Bibibop Asian Grill A Low Carb Find

There’s a new fast casual chain called Bibibop and it’s great for people who watch blood sugar. I discovered the restaurant (think of a Chipotle for Korean food) when I was in Columbus, Ohio, this week for my son’s college orientation. It was dinnertime, I was hungry and I wanted something no-fuss and healthy. IRead more

When sugar free isn’t

Gripe: Having to be a sugar vigilante. When ordering beverages out, I always double check to make sure my sugar-free drink is truly sugar free. I feel frustrated. So do others.  Posters on the message board of  www.diabetesdaily.com complain that their orders for a sugar free beverage are messed up so often, they give up orderingRead more

New life for leftovers

My beautiful Sunday lunch was the ultimate fast food – leftovers from Saturday night entertaining. Friends were coming for dinner and, energized by the change of seasons, I planned a spring dinner with bold, sunny flavors: marinated, grilled salmon and steak; couscous with basil, mint and lemon; roasted carrots and haricot verts; baguette; and  freshRead more

Apple cider vinegar salad dressing

Homemade salad dressing is a cinch to make, cheap and most importantly, delicious. Today, I took five minutes and whipped up a robust, mustardy vinaigrette that contains apple cider vinegar, which several studies have shown can lower blood sugar levels when consumed before a meal. In the studies, participants ingested a tablespoon of cider vinegarRead more

Food Review: Go Picnic Hummus box

I received no compensation for this review.   When I need a quick lunch out, I avoid the fast food drive-throughs and even “quick” serve restaurants.  To me, it’s not worth the money or time it takes to eat high sodium food that has been precooked then microwaved or – like quick-serve restaurant soups –Read more

Think Small for Big Success

So, how are the New Year’s resolutions going? More importantly, how will they be going next month? In six months? In the long run, only about eight out of 100 people succeed in keeping their health resolutions, researchers say. Some goals are easier to keep than others. Consider a New Year’s resolution  to eat aRead more

Everyone’s Sausage-Tortellini Soup

From-scratch soups are the gold standard, but for this Sausage Tortellini gem, I take huge shortcuts, and they work. Sausage Tortellini soup is packed with filling protein. There are many versions of this soup floating around the internet but they are not blood sugar friendly. I tweaked the basic idea so that individual servings areRead more

Ho, ho, no – Holiday food gifts

  What do Harry and David’s chocolate-drizzled Moose Munch, a pecan pie and a gift box of specialty pasta have in common? All are recent holiday gifts to prediabetic Yours Truly. People mean so well when they give food gifts for Christmas and Hannukah. They probably don’t know that some people have health conditions they don’t advertise.Read more

Nice chicken and rice

This recipe is no earth shaker; but it’s … nice.   Remember that chicken and rice casserole that everyone gets snobbish about because it contains (horrors!) a can of Campbell’s Cream of…. soup? Yes, that one. It can morph into something a bit more sophisticated and healthy. I’ve tinkered around with the original back-of-the-soup-can recipe and the men inRead more