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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Diabetics should never go without eating breakfast. Even more important is that it be a healthy breakfast, not a doughnut with a cup of coffee! Here is a quick, easy, healthy breakfast sandwich for anyone but especially diabetics.

1 whole-wheat English muffin
Butter-flavored cooking oil spray
1 large egg
1/2-oz ham
1 tbsp shredded low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, optional
2 tomato slices

Toast the English muffin.

While muffin toasts, spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook the egg until firm.* Heat ham in skillet, if desired.

Sprinkle the cheese on the bottom half of the muffin. Top cheese with the egg, ham, and tomato slices. Place top of muffin over tomato slices to make sandwich.

Quick, easy, healthy and you are ready to start your day!

*Using an egg ring will give you a perfectly round egg. Otherwise fold egg over to fit muffin.

Yield: 1 sandwich = 245 calories, 29 g carbs, 17 g protein,