Good News About Peanut Butter

Hurray! It turns out peanut butter has been unfairly maligned as a diet buster all these years.😀 Numerous studies have shown that people who eat nuts* are less likely to develop diabetes or heart disease. Rethinking Peanut Butter I first learned about the benefits of peanut butter when I developed gestational diabetes. My registered dietitianRead more

How Not to Overeat at Holiday Get Togethers

Yes, it’s quite possible to enjoy holiday parties or dinners without going crazy eating too many carb- and fat-laden foods. I know this because I do it. Although people typically gain weight during the holidays, I always maintain. My blood sugar says thanks. Here’s what helps me: Tried and True Tips Every year, registered dietitiansRead more

Three Ingredient Healthy Soup

In the frozen foods aisle at Target, I picked out bags of flavored vegetable medleys and precooked, diced chicken breast.  I then added a carton of reduced sodium chicken broth to my cart. Perfect for a zero work soup. Less than an hour later (including a 20-minute drive home)  I enjoyed a large bowl ofRead 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

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

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

Summer Crockpot Cooking – Lemon Herb Turkey

Crockpot Lemon Herb Turkey is the kind of summer recipe I make over and over again. It takes no work, doesn’t heat up the kitchen and is carb free. Calling it a “recipe” is a stretch – it’s more of a simple technique that results in lightly flavored, moist white meat. I created this recipe-techniqueRead more

Nick’s Beans is the Side Dish for Summer

Traditional baked beans are synonymous with summer cookouts – but they are filled with sugar. On Memorial Day, I bypassed the baked beans, instead opting to make Nick Anthe’s Beans, an appealing side dish that is naturally much lower in sugar than baked beans, requires no cooking and can be made (way) ahead. The beanRead more

Slimmed down Broccoli Bacon Salad is a vitamin-filled side for a sandwich.

A Favorite Broccoli Salad, Slimmed Down

Sometimes trying to slim down a beloved recipe doesn’t work. The result is disappointing, and feels like a consolation prize. Happily, that’s not the case with this take on broccoli  salad. Broccoli salad traditionally contains broccoli (obviously) sunflower seeds, raisins or dried cranberries, bacon,  red onion and a sugar-spiked mayonnaise dressing. The result is aRead more