• Recipes

    No-Rice Chicken Fried Rice: Low-Carb and Kid-Approved

    Shortly after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes I realized that Chinese food did not play well with my blood sugars.  It consistently let me with unpredictable highs and playing catch up for at least a day afterward. For the longest time I just completely avoided Chinese food but I recently came across a recipe for Chicken Fried Rice in a kid’s cook book.  I was blown away by the intense flavor of this recipe and discovered that the fresh ginger and the chicken broth really make the difference and make everything come together. I adjusted the original recipe a bit, took out the rice, and added a crazy…

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    A Sugar-Free Life?: My Mom’s A Diabetic

    My children do not live a sugar-free life. Instead my kids live what I like to think of as a “balanced” life. There are certianly things that perhaps they are not exposed to as much as they would be if their mom had a working pancreas but for the most part they live in a world of food that very mch resembles one of a “normal” kid. My children are foodies. Since the age of four my children have preferred to watch the Food Network or the Cooking Channel instead of cartoons. They love shows like Kid’s Baking Championship, Chopped Junior, Home Cooking with Valerie, and Ace of Cakes. They…

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    Diabetic Running: Running With a Pack of Hungry Toddlers

    Outdoor running season is a long way off here in Wisconsin as our schools are currently closed due to an ice storm this morning (5th weather day this winter!!) followed by a non-stop pouring rain/sleet the rest of the day.  Still, today is a running day because…today is new running shoes day!!!  They just came in the mail today and after rescuing them from their soaked box I slipped them on and have been wandering around my house to see how I like the fit.  I have also explained this process to my kids no less than three times, as breaking-in shoes doesn’t exist in a seven year old world. …

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    A Day Without Diabetes

    If given a day without Diabetes, my husband and I have an ongoing list of things I would eat with reckless abandon.  So sit back and indulge with me. Tortellini Alfredo – the dish I asked my mom for every birthday before I was diagnosed A turkey and sharp cheddar cheese sandwich on a giant, slightly toasted bagel, with mayo and lettuce (I think about this one a lot) Bagels and lots of cream cheese Apple pie, followed by Cherry Pie, followed by Blueberry Pie A Grilled Cheese sandwich on unhealthy, totally generic, white bread A chair in front of a soft serve ice cream machine – Chocolate and vanilla…