Post Script to Consumers Get Confused – Ya Think?

January 26, 2011 in Cooking & Baking Hints, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetic Menu Item, Mediterranean, Weight Management, Whole Grains by Joyce Bunderson

This morning as I was preparing to make breakfast I realized that I was doing what some would hope to do; that is, make a sweet 100% whole wheat breakfast. The article I posted last night, Consumers Get Confused – Ya Think? didn’t really make the point of why I have so much passion about this issue.  The point is that sweet tooth Dr. Grandpa, Vic, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2004 and is not considered diabetic anymore based upon his blood sugar (A1C) – that’s going on 7 years without diabetes. What has happened? Why is he one of the few who have walked away from diabetes? The simple answer is that his diet and his exercise have reversed his full-blown type 2 diabetes. We know that he will have diabetes again if stops eating the way he eats and stops exercising and maintaining his healthy weight. That has all been posted on this website before, but I want you to know where the passion comes from. Junk cereal, soda pop and the enormous list of refined flour products are contributing to the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

This is one of our whole grain breakfasts – it is actually our pancakes that started the Dr. Grandma’s business from the beginning. This is how I made this morning’s breakfast:

1.     I mixed up one packet of Dr. Grandma’s 100% whole organic hard red spring wheat pancake mix; with water, an egg, and extra virgin olive oil. Super fast!

2.     I started grilling the pancakes one at a time.

3.     I chopped up three large Braeburn apples; any cooking apples will do. Put them in a skillet with about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, a light sprinkle of salt, and about a tablespoon of Delight. I put the lid on and steamed them for the first few minutes, then removed the lid, sprinkled with cinnamon and continued to make a little brown.

4.     Meanwhile, I whisked some unsweetened zero fat Greek yogurt and Dr. Grandma’s Delight, together to sweeten the yogurt.

5.     Then it was served.

6.     The last picture is unlike the pictures that I usually take. It’s a picture of Dr. Grandpa’s plate after he’d been eating for a while. I think he has an unmethodical way of eating pancakes, cutting on parts of two at the same time, but hey, he sure enjoys them. And they give him what his body needs to be healthy.

7.     By the way, there are enough pancakes in the refrigerator, ready to be put on a plate and microwaved for another breakfast in a couple of days.

Put the chopped apples in a skillet with the oil.

Whisk up some Greek yogurt and Delight.

Continue grilling the pancakes.

Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon if desired.

Caramelized apples for whole grain pancakes - Yum!

Put it all together and enjoy a healthy sweet breakfast.

Dr. Grandpa's half-eaten breakfast.