Get the Skinny on Four Carb-Cutting Swaps

November is National Diabetes Month, and today is World Diabetes Day, a perfect opportunity to help raise awareness about this condition that affects more than 100 million Americans.

And on this morning’s Get the Skinny with Molly, we’ll be showing you that, even if you have diabetes, it is possible to have your cake and eat it, too! Try these four easy carb-cutting swaps that allow you to incorporate sandwiches, crackers, cereals and baked goods into your diet without wreaking havoc on blood sugar and insulin levels!



For More Information & Recipes:

National Diabetes Education Program

American Diabetes Association

Carolyng Ketchum’s Low-Carb Blog

Swerve Sweetener



Four Carb-Cutting Swaps:

1.    Sandwiches & Wraps:  La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious 50- or 80-calorie wraps

Per tortilla:  50 cals – 10 grams carb – 5 gram protein

2.    Crackers:  Kitchen Table Bakers’ Parmesan Crisps – ‘the crisp made entirely of cheese’

Per 3-crisp serving:  80 cals – less than one gram carb – 7 grams protein

3.    Cereal:  Nutritious Living’s Hi-Lo Cereal

Per half-cup serving:  90 cals – 13 grams carb – 12 grams protein

4.    Baked goods:  Almond flour in place of white or whole wheat flour (see recipe, below)

  • 6 grams of carbs per half-cup serving (compared to 21 grams carb per ½ cup whole wheat flour)
  • Provides moist texture and buttery flavor
  • Can use in baked goods, as well as a breading for meats and vegetables
  • Replace up to ¼ cup almond flour per cup of wheat flour  in baked goods without affecting recipe