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, July 3, 2017


2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
1 cup celery
1 cup minute brown rice, cooked according to pkg directions
1 can low-fat cream of chicken soup
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp minced onion
3/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the above ingredients together until well combined.  Spread mixture in a casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

1/2 cup slightly crushed corn flakes
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup butter, melted

Combine the corn flakes and almonds; stir in the melted butter.  Sprinkle mixture over the top of the casserole.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes until the casserole is bubbly and the topping is lightly browned.

Note:  By using brown rice and almonds with the chicken in this casserole, it becomes diabetic-friendly.  Avoid using white rice and do not replace mayonnaise with salad dressing as it has added sugar.

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