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, August 15, 2015


1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs (preferable to use whole-grain)
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 can (14.5-oz) beef broth
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lb fresh baby carrots
1 lb fresh sliced mushrooms
2 medium zucchini, sliced

Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or pie plate; coat chicken breasts on both sides with the crumbs, shaking off the excess.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook on each side until browned. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.

Add the broth, tomato paste, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper to the Dutch oven; cook over medium-high heat. Stir to loosen any browned bits from the pan. Add the carrots, mushrooms, and zucchini to the pan and return chicken to the pan; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat under Dutch oven and simmer, covered, 25-30 minutes until the veggies are tender and the chicken is cooked through.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 246 calories, 8 g (1 sat) fat, 16 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch