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, September 6, 2013


1 pkg (4-serving size) chocolate sugar-free pudding mix
2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
Additional frozen whipped topping, thawed for garnish
4 fresh strawberries, halved, for garnish

Prepare the pudding using the fat-free milk according to the package directions.  Whisk in the hazelnut spread and refrigerate 15 minutes.

Fold the whipped topping into the pudding mixture and spoon into 8 small dessert dishes.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Before serving top each dish with a dollop of the whipped topping and garnish with a strawberry half.