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.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


1 pkg (8-oz) low-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cut-up
1/4 - 1/2 cup bottled Buffalo wing sauce
1 1/2 tbsp bottled reduced-calorie blue cheese salad dressing
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (wear plastic gloves when handling jalapeno peppers)
20 celery stalks, halved crosswise
Garnish with chopped fresh jalapeno or celery leaves, if desired

In a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker combine the cream cheese, wing sauce, salad dressing, chicken, chopped celery and the jalapeno.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 3 to 4 hours.

Serve with the celery stalks for dipping.

Yield: 10 servings
Per serving: Calories 99, carbs 3g (1g fiber), protein 7g, fat 7g (3g sat)
Diabetic Exchanges: Meat 1, Vegetables 1

Source: Diabetic Living