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 21, 2012


1 link turkey smoked sausage, thinly sliced
2 thin whole-wheat pizza crusts (5-oz each)
1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2 plum tomatoes, sliced thin
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.  Add the sausage slices and cook until browned; set aside.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place crusts on baking sheet.

In a small bowl combine the ricotta cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese.  Spread over the crusts in a thin layer to within a half inch of the edges.  Evenly layer the sausage slices over the cheese mixture.

Sprinkle the spinach leaves over the sausage.  Arrange the tomatoes over the top and layer with the mozzarella cheese.

Bake pizzas 12 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and edges of crust are crisp.

Slice each pizza into 6 wedges to serve.

Yield: 6 servings of 2 slices each.
Per slice: 105 calories, 6 g protein, 14 g carbs