All posts by Megan Kutchman

Megan Kutchman is a freelance writer and mom who suffered gestational diabetes in all of her pregnancies. While struggling to find the right food choices for diabetes, she learned a lot about how to control blood sugar and eat right. She shares that knowledge, along with the passion that everyone should be in control of their health, in her blog, http://www.easylowcarbsnacks.com.

The Best of Low Carb Pizza Recipes

Meatza. With meat sauce.Low carb dieters are creative.  There’s no end to the fun, delicious ways they come up with to create low carb options of their favorite foods.  Low carb pizza is a great example – have you seen some of the amazing, mouth-watering recipes out there?  This low carb pizza recipe roundup showcases the best free recipes on the web, giving you great ideas to implement in your own low carb kitchen. Continue reading

Low Carb Bread: The Definitive Guide

Miniature Food Bread BasketWhen you start eating low carb, bread is probably one of the things you miss the most.  I know I sure did.  While you can indulge in regular bread on occasion, it tends to take up a lot of your carb allotment without adding much in the way of nutritional value.  Fortunately, companies are hearing our pleas and more and more low carb bread options are becoming available.

This guide will show you some of the best options for store bought low carb bread, as well as give you links to low carb bread mixes you can make yourself. Continue reading

Yacon Syrup: More Than Just a Low Carb Sugar Substitute

In the quest for the best diabetic food, I recently came across perhaps one of the most powerful, natural diabetic super foods: yacon.  Yacon syrup, in particular, is a great sweetener that  can be used in cooking just like molasses or honey.  Research suggests that yacon can not only help manage blood sugar, but also significantly reduce body weight.  Not only that, but it can also lower cholesterol and is indicated in studies to be particularly effective as an antioxidant to help fight diabetes.  If all that weren’t enough, yacon also contains a prebiotic, encouraging growth of beneficial bacteria to help improve gut function.

What is Yacon?

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Flame Retardants Linked to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Flame Retardants and DiabetesNew research published by the American Diabetes Association shows a connection between flame retardants and risk for type 2 diabetes.  According to the Korean study, those who were exposed to higher amounts of PBB-153, a common flame retardant, had twice the risk of diabetes and metabolic disorder than those who had the lowest exposure. Continue reading

Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe in the Microwave

Meatloaf has long been a staple food in my family.  In fact, it is my Dad’s favorite meal, so I remember eating it often growing up.

Made correctly, you can enjoy low carb meatloaf and include it in your family’s regular meal plans.  This recipe is the same one my family eats and is delicious, low carb and oh-so-comforting on a cold winter’s night.
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Have Diabetes? Your Hearing Could Be At Risk, Too

Diabetes can cause hearing lossIn a new study from Japan, experts examined previous research to see if there was a correlation between diabetes and hearing loss.  There was.

In fact, those with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing trouble than those without.  Additionally, younger diabetes sufferers seemed to be more affected by hearing troubles than older patients.

What this means for treatment and prevention is still unclear, but researchers do believe uncontrolled blood sugar levels (high blood sugar) may damage blood vessels in the ears, leading to hearing impairment. Continue reading

Mission Tortilla Chips Review

Mission Tortilla chips are my go-to snack food for those times when I want something simple and versatile. Perhaps the best feature for most of us on a low carb diet is the fact that they aren’t marketed as “low carb,” and don’t have the typical high price tag of a low carb snack. They are light, wholesome and made up entirely of good ingredients, a feat that seems to be getting more difficult in these days of highly processed mystery foods. Continue reading

Low Carb Crackers: Ryvita Crispbread Review

Purely by chance, I happened across some Ryvita Sunflower Seeds & Oats crackers at my local grocery store the other day.  They looked scrumptiously natural and healthy, and with just 14 grams of carbs (10 net grams) for two crackers, they seemed a perfect cracker to pair with cheese slices for an afternoon snack.  After munching on them for a couple of days, I’ve come to the conclusion that these might just be one of the best low carb crackers in the world.

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Low Carb Success Story

Hey guys!  As some of you know, I started this site after dealing with gestational diabetes with my pregnancies.  After having my last baby, I slacked off and started eating poorly again.  About two months ago, I decided to start back on a low carb diet.  Having polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), I suffer from insulin resistance and I can feel when things are getting out of control, which they were again.  So I thought I would post to you my results and show you that good things can happen by just changing your diet!  Here’s my low carb success story, and I’d love to hear yours, too! Continue reading

Low Carb Chips and Crackers: Crunchy, Salty Snacks That Satisfy

Have you noticed there are different groups of people, such as dog people or cat people, morning people or -not- morning people, etc.?  There are also sweet people and salty people, and if you’re a salty person, it can be really hard to go without your salt fix.  Fortunately, there are many low carb chips and crackers to help you get your fix without compromising your blood sugar control. The suggestions in this article are based on the recommended 15-20 grams of carbs for a “low carb snack.” Remember, the key to blood sugar control is testing and monitoring, so check your blood sugar after eating these snacks to make sure they work for your unique dietary needs. Continue reading