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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


1/4 cup egg substitute (may substitute 1 egg)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 to 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (amount depends on the amount of heat you want)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-oz each) tilapia fillets

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a large baking pan with sides with cooking spray; set aside.

Place egg substitute in a shallow bowl.

In another bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, red pepper and black pepper.

Dip the fillets first into the egg substitute then into the cheese/spice mixture. Place on the prepared baking pan.

Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Per fillet: 179 calories, 1 g carbs, 35 g protein
Diabetic exchange = 5 lean meat