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, November 26, 2016


2 tsp olive or coconut oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups diced zucchini
2 cups diced yellow squash
1 cup diced red bell pepper
3 cans (14.5-oz each) ready-to-serve chicken broth
1 cup uncooked macaroni rings (whole-grain is best)
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
Grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese for topping

In a Dutch oven, heat oil; add onion and garlic, cooking a couple minutes until tender. Add the zucchini, squash, and bell pepper; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until crisp tender.

Add the broth and macaroni; mix well. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cook over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir occasionally during cooking.

Add the spinach and cook 1 minute to wilt.

To serve, ladle soup into serving bowls and top with the cheese.

Yield: 6 servings of 1 1/2 cups each
Per serving: 180 calories, 25 g carbs, 10 g protein