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Meet the Quack Duck:

Duckalicious AKA Daffy treading water in the Batcrap Crazy pond. Adrienzgirl lovingly refers to me as the skinny bitch she dragged here. Not so I say! I came willingly. Frequently some oh-so-nice person will snidely ask why I’m drinking a diet coke and what reason do I have for dieting? Not only would I like to throat chop these people but also ask why they choose to dress the way they do when the circus only comes to town once a year?1? Shutyerignorantpiehole!

I am an insulin dependent diabetic. My life depends on my food choices just as yours does, regardless of my size. I also battle thyroid disease which means if I even dream about food I wake up with 10 extra pounds clinging my ass. Bottom line is not the number but how you feel in your skin. So whether you have 10 pounds or 100 to lose, if your goal is better nutrition or to physically be able to run a 5k, we all have something to gain (no pun intended) from being here.

I’m bringing the diabetic perspective to the table along with recipes that work in my home as well as tips and tricks for everyday weight and health management. Feel free to email me with questions or topics you'd like to see me talk about. I'm not a registered dietitian nor do I have a PHD in these topics. I do have over 10 years of experience and I'm still alive so that should count for something. Now, on to the eating part.

From my kitchen to yours I'd like to share:

Almond Crusted Chicken

Super Easy! Serves 4

You'll Need:
1/3 cup finely chopped almonds

¼ cup brown sugar**

½ TSP garlic salt

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 TSP finely chopped parsley/or 1 TSP dried parsley - optional

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Dredge chicken in bowl -coating both sides well.

Arrange on baking sheet and firmly pat any remaining mixture on top of each piece of chicken.

Bake 18-20 minutes

Nutritional Information:
254 Calories, 29g Protein, 15g Carbs, 8g Fat, 188mg Sodium, 1g Fiber

**You can substitute the brown sugar with Splenda’s version of brown sugar to cut the carb count even further.

Almond Crusted Chicken pairs nicely with a fresh green salad or side dish of green beans.

got questions? email me:


Dual Mom said...

Some people need to be bitch slapped.

My mom was a diabetic for as long as I can remember. Had she been as proactive as you are she'd probably still be with me. It's inspriring to see that this disease doesn't have to be a life sentence.

I have a question... I never use sugar substitutes because of all the hype about them being harder for your body to metabolize. What's the real deal?

WolfePartyOf5 said...

oh em gee - that sounds so good! I know what I'll be making in the coming days

Menopausal New Mom said...

This is exactly the support we need. Thank you for being a part of this journey. I'm looking forward to hearing more from you.

Laura said...

My best friend is diabetic. Every other Thursday we get together to cook a new recipe & have wine. When it's my turn to bring the recipe I often struggle with wondering if the recipe will work for her. Thanks for sharing, I'll be using this recipe next Thursday!

I'm with Dual Mom, I know my friend sometimes uses sugar substitutes. However, when it comes to my own family not only have I heard they are hard to metabolize, but they are loaded with Aspartame which is horrible for you especially with long term use. I know recently my friend began using Stevia, which is all natural without Aspartame. Aspartame is also in all diet drinks & really anything that says sugar free.

I'm with Dual Mom, what are your thoughts on this?

Carol said...

I could have used that recipe last night! But I will give it a go next round of chicken boobs.

(Pinkus & I don't like chicken boobs, we prefer the fat thighs so it's always a struggle to make those white boobs taste good)

I look forward to seeing more recipes and tips!

jq_brat said...

I did the low carb diet last year and lost 25 lbs in under 3 months. I'm back on the low carb diet but I continued to use Splenda even when I wasn't. I don't use Sweet & Low or Equal. For one it tastes horrible and for two I have heard bad things about them. I haven't heard anything bad about Splenda, but then again I haven't looked for anything bad about it. It tastes good enough and the low carb diet sites suggested it over the other artificial sweeteners. So until they tell me it causes cancer, I'm going to continue using it.

The Peach Tart said...

OK I've linked to you on my site because hell...we bitches got to stick together. I also have a great post on body image as a link on my last post.

Sharon said...

Thanks for that recipe! Trying it as soon as I can get some almonds!

P.S. Can you please not use yellow font? I'm losing my eyesight in my old age lol

amyndavid said...

Sounds good. I bet my hubby would like it. I don't eat nuts though! lol. I know, I know! I'm a picky eater!


Laura said...

*raises hand & has a question*

Are we calculating the weekly % weight loss from the beginning weight each week or are we updating the % of loss based upon the previous weeks weigh in?

ie: beginning weight 156 week 1 weight loss is 2lb for a % loss of 1.3% week 2 i lost an additional 2lb so do I take the total of 4lbs for a total % loss of 3.8% or do I just take the 2 off the week 1 weigh in for a % loss of 2.6%

Did that question make sense?

I'm creating a spreadsheet so all I have to do is enter my weight each week & then the sheet will figure the rest.

Danielle said...

MmMm. Sounds fab.


Just Another Momma said...

mmmmm that sounds great. Looks like I have something new to try tomorrow night. Thanks!

Scandalous Housewife said...

How 'bout just ditching sodas all together?

GunDiva said...

I love that recipe and can't wait to try it.

Laura, I also have an excel spreadsheet to track my progress. It's awfully encouraging to see the small steps add up to a big step!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm! That sounds yummy! Will have to give it a try.

adrienzgirl said...

Thanks for the recipe and Introduction Ducky! We are so thrilled to have you as a resident adviser!

I personally could eat chicken boobs every single day. So anytime I can get a recipe for something new, is a good day!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

This recipe is fab. And I gave you guys some love on my still unnamed triathlete blog. :)

Mae Rae said...

yummmmmy, my family says I need to find new ways to make chicken. Even though i dont do the cooking. Figure that one out. I love this recipe and it is easy enough for the kids to make.

gayle said...

Sounds delicious!! I am making or having my husband make this...this week!! I am so hungry!!
Thank you !!!

Aunt Juicebox said...

My sister is diabetic and she managed to go off her medicine by sticking to low carb. She was only on insulin while she was pregnant though, 11 years ago, and at least hasn't had to go back on that. I usually just drink water, I don't even bother with the diet soda anymore especially at a restaurant. I have had people bring me diet when I didn't ask for it, or when they ask what I'd like to drink and I say what do you have, they'll say "diet coke?" like wtf? So I just order water. Or alcohol.

kys said...

That sounds pretty good. And easy too.

Aleta said...

My husband is diabetic and I have a thyroid problem. Thanks for posting here and for sharing the recipe.