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, December 17, 2014


1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt
dash freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa
1 egg, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients together until mixed well. Shape into a loaf in a 9-inch ungreased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until well browned and firm.

Allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing to serve. Serve with additional salsa, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 290 calories, 10 g carbs, 23 g protein

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