This recipe for Creamed Spinach with Feta and Walnuts is like all the deliciousness of Spanakopita without the fuss and carbs of phyllo dough. It’s like a Low Carb Spanakopita side dish, perfect for a diabetic home, type one or type two! And it takes 10 minutes to make, not an hour or more which means you can make a low carb side dish while your steak is grilling
Since our youngest son was diagnosed as a very early stage type one diabetic I’ve started shifting our meals around a bit. I’ve been adding more veggies to choose from, more meats and often add a plate of fresh fruit and vegetables to the table to entice everyone into eating more fresh produce. We decided early on that we would support his diagnosis by making these sorts of changes so that everyone was eating the same meals and no one felt unduly charged with eating better food, while the rest of us indulged wholeheartedly in carbs.
I myself have gone totally low carb and consume very little carbohydrates because truly I need a diet reset and could stand to lose some weight weight. I’m also experimenting in a little gluten free action to see if my psoriasis and eczema clear up as well. I don’t expect anyone to follow me down this path, I’m loving it but it might make some people crazy to go with out bread or pasta.
The problem with all of this lower carb/more healthy choices is the type one diabetic, he’s 11 and he likes his carbs. In fact I’d go so far as to say he’s LOVES carbs, his idea of heaven is literally a pizza topped with mac and cheese, I know this, he’s ordered it before. So finding side dishes that aren’t carbs on top of carbs yet aren’t plain jane vegetables has been, how do you say that, a challenge.
Challenge Accepted Kid