Food closer to original form = better for you

So, both concluded that we’d be better off sticking to a food closer to it’s original form than one created through a highly lab-intensive process. SHOCKED, shocked I tell you! (sarcasm)

Of food rituals

This is my New Years piggy. If you’re not familiar with this tradition, Germans consume a pig on New Years Eve to bring good luck in the New Year. You can do this either by actually eating pork or by eating a marzipan pig  (Marzipanschweine). Admittedly, it’d be a lot better for me as a…

“Added sugar” coming to a label near you

The White House has announced a change to nutrition labels that is a very welcome change for everyone, but especially hypoglycemics and diabetics. Within the next two years, the labels will have a separate line showing the amount of sugar added (vs naturally occurring, such as milk sugar in yogurt). While sugar is sugar, added…

High protein, yummy evening snack

My most recent go-to evening snack is my homemade fruit & nut yogurt parfait. It only takes a minute to make and I really look forward to it at the end of the day.

Battle of Greek Yogurts

Milk naturally has sugar in it, about 7-8 grams naturally occur in an individual-size (7 oz.) Greek yogurt but that’s an ok amount, especially given the protein you are also getting at the same time. What’s not good, especially for hypoglycemics, but really everyone, is the ADDED sugar they put in them.

Recipe Review: Turkey Sloppy Joes (Sloppy Toms)

I found this Real Simple recipe for Turkey Sloppy Joes (I know them as Sloppy Toms) and decided to give it a try. The verdict? They were great! I ate one portion and froze the other 3 for later, which worked-out well. Hints: It took a lot longer than it said to cook the sauce…

Product review: thinkThin protein bars

With a new reduced carbohydrate and high protein diet to control my hypoglycemia, I needed a new protein bar. I tried the Quest bars on the recommendation of a friend but HOLY SALT were they high in sodium (and this is coming from a salt addict). So on a recommendation from another friend, I tried…