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I have made protein powder pancakes, they are nice and light.

Protein powders all give me a spike. I have a great recipe for yummy, light pancakes made with almond flour, heavy cream, eggs and a dash of stevia…I’ll see if I can dig it up.

But the main thing is always to TestTestTest. We are all so different. The only way to know for sure is to try and then test your #s at appropriate intervals…Good luck and blessings…

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Pancakes are pretty much a once or twice a year treat. Heavy cream, on the other hand, is used in my coffee every day. There is some sitting here now. :sunglasses:

The texture of the rice powders I tried in nutrition shakes for my non-D husband was unpleasantly gritty.

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I make pancake ‘creeps’ (I eat them everyday!) I make one at a time and make about 10 and leave them in the fridge. Even eating two at a time will have little to no effect on BS.
per cake…
1/2 cup water (or unsweetened almond milk)
3 Tbs egg white
1/2 Tbs organic coconut flour
12 Tbs gluten free oat flour (also can use chia flour but hard to find)

Get creative with topping. You can make it high protein by using sun warrior protein powder. I mix with almond cream cheese, monk fruit and it will be frosting like. I use other stuff but that’s just one.

PS - I’m gluten and dairy free if you didn’t notice obviously! But you an also do a recipe search for ricotta pancakes.

Question - Are you familiar with creating diabeticlow carb dinners?

Dear pastelpainter -please be so kind and share your pancake recipe with me.

Dear Judith,
If you find the recipe, I would be very interested in trying it.

I have a few cookbooks. But I still skip breakfast and lunch most days. I find intermittent fasting works for me, eating when hungry. Real Meal Revolution is one of my favourite books.

Here is a link to lots of low carb pancakes. I can’t find the recipe I used to use, but you should find something you like here: https://www.lowcarblab.com/best-low-carb-pancakes/
It is always a good idea to test your bgs after trying something new.
Have fun!

Is chia flour just ground up chia seeds? I wonder if one could just buy chia seeds and make their own flour easily.

I have an order for oat flour that I just submitted on Amazon. I’ve never used it before, but it seems like a semi-low carb flour that might be useful since I also can’t eat wheat/gluten.

Do you make your own almond cream cheese? This is something I’m starting to explore, and I’ve bought several books on how to make dairy-free cheese (though haven’t actually tried it yet, it’ll be my project over the holidays). I have an anaphylactic allergy to potatoes, and almost all the commercial dairy-free cheeses that I can find contain potato starch. There is ONE brand of diary-free cream cheese that I can eat, but I have to order it online, and I haven’t yet found a safe sliceable cheese. So I figured making my own would be less expensive and healthier.

I use a fanatic brand called Kite Hill. Whole foods carries it. I use the spreadable one but they have a few varieties. I find all those products use either corn or potato starch like Daiya and that;s gonna elevate blood sugar for HOURS! I have experiment with making my own versions. I love getting creative puddings,ice cream… no cream cheese yet. But often puree organic tofu for that creamy vibe. Then add your flavors stevia, vanilla, sea salt. I should make a cook book!
I;m working on getting my hand on this and I need to go through the company my health foods store isn’t caring it.
https://wayfarefoods.com/

Also check for…
http://www.kite-hill.com/

Nope tried that I thought it was gross! LOL
It’s from Dowd and Roger’s here are the Ingredients …
Ingredients: Chia Grain, Rose Tapioca Flour, Millet Flour, Chestnut Flour and Xanthan Gum.

http://www.dowdandrogers.com/products.html

It’s fantastic but if you make them do one at a time blend the mixture of a little cup right before you put it in the pan. If you let it sit between each cake it’s gonna turn gummy.

Thank you! I haven’t heard of this brand yet! There’s a Whole Foods two blocks from me, so I’ll check it out this weekend (assuming I actually leave my house, stupid cold…).

yuck and high blood sugars! I use essential oils they are amazing for boosting the immune system. Feel better soon.

There is nothing in the scientific literature supporting the use of essential oils to effectively boost the immune system. I suspect that for some people, essential oils boost ones belief that they are boosting their immune system. If essential oils actually offered protection against viruses, they’d cost a heck of a lot more and would be in widespread use by now. (After all, they’ve been around far longer than vaccines.) But whatever you think works, I guess… My major issue is that people who do not get immunizations (unless there is a clear medical contraindication to getting vaccinated) selfishly put the rest of us at risk by significantly diluting the effect of herd immunity. Not a responsible thing to do to your fellow human beings.

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Unfortunately we have entered an age where conspiracy theories abound. Vaccination is one example. Despite the thorough discrediting of Andrew Wakefield many parents believe in a vaccination conspiracy. Some pediatricians are now refusing to see unvaccinated patients. And although all 50 states and DC require some level of vaccination, most accept some level of exemption. In my view, there should be no religious or philosophical exemption for endangering schools and my children. If parents won’t accept the science behind vaccination and their responsibility in society then they can home school their kids and accept isolation.

And actually there are some uses for certain essential oils such as the topical use of tea tree oil as an antibacterial/antifungal agent. Unfortunately the broad use of essential oils for immune system therapy or curing cancer doesn’t appear to have any scientific basis. In the US, there are complementary and alternative medicine disciplines which are not allopathic (evidence based). Unfortunately homeopathy, naturopathy and even chiropracy often depend on unverified and sometimes useless or dangerous treatments.

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Some days ago this subject was discussed on a Dutch talk show. They had invited one not-so-eloquent pediatrician versus three hysterical anti-vax parents. Of course that didn’t go well. The next day the talk show host had to apologize for giving the impression that refusing to vaccinate children is a responsible choice.
Apparently this anti-vaxxer movement is gaining popularity among highly educated people. It’s stunning that these people can find conspiracy websites, but aren’t able to look up some basic principles of immunology and pharmacology.

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