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.

Friday, October 19, 2012


1 lb lean ground beef
1 tbsp instant minced onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can (8-oz) refried beans
1 can (4-oz) chopped green chilies
1/2 cup taco sauce (watch sugar content)
48 round tortilla chips
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
Sour cream for garnish, if desired
Chopped green onion for sprinkling, if desired

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef with the onion until beef is cooked.  Drain mixture in a colander and wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.

Return the beef/onion mixture to the skillet and add the garlic powder, beans, chilies, and taco sauce, cooking while stirring until bubbly and heated through. 

Lay the tortilla chips out in a single layer on baking sheet/s.  Top each chip with a heaping tablespoonful of the beef mixture.  Sprinkle the cheese over the beef mixture.

Bake at 375 degrees for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with chopped green onion, if desired.

Note: The ground beef and beans make this a good diabetic snack/appetizer. There is plenty of protein to counter balance the carbs.