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

Roasting Veggies Makes All the Difference

Roasted vegetables have VIP status in my fridge. There’s nothing like them when I want to jazz up a meal with few carbs and lots of flavor. When I remove a pan of roasted veggies from the oven, I always stand by the stovetop, burning my fingers as I take “just a couple” of onionsRead 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

What are Net Carbs?

Nutrition labels can be confusing as heck – for example, the term “net carbs,” which is appearing on the labels of an increasing number of processed foods. Exactly what are net carbs? Do they matter? Net carbs are the total number of carbs in a food, minus fiber and sugar alcohols (non-nutritious sweeteners in foodRead more

Low Carb Spinach-Cheese Bake For Easter, Passover

Needing low carb, low calorie ideas for Easter brunch or Passover breakfast? This easy Spinach Cheese Bake is the ticket. Both holidays have many dishes that traditionally are rich and filled with carbohydrates, so I wanted to feature  an entree that is light and blood sugar friendly. The spinach bake is reminiscent of a quiche,Read more

About Valentine’s Chocolate…

Valentine’s Day chocolate – love it or leave it? Maybe you are lucky and are able to walk by the displays of valentine’s chocolate with nary a glimpse. Or maybe you look wistfully at those heart-shaped samplers filled with chocolates, wishing you didn’t have prediabetes. I’ve been both those people. Some years, I could careRead more

Save Money on Road Trips with Low Salt Turkey

Road trips can’t be beat – new experiences, people and scenery. However, on a long car trip it’s easy to spend a fortune eating out. Often, those meals aren’t worth the money for those who watch carbs, calories or sodium. For years, my husband and I have saved a lot of money and eaten moreRead more

DIY Personal Exercise Plan

Are you determined to be more physically active in 2023 but hate to exercise? Rather than forcing yourself to follow a set routine, you can design a exercise plan that focuses on who you are, what activities you really like to do and how much time you have on a particular day. That’s the ideaRead more

Cheesecake to Ring in the New Year

If you need a splashy dessert for New Year’s weekend, try this easy recipe for mini cheesecakes. My three taste testers loved the recipe, and couldn’t tell the cheesecake was lower calorie/fat/carb. One tester was my adult son, who came for a visit last week. He baked the cheesecakes for a party back in Chicago,Read more

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