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.

Monday, March 27, 2017


2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 

pinch of salt, optional
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
pinch of rosemary
2 tbsp mayo
4 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted
2 slices (or more) lean ham
2 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese

Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and rosemary, stir to combine.

To assemble, spread the mayo on two pieces of the toast. Top each with half the mushroom mixture, 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese. Top with the remaining pieces of toast. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and serve with a pickle spear, if desired.

Note: This sandwich has a good carb/protein ratio making it okay for diabetics. Each sandwich has approximately 19 g of protein and 32 g of carbs. Numbers were for 1 slice of ham per sandwich. Adding more ham will increase the protein number.

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