Cheese Bread is Light on Carbs, Big on Flavor

I’ve  long loved the cheese bread served at Brazilian restaurants but I never thought I could – or should – have it at home. That changed last month, when I tried Gusto Brazil cheese bread from the frozen food section at Sam’s Club. Verdict: While the bread is not restaurant quality, it is delightful and prettyRead more

Shop Online for Healthy Holiday Gifts

Retail experts advise early holiday shopping this year because of pandemic related problems in inventory and delivery. Here are a few neat holiday gifts  for health conscious people (including yourself 😎)  Note: I have received no compensation by retailers for products listed in this post. Grosche Bali Water Infuser Flavored, zero calorie water is veryRead more

Fall Back on this Easy Pasta Dish

So, you want to cook a healthy meal but your schedule is crazy, you have a picky eater and you are exhausted. You may want to give Fall Back Spaghetti a try. I call this pasta dish Fall Back Spaghetti because it truly is my cooking lifesaver: It is quickly assembled and well liked byRead more

The Biscuit Incident

Eating for health or eating for fun? When on the road, meals can turn into a showdown for someone who has prediabetes. For instance, there was that recent Biscuit Incident in Conover, N.C. On the way to Gatlinburg, my husband and I stopped at a nice hotel for the night. In the morning, I went toRead more

Mac and Cheese Fills 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