I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Toss a salad or steam some broccoli and you can have a quick, easy, and healthy meal in minutes.

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 can (16-oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
2 tbsp Splenda Granular
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/8 tsp black pepper
3 cups hot cooked whole-wheat fettuccine noodles

Slice the chicken breasts into 30 to 32 pieces. Spray a large skillet with canola or olive oil nonstick cooking spray. Saute the chicken with the onion and bell pepper for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and the tomato sauce then add the Splenda, Italian seasoning, olives, and black pepper. Mix well to combine; lower the heat to simmer. Simmer mixture for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Yield: 6 servings of 1/2 cup of pasta and 2/3 cup of sauce each.

Per serving: approximately 210 calories, 22 g carbs, 21 g protein

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