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Get a move on! Spicy chicken spring rolls 
Oct. 12, 2010 3:29 pm 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2010 8:27 am
Making ends meet

Diabetes puts many stressors on a household, including financial pressures from all of the new costs of testing supplies, insulin (1 or 2 types), pump & pump supplies. We are always looking for ways to make every dollar go further. One thing that we do now is buy whole chickens instead of tenders or pre cut breasts, etc. And they need to be at least organic, preferably free range. Not only do they taste better, but they have better nutritional qualities. Google away, the web is full of details about the benefits of eating free range. Unfortunately none of that will show up on the nutrition info label. But hey, all my type 1er needs to know is that it tastes GOOD. I cook about one a week in my Nuwave oven. Seasoned with herbs and spices, they cook 15 minutes for every pound and come out fall off the bone juicy. We’ll have some that night and the rest gets removed from the bones (which is easy since it just falls away). This week I even stepped out into new territory and made homemade chicken stock from the bones based on this recipe, only using the drippings from the Nuwave oven and leaving out the canola oil. From this we coaxed some super yummy chicken tortilla soup that will be featured in a future post. Yes, all this cooking takes time. There is always something cooking in the kitchen these days, so I have a new rule of never doing just one thing at a time anymore. While something is simmering I’ll be emptying the dishwasher or loading the dryer, and sorry TV… no time for you unless it’s just in the background while I’m doing something else.


Spicy chicken spring rolls (10 carbs each)

These are similar to those in the previous post (see finished pics), but more of an afterschool snack variety. This afternoon I asked my type 1er if he was hungry he said “a little”. We decided on these spring rolls, and when I asked how many, he replied “6”. Good thing he wasn’t hungry…



Shredded chicken (0 carbs)

Spicy mustard (0 carbs)

Cayenne pepper (0 carbs)

Prepared, Organic Asian Salad Mix (2 carbs)

Spring Roll wrapper (8 carbs)


For these I pull some of the chicken made a couple nights ago from the Tupperware in the fridge, shredding up about the amount of a breast and a thigh. Add spicy mustard and cayenne pepper to taste and mix with a fork. Add 2 carbs of the Asian Salad Mix, then a forkful of the shredded chicken, roll up, and fry in EVOO to a golden brown. Dry on paper towel. I set aside the included dressing and crunchies packet for a salad later on.


Benefits of Cardio

The exact causes of diabetes are not known. Some influencing factors are well known, however. It is well established that the disease has a circulatory component. Also, a bit less well known is the lung function component. Incidents of diabetes are shown to increase in direct relationship to breathing impairments and diminished air quality. This is most likely because the oxygen cycle and glucose cycle are so closely linked in cellular metabolic processes. So get your type 1er up and moving! Every endo recommends at least an hour of activity every day, and this is one thing I have never argued with them about. Beware of fast twitch exercises like sprints though, these can raise blood sugar. If your type 1er loves the activity, don’t let the fact that it may raise their blood sugar stop them, just test BG & adjust insulin to match. For therapeutic purposes, endurance activities rock! My type 1er and I are getting ready to take part in his first half marathon in Myrtle Beach on the October 24th. The training we’ve been doing has definitely helped his BGs. We had another downward insulin revision yesterday, so all the positive changes do make a difference! In the meantime, this Sunday we are participating in the Johns Creek Walk To Cure Diabetes sponsored by the JDRF. The JDRF puts on a great party for a good cause, check one out near you if you have a chance. The JDRF is the world’s largest fundraiser for a cure for type 1 diabetes. If you’re enjoying the blog and would like a chance to donate to our walk team, click here. All donations are tax deductible. If you’re reading this after the walk, it’s not too late to donate. As long as the link is working, it’s OK to use it.

Ingredients... shredded chicken, spring roll pastry, spicy mustard, cayenne pepper, asian salad mix
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shredded chicken with spicy mustard & cayenne
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2 carbs of Asian Salad
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Asian Salad & Shredded, seasoned chicken
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Oct. 12, 2010 7:46 pm
So glad your attention to all the details and to what is "working" has brought the tangible reward of a lower insulin dosage. The breakfast packets look good, too. We don't get "Asian salad packets" here...probably because we're in Asia. ;o) Is it basically cabbages and carrots, shredded? [Because, we actually DO get those in prepared pkts in fresh produce section of supers.] Hope all goes well on the 24th.
Oct. 12, 2010 10:38 pm
LOL, yes it is shredded cabbage and carrots
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