Recipes

About My Recipes

Food is…

Needed for survival,

Central to our life,

The seat of our soul,

Something we gather around,

The way we relate to others,

What we enjoy most,

The way to a man’s heart.

 

All around the world, people have a strong relationship with food. It is pivotal in many cultures, important in our life. Being able to enjoy food gives us a sense of well-being.

Like most people, I love food – almost any food. Being in the company of family and friends while sharing good home-cooked southern food on a warm evening in the backyard has always been a special delight.

Some of my favorites are sweet, white dinner rolls, soft and warm. mmmmm … Heavenly. But as I said, I love almost all foods…  I love well-flavored, perfectly cooked meats, the yummiest of vegetables, and I adore luscious desserts. – And if I don’t watch it, my waistline adores them too.

When we found out that my husband has diabetes our thoughts immediately went to all the things we could no longer eat. (I stick to the same meal guidelines that he follows.) It seemed like the list of what not to eat was longer than the list of what we could eat.

Adjusting to diabetes felt like a huge change of life. It seemed overwhelming at times. As I started to research I learned more and more about what we could eat and what we could do to keep this disease at bay and hopefully reverse the condition.

In time I realised that the principles of a diabetic diet are very healthy and applicable to almost anyone, and by no means as difficult to follow as I had feared.

As a family we started on a journey to healthier eating – and with that healthier living.

I feel like I became an explorer, venturing out into new territory, finding interesting and tasty tidbits that are healthy. It has definitely become an adventure to learn how to cook all over and to adapt and amend old recipes to make them healthier.

I had much to learn. The first time I made Quinoa, my husband and I looked at each other across the dinner table with long faces and I thought, “Really? This is how we have to eat from now on? We’ll be chewing cardboard for the rest of our lives.” There is no way we would be able to stick to a diet this bland and plain.

Since that day I have tested several recipes with Quinoa and we both love it now. (I even learned how to pronounce it — after sounding like a fool for a while. Hahaha)

It became my mission to explore, find, test, and to invent recipes that we could both enjoy — And my hope is that you, dear reader, will try and love these recipe and enjoy them not just because they are healthy, but because they are delicious.

I found many wonderful but healthy recipes and my plan is to use this blog to share the best ones with you.

Please keep in mind: These recipes are not just for diabetics (even though that is my focus). These recipes are for anyone who wants healthier, and/or wishes to lose weight.

These are recipes similar to the things my family used to eat and love, but are now adapted in ways that make them healthier.

 

In my recipes the focus is:

Food that is good and good for you.

  • Low or no sugar
  • Low or no fat
  • Lower in calories than their ‘regular’ recipe cousins
  • Low or no sodium
  • Low carb
  • Replace as many bad carbs with good carbs as possible

 

Recipes:

Baked Chicken Thighs and Vegetables 

Photo May 28, 7 49 48 PM
Cooking with Romertopf: Baked Chicken Thighs with Vegetables baked the natural, healthy way in clay bakeware.

Low Calorie Strawberry Delight

Low Calorie Strawberry Delight
Low Calorie Strawberry Delight

 

Most Delicious Chili 

Photo Jun 13, 5 52 35 PM
Healthier chili with loads of vegetables. Packed with flavor and nutrition.

 

Low-Carb Almond Pancakes

 

 

 

Low-Carb, No Sugar Added

KEY LIME PIE 

 

 

Chilled Mint Tea 

No Sugar – No Carbs

 

 

 

Strawberry Almond Layer Cake

Layered cake, almond cake, fresh sliced strawberries, pink dessert topping, all on a red plate. The plate is on a granite counter and has a fort in the foreground

 

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins fresh from the oven in the background. One is opened to show the tasty inside.
These muffins are actually good for you

 

Creamy Yogurt-Herb Salad Dressing

Sunflower bowl and spoon with white and herb salad dressing
Creamy Dill – Yogurt Salad Dressing

 

Raspberry Delight

Raspberry Dessert in bowl, topped with raspberries and mint
Raspberry Delight

 

 

Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing

Two bowls filled with cucumber slices, topped with a white herb dressing and halved cherry tomatoes, garnished with parsley
Cucumber Dill Salad

 

Lower Carb Tuna Sandwich

Tuna Sandwich, topped with lettuce and tomato slices with a Cucumber Dill Salad
Tuna Sandwich and Cucumber Dill Salad

 

 

White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

Two glass dessert bowls with white Chocolate Mousse, topped with raspberries and mint as a garnish
White Chocolate Mousse & Raspberries

 

Plum Smoothies

Plum Smoothie
Plum Smoothie

 

Cherry Chocolate Almond Cake

Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake on white plate with scroll writing.
YouTube video. Watch how Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake was made.

 

Peach Oatmeal Bake

 

Almond-Plum Layer Muffins

 

Almond Raspberry Yogurt

Two dessert glasses of yogurt, topped with toasted almonds and raspberries on a granite counter.
A treat for two. A delicious as well as nutritious delight.
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