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, January 27, 2017


1 tsp olive or canola oil
1 1/2 lb uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast, cut into bite-size cubes
1 cup chopped onions
2 cans (14.5-oz) ready-to-serve chicken broth with 1/3 less sodium
1 can (6-oz) no-salt-added tomato paste
2 cans Great Northern Beans, drained
2 cans (4.5-oz each)  chopped green chilies, drained
1 tsp cumin
1 sliced green onion for garnish, optional

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and onions; cook, stirring, until the turkey is no longer pink in the center. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 180 calories, 15 g carbs, 25 g protein
Dietary Exchanges: 1 Carb, 3 very lean meat

Note: File Photo