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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


1 can (8-oz) unsweetened crushed pineapple 

1 pkg (.3-oz) sugar-free lemon gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 tsp white vinegar
1/8 tsp salt*
2 medium carrots, grated

Drain the pineapple well, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice; set aside.

In a bowl that can withstand boiling water, dissolve the lemon gelatin in the boiling water. Stir to dissolve all the gelatin. Stir in the cold water, vinegar, salt, and the reserved pineapple juice. Chill for about 45 minutes until partially thickened. Stir in the carrots and pineapple. Pour into a 3-cup mold that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lightly oiled. Chill until firm. Unmold to serve.  

Note: May also be placed in a clear glass bowl instead of a mold. Can then be served directly from the bowl.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 59 calories, 0 fat, 12 carbs, 1 protein, 2 fiber, 158 mg sodium

*Cut down on sodium by omitting the salt.

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