Any T1s living in the Caribbean?
Hello! For the last 3 months I’ve been trying to eat more vegetarian-like. I’m a carnivorous vegetarian. Living in Canada, I am able to buy pre-prepared foods and frozen veg mixes liked riced sweet potato with cauliflower or a kale, squash, and quinoa mix. I have fibromyalgia, so I get really tired and cutting up vegetables is definitely not my thing.
So here I am, 6 days into my 3 month trip to Grenada and I could die for a Tim Horton’s chilli. Imagine that where we live is in the country, but about a generation or two back in time. My husband likes to cook, but he really doesn’t understand the idea of a plant-based, whole foods diet. Also, I’m a picky eater and I don’t like peppers, which is hubby’s main flavouring food.
I am too used to carb counting by looking at the nutrition label. Here, you might not even find a label with ingredients. I’m keen to eat organic, natural foods, but I don’t really know where to start.
I will have oatmeal for breakfast after my Fiber 1 from home runs out. Bananas tend to spike my BS, but usually have some homemade unsweetened juice on hand. In Canada, I usually have yogurt with berries and hemp seeds as well, but these items are either unavailable or ridiculously expensive. Grenada is a small island, so most foods have to be shipped in. Eggs are plentiful, as currently are cucumbers, limes, plantain, breadfruit, and guavas. I remembered today that I should get canned chick peas next time in town.
I need help putting together an easy tasty meal that is also inexpensive. Any and every input will be found stupendous!