The other night I tried a new recipe – meatball sliders. They were so yummy! And so very easy to make. I even counted all the carbs and had to swag a wee bit but felt confident I’d pretty much nailed it. Started dinner with a perfect bg in the 90s.
Then about an hour and a half later, I was over 250. What the what? I chased that high for a few hours … Thought maybe it was a fluke.
Next day – rinse and repeat. Had a perfect bg all morning, then ate 2 leftover sliders for lunch. Same thing happened – shot up over 250 about an hour later.
Ok, now I had to figure out what the heck was going on .. it was obviously not just a fluke anymore. I went back through the recipe.
Tomato sauce – 4g carbs per 1/4 cup
Slider bun – 17g each
Panko bread crumbs – oh wait … 20g per 1/4 cup
But still … I’d swag’d enough to surely cover the Panko … so what was it??
I called my good friend who is a mom to a cutie little T1 and she told me that it was likely the Panko breaking down differently, since technically it’s a rice, not a bread. Hmmm…. that must be it. A prime example of YDMV – she cooks with Panko all the time, and her T1 son never has a problem with spiking afterwards.
So since these little sliders were so yummy, I’m going to make them again (soon hopefully) and I’ll dual wave bolus for the meal and see if that makes a difference. Stay tuned.
But in the meantime … has anyone else experienced this with Panko bread crumbs??