WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

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.

Friday, January 2, 2015

GELATIN FRUIT SPARKLES

1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chilled sparkling water or sugar-free lemon-lime soda
1 cup combined sliced banana and sliced strawberries
6 whole strawberries, for garnish if desired
6 nice firm banana slices, for garnish if desired

Completely dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Add the sparkling water or soda, stirring to mix well. Chill until slightly thickened.

Stir in the 1 cup of fruit and pour into 6 small individual serving dishes or a medium serving bowl.

Chill for around 1 hour or until firm.

Garnish with the strawberries and bananas, if desired.

Variation: Use orange-flavored gelatin with 1 cup well drained mandarin oranges and unsweetened crushed pineapple, well drained.