Every once in a while, we all need something sweet, and these muffins definitely fit the bill. Yes, they contain some sugar, but it is balanced out by some healthy fats coming in the form of coconut oil and coconut milk and contain a good amount of fiber from the rolled oats and bananas.Read More
Y’all, this is my new favorite smoothie/juice. It is so refreshing, light, and simple - I love it!!! The crazy thing is, it doesn’t contain any fruit. So if you are prediabetic, have high blood sugar levels or insulin resistance, this smoothie is a great option for you.Read More
I have to admit I love Mexican food!!! Unfortunately, good Mexican food is hard to come by in Mississippi. I just have to be honest, y’all. Once a month, I try to get my taco fix at Food Truck Friday in Jackson, because those are the best tacos in the state in my opinion.
But I also cook plenty of dishes at home that are inspired by Mexican cuisine. I recently made this vegan taco filling. If you’re a true fan of Mexican food, you might be rolling your eyes right now, but I encourage you to give these a try. You won’t even know there is no meat in your taco.Read More
If I haven’t said it often enough yet, I love simple meals. I often don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen, so it has to be easy and quick. This One Pan Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus recipe is exactly that, plus amazingly delicious. Give it a try - I think it’s perfect for the summer.Read More
As I mentioned before, bowl recipes are one of my favorites, because you throw everything together into a bowl and serve it. There is something comforting about it - just me, my bowl and a fork. LOL.
I am a big fan of this one, because I used to love egg rolls but haven’t been able to enjoy them because of my gluten sensitivity. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Yup, that’s right. I make shredded chicken every week. It’s so easy to make and so versatile. I can pair it with some veggies, I can throw it in a buddha bowl, or it can go on top of a salad.
Here are 2 ways to prepare it - on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. I am partial to the slow cooker version, because I can just walk away and it works with frozen chicken, too.
Do you miss dessert sometimes? When you are working on reversing a disease like prediabetes, it can be tough when you have a craving for something sweet. These Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs will help get through it. Easy to make, and you can just store them in the freezer or fridge. And I promise you: one is enough.Read More
Turkey Burgers have been around for a while now. At first they were an alternative to regular beef for folks who were a little more health conscious. However, today we know that it’s not so much about the beef but rather about the quality of the meat. But don’t give up on turkey burgers quite yet. Here is a fresh, new twist you will love.Read More
Have you heard of the concept of buddha bowls? Or hippie bowls they’re also sometimes called. They are a beautiful thing. So simple and easy to put together, and the possibilities are endless. These work for lunch and dinner, and maybe even breakfast if a hearty breakfast is your jam. Check it out!Read More
I’m definitely a snacker, especially when I am working at home at the desk, so I am always looking for nutritious and delicious recipes that will satisfy me until the next meal.
These Turkey Kale Wraps definitely fit the bill. Only 4 ingredients and done in 5 minutes. What more can you ask for?!Read More
This is one of my favorite recipes. I’m sharing it, so you can eat nutritious and delicious while at the same time taking concrete steps to reverse your prediabetes.
This recipe is super-versatile, too, and can be enjoyed any time of the day. The frittata is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now that's my kind of cooking!
Isn't the smell of BBQ the best?! I love a good BBQ. Good food, good company, sun and wind in my hair. Thinking about it makes me smile. Since it's almost time for the Fourth of July, I thought I'd share a simple BBQ Sauce recipe with you.Read More
When it came to our weekly eating, my husband and I weren't great at planning ahead. While we weren't necessarily making bad choices, we were making the same choices over and over again, resulting in being sick and tired of our go-to meals. Almost every day, our conversation would go something like this.Read More
I know many of you are looking for healthy breakfast recipes that won’t spike blood sugar levels but will satisfy you and taste good. This is one of those dishes - Eggs, Arugula & Smoked Salmon.
It’s super simple, delicious aaaaand nutritious. A triple win!!!Read More
When I was growing up, we mostly ate cereal for breakfast during the week. It was quick and easy. We would even set the table with bowls and spoons and all the cereal boxes the night before, so all we had to do was get out the milk and start eating. Did any of you do that?
Now that I read the nutrition labels, I have yet to find a cereal that I would eat on a regular basis. It's tough to find one that isn't loaded with sugar unfortunately. I have also learned of the importance of making sure you have some protein with your meals/snacks. Protein will increase your metabolism, it aids in burning calories and it will keep you full longer.
When you’re busy, a smoothie can be such a beautiful thing. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and then just pour that sucker into a to-go cup, and you’re done.
This one here only has 6 ingredients, but it’s delicious and creamy - just the way a smoothie should be.Read More
I’m always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas. In fact, ‘quick and easy’ is my mantra when it comes to cooking. If that’s you, check out this Taco Salad with Beef. Super-delicious and can be made in under 30 minutes. You can also meal prep it and enjoy later. (My kind of cooking!)Read More
Most of the time, when you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, you’re told to eat healthier and exercise. Very rarely do doctors go into detail about what is happening inside your body, what is causing what, and what he or she means when they say ‘eat healthier.’ To be fair, most doctors don’t even have the time to go into all that. When you’re prediabetic, you’re not yet a case for medications, so there is nothing for them to prescribe. Usually, patients are just told to come back in 3 or 6 months for a check-up.
So, what is going on inside your body when you’re prediabetic.Read More
Sometimes I forget that not everybody knows how to make a smoothie and that I was also pretty apprehensive about trying it for the first time.
'How do you mean I can just blend up vegetables?' 'How much is a cup of spinach?' and 'What if I do something wrong?' were some of my questions.