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, June 11, 2015


1 egg
1 tbsp water
1/4 cup dry whole-grain bread crumbs
1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
2 tbsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen chopped spinach, thaw and drain well
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

Combine the egg, water, crumbs, cottage cheese, onion, and garlic powder in a large bowl.

Add the spinach and beef to the above mixture; mix well.

Shape mixture into 1-inch diameter balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet that has sides.

Broil meatballs for 8 minutes 4 to 6-inches from the heat. Turn meatballs and broil another 4 to 5 minutes until cooked through.

Yield: Serves 8
Per serving: 176 calories, 6 g carbs, 18 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1 vegetable

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