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!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Most diabetics should be able to enjoy this recipe.  Per serving of one chicken breast there are 152 calories, 8 g carbs, and 23 g protein.  The diabetic exchanges are : 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth*
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
4 (1-lb total) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the broth, honey, lime juice, and ginger; add the chicken breasts.  Make sure bag is securely sealed then turn to coat the chicken.

Refrigerate chicken for a couple of hours, turning once.

Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill.

Drain marinade from the chicken and discard marinade.

In a cup or small bowl combine the garlic powder, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over both sides of chicken breasts.

Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for about 7 minutes per side or until the juices run clear.

I got the basic idea for this chicken from a TOH healthy cooking magazine a few years ago.

*May substitute white wine.