Sunday, June 30, 2013

Children's Congress!

Children's Congress is in 1 week from tomorrow!  I can't wait!  It is going to be so awesome!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Low Blood Sugar Week Day: 3

       Hi Blog readers!
My favorite snack to make my blood sugar go in range is....... A banana! is about 15 grams of carb and healthy! Bananas taste good and are good for you. This is my favorite snack to help my blood sugar when I'm low.

I also drink chocolate milk especially in the middle of the night. The sugar in it gets my #s up and the fat/protein help keep my #s steady. It's 14 grams of carb for 1/2 cup.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Low Blood Sugar Treating Week- Day 2

Hey everyone!
Today I'm going to share what I use to treat my low blood sugars. A low blood sugar is a number below 70.
JUICY JUICE- 15 grams 

I use Juicy Juice Boxes (4.23 fl. oz) when I'm low. This is great as it boosts up your sugar quickly, however, if you are about to go to bed and want to sustain your number for the night, I would recommend having something with protein. (peanut butter, dairy, etc)


Sometimes I even use M&M's or chocolate when I'm low. One M&M is 1/2 a gram, so you end up getting a sweet treat as well!!! :-)

Hope this helps you guys out a bit!
Rachel :-)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Low Blood Sugar Treating Week - Day 1

Hi!  This week we are going to do a Low Blood Sugar Treating week.  Each of us are going to post one day this week about what we use to treat low blood sugars.

Here is what I use to treat low blood sugars:

Gourmet Jelly Beans (1 carb per jelly bean)

 Juice Box (23 carbs per juice box)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Heritage Week - Day 3


My family is from a couple of different backgrounds.  Part of my family is from Russia, and they left Russia because they were Jewish.  My mom grew up Jewish and my grandparents are Jewish and eat a lot of traditional foods which I really like.  Today I am going to post about something different, my Jewish heritage.   Some of my favorite foods include:

This is a delicious noodle dish.  The only thing is, it is pretty high in carbs.  Approximately 22 carbs per 1/2 cup.

The other delicious food that I am going to post about today is...

 Matzo Ball Soup
I love matzo ball soup.  It is approximately 9-10 carbs for a cup.  

Have a good day!

(These are not my pictures.  I found them off of google images)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Heritage Week - Day 2

Hi! My mom's family is from Ireland (how I got my name Shannon!)
One of the foods we like to bake especially on St.Patrick's Day is
Irish Soda Bread. It is really good to eat when it is warm. it's about
16 grams per slice.

Another favorite is Irish Stew. It has lamb, potatoes, carrots,onions. Can eat
the soda bread with it! 1  1/2 cups is about 17 grams.

See ya later!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Heritage Food Week- Day 1

Hi guys!!! This week we are doing a Heritage Food week!!! We will each post about foods from our ethnic backgrounds and if they are high or low carbs.

My family is from South Korea and Indonesia. There, the foods are DELICIOUS!
One food from South Korea is kalbi. It's pretty much Korean BBQ ribs! They are super-yummy and very low in carbs. The meat has no carbs, so it's just the BBQ sauce that is used when it is made. Usually, they are 5-7 carbs each.  

Another food that is from both South Korea and Indonesia is rice. Rice is a major carb however is made in many different ways across the world. Regular cooked rice is usually 7 or 8 carbs for a quarter cup; while if it's fried rice(super yummy with chicken, veggies, etc) a quarter cup can range from 12-16 carbs. 

Another food from Indonesia is satay. It is marinated chicken on skewers; so kind of like chicken-ka-bobs. :-) It is very low in carbs as well; but that always depends on the type/amount of sauce or spices used to marinate it. Either way, it is always very delicious!!!!! Most people also add melted peanut butter sauce on top. Peanut butter is a good source of protein as well!     

I hope that taught you a little bit about the foods from my heritage! Foods are delicious all around the world and usually, you can find a way to carb-count them for us Type One Diabetics!!!
Stay cool!
Rachel :-)