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, January 28, 2017


This fruit salad is a refreshing way to satisfy that sweet tooth or to enjoy a little different fruit touch with your breakfast or other meal. Low in protein, as fruit always is, so keep that in mind.

1 navel orange, peeled, sectioned, and the sections halved
1 kiwi, peeled, sliced, slices quartered
1 medium size firm ripe banana, peeled and sliced
1 medium apple, peeled, sliced and slices halved
6 seedless grapes, halved
2 tbsp sunflower kernels
1/4 cup nonfat, low sugar orange yogurt
4 tsp Splenda Granulated OR an equivalent amount of Stevia
1/8 to 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the fruit with the sunflower kernels.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, Splenda or Stevia, and cinnamon; pour over fruit and toss to coat.

Yield: 8 1/2-cup servings
Per serving: 63 calories, 13 g carbs, 1 g protein
Diabetic Exchange: 1 fruit
Note: Recipe and photo from TOH, 2000