My blood sugar was 222 this morning. I say it's time for me to stop this experiment with the healthy grain, quinoa. I believe this grain is great for many people, just not for me.
I did feel a little woozy last night like I was crashing so I drank 4 ounces of beet juice (Biotta brand) to resolve that. Then I went to bed with a great blood sugar of 103. So the high blood sugar this morning could have been due to the beet juice, but I skipped breakfast and took insulin to bring it down and I was still at 157 by lunch time.
I figure maybe this experiment helped to prepare me for the philosophy in Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, because I don't think he eats any grains. I started reading it today and am very excited to learn his approach which has worked for many people.
Here is the yummy & easy chicken recipe I made up.
Take 1 package of pesto marinated chicken breasts from Trader Joe's (or any marinated chicken from any grocery store) and pour the entire package into a casserole dish. Sprinkle some frozen veggies on top (I used a 9 oz box of Bird's Eye mixed vegetables). Cook covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. If you can tolerate grains, then while the casserole is cooking - cook a healthy grain like millet, quinoa, or buckwheat on top of the stove. Cook up one serving. Normally this requires 1/4 cup of the grain and 1/2 cup of water, boil, and then simmer for 15 minutes until the water is gone. But use the package directions to get it right. When the grain is done, cover with a lid to keep it warm. When the casserole is done, spread the grain on top of the chicken and let it sit with the lid on for a few minutes to absorb some of the moisture.