Protein Bowl Good for Soft Diets or Anytime

It’s hard to consistently eat a lower sugar, heart-healthy diet under regular circumstances. When I learned I would need a soft diet after oral surgery, I envisioned weeks of boring food. Oral surgery, strep throat and some types of cancer treatment can necessitate a diet of soft, bland foods. Yuck. Double yuck for foodies withRead more

Weighty Matters Call for Self Acceptance

Mad at yourself because you have a weight problem and high blood sugar? Learning some facts may help. The relationship between Type 2 diabetes and weight is complicated. Consider the following facts: The majority of overweight/obese people do not get Type 2 diabetes – about 30% will. However, 85% of people who have Type 2Read more

The Low-Sugar Baked Bean Winner Is…

Baked beans aren’t considered dessert, but in many instances might as well be. Some versions have as much sugar as a serving of ice cream or cookies.  I used to skip baked beans at cookouts, but this summer I was determined to find good, low-sugar baked beans. It’s possible! I purchased two brands of cannedRead more

Make Flavorful, Moist Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers can be bland and dry, but they don’t have to be. “These are good,” a dinner guest told me last Saturday, halfway through his turkey burger. The compliment was high praise, particularly because the guest is a very picky eater. Turkey burgers do require a bit more finesse than do beef burgers, butRead more

Favorite Tools for Cooking with Ease

Truly, I’ve never met a kitchen gadget I didn’t like. Over the years, I have purchased a crepe maker and a cherry pitter, a herb scissors and a special contraption for making jam (I used it once LOL.)  Also a yogurt maker, a vacuum sealer, a …. Prediabetes has changed my priorities when it comesRead more

A Spoonful of Pesto Adds Rich Flavor

Lots of basil in the garden. Pesto time! It’s so easy to make pesto  – just basil, olive oil, fresh grated Parmesan, garlic and nuts, whirled in a food processor. The result is a richly flavored sauce that tastes like summer. All that oil and cheese, however, can add a lot of saturated fat andRead more

DIY Frozen Yogurt Bars – a Fun, Healthy Treat

It’s peak season for frozen novelties. Those of us with prediabetes deserve to share in the fun without harming our health! I wanted to make a creamy frozen yogurt pop that had a lower amount of  sugar but no artificial sweeteners.  The kind of icy treat that anyone would like,  including those who don’t watchRead more

Tiny Steps to Better Health

Has this brutally hot summer sapped your energy and motivation?  You can still work on getting healthier by making tiny changes that require almost no self discipline 😀 Before you begin, make sure you have the right tools. (Nothing fancy!) 1. Sturdy shoes to wear indoors 2. Dental floss 3. A water glass. It takesRead 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