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, February 5, 2017


Not normally a diabetic food, this French Toast is okay for diabetics occasionally. I would not recommend it on a daily basis but the numbers are okay for a special treat. Be sure to serve with a sugar-free syrup or a sugar-free marmalade.

1 egg
2 egg whites
1 cup low-fat milk
2 tbsp Splenda Granular
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
8 slices cinnamon swirl bread (Nutrition numbers below with Pepperidge Farm brand)

Spray large skillet with nonstick olive oil cooking spray; heat over medium heat.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg, egg whites, milk, Splenda, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Soak the bread, 1 slice at a time, in the egg mixture until saturated but not enough to be falling apart. Place bread onto the griddle or skillet and cook until bottom side is golden brown. Turn and cook until the second side is also golden brown.

Serve French Toast while hot.

Per slice: 110 calories, 16 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 5 1/2 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carb, 1/2 fat

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