• 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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    Maisy’s Lemon Broccoli Pasta

    There is no such thing as too much lemon in my daughter Maisy’s world. This is the girl who will squeeze a whole lemon on her fish and then look for more. When she comes in from playing outside and sees this pasta on the stove she is a very happy girl. This dish is so easy to put together and makes enough for leftovers the next day. It can also be made in pieces ahead of time and put together at dinner time. Enjoy!! What You Need: – 1 Box Red Lentil Pasta (super kind to my blood sugars) – 1 Pound Fresh Broccoli – 1 Pound Chicken Tenderloins…

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    Baked Oatmeal: An Overnight Masterpiece Your Mother In Law Will Love

    My husband is originally from Illinois and when his parents come up for the weekend it is always assumed that Baked Oatmeal will be on the table in the morning. It is one Tim’s mom’s favorite things that I make and it is absolutely the easiest thing to make for breakfast for a bigger group. (Truthfully, this recipe makes a 9×13 pan of oatmeal and there is always only one piece left between the five of them eating it. The last piece usually heads back to IL with Tim’s mom.) This morning deliciousness needs to be made the night before as the oats need to do some serious soaking overnight…

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    Italian Veggie Soup

    I have been blessed with two little veggie eaters. They are so very different than what I was like as a child. In my childhood mind, salad was for rabbits and often compared to grass. Lima beans were something to be hated, abhorred and carefully picked out of any serving of mixed veggies and don’t even get me started on those friends of mine who ate raw carrots!! My mother just shook her head. I have since fallen in love with my veggies and have recently wandered into the world of growing our own veggie garden. My kids are the raw carrot, cherry tomato eating kids that I could not…

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    Happy Pi Day! Yummy and Easy Chicken Pot Pie

    It’s National Pi/Pie Day!! Apple, Cherry and Blueberry Pie are official on my list of things I would eat if given a day to live without diabetes. I used to eat a slice of apple pie every day with dinner in college…oh those were the days, diabetes free, young metabolism, and all my food made for me by our excellent cafeteria staff. Now my pie enjoyment is limited to the occasional trip to Baker’s Square where they have sugar free apple and cherry pie and of course on thanksgiving when I slice off a pencil thin sliver of whatever pie tempts me. Today we will be enjoying a more savory pie…

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    Ellie’s Favorite Peanut Butter Treats

    The Kaptur’s love peanut butter. So when you add chocolate chips and a bit of honey, it only gets better. These tasty little treats are something my daughter Ellie has come to love and therefore they are no almost always in our freezer…well until we eat them all. I love these little treats on a whole other level because I can have two of these and not watch my blood sugar take off like a rocket. So I thought we’d share our little frozen obsession with all of you! We gathered the original recipes from https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/ but have since mixed it up a bit. Below is our version. Ingredients: 1/2…