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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


4 (1 lb total) boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsps minced fresh rosemary
2 tbsps lemon juice
2 tbsps olive or canola oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp salt

Spray cold grill grid with nonstick cooking spray and prepare the grill heat.

In a small bowl whisk the rosemary, lemon juice, oil, garlic, and salt together.  Pour the mixture into a shallow dish or glass pie pan; add chicken breasts, turning to coat both sides.  Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes turning after about 8 minutes.  Remove chicken and throw out the marinade.

Place chicken on grill and cook over medium-hot coals 5 to 7 minutes per side or until no longer pink in the center.

Per breast: 26 g protein, 2 g carbs, calories 192
Exchanges: 1 fat, 3 meat