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, April 22, 2017


4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans,
 rinsed and drained
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing (watch sugar grams)

Steam broccoli until crisp tender. Drain well. In serving bowl, toss the broccoli, tomato, beans, onion, and cheese together. Drizzle dressing over top and toss again to coat. Cover and keep refrigerated until serving time.

Note: Kidney beans should be an important part of a diabetics diet.

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