Strawberry Cake Muffins-adapted from Ina Garten).

We “bake/put together” a lot of whole food snack treats. Raw honey, flax, almond meal, chocolate chips that kind of thing. So when we bake a fun recipe like this it’s worth documenting! Here’s my version of the Ina classic. Our version of Ina’s Coffee Cake Muffins. ingredients: 12 TBSP butter, unsalted room-temperature 1 1/2Continue reading “Strawberry Cake Muffins-adapted from Ina Garten).”

Brown-bagged, diabetic-friendly, blood sugar stable lunch.

Six years of packing lunches for a diabetic, you learn some things along the way. What to do and what not to do. My Chad is a diabetic, so we’re constantly looking for healthy foods that will support good blood sugars for him. Here’s I’m sharing super fast, and easy tips for packing a goodContinue reading “Brown-bagged, diabetic-friendly, blood sugar stable lunch.”

Healthy peanut butter/molasses/iron-rich popcorn.

First off, I cannot take credit for this recipe. I got this from a cookbook I bought, attending a “10 Steps to Better Health” class hosted by our Chiropractor and his wife. Both super educational, and have been in the health world for decades. This popcorn is a healthy/iron-rich way to enjoy “caramel popcorn” butContinue reading “Healthy peanut butter/molasses/iron-rich popcorn.”

Mango/Banana/Vegan/Protein breakfast smoothie.

Fruit and protein smoothies are so easy and filling in the morning! The kids even love them. Such an easy breakfast full of protein and fruit. RECIPE: 1 cup (approx.) frozen banana cubes 3/4-1 cup frozen mango chuncks 1 cup (approx.) unsweetened almond milk 2-3 packets of Stevia sweetener, or sweetener of choice 1 TBSPContinue reading “Mango/Banana/Vegan/Protein breakfast smoothie.”

Strawberry Breakfast Muffins//gluten-free, low-sugar, high protein, (Vegan option)

Starting spring off right with freshly picked local, strawberries. These beauties taste so much better than store-bought! But if store-bought is all you have access to, I promise these healthy tasty treats won’t disappoint. RECIPE: 2 cups almond flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp himalayan sea salt 4 TBSP butter, melted (coconut oil forContinue reading “Strawberry Breakfast Muffins//gluten-free, low-sugar, high protein, (Vegan option)”

Day in the life of a diabetic.

So by no means am I a “diabetic expert”. Not at all. But my husband is a diabetic, and I’m always on the look out for new and excited foods to put in his lunch. He gets a lunch obviously 5 sometimes more days a week. I like mixing things up, and always adding inContinue reading “Day in the life of a diabetic.”

Chocolate Covered Pretzels-A Memorial Day Treat

Correct, this is not a “diabetic-friendly” recipe…but, I’ve been making these for years now and their sort of a tradition! Plus their great to give as gifts for any holiday, party favors and so on. You can also make them any size you like! So below is a picture of 2 large rods together. I’veContinue reading “Chocolate Covered Pretzels-A Memorial Day Treat”

Sugar-free Gluten-free Berry Custard Pie

Indulgence is key to help keep my diabetic guy on track. Well, indulgence on the “right” foods, especially desserts like this one!! We both have a sweet tooth, so I’m always playing around with recipes attempting to make them more healthy. He loves this pie, and it’s so easy and delicious. WHAT YOU NEED FORContinue reading “Sugar-free Gluten-free Berry Custard Pie”

“Sushi” bowls and peanut dressing recipe

This was so good! There’s actually no real sushi in the bowl pictured, I used an easy SteakUm for the meat eaters in my home. So it’s actaully more like a buddha bowl, but I like the name sushi bowl better. A sushi bowl consists of: rice, protein (raw fish, or cooked protein of anyContinue reading ““Sushi” bowls and peanut dressing recipe”

Sugar-free, Antioxidant Rich, Strawberry Lemonade

Happy Food for Friday. This is such a delicious, refreshing drink to enjoy especially in the spring and summer! I make it using “Truvia” (a stevia-based sweetener, so my type 1 diabetic husband can enjoy it guilt free.) But you can use whatever sweetener you prefer. RECIPE: (NUTRIBULLET VERSION) In plastic mixer combine the followingContinue reading “Sugar-free, Antioxidant Rich, Strawberry Lemonade”