Recommend low-carb or diabetes food blogs
February 16, 2014 11:11 AM   Subscribe

My husband was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Can you suggest food blogs that focus on low-carb recipes, or cooking for someone with diabetes? I specifically want weblogs -- not books, magazines, tv shows or other kinds of websites. Thanks!
posted by OrangeDisk to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 59 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The two that i haven't deleted from my newsreader are:

All Day I Dream About Food, low-carb and gluten-free.

I Breathe...I'm Hungry, low-carb/keto and GF.

I don't need a lot of instructions, I know what is and isn't low-carb, but these two put in some time on actual recipe development, so it's not just a litany of lc cheesecake and how to make spaghetti with spaghetti squash.
posted by Lyn Never at 11:35 AM on February 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: You might have good luck with some paleo blogs. My hands-down favourite is Nom Nom Paleo. She's one of the few paleo bloggers to really understand food and flavour. I'm obsessed with her cauliflower fried rice.
posted by nerdfish at 11:42 AM on February 16, 2014 [4 favorites]

Best answer: Seconding the above links, here are the two I refer to regularly:
Buttoni's low carb recipes
Linda's low carb recipes and menus
posted by Snazzy67 at 11:45 AM on February 16, 2014

Best answer: Yes, I agree that Paleo blogs could prove helpful. In addition to the one mentioned above, The Clothes Make the Girl has great recipes and doesn't do a lot of sugary things (some Paleo blogs are all about brownies, etc.).
posted by katie at 11:51 AM on February 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Kalyn's Kitchen has a lot of great low-glycemic recipes.
posted by cecic at 12:09 PM on February 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Gluten Free Girl seems to stay gluten free by avoiding carbs... lots of her savory recipes seem to be veg + protein (and they always sound/look good).
posted by jrobin276 at 12:15 PM on February 16, 2014

Best answer: Hold the Toast. Dana Carpender has been low-carbing for years, and her blog has lots of great recipes and advice.
posted by Oriole Adams at 12:24 PM on February 16, 2014 [1 favorite] has some great resources as well as personal chronicles.
posted by parmanparman at 1:42 PM on February 16, 2014

Best answer: Another thing to look into is keto blogs. They might a little more extreme than you're looking for (people eating keto eat extremely low carb, high fat, with medium protein) but two of my favorites are cavemanketo and Also +1 to I Breathe...I'm Hungry mentioned above.
posted by cgg at 2:21 PM on February 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Mark's Daily Apple
Nom Nom Paleo
Against All Grain
posted by matildaben at 3:34 PM on February 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I really like; she posts a lot of great recipes that are suitable for diabetic diets and includes nutrition info on each. She also does a Q&A feature where she answers questions you e-mail to her, which I've found really helpful; where else can you ask questions of an RD for free?

And I would suggest looking carefully at the Paleo recipes before you try them; if diabetics cut carbs too much, their blood sugar can spike. You need to look for carb-controlled recipes, not carb-free. If your insurance will cover it, I would suggest an appointment or two with an RD or diabetes educator; that was super helpful to us when my partner was diagnosed with diabetes. Best of luck to you.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 5:21 PM on February 16, 2014

Kalyn's Kitchen is a blog with South Beach Diet-friendly recipes, which are low-carb. I've made dozens of her recipes and have loved every single one.
posted by missjenny at 8:29 PM on February 16, 2014

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