One serving of spaghetti squash is ½ cup, and contains about 5 grams of carbohydrate. ½ cup of whole unsweetened cranberries has about 6 grams of carbohydrate (Unsweetened cranberries have less carbohydrate Read More
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I like to substitute spaghetti squash for my pasta but I’m not sure what the proper amount is and how to count it – X # carb – 1/2cup – 1 fruit?/ vegetable. Also I make my own whole cranberry sauce using Splenda, onions. water, etc. Would I still count a serving (1/4 cup of cooked) as 1 fruit plus the Splenda?Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
What combination of fruits,nuts and grains would you suggest one should eat on a daily basis to get all of the necessary nutrients?Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
A diet consisting of only fruits, nuts and grains would not be able to provide all the necessary nutrients. Vegetables, dairy foods and protein foods all provide other nutrients that cannot be obtained in Read More
Click here to see pictures of what counts as a cup of fruit or veggies. The guide shows that 2 medium whole carrots count as a cup. Although asparagus is not shown, the guide indicates that 2 stalks of Read More
Sweet potatoes and beets are roots of plants, and as such, grow in the ground. They should be washed well before they are cooked to remove any lingering soil. The skins of both sweet potatoes and beets can be eaten.
I would not. The quality of frozen vegetables is best when they are cooked from the frozen state, or immediately after thawing. After a week in the refrigerator the corn is probably spoiling and may not be safe to eat (even if you cook it). A good rule of thumb is “when in doubt, throw it out”.
My daughter has PKU, she is getting to the age where she wants everything to look like what we have. She is 3. Do have any suggestions on how to cook with Veggies leaving out other protein foods.Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Your situation is challenging, but not impossible. There are a number of resources that provide suggestions and recipes for feeding children with PKU. Click here to see suggestions for developing good eating Read More
Flax is a plant that is grown for both its seed and its fiber. The fiber is used to weave linen. The seed is used in food products such as breads and cereals, and for making flaxseed oil. The fat in flaxseed Read More
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