You don’t have to skip parties just because you have diabetes. Learn how to navigate high-calorie party foods without ruining your diet.
Entries tagged with: low carb
4 result(s) displayed (1 - 4 of 4)
Makes 3 dozen; serving size 1 meringue
Whether you're hosting a cookie swap party or looking for a low-calorie cookie to leave for Santa (he could certainly lose a few pounds), these light and airy cookies should hit the spot. I first created this recipe with the holidays in mind, but as far as I'm concerned, they're amazing any time of the year. The main ingredients in meringues are egg whites and sugar; they don't contain flour, so if you're on a gluten or wheat-free diet you can eat them without worry.
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional *
1/4 cup finely crushed candy canes or peppermint candy
1. Line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil and set aside.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until whites stand in stiff, glossy peaks. This will take about 10 minutes. Beat in the peppermint extract as desired.
3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Drop meringue by rounded tablespoon onto the baking sheets, leaving a 1-inch space in between. Sprinkle tops with crushed candy.
4. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn oven off and leave meringues in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
5. Let meringues cool completely before removing from foil. Store in an airtight container.
* Do not use peppermint extract containing peppermint oil (the meringues will deflate). For best results, use imitation peppermint extract.
30 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated), 5mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 0.5g protein
Kids Know Best
Quick riddle: A father and his son are involved in a bad traffic accident. The man dies, but the son is rushed to surgery. His surgeon looks down at him and says, "I can't operate on this child. He's my son." Who's the surgeon?
It's an old riddle that frequently stumps adults. Kids? Not so much--at least that's what ABC News found out when it wanted to see if children might have fewer biases than adults when presented with the riddle. See if you know the answer.
A Physician's Myth Debunking Quest
Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier isn't your average researcher or physician. He's part myth buster, part statistician and complete unconventional thinker. And you're probably even familiar with his work. His studies are like a best-sellers list of practical health advice. Equating cell phone use and driving to drunk driving? He was the first to do that. The New York Times has a great profile of this healthy skeptic.
High Fructose Corn Syrup's New Name
These days it's hard not to feel sorry for the corn industry, especially considering all the bad press it gets for high fructose corn syrup. Even some food safety advocates think the sugary substance has gotten a bad rap for probably being no worse than sugar (see what our Healthy Skeptic had to say about HFCS). That's why the corn industry's effort to rename HFCS "corn sugar" may get traction.
What’s more detrimental to your diet—calories, carbs or fat? Can low-fat foods really help you lose weight? Test your weight-loss knowledge with our Everwell Challenge.