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

Haunted By Leftover Candy? Donate it

  Our neighborhood will be crammed with trick or treaters this Halloween weekend. We always give out lots of candy, secretly hoping for leftovers so that we can eat a piece “now and then”😂. This year, we resolve to do better! Instead of sneaking leftover mini Snicker’s and tiny Twix bars, we are donating theRead more

Baked Apple Season

  It happened again last week, the first time I baked apples this year. Every fall, when we dig into warm, sweet-scented baked apples, I say to my husband, “Why am I not making these year round?” For me, baked apples are one of the only fruit desserts that don’t seem like a substitute forRead more

Lighter Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Spice Season

Back in 2003, Starbucks debuted its Pumpkin Spice Latte, with great success.  Other food  and beverage companies noticed and followed suit. Now,  fall means the Great Pumpkin Spicing of Everything. Many of the pumpkin-spiced flavored foods and drinks are heavy on refined carbs (pumpkin spice Twinkies, anyone?) And that cozy, luscious Starbucks Pumpkin Spice GrandeRead more

Budget Snack: Aldi’s Black Bean Chips and Hummus

I started shopping at my local Aldi a few months ago and discovered what has become my favorite snack – store brand hummus and black bean chips.  I will make a special trip to Aldi just to buy them. Black bean chips with hummus is no prep, enjoyable and healthy. Lately, I’ve been having theRead more

Blueberries Shine in Healthy Homemade Sauce

It takes about five minutes to whip up a beautiful  blueberry sauce that has brilliant color and a rich, deep flavor. No one will guess that the sauce is much healthier than other sweet toppings. Homemade blueberry sauce can be used as a substitute for maple syrup and pairs well with  high protein pancakes for aRead more