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I'm having a hard time keeping up my carbs without overloading on sweet potatoes :) I'm 28 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I had it with my first but I wasn't paleo then. Here is a quick food diary:

Meal 1: 2 eggs, 1/2 aidell's apple chicken sausage, cooked in coconut oil

1/2 sweet potato made into a hash

Coffee with 1/2 c coconut milk

Snack: apple with almond butter packet

Meal 2: leftovers or this week was bacon chicken Alfredo with spaghetti squash

Carrots with ranch (tessemae's)


Snack: mini larabar, chicken

Meal 3: variety of paleo meals but most likely 1/2-1 sweet potato.

I can have 2-3 fruits and need to eat snacks in between meals. My meals need to have 45-60 grams of carbs. Any ideas at how to eat enough carbs without eating sweet potatoes all day?? I want to stay paleo but I'm still new to the lifestyle.

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I love roasted parsnips in ghee. I cut them like French fries, toss in ghee and salt then roast until golden brown. Maybe making a soup out of a winter squash would be a little different than baked sw potato. Tonight I made a canned pumpkin reduction that was very tasty. 1 can pumpkin, 1 can water, 1 grated and peeled apple, cinnamon, pinch of salt and splash of lemon juice. I just simmered until it was think and topped my pork with it. And bananas will give you lots of carbs too.

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