As a single guy who’s too lazy to cook all the time, chicken nuggets account for a shocking proportion of my diet. Lately, I’ve been quite enamored with frozen chicken tenders … they’re a step up from the nuggets. More sophisticated. Classy!
I’ve kept records of several of my chicken tender adventures. Here are the results.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 83
This reading of 83 was after waking up on a very lazy Saturday afternoon.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 162
This reading was about an hour after I finished my chicken tenders. I had eaten six of them, and each was slathered with Hunt’s BBQ sauce and Frank’s Red Hot.
162 isn’t a great number, especially considering that I started off at 83, but I guess it’s not horrible.
A previous blood sugar before-and-after with only five chicken tenders resulted in 134 → 174. The photo below is from a different time when I had six tenders, not five.
Since chicken tenders with BBQ sauce and Frank’s Red Hot seems relatively safe, I tried to kick things up a notch.
I fried up six chicken tenders and then proceeded to cover them with spaghetti sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese …
Blood sugar reading before eating: 101
This reading of 101 was after work..
Blood sugar reading after eating: 229
This reading was about an hour after I finished my chicken tenders deluxe.
101 → 229 isn’t a death sentence, but it’s definitely not good. Since I routinely eat shredded mozzarella on the chicken tacos I love so much, it’s probably fair to assume that the sugar spike is from the spaghetti sauce.
I guess the good news is you can experiment with different kinds of spaghetti sauce and see what happens.