Product Review: Magic Spoon Cereal

Magic Spoon is a new high protein, no-sugar cereal that costs about $10 for a 7 oz. box. The hook: The cereal tastes like those sugary bowlfuls you loved as a kid, yet fits into a keto diet. Is Magic Spoon worth the price? Who would pay that much for a box of cereal? ManyRead more

Comfort food

Salmon Patties are Late Winter Comfort Food

We need lighter comfort food for these late winter days, when hearty stews and soups start to seem repetitive. Enter the old-fashioned salmon patty. Salmon patties are easy to make, heart healthy and blood sugar friendly. They are also a great choice  for those who skip meat on  Fridays during Lent. This recipe uses onlyRead more

Chicken Taco Soup – No Chopping Required

  I knew our kitchen renovation was going to be inconvenient; I didn’t realize it would make eating healthy more difficult. Morning coffee? Water from the bathroom sink. Chopping veggies or grilling chicken? Ha. Our kitchen won’t be done for a few months due to  “unfortunate circumstances” (don’t ask.) There’s no way we can getRead 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

Lower Holiday Stress for Better Blood Sugar

Holiday season can bring stress in spades. Crazy traffic, extra expenses,  dealing with difficult loved ones – all can make the season less bright.  For people who have prediabetes, more stress (along with holiday eating) can bring the unwelcome gift of higher blood sugar. When we get extra stressed, our bodies get ready for “fightRead more

Baked Cake Donuts for Hannukah, Holiday Brunches

    Donuts for Hannukah? Why not, especially if they can be lightened up and still be delicious. Donuts, potato pancakes and other fried foods are traditionally enjoyed during Hannukah, a holiday that celebrates  a Jewish victory over religious oppression in 168 BCE. After the war, there was only a day’s worth of oil left toRead 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