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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp olive oil
2/3  cup ranch or creamy balsamic salad dressing (or your choice of sugar-free or low-sugar dressing)
1 head (6 cups) romaine lettuce torn into 2" pieces
3/4 cup whole-grain croutons
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2" pieces
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shavings

In a large plastic zip-top food bag, combine the chicken and 1/3 cup of the dressing. Seal bag and turn to coat the chicken. Refrigerate, turning bag after 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the lettuce with the croutons and pepper.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and cut into strips about 1/2" wide. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until no longer pink and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Toss the chicken with the lettuce and croutons; sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with the remaining 1/3 cup of dressing.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 363 calories, 34 g protein, 12 g carbs, 19 g (5 sat) fat, 4 grams sugar

Note: I believe this picture and recipe are from Cooking Light. I've had it too long to remember for sure.