Review: Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions

(Note: I received no compensation for this review.) Croutons add a delicious crunch to salads, but the carbs add up quickly. I substitute Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions. The onions create a crunchy crouton vibe with fewer refined carbs. The crispy onions taste like – no surprise – teeny onion rings. The nutrition stats are goodRead 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

No-Cook, Simple Suppers Keep Kitchen Cool

On a hot, muggy summer afternoon, I look at my oven and frown.  Even though our home is air conditioned, it’s unappealing to make a hot meal. Eating out is expensive, however, and many takeout meals are  not blood sugar friendly. My compromise: Throw together cold, no-cook suppers that are simple and healthy. I’ve listed aRead more