Mediterranean breakfast sandwich, ready for top layer of bread.

DIY Breakfast Sandwiches

Confession: I used to buy the “healthier” frozen breakfast sandwiches, rationalizing they were high protein and lower fat. (I ignored the sky-high sodium and high cost of the sandwiches.) Then I found nifty silicone pans designed to make egg patties the right size for breakfast sandwiches. There was no learning curve – the egg pattiesRead more

Review: Kodiak Crunchy Granola Bars

I picked up a couple of boxes of Kodiak Crunchy Granola Bars before our health-conscious son came to visit during winter break. He’s now back home in Chicago, and I am still buying the bars. No “Protein Taste” I usually skip protein bars – they are overpriced and don’t taste all that great. I’m aRead more

Review: Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions

(Note: I received no compensation for this review.) Croutons add a delicious crunch to salads, but the carbs add up quickly. I substitute Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions. The onions create a crunchy crouton vibe with fewer refined carbs. The crispy onions taste like – no surprise – teeny onion rings. The nutrition stats are goodRead more

Make a Fun, Fast-Food Meal, Guilt Free

  Every few weeks, we enjoy Bell & Evans Breaded Chicken Tenders.The treat satisfies a craving for  fast food at its finest –  crunchy, crispy, salty and effort free. The chicken tenders are a delicious, fun food – reasonable in calories, high in protein and low in saturated fat. I give them a “9” out ofRead more

Dried Dates are a Sweet Surprise

  Dried dates, aka “Nature’s Candy,” may seem like a bad choice for those of us who have prediabetes. That’s not true:  People who watch their blood sugar can enjoy the intensely sweet fruit. In the past few years, researchers have studied the impact of dates on blood sugar; the results so far show thatRead more

Roasted Edamame – A Portable Summer Snack

For me, portable snacks are golden. More than once I’ve come home starving, only to grab something bad for my blood sugar. However, if I eat a healthy snack while out, I find it much easier to make good choices when I get back to the house. It can be tricky to pack a bloodRead more

Healthier Cookies for a Sweet Treat

I wasn’t looking for healthier cookies – a bag found me. Recently I went shopping at my local Home Goods, a popular chain retailer that carries everything from furniture to kitchen items. In the fancy food aisle, I saw a bag of what looked like biscotti with the words “Blueberry Lemon,” and “30 calories aRead more

Product Review: Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry Mix

Hanover Foods, you shouldn’t have. I regularly purchase Hanover frozen vegetables. So, when I saw the company’s “Asian Stir Fry Style Riced Cauliflower”  in the frozen food section of my grocery store earlier this week, I had visions of easy  lunches that were both low carb and low calorie. I could microwave a $2.79 bagRead more

Product Review: Magic Spoon Cereal

Magic Spoon is a new high protein, no-sugar cereal that costs about $10 for a 7 oz. box. The hook: The cereal tastes like those sugary bowlfuls you loved as a kid, yet fits into a keto diet. Is Magic Spoon worth the price? Who would pay that much for a box of cereal? ManyRead more