How to eat 8 servings of veggies a day: Eat Mason Jar Salads!

I love salads. Interestingly enough, my body doesn’t like cold salads when it’s cold outside. As a result, I only eat salads when it’s warm outside. At long last, winter has loosened its grip on Minnesota. And thankfully, I’m back to my Mason Jar salads!! For the past two weekends, I’ve made lunchtime salads for … Read moreHow to eat 8 servings of veggies a day: Eat Mason Jar Salads!

Green Smoothie That’s Low Carb and Tasty

I’m on a bit of a smoothie kick at the moment. I love my Mason Jar salads and all the winter soups I make that have tons of veggies, yet, I always wonder if I’m getting enough greens. Smoothies in my Vitamix are a fabulous solution. Here’s one I found called the Alkaliner.  The carbs … Read moreGreen Smoothie That’s Low Carb and Tasty

Garbanzo Bean Flour Muffins That Rock!

These are some of the most amazing, healthy, gluten-free muffins! I make them about every two weeks and over the two weeks I eat these fabulous muffins as snacks. Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!! Ingredients 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves … Read moreGarbanzo Bean Flour Muffins That Rock!

Breast Cancer, Diabetes & Endurance Athletics

Last week my father died. We held a Memorial that was well attended. It was good to see how many people remembered good things about my father. He had a rough life. I learned quite a bit from him. Including the value of calling oneself an athlete. Being an athlete has made all the difference … Read moreBreast Cancer, Diabetes & Endurance Athletics

YWCA Triathlon for Diabetes & Cancer & Me!

Deciding to do another triathlon was a big decision for me. I used to love doing triathlons. The majority of my social circle in Colorado was fellow triathlon aficionados. I spent the vast majority of my spare time training, reading about, and planning to do one of the three sports of triathlon: swimming, biking and … Read moreYWCA Triathlon for Diabetes & Cancer & Me!

What do you eat if you don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten?

People often ask me what I eat, since I don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten. And, in case you didn’t know, I have type 1 diabetes and I take insulin which allows my body to process the carbohydrates I eat. In large part because high volumes of carbohydrates are hard for my injected insulin to … Read moreWhat do you eat if you don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten?