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, August 2, 2013


Note: When buying ground poultry, be sure to read the ingredient list.  Don't buy it if it has the skin (fat) as an ingredient.

3/4 lb lean ground turkey
4 tbsps finely crushed baked tortilla chips
4 tbsps your favorite salsa
4 slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, optional
4 whole-grain hamburger buns
4 leaves lettuce
4 thin red onion slices, optional
additional salsa, if using

Lightly spray grill with nonstick cooking spray and prepare heat for cooking.

Combine the ground turkey, crushed chips, and salsa in a medium mixing bowl; mix lightly.  Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties.

Grill over medium-high heat on the prepared grill for approximately 6 minutes per side or until cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees).  Top each with a slice of cheese, if using.

Toast buns on grill if desired.

To assemble, place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun.  Top with an onion slice, if using. Place burger next and add some additional salsa, if desired.  Top with the top half of the buns.

Note: Burgers may be broiled instead of grilled, if desired.