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

Roasted Edamame – A Portable Summer Snack

For me, portable snacks are golden. More than once I’ve come home starving, only to grab something bad for my blood sugar. However, if I eat a healthy snack while out, I find it much easier to make good choices when I get back to the house. It can be tricky to pack a bloodRead 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

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

White Chili for Chilly Days

The days are longer now in the Midwest, still cold but teasing of spring.  What sounds good is a dish that warms, but with a lighter touch.  White Chili, anyone? White Chili is loaded with  chicken breast, onion, and lots of white beans. It’s naturally low fat, high protein and high fiber – a wonderfulRead more

Fall Back on this Easy Pasta Dish

  So, you want to cook a healthy meal but your schedule is crazy, you have a picky eater and you are exhausted. You may want to give Fall Back Spaghetti a try. I call this pasta dish Fall Back Spaghetti because it truly is my cooking lifesaver: It is quickly assembled and well likedRead more

Pancakes – guilt free!

Yay for a great pancake recipe that is blood sugar friendly!  No joke: Protein Packed Pancakes are 18 grams of carbs and 18 grams of protein a serving. They pass the “doesn’t taste healthy” test: Family  members who  love regular pancakes also enjoy this version. The pancakes are sort of a pancake-crepe mashup, with aRead more