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

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

Low Carb Spicy Peanut Sauce

Think of spicy peanut sauce as an accessory to plain, healthy foods. Add a little to chicken breast, green vegetables or tofu  and watch boring become interesting. There are traditional peanut sauce recipes that are much more complex.  This one has its own simple charm: Six ingredients, a quick stir and it’s done. Peanut saucesRead 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

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

Budget Snack: Aldi’s Black Bean Chips and Hummus

I started shopping at my local Aldi a few months ago and discovered what has become my favorite snack – store brand hummus and black bean chips.  I will make a special trip to Aldi just to buy them. Black bean chips with hummus is no prep, enjoyable and healthy. Lately, I’ve been having theRead more

Salad Dressing for Herb Gardeners

On these bright days, it’s a joy to go out on the deck to check on my rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro and thyme. I have lots of herbs to harvest, so I’m searching for ways to use them. I tried a beautifully simple recipe for a lemon-herb salad dressing one night last week. It wasRead 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

Prediabetes and Income Tax Deductions

Want to save money? Here are some money-saving tax tips for people who have  prediabetes. To get any tax deductions for prediabetes, there are two requirements. First – you have to itemize your taxes. Second,  your total medical expenses must be over 10 percent of your adjusted gross income (which unfortunately, this is common nowadays.)Read more

Food Review: Go Picnic Hummus box

I received no compensation for this review.   When I need a quick lunch out, I avoid the fast food drive-throughs and even “quick” serve restaurants.  To me, it’s not worth the money or time it takes to eat high sodium food that has been precooked then microwaved or – like quick-serve restaurant soups –Read more