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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Boston Baked Beans

4 cans (15-oz each) navy beans, drained, reserve 1 1/4 cups of the liquid
1/2 lb bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1/3 cup Splenda Granulated
2 tbsp molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Fry bacon until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and save half the bacon fat.

Add the onion to the skillet in the reserved bacon fat; cook until translucent.

Combine all ingredients into a 3-qt baking dish and bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes.

Yield: 18 servings
Per serving: 140 calories (25 calories from fat), 9g protein, 21g carbs
Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starches and 1 lean meat

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