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!

Friday, June 24, 2011


1 box (4-serving size) sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 large firm banana
4 tablespoons chopped peanuts

Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the package directions using fat-free milk. Stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Gently fold in the whipped topping.
Using half of the chocolate mixture, divide evenly into 4 individual dessert glasses or bowls. Top with a few banana slices and 1/2 tablespoon chopped peanuts. Repeat the process using the remaining half of the pudding, more banana slices and another half tablespoon chopped peanuts per dish. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 30 minutes. Before serving, top each dessert with a dollop of whipped cream.

Note: To keep the banana slices looking fresh, dip in some lemon juice or pineapple juice before using.