A Winner: Donato’s Lower Carb Pizza

I’m excited about Donato’s lower carb pizza, made with cauliflower crust. It has 30 percent fewer carbs than regular pizza – but it tastes like regular pizza! I did a stint as a newspaper restaurant critic, so I’m pretty picky about food. This pizza passes my test – it has a crispy/chewy crust that servesRead more

Why One Diet Doesn’t Fit Everyone

Consider the following: Amy and Carmen both have prediabetes. The two friends go out to dinner and eat the same foods in the same amounts. Two  hours later, Amy’s blood sugar level is normal while Carmen’s is way too high. Confusing? It turns out there is no one-size-fits-all-diet that is good for all of theRead more

Pandemic Eating 2.0

My slide into a pandemic carb death spiral started so benignly – with homemade whole wheat bread. In March I started baking  homemade bread out of necessity: The local stores were out of bread and my family likes toast and sandwiches. I’m an experienced bread baker. So, I got to work, with my favorite KingRead more

Pancakes – guilt free!

Yay for a great pancake recipe that is blood sugar friendly!  No joke: Protein Packed Pancakes are 18 grams of carbs and 18 grams of protein a serving. They pass the “doesn’t taste healthy” test: Family  members who  love regular pancakes also enjoy this version. The pancakes are sort of a pancake-crepe mashup, with aRead more

New Lower Carb Ketchup a Winner

Who wants to give up ketchup? Not me, even though regular ketchup is a sugar bomb. So, I want to give a shoutout to a great new product, Heinz Sweetened With Honey Reduced Sugar Ketchup. A mere tablespoon of traditional Heinz Tomato Ketchup  contains 5 carbs and 4 grams of sugar – the sugar beingRead more

Steroids, Surgery and Sky High Sugar.

Seemingly out of nowhere, my blood sugar skyrocketed one night last week. It was a terrible mystery as to why. I’ve learned that a lot of little things can add up to big trouble when it comes to  regulating blood glucose.  Usually, the very highest reading I get is about 160; the night in question,Read more

Back from “Vacation”

I’ve been absent from this blog for a long while, enjoying an unexpected “vacation” from prediabetes. For almost two years, my Ha1C (an average of the body’s blood sugar levels) was  under 5.7. Any number under 5.7 is considered normal; 5.7 – 6.4 is prediabetes. My worry about high blood sugar – gone. Since myRead more

All Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Summertime – any season, actually – is the perfect time to enjoy warm muffins bursting with blueberries. Regular blueberry muffins can be loaded with refined carbs and fat, but I’ve come up with a healthier, 100 percent whole wheat blueberry muffin that is delicious. How delicious? Any leftovers should be frozen, to prevent, ahem, unplannedRead more

Savory Cheese Muffins for Cooler Days

Baking used to be a big hobby of mine, then I quit because of prediabetes, which was a downer. So, I’m delighted I have discovered  savory cheese muffins – a recipe that just happens to be both blood sugar friendly and a big hit with family and friends. I started from a cheese muffin recipeRead more

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