Save Money on Road Trips with Low Salt Turkey

Road trips can’t be beat – new experiences, people and scenery. However, on a long car trip it’s easy to spend a fortune eating out. Often, those meals aren’t worth the money for those who watch carbs, calories or sodium. For years, my husband and I have saved a lot of money and eaten moreRead more

DIY Personal Exercise Plan

Are you determined to be more physically active in 2023 but hate to exercise? Rather than forcing yourself to follow a set routine, you can design a exercise plan that focuses on who you are, what activities you really like to do and how much time you have on a particular day. That’s the ideaRead more

Cheesecake to Ring in the New Year

If you need a splashy dessert for New Year’s weekend, try this easy recipe for mini cheesecakes. My three taste testers loved the recipe, and couldn’t tell the cheesecake was lower calorie/fat/carb. One tester was my adult son, who came for a visit last week. He plans to bake the cheesecakes for a party backRead more

Lower Holiday Stress for Better Blood Sugar

Holiday season can bring stress in spades. Crazy traffic, extra expenses,  dealing with difficult loved ones – all can make the season less bright.  For people who have prediabetes, more stress (along with holiday eating) can bring the unwelcome gift of higher blood sugar. When we get extra stressed, our bodies get ready for “fightRead more

Baked Cake Donuts for Hannukah, Holiday Brunches

    Donuts for Hannukah? Why not, especially if they can be lightened up and still be delicious. Donuts, potato pancakes and other fried foods are traditionally enjoyed during Hannukah, a holiday that celebrates  a Jewish victory over religious oppression in 168 BCE. After the war, there was only a day’s worth of oil left toRead more

Instant steel cut oatmeal, jazzed up with toppings.

Dig into Better Instant Oatmeal

On cold mornings, I love digging into a bowl of chewy, steel cut oatmeal. Problem: Since steel cut oats are  less processed than regular, they take 20 minutes to cook. Since I’m the only one who eats breakfast around here, I don’t want to fuss. I have started buying Better Oats Steel Cut Instant OatmealRead more

Healthy Food Gifts for the Holidays

Holiday horrors!  In recent years I have received the following gifts: A large pecan pie, a deluxe box of Godiva chocolates and Moose Munch, that crazy good caramel popcorn. People mean well when they give food gifts for Christmas or Chanukah. But many adults, not only those with high blood sugar, just don’t want aRead more

Make Brussels Sprouts (and More) Sparkle With Easy Drizzle

  Thanksgiving fact: People usually either adore or loathe Brussels sprouts. I’m in the love ‘em group, especially when the Brussels sprouts are roasted. A few years ago, during one of my stints in Weight Watchers, I found a wonderful recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts topped with a deeply flavored, sweet and tangy drizzle. IRead more

Cranberry Sauce Trick Cuts Carbs Deliciously

I found a trick that cuts half of the carbs and sugar of cranberry sauce without using artificial sweetener. And I can’t wait to spoon the new and improved sauce on turkey, guilt free, this Thanksgiving. Usually, cranberry sauce (canned or homemade) contains a huge amount of sugar because cranberries are so tart. How muchRead more

Lighter Corn Casserole for Thanksgiving

Corn casserole is a Thanksgiving tradition for many families. It’s usually very rich but it’s a cinch to slim it down a bit. This corn casserole contains fewer calories and much less saturated fat than the typical recipe.  Your loved ones won’t have a clue. Cut Saturated Fat People who have high blood sugar areRead more