I have been maintaining a gestational diabetes diet for about three weeks and will have more to say about it later, but so far, I have enjoyed experimenting with some new recipes to see what will help keep my blood sugar low but still fill me up. This is one of the first and I have a feeling it may have opened a whole new "adventures in bulk bin shopping" chapter of my life.
I followed this recipe from Delighted Momma for Grain-Free Chocolate Granola and it was pretty rad. I picked this recipe because I love cereal or granola for breakfast but due to the extra carbs it's probably not ideal right now. This batch has nuts (filling but no-carb!) and coconut oil (good fat!) and is not too sweet.
EDIT : I have been making this with about 1/3 C of coconut oil instead of the 1 C the recipe calls for and it's even better. ;)
After shopping the bulk bins for hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, flax seed and shredded coconut, I made up a batch on Sunday night and tried it yesterday morning with milk. I learned that a little goes a long way. While normally I pour out about 3/4 C of cereal, I was totally content with just a 1/2 C (or less!) of this. It was also very chewy, but totally delicious and I was thrilled to check my blood sugar an hour after breakfast and be in the clear.
Totally recommend, regardless of your dietary needs.