Low Carb Gluten Free Cloud Bread

Low Carb Gluten Free Cloud Bread

As many of you know, I was diagnosed several years back as having prediabetes. I was able to get my numbers in the normal range by just making sure I cut back on sugar and didn’t eat carbs alone. However, a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling horrible. We had a very busy couple of months and had been eating out a lot and I’d been eating a lot of prepared and junky foods.

It is hard to explain how you feel when your blood sugar is high unless you’ve experienced it. The best way I can describe it is that feeling you get when you’ve gone 48 hours without sleep and you almost feel like you’re out of your own body. It is an almost dizzy, but not quite feeling. I immediately went home and took my blood sugar because it was the same feeling I’d had when I went to the doctor a few years back and found out it was running high.

Sure enough, it was about 150 that day, which isn’t crazy but is much higher than it should have been two hours after eating. I’ve met diabetes before. It runs on both sides of my family. It hurt my grandfather and he didn’t live long. It then attacked a cousin and he died from complications of it at a young age. I also don’t like medications. I prefer not to take any if I can help it and I sure don’t want to be on some of the diabetic ones that can cause some serious side effects.

So, I immediately cut all the refined carbs and starches out of my diet. I am currently only eating lean meats, berries, non-starchy veggies, healthy fats, nuts, and seeds. I may later add in some legumes but not just yet. I am also exercising every day.

My blood sugar is back down to almost normal, but is still running high in the mornings. I think, over time, that number will come back down, too. 

The one thing I miss so much is being able to have bread. So, when I saw Sugar-Free Mom’s recipe for cloud bread, I knew I had to give it a try. My picture of how mine turned out is at the top of this page. The screenshot of her web page with the recipe is below. Notice how mine is much rounder like a loaf of bread? It did fall and look just like her picture as it started to cool.

Screenshot of sugarfreemom.com
Screenshot of sugarfreemom.com

Now, I was a little worried because you have to create a non-sweet meringue to fold in. I have never been abI am thrilled to be able to add this bread (some people make it as rolls, but I want to do some bread things with it). I’m going to try:

  • Cloud bread grilled cheese
  • French toast with cloud bread
  • Sandwiches
  • Pizza crust out of thin cloud bread
  • Toast with my eggs

I hope you’re as excited as I am about cloud bread. Give Sugar Free Mom’s recipe a try.

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Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake – Lower Carb

Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake – Lower Carb

If you’re looking for an easy, tart and sweet dessert to whip up, this low sugar and low carb lemon cheesecake requires no cooking. I created this recipe the other day, but was inspired by Low-Carb, So Simple’s recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs.

As I was mixing up some of the fat bombs, I thought to myself how cream cheese makes the best cheesecake and that I was in the mood for something tart and lemony. So, I threw together this little recipe.

If you want a crust for it, you could crush up some sugar free shortbread or vanilla cookies, mix with some melted butter and use that as your crust. I like this just fine without a crust, though.

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Another option would be to pour these into individual plastic drinking cups (the very small, shallow ones) and have a snack people can easily grab and eat.

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