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, March 7, 2014


6 large russet potatoes
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
15 slices bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
3 green onions, chopped
Salsa and/or fat-free sour cream, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Scrub potatoes and bake for 1 hour or until tender; remove from oven.

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut lengthwise into quarters. Scoop out pulp (save for another use). Combine the butter and taco seasoning; brush over both sides of potato skins.  Place skin side down on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with the cheese, bacon, and onions. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Serve with salsa and/or fat-free sour cream, if desired.

Note: This is an appetizer snack. This is not something a diabetic should make a meal on.