams of carbs *** ***
Answered by: Semigourmet
Jul. 18, 2013 4:14 pm
This makes 4 servings. and most of the carbs are in the tortilla. the carbs in the beans are not a problem they break down slow enough that they will be used as fuel not turn to sugar. *** Ingredients 1 cup black beans, rinsed, drained and mashed 1 small can (4 oz.) chopped mild green chilies 2 teaspoons chili powder 4 (8 inch) corn tortillas 1 cup washed, torn romaine lettuce leaves 1 cup chopped seeded tomato ½ cup chopped green onion ½ cup grated low fat cheddar cheese ¼ cup nonfat sour cream 4 cilantro sprigs optional


1.	Combine beans, chilies and chili powder in small saucepan. Cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until heated through, stirring occasionally. 2. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Sprinkle tortillas with water; place in skillet, one at a time. Cook 20 to 30 seconds or until hot and pliable, turning once. 3. Spread bean mixture evenly over tortillas; layer with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and sour cream. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Calories: 180 Fat 4g Carbs. 29g Fiber 7g Sodium 429mg Sugars g
Jul. 18, 2013 4:14 pm
I'll add the recipe above to my rb and repost. sorry.
Jul. 18, 2013 4:17 pm
Here is a really good website ***
Jul. 18, 2013 4:18 pm
and another *** ***
Jul. 18, 2013 5:05 pm
I have found that in most cases, it is best to reserve flour for special occasions. For diabetics, and for anybody, it is appropriate to eat the rainbow--that is, think color. Instead of rich casseroles, think steamed veggies, with 3/4 of the plate being plant-based, and 1/4 of the plate a protein source. Grilled, braised, baked meats with a large salad and a simple, low calorie dressing are good choices. It's actually a challenge to eat 100 calories worth of steamed asparagus, lol!
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