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

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

Easy, Healthy Appetizers for New Year’s

  If you are doing a little-last minute scrambling for New Year’s Eve appetizers, I have some ideas. These appetizers are delicious, easy to prepare and blood sugar friendly. Savory Appetizers, Slimmed Down The following links are for moderate- to low- carb appetizers. Unlike most appetizers, they contain no butter, fatty meat, cream cheese orRead 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

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

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

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

Cheesecake Parfaits for the Fourth of July

If you want to make a Fourth of July dessert, consider whipping up these red, white and blue cheesecake parfaits. They will be an attention getter on a holiday dessert table. I was thinking about desserts (no surprise!) for the holiday. I wanted a healthy change from the traditional high sugar cake or cookies, somethingRead more