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 10, 2017


Everyone snacks from time to time and we diabetics are no exception.  In fact we should eat 5 times a day and a couple of those times will probably be snacks.  The key is to eat something healthy that will keep our blood sugar regulated.  Here are some ideas for snacks you can carry with you even when you are on the go.
  • a hard boiled egg
  • small package (or a few in a baggie) of almonds (also heart healthy), pistachios, peanuts, or sunflower seeds; unsalted is best for all those treats.  If you can't grab unsalted, a little salt won't hurt most of us.
  • baby carrots
  • celery sticks (have a negative calorie effect - it burns up more calories to chew and digest them than what we take in!)
  • low-fat string cheese
  • apple slices
I'm sure you get the idea and can add to the list with other of your favorites.  Skip the candy bars, potato chips, etc whenever possible.

 File Photo for reference only. If you eat the pretzels, eat them with peanut butter. I do that without it affecting my blood sugar. These are ideas. Use what works for you.