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.

Friday, October 21, 2016


1 cup finely shredded Pepper Jack cheese
3/4 cup shredded cooked chicken
3/4 tsp cumin
6 (6-inch) whole-wheat tortillas, heated
1/3 cup salsa (what sugar content)
4 tsp olive oil

Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Divide the mixture evenly onto the tortillas (about 1/4 cup per tortilla). Top with a level tablespoon of salsa each. Roll up tightly; secure each with a toothpick. Brush with the olive oil.

In a large skillet, cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until filling is hot and tortillas are toasted; turn occasionally during cooking.

Serve with a garnish of guacamole and/or fat-free sour cream, if desired.

Yield: 3 servings of two flautas each.
Per serving: 410 calories, 25 g carbs (1 g is sugar), 22 g protein

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