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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


1 cup tomato sauce, divided
3 tbsp Splenda granulated or equal amount of your favorite sweetener
2 tsp prepared yellow mustard
1 1/2 tsp chili powder, divided
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb extra-lean ground beef (or turkey)
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Mix 1/3 cup of the tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons Splenda, mustard, 1 teaspoon of the chili powder, onion flakes, parsley flakes and salt together in a large mixing bowl.  Add the meat and bread crumbs; stir together well.

Shape mixture into a loaf and fit into the prepared pan.

In a small bowl, mix the remaining tomato sauce, chili powder, and Splenda together. Spoon mixture over the top of the meatloaf.

Bake at 350 degrees 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes before slicing.