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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


When you have a busy morning and have to rush to get something healthy down, most diabetics can get by with the following:
1 100% whole-wheat mini bagel*
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 small orange (or whatever fruit works for you)

Spread the peanut butter on the mini bagel.  Eat with the orange.

*If you do not have a mini bagel, eat only half of a larger one.

This breakfast has approximately 45 grams of carbs to 17 grams of protein making it fit the 1/3 as many protein as carbs rule.

I do not recommend this on a daily basis but it is okay from time to time.

 Note: Photo from Cooking Light