Life is simple, people are not and Vegan Gluten-free Baked Zucchini Chips

A couple of days ago I shared a post which described my daughter’s diagnosis and shared the recipe for Chocolate Doughnuts – made with low carb flours and stevia powder.

And since I have been writing and sharing as much as I can, to raise awareness as much as to share my own experience, about this, I am always hopeful when I read comments from people about the recipe and the use of ingredients.

But as it happens, life is simple, people are not.

One food group where I shared the post got me some trolls too – who despite having read the post, also proved to me about how deeply ingrained the fundamental desire to “lecture” parents is 🙂

Two people – one said “you should eat stevia but feed your children jaggery powder” and the second said “how can you give them stevia powder, regular sugar is better than that”.

Wow! That just took the cake, didn’t it? I hate online typing debates, so I simply removed my post. After all, if someone didn’t bother you read my post, or the condition that is called Type 1 D, what can you do to sensitize them? They will be out with more arguments to explain how a good parent would feed their children.

But I will use this opportunity to educate anyone I can who reads my posts and blog. Because if you are still reading this, it tells me that you are listening and open to understanding it. And that is a wonderful quality.

  1. Anything that is unrefined natural sweetener and I bake with a ton of them for over a decade now – is also not suitable. Because in terms of the structure, it is also basically sugar. Yes, it is less refined, less processed, less or not bleached. But fundamentally its a form of sugar. And it is therefore not safe if we want to keep blood sugar levels in range. Even for Type 1 D.
  2. Stevia which is plant based and high quality, consumed once a week in a super small quantity is not bad! The same cannot be said about white sugar – even if you consumed a super small quantity, once a week. The chemicals, calories, carbs in white sugar? Read more. I can share 101 links here, but my advice is to spend learning on your own.

And since life is simple, the recipe here is simple too – Baked Zucchini Chips.

Recipe –

2 zucchinis


1 tsp oil to brush

Paprika as per taste

Method –

  1. Cut the zucchinis into super thin slices
  2. Sprinkle some salt and leave them aside for 10 minutes
  3. Squeeze the extra water and allow the slices to dry out a bit on a kitchen paper towel
  4. Preheat oven at 200 degrees C for 10 minutes
  5. Place the slices onto a greased baking tray
  6. Brush the tops with oil
  7. Sprinkle salt and paprika
  8. Bake at the same temperature for 1 hour until they crisp up.
  9. Serve hot


  1. Hi simran.
    Went through each and every word of your post, people just want to give their piece of half knowledge because tgey do not know what a mother of T1 child goes through, seeing the child getting pricked(havent got tge pump yet) every single day. Oof it hurts so much. Well log on ka kaam hai kehna..

    Will surely try these chips on this weekend itself, my son is a die hard fan of chips..these would be a healthy version..
    Thank you so much. All the best.

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    • Hey Kanika, yes people unfortunately never know how to not judge or assume, and they think parents are simply not doing what they should for their child. But as you and I know the parent of a T1D child is doing more than the best constantly – every day. Even when they are physically and emotionally tired. You do it. I wish there was more awareness and understanding.

      I hope your son enjoys the chips and sending him lots of love.


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