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.

Sunday, January 8, 2017


1 1/4 lb lean ground turkey
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 can (15.5-oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 can (14.5-oz) Mexican-style stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (4-oz)  chopped green chilies, undrained
Sour cream for serving
Diced avocado, for serving
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, for serving

Spray a large deep skillet with nonstick cooking spray; add turkey, onion and garlic. Cook mixture over medium-high heat, and break up with a wooden spoon or large spatula while cooking.

Sprinkle the spices over the turkey mixture and cook, stirring, until the turkey is no longer pink and is cooked through. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, and green chilies; reduce heat to medium. Cover the skillet and simmer chili for 10-12 minutes.

To serve, ladle into bowls and top with the sour cream, avocado, and cheese.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 337 calories, 31 g carbs,  4 g dietary fiber, 27 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Bread, 3 Meat, 1 Fat

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