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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Last week when we were at the Ft Worth VA they were passing out diabetic recipes.  This is one of them.

2 cups fat-free milk
2/3 cup Equal Spoonful or 16 packets Equal Sweetener
4 tbsp stick butter, melted
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups 3/4-inch cubes day old cinnamon raisin bread

Combine the milk, Equal, butter, egg, egg whites, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; stir in the bread cubes.

Spoon the mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart rectangular casserole dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until the pudding is set and a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving:  232 cal, 90 cal from fat, 10 g total fat, 2 g sat fat, 37 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 26 g total carbs, 2 g dietery fiber, 10 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 milk, 1 1/2 starch, 2 fat