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, August 25, 2015


4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except almonds and mix together well. Cover salad and refrigerate for several hours.

Just before serving, stir in the almonds.

Yield: 8 (3/4 cup) servings
Per serving: 126 calories, 8 g carbs, 13 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit

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