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 31, 2015


1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, diced fine
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups low-fat shredded Mexican-Blend cheese
1 can (16-oz) low-fat refried beans
1 pkg (approx. 15-oz) baked tortilla chips
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced thin*
Optional topping ideas: sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, salsa, sliced green onion, diced fresh tomatoes

In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, brown the beef with the onion, salt and pepper. Stir, breaking up into crumbles as it cooks. When no longer pink, drain in a colander.

Meanwhile, arrange the chips on a large microwavable platter; spread the beans over the chips. Layer with half the cheese, the meat mixture, then the remaining cheese. Arrange the jalapeno peppers over the top.

Microwave nachos on medium-high until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.

Yield: 6 servings