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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


As anyone who reads my blogs regularly knows, I simply do not allow poultry into my mouth.  I know, it is a quirk I have no intention of trying to overcome!  However, I do realize that many of you live for chicken and turkey so I am posting this recipe from Joy Bauer for you.  But please remember to read the label on your ground turkey.  If the product contains skin it is not in your health's interest to purchase it.
  • oil spray
  • 1 pounds turkey, ground, lean (at least 90% lean)
  • 1 small zucchini, summer, grated
  • 1 cup(s) oatmeal, instant
  • 1/2 cup(s) mushrooms, shiitake, chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) milk, fat-free
  • 1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce, less sodium
  • 2 egg white(s)
  • 4 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • salt substitute
  • pepper, black ground
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 1-quart loaf pan with oil spray or line with aluminum foil.

In a large bowl, mix the turkey, zucchini, oatmeal, mushrooms, milk, basil, soy sauce, egg whites, garlic, thyme, and oregano and season with salt substitute and pepper.
Press the turkey mixture into the loaf pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer, until the top begins to brown and the center is no longer pink. Serve immediately.

Amount per Serving
Calories: 239
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Sodium: 380 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 20 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 33 g