Ever believe that living with diabetes means sacrificing the foods (and desserts) you love? When I was first diagnosed with type one diabetes, I thought that meant sweets and treats were off limits – a common stigma among the community.
Inside this episode, I’m sitting down with Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD. Mary Ellen is the cookbook author and registered dietitian behind milkandhoneynutrition.com. and, she’s been living with type 1 diabetes since she was 5 years old.
Inside the conversation, we chat all about Mary Ellen’s journey, how she makes dessert work for her and her clients and how you can make it work for you to.
Tune into the episode now!
Meet Mary Ellen:
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- ⏰ (1:37): Introducing this week’s guest
- ⏰ (4:10): Do you mind sharing a little bit more about your diagnosis and kind of being diagnosed at such such a young age but having family behind you and what that experience was like?
- ⏰ (7:46): Did you always know that you wanted to work with people with diabetes or were you someone who was like, diabetes is not the field I want to work in?
- ⏰ (11:49): How was the process with your grandmother of finding how to make different recipes work for your family?
- ⏰ (13:05): Where does the name Milk and Honey come from?
- ⏰ (13:56): What was the inspiration behind coming up with your cookbooks?
- ⏰ (16:54): If somebody has heard of that kind of method, can we just talk about what incorporating those three macronutrients can do for your blood sugars and why you take that approach?
- ⏰ (20:33): Can you give us a little sneak peek into what it looks like in your new cookbook to add more protein, fat, and fibre into your recipes?
- ⏰ (23:39): How long did that take you to actually develop 60 full recipes?
- ⏰ (24:57): Are the recipes pretty easy to put together?
- ⏰ (25:46): Would you say this is for somebody who maybe is living with type one diabetes, all diabetes, parents? Like who is this best fit for?
- ⏰ (29:43): What is your biggest piece of uncensored advice, whether it’s around nutrition or just diabetes in general?
- ⏰ (32:48): Can we just wrap up by telling everybody where they can find you? How they can interact with you?
- ⏰ (33:23): Thank you!
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