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, January 24, 2014


45 large fresh strawberries
1/4 cup 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup cold fat-free milk, divided
1 pkg (1-oz) sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup thawed sugar-free frozen whipped topping
1 tsp lemon zest
1 oz bittersweet chocolate

Stem the strawberries; make an X in the bottom of each berry. Spread each of the berries apart to create an opening in the center.

Whisk the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk together in a medium bowl until blended.  Gradually whisk in the remaining milk; add the dry pudding mix and continue whisking another 2 minutes.  Stir in the whipped topping and lemon zest.  Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag. If using a plastic bag, cut a small corner from bottom of bag. Pipe the mixture into the centers of the berries.

Melt the bittersweet chocolate as the package directs; drizzle over berries.