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

Marinated Green Beans a Potluck Winner

At a recent summer potluck lunch, one dish was particularly popular.  People went back to the buffet for seconds of the marinated green beans, a dish that happened to be low in carbs, calories and fat. Several of us at the potluck asked for the recipe. It turned out to be so simple! 1. Canned greenRead more

Easy Veggie Omelette in a Bowl

I’m lazy when it comes to breakfast – I hate to cook eggs because I don’t want to bother with dishes.   Happily, I’ve figured out a way to make an easy veggie  “omelette” in a bowl that requires no chopping or dirty pan to scrub. My no-fuss breakfast is packed with protein, has negligibleRead more

Quick Coleslaw for a Cookout

Most coleslaw recipes are either high fat or high sugar. It takes me less than five minutes to make a slaw that is low calorie, low carb and tasty. While it’s not a stunner, family and friends always finish their servings. This slaw has a sweet-tangy taste and requires no fancy ingredients. It’s perfect  forRead more

Review: Bumble Bee tuna kit

I  prefer to eat tuna with a splash of olive oil and lemon juice rather than with mayo,  so I was interested in Bumble Bee’s new “Protein on the Run” tuna in olive oil kits, released this past fall. The kit – which retails at $3.99 but I found at $2.69  – is part ofRead more

Donato’s Lower Carb Pizza

I’m excited about Donato’s lower carb pizza, made with cauliflower crust. It has 30 percent fewer carbs than regular pizza – but it tastes like regular pizza! I did a stint as a newspaper restaurant critic, so I’m pretty picky about food. This pizza passes my test – it has a crispy/chewy crust that servesRead 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

Everyone’s Sausage-Tortellini Soup

From-scratch soups are the gold standard, but for this Sausage Tortellini gem, I take huge shortcuts, and they work. Sausage Tortellini soup is packed with filling protein. There are many versions of this soup floating around the internet but they are not blood sugar friendly. I tweaked the basic idea so that individual servings areRead more

Quick Antipasto!

When I’m hungry, I can’t tolerate waiting awhile to eat. If I do, I’m ravenous and eat too much. But it’s hard to stick to a regular routine because my schedule varies. And I can no longer grab any old snack like fruit or a handful of pretzels because, well, that blood sugar thing. I’veRead more

10 Healthy Buys at Sam’s Club

I’m surprised – happily – that I can save money and get a ton of blood sugar friendly foods at the Sam’s Club 10 minutes from my house.  I’ve certainly changed my shopping habits to do that. Before prediabetes was on my radar, I often stocked up on Sam’s Club’s supersize packages of carbs thatRead more