One of our family traditions includes baking holiday goodies, especially cookies when we are all together with our extended family. My sweet one loves to bake and enjoys learning in the kitchen. Anabel is awesome with numbers, ratios and the like so baking is her jam. What is not our jam, however, is guessing at the carb tallies for these sweet treats. It can turn into an entire family dialogue. I yell over to my sister, “Hey, how many carbs do you think is in one of your cookies?”. She looks over at me with a bewildered side-eye and says, “I have no idea!” I give her a side eye back and respond, “Well, how much flour did you use and how many cookies did it make?” She takes out her phone, finds the recipe and from there it goes.
Let me also take this time to say limiting cookie intake on Christmas and the eve of the holiday for my sweet one is tough! You guestimate at the carbs in a recipe and next thing you know the Dexcom high BG alert is ringing. Those little suckers add up. Inevitably we make a few different types of cookies and everyone wants to try one of each adding to the fray. Since we don’t believe in deprivation, but smart decisions, we try our best to make it work. One hack I recently discovered for managing the holiday cookie mania is a recipe analyzer that make the job that much easier. I recently found on version this awesome tool. It allows you to enter the recipe with the anticipated yield and viola! The tool calculates the carbs in the recipe, divides by the yield and provides a set of nutritional stats by serving size. No more side eyes, family carb dialogues, and (hopefully) fewer high BG alerts.
From my family to yours we wish you holiday greetings! Enjoy the holiday, the cookies, the time and love that comes with Christmas and the New Year! Thank you for reading our blog and sharing in our journey.
SBC and Family!