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Food gift for a diabetic?

millygirl Dec 16, 2009 12:24 PM

A neighbour is having a little drop in get together for her husband that has recently passed away. I would like to bring something, other than flowers, however she is a diabetic so not sure what would be appropriate. Any ideas other than diabetic candy welcome.

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  1. c oliver RE: millygirl Dec 16, 2009 12:50 PM

    How about a book, CD or a live plant? People may have deluged her with food gifts.

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    1. re: c oliver
      millygirl RE: c oliver Dec 16, 2009 12:53 PM

      The trouble is I don't know these people very well so I have no idea as to her interests in books, music and that kind of thing.

    2. greygarious RE: millygirl Dec 16, 2009 12:55 PM

      Diabetics can eat nuts so perhaps and assortment of dry-roasted. Avoid peanuts as they are legumes, not true nuts.

      1. mcf RE: millygirl Dec 16, 2009 02:07 PM

        Nuts, cheeses, a cold cut or antipasto platter could all do fine.

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          laliz RE: millygirl Dec 16, 2009 03:45 PM

          no bread or pastry or baked goods
          no pasta, rice, potatoes, or other starch.
          you can give anything that you know is low carb.

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          1. re: laliz
            c oliver RE: laliz Dec 16, 2009 03:51 PM

            And some diabetics don't eat fruit.

          2. Emme RE: millygirl Dec 16, 2009 09:26 PM

            Suggestions for nuts are good, as well as cheese.

            You could bring some Fricos (parmesan crisps).

            Pasta Salad made with shirataki noodles

            Marinated mushrooms and roasted (non-starchy) vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.

            Home-made seasoned jerky if you care to make it.

            You could also make a kugel with Dreamfield's low carb pasta like this one: http://www.krissyinboston.com/?p=154 (use the cream cheese instead of cottage cheese and sour cream or cream instead of half and half - also feel free to add vanilla and cinnamon for a sweeter version, adding stevia if you so desire


            If you know she likes sweets, here is a good cheesecake recipe from Diabetic Gourmet: http://www.diabeticgourmet.com/recipe... (you could also substitute the crust with a nut crust to lower the carb count more


            I'm sure in her time of grief she will appreciate any gesture, and you're a kind soul to be giving such forethought to what you bring.

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              millygirl RE: Emme Dec 17, 2009 03:34 AM

              Thanks Emme, and everyone else. I wasn't planning on making something as I just don't have the time. I'm also thinking that even if I did bring a cake I'm fairly certain she'll be having lots of visitors to serve it to. Anyways the get together is today. I'm going to see if I can pick up a nice nut platter. Thanks again everyone for the helpful suggestions, as always.

              1. re: millygirl
                danhole RE: millygirl Dec 17, 2009 10:32 PM

                I would take a plant. A living tribute to carry on. And if it's a small one then some nuts, too!

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