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, March 5, 2017


4 pork chops, 1/2-inch thick 
2 slices turkey bacon, cut into pieces 
3/4 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 
2 tbsp water 
1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce 
2 tsp canola or olive oil 
3 tbsp no-sugar-added apple butter 
3 tbsp water 
1 cup cherry tomatoes 

In large nonstick skillet cook the bacon according to the package directions; set aside. 

While the bacon cooks, put the green beans into a 2-quart casserole dish with a lid. Add the 2 tablespoons of water and cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once. Drain the beans and set aside. 

Brush the soy sauce onto the pork chops. Using the same skillet you used for the bacon, heat the canola or olive oil over medium heat. Add the pork chops and brown them on both sides. 

Once the chops are browned, add the apple butter and the 3 tablespoons of water and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the mixture and chops, covered, for 5 minutes. 

Add the drained green beans, tomatoes, and cooked bacon to the skillet and cook, uncovered, around 5 minutes until heated through and chops are done. 

4 servings of 1 pork chop and 1 cup of the veggie mixture. 
Per serving: 307 calories, 7 g (3 g sat)fat, 83 mg chol, 309 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein 
Diabetic exchanges: 1 veg, 1 1/2 carbs, 4 lean meat 
Carb choices: 2

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