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 16, 2016


1 lb lean ground chicken
1 tbsp dried parsley
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 small onion, grated
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1/2 cup Frank's Hot Wing Sauce
2 tbsp butter
low-fat ranch or blue cheese salad dressing for serving
carrot sticks and celery sticks for serving, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the chicken, parsley, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. When mixture is combined well, shape into 16 meatballs. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake meatballs at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the hot sauce and butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat.

Place meatballs in a bowl and coat with the sauce.

Serve with the salad dressing and carrot and/or celery sticks, if desired.