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.

Monday, January 30, 2017


I know this doesn't sound like a diabetic recipe but it really is okay when you just need some 'meat and taters'! You will see from the nutritional information at the end of the recipe that diabetics certainly can enjoy this dish on occasion.

5 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
Water to cover potatoes
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 lb fully cooked kielbasa, sliced
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried oregano

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer until potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes well and transfer to a mixer bowl. Add the sour cream and broth to the potatoes and beat on low speed until smooth.

In a skillet, cook the sausage, mushrooms, onion and garlic until veggies are tender.

Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half the mashed potatoes over bottom of the pan; top with the sausage/veggie mixture. Add the remaining half of the potatoes. Sprinkle the cheese, parsley, and oregano over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and top is lightly browned.

Yield: 7 servings
Per serving: 210 calories, 22 g carbs, 15 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 meats, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

Note: This is a file photo.