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, December 31, 2016


3 tbsp Splenda Granulated
2 tsp ground cinnamon
10 (6-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
nonstick cooking spray
1 brick (8-oz) low-fat cream cheese
1 cup cold fat-free milk
1 pkg (4-serving size) white chocolate Or vanilla sugar-free pudding mix
2 cups sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the Splenda and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Coat 1 side of each tortilla with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the sprayed sides with half the Splenda/cinnamon mixture. Turn tortillas over and repeat the process on the second side. Cut each tortilla into 4 wedges.

To form the dessert cups, place the rounded edge of a wedge in the bottom of a muffin cup; shape to fit. Place a second wedge in the muffin cup allowing bottom and sides to overlap the first wedge and the points opposite each other. Repeat process until you have 20 dessert cups.

Bake cups at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Allow to cool completely in the pans.

To make the filling, beat cream cheese in a mixer bowl just until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened; add to the cream cheese and beat on low speed until blended. Fold in the whipped topping. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Carefully remove the cups from the pan. Pipe or spoon about 3 tablespoons of filling mixture into each cup. Drizzle the melted chocolate over over the filling.

Refrigerate 5 minutes to set before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Yield 20 servings of 1 cup.
Per serving: Approximately 130 calories, 4 g fat (2 g sat), 19 g carbs, 4 grams protein
Diabetic Exchange: 1 1/2 starch

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