Mac and Cheese Satisfies Comfort Food Craving

Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods – and now I can put it back on my plate without guilt. I tried Banza Mac and Cheese Deluxe, made with chickpeas, and it was good enough that I will buy a box again. Traditional macaroni and cheese is made luscious with refined white flour,Read more

Fidget Food for Stress Eaters

  A registered dietitian once gave me wonderful, realistic encouragement about dealing with my habit of stress eating. Her radical advice? Work with my habit, rather than try to completely stop it. When I developed gestational diabetes during my second pregnancy, I was told I was at higher risk to develop diabetes later in life.Read more

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean-style tuna salad, bursting with sunny flavors, is more nutritious than regular tuna salad. It also tastes better, is a breeze to make and is perfect to serve to friends and family who are trying to watch their blood sugar or cholesterol. Recent research studies have backed the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, whichRead more

Why Do Blood Test Results Vary?

Nothing like waiting around for blood test results. Good times.😳 Twice a year, I get blood work before my checkup. A day later, I gingerly pull up the results on the MyChart app. Like everyone with blood sugar problems, I worry about my numbers for fasting blood glucose and Ha1C – a number that reflectsRead more

Jam Happiness – Guilt Free

How did I overlook this heavenly jam? Crofter’s Organic Premium Fruit Spreads have been produced in Canada since 1991, but I discovered the jars last month, when I returned to leisurely, in-person grocery shopping. I bought a jar of Crofter’s organic blueberry. A week later, with most of the blueberry left, I purchased the organicRead more

Breaking the Diet Pop Habit

It’s possible to kick a serious, serious diet soda habit. For years – decades, actually – I drank at least two Diet Dr. Peppers every day. If I didn’t have a bottle or can in the house, I really missed it, and would buy a drink the next time I went out. Sometimes, I wouldRead more

When is weight a risk factor for Covid-19?

How much you weigh makes a difference in the likelihood of getting Covid-19. It turns out that obesity is a risk factor for the illness,  along with advanced age, heart disease, diabetes and a host of other health problems. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that 42.4 percent of Americans qualify as “obese,” whichRead more

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