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

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

Two Easy Fish Recipes

Sometimes (OK, often) I don’t  feel like cooking fish but want to make it anyway because it’s a healthy choice for dinner. Lately, I’ve used one of two shortcut “recipes” to turn thawed frozen fish into a tasty low-carb entree that requires no  fancy ingredients or involved chopping. The recipes – techniques, really – areRead more

Resolved: New Year, More water

Resolved for 2022:  I will drink a LOT more water, and not just for a day, a week or a month.   My reasons: Some studies suggest that increasing water intake may help lower blood sugar and also help with headache management – a double winner for me. I’m zeroing in on this one behavior change becauseRead more

Creamy Black Bean Dip Is Healthy Holiday Appetizer

  Looking through an old collection of favorite recipes, I found a beloved dip recipe called Kevin’s Black Bean. Creamy, tangy and filling, I realized it would be a winner for holiday gatherings. It happens to be healthy, too; Kevin’s Black Bean will be a protein- and fiber-filled superstar on a buffet. My recipe isRead more

“Fat Friday” Tips for Post Holiday Eating

Thanksgiving Thursday: Pie, mashed potatoes,  stuffing, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, rolls, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce…then a few hours later, maybe another piece of pie… Fat Friday: A day of feeling bloated, tired and regret over eating off the rails. Not to fret – health experts encourage us to remember that Thanksgiving is aRead more