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, April 28, 2012


1 cup seedless grapes (green, purple, or my favorite - mixed)
1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips
1 tsp fat-free milk
1/2 tsp powdered sugar*

Wash grapes and remove stems; drain and dry completely on paper towels.  Place on a baking sheet in a single layer.  Freeze from 2 hours up to 2 days.

About 5 minutes before serving, melt the chocolate chips with the milk in a small microwavable cup just until chocolate is melted, cooking just a few seconds at a time, stirring after each to melt chocolate.

Remove grapes from freezer and place into 2 servings dishes.  Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the grapes and drizzle with the chocolate.  Serve immediately. 

Yield: 2 servings of approximately 80 calories, 1 g protein and 18 g carbs each.
*If you need to use sugar-free powdered sugar, you will find the recipe on this blog.