As I sit here grooming my dog, I struggle with what to write about for this week. Since I’m struggling with my little cottage, I think that might be a good thing to write about. Still what does working on a cottage and diabetes have to do with each other? They’re both going to be a struggle for me for a while.
It’s been interesting paying attention to how crazy I get when I’m stressed. Here’s why… So there’s been running water underneath the foundation of my cottage for a while now. This has caused the back portion of the cottage to sink. A sign of this is the door that got installed about a year and a half ago is binding at the top of the door frame and won’t close properly. This is going to be a lot of work and possibly some expense and assistance from the local 811 to find all the utility lines for safe digging preventing more stress from worrying about my plumber hitting an electrical or internet line.
Stress is never good for any diabetic. It is known to increase blood sugar. We really have to learn how to mitigate it, minimize it, or avoid it altogether. Now stressed out, I find myself subconsciously comfort eating and seeing my blood sugar rise as a result. I’m trying to minimize and reduce my blood sugar by having extremely healthy snacks, but all the stress is still pushing the number up. In an attempt to lower my sugar, I've been searching for an extremely healthy recipe.
Oops! I didn't quite make it as healthy as I wanted. I went back to my cultural roots, from my English grandmother, with Yorkshire pudding. At least it is a healthier version. I've swapped almond flour for regular flour. Almond flour is a protein based flour that won't spike our blood sugar as much. The almond milk is another healthy swap instead of regular milk. It is less processed and won't cause as much inflammation in the body that can lead to diabetes.
1 cup almond flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1.) Heat up the oven to 450°.
2.) Poor just enough oil in the base of the muffin trays to coat the bottom.
3.) Heat up the oil in the muffin tin for 5-8 min.
4.) In a small bowl, whisk two eggs.
5.) Combine the eggs, almond flour, milk, and salt in a bowl.
6.) Turn the oven down to 425 degrees.
7.) Drop mixture in muffin cups and fill 1/2 way.
*** WARNING: Be careful of splashing hot oil.***
8.) Cook for about 20 min.
So why keep the stressful cottage? This place is amazing! There is such a positive energy and community here. I decided to ask some of my community for feedback on this weeks recipe. I got rave reviews. Don’t take my word for it, here are a few pictures...
and some fantastic views...
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Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.