Protein Bowl Good for Soft Diets or Anytime

It’s hard to consistently eat a lower sugar, heart-healthy diet under regular circumstances. When I learned I would need a soft diet after oral surgery, I envisioned weeks of boring food. Oral surgery, strep throat and some types of cancer treatment can necessitate a diet of soft, bland foods. Yuck. Double yuck for foodies withRead more

Easy, Healthy Appetizers for New Year’s

  If you are doing a little-last minute scrambling for New Year’s Eve appetizers, I have some ideas. These appetizers are delicious, easy to prepare and blood sugar friendly. Savory Appetizers, Slimmed Down The following links are for moderate- to low- carb appetizers. Unlike most appetizers, they contain no butter, fatty meat, cream cheese orRead more

How Not to Overeat at Holiday Get Togethers

Yes, it’s quite possible to enjoy holiday parties or dinners without going crazy eating too many carb- and fat-laden foods. I know this because I do it. Although people typically gain weight during the holidays, I always maintain. My blood sugar says thanks. Here’s what helps me: Tried and True Tips Every year, registered dietitiansRead 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

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

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

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

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