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, December 28, 2012


I don't know about you but I love pizza.  Unfortunately, my blood sugar does not love pizza.  That is one thing that will shoot my blood sugar up every time!  However, there are ways to enjoy pizza.  Unfortunately this recipe does not work for me because I don't eat chicken.  But it is a good recipe for diabetics and since most of you love chicken, I will share this recipe today.

The key here is the whole-wheat crust, which I do use when I make pizza that doesn't send my blood sugar into crazy mode, and no sugary tomato sauce.

1 (10 1/2-oz) whole-wheat pizza crust
2 tbsp light balsamic vinaigrette
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 pkg (8-oz) fresh sliced mushrooms
1 cup shredded cooked skinless chicken breast
3/4 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the vinaigrette in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook about 5 minutes to soften, stirring frequently.  Add the mushrooms and cook another 5 minutes to tenderize.

Spread the hot mixture evenly over the pizza crust; top with the chicken.  Sprinkle the cheese over all.

Bake at 400 degrees 15 to 20 minutes until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 250 calories, 29 g carbs, 14 g protein.  This is a good carb/protein ratio for diabetics.