Breakfast cereal – GD kryptonite!

Breakfast cereal AKA ‘GD kryptonite’! The majority of dietitians and hospital dietary info. suggest a suitable breakfast being breakfast cereal such as Weetabix, Bran flakes, All-Bran, Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Granola, No added sugar Muesli, or porridge...

Gestational diabetes diet

Gestational diabetes diet  Making changes to follow a good gestational diabetes diet means achieving lower blood sugar levels, ultimately benefiting your baby hugely and reducing the risks and complications associated with gestational diabetes. But with so much...

What is food pairing?

What is GD ‘food pairing’? One of the most common questions I’m asked is “what is GD food pairing? My hospital or dietician didn’t mention anything to me about pairing foods”. Well, the majority won’t as it’s not typical...

Confused about carbs

Are you confused about carbs? Carbohydrates provide energy for the body, but they turn into sugar in the bloodstream, causing blood sugar levels to rise rapidly. To be able to follow a good diet for gestational diabetes, it is beneficial to understand which foods and...

Help, I don’t know what to eat!

I have created this page for all of you who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and don’t know what to eat or where to start. I have TONS of dietary information, hints, tips, recipes, tried and tested food recommendations, and even shopping lists, so...

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China. Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the...

Herb Buttered New Potatoes

Herb-buttered new potatoes. Delicious new potatoes coated in fresh chopped herbs and butter or oil to your liking. New potatoes are a great starchy carb to add to your plate to ensure you’re still eating carbs, but pairing them more than eating plain potatoes on...

Crispy Indian Okra (Bhindi)

Crispy Indian Okra or Bhindi is a deliciously fresh spiced side dish which makes for a great accompaniment to curries. Okra, or lady’s fingers, as they’re sometimes known, can be a great vegetable to add to your GD diet *(if you don’t take Metformin).⠀Okra is a source...

Gluten-Free Gestational Diabetes Diet

If you have coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, you may be wondering if you can follow a gluten-free gestational diabetes diet without added complications. The great news is that following a gluten-free gestational diabetes diet is no more difficult than following...

Creamy Buttery Mashed Potato

Silky smooth, creamy, buttery mashed potato. The perfect pairing for sausages, stews, casseroles and for topping pies. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates, making them a vegetable that raises blood glucose levels rapidly. Mashed potatoes can be even harder to tolerate...

Pork Casserole

A delicious warming pork casserole, slow-cooked in cider with leeks, mushrooms, garlic, butter, sage, parsley and cream. This recipe was a huge hit with my whole family, so definitely a new one to add to the family menu. This recipe uses pork shoulder for the perfect...

Best breads

The best bread for gestational diabetes [updated for 2024] Most of us love bread, and with so many different types of bread on the market, what is the best bread for those trying to keep blood sugar levels lower and stabilised with gestational diabetes? With...

Halloween

Halloween with Gestational Diabetes Is the thought of all those Halloween sweets filling you with dread and turning into a real nightmare? Don’t worry ladies, you can still have lots of yummy things this Halloween that won’t raise those blood sugar levels...

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

Pumpkin spice peanut butter cookies are my Autumnal take on my original peanut butter cookies for a warm spiced Halloween special! Quick and easy to make and perfect for making with little ones for Halloween. Drizzled with dark chocolate and finished with another...