A Week In The Life Of Amber’s T1D Diet

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The DDG does a fabulous job of documenting our favorite recipes and random food concoctions. In honor of the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week, I want to highlight a few recipes that keep my healthy eating habits in check. As a T1D, my week begins with a mental check list:

  1. Grocery shopping – I’ve admitted in a few posts how I feel like a grocery shopping nazi because I frequent at LEAST three stores a week.
  2. Meal Planning – What am I craving and won’t mind eating a few times?
  3. Make A List – Put your cravings on paper after checking your cabinets for ingredients.
  4. Food Prep – Prioritize your weekly game plan and schedule time to prep food.

Whew.  It sounds like a lot, but these four steps help me to prepare and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Below are a few of my favorites – I hope they get your wheels turning and your mouth watering.

Breakfast: Blue Corn Breakfast Taco

  • I haven’t written a recipe for this finger-licking breakfast, but it’s super simple. Scrambled eggs, black beans, avocado, salsa and fresh cilantro. YUM! This recipe was a winner on Mother’s Day.

Brunch Taco

Lunch: Spring Has Sprung Crispy Asparagus Salad


Snacks: Simple Recipe To Feed Your Kale Addiction #1

Eat More Kale

Dinner: Whip It Together Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry Close Up

Cocktail: Game Day Breakfast Of Champions

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Preparing healthy meals is a HUGE part of my life. In fact my recent post, The Power And Influence Of Cooking From Home, documents how I sweet talked my way into a new gas stove once my landlord realized how important cooking is to me. I may not be a chef, but I’m a devoted culinary warrior and welcome new recipes – so shoot me a few ideas in the comment box below or post a link on the DDG Facebook page. Maybe we could have a cook off!!!!!

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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