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, April 14, 2015


1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup minced onion
1 cup no-salt-added ketchup
4 cans (15-oz each) pork and beans
1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
2 tbsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Brown the beef and onions in a skillet, stirring to break up the ground beef into crumbles; drain well in a colander. Transfer mixture into a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker.

Add the ketchup, pork and beans, Splenda, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to blend well.

Place cover on cooker and cook on high setting for 3 hours or on low setting 5 to 6 hours.

Yield: 15 servings
Per serving: Approximately 207 calories, 5 g (1 g sat) fat, 30 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 carb, 1 lean meat

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