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.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


1 pkg (6-oz) fresh spinach, stemmed
3 cups egg substitute, divided
3/4 cup diced plum tomatoes
1 cup (4-oz) finely shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch of salt, optional
nonstick cooking spray

Rinse the spinach; drain, leaving water clinging to leaves.  Place in a large microwavable bowl, cover and wrap with plastic wrap.  Microwave on high about 3 minutes or until spinach wilts. Drain spinach and set aside.

Spray an 8-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Pour 3/4 cup egg substitute into skillet; cook about 2 minutes or until set, lifting edge to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath.

Spoon a fourth of the spinach and a fourth of the tomatoes over the omelet; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the cheese; add pepper and salt, if desired.

Repeat the process to make 3 more omelets.

Serves 4
Per serving: 222 calories, 31 g protein, 5 g carbs