WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

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! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

EASY WAYS TO FIGURE SOME SERVING SIZES

It is easy to figure out a serving of foods looks like by remembering the following guidelines: For soups measure out 1 1/2 cups in a 2-cup glass measuring cup, place in a bowl and that is what a serving should look like. For foods in a round 8 or 9-inch cake-type dish or pan ie cakes, cornbread, pie, quiche, etc, a slice 1/8 of the whole is considered a serving. For 8 or 9-inch square baking dishes or pans ie cake, bars, lasagna, casseroles, etc, a square 1/6 of the whole is considered a serving.