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.

Monday, April 23, 2012


2/3 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup egg substitute or 3 egg whites
2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a loaf pan with foil and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the milk and egg substitute or egg whites.  Stir in the bread crumbs, onions, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, salt and pepper.  Add the ground beef and mix well.  Shape the mixture into a loaf in the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Spoon off fat.

In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and garlic.  Spread the mixture over the top of the meatloaf.  Bake another 10 minutes or until done.

Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.  Spoon off any fat that has accumulated.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 197 calories, 9 g (4 g sat) fat, 56 mg chol, 30 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.
Diabetic Exchanges: 0.5 starch, 2.5 lean meat, 1 fat
Carb Choices: 0.5