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, February 24, 2017


This is a "throw it together quickly" recipe for the busy diabetic. This parfait is made with ready-to-eat pudding cups but you can make your own if you want. It is a great treat for any diabetic but an especially fancy treat for children with diabetes.

4 containers (3 to 4-oz each) sugar-free ready-to-eat pudding
4 tsp no-sugar-added raspberry preserves
2 cups fresh blueberries
4 sugar-free vanilla wafers

Empty the puddings into a small bowl. With a rubber or silicone spatula, gently stir the preserves into the pudding.

To assemble the parfaits: Into each of 4 parfait glasses, place 1/4 cup of the fresh blueberries. Using half of the pudding mixture, top the blueberries. Top the pudding mixture with the remaining blueberries, then finish off with the remaining pudding mixture. Top each of the parfaits with a vanilla wafer.