Vegetables and Hummus

Turkey and cheese rollup

Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks

A small handful of nuts like pistachios in the shell


One small piece of dark chocolate to be savored!

How about a two carb serving snack or dessert that satisfies?

HAPPY NEW YEAR. How about a two carb serving snack or dessert that satisfies? This is a simple-to-make chewy brownie that adds fiber and protein to your diet while satisfying a craving with less guilt.
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 50
Number of Servings: 16


1 Box Brownie Mix
1 Can 15 oz Black Beans


Drain and rinse beans. Place back in can, then fill can with water. Dump can in blender or food processer and puree. In a mixing bowl, mix together dry brownie mix with pureed beans. Pour in pan prepared per back of brownie mix. Be sure the mix is poured in as evenly as possible: because of the thickness of the batter, it will not level out during baking. Bake in oven according to directions on brownie mix. You may need to bake a little longer to cook through. Makes 16 servings.


The website Aging No More recommends SureCount as a valuable tool to manage blood sugar levels. Check out the site for more information:

From Aging No More: Since diabetics are going to be targeted based on blood sugar levels, wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy to use tool to help you better control your blood sugar levels? That’s exactly what Melanie Weiss created with her SureCount booklet.

SureCount ebook now available in English and Spanish

El Contador de carbohidratos y planificador de comidas para diabéticos SureCount está ahora a la venta en formato de libro electrónico eBook (KINDLE).
TRANSLATION: SureCount, Diabetes Carb Counter and Meal Planner is now available for purchase as a KINDLE Ebook. SureCount is available in English and Spanish as an ebook and also can be downloaded onto an Iphone via Itunes.

Why Diabetics Should Eat Blueberries, Grapes, Apples and Grapefruit !!

Eating fruits is good for you, but new research suggests that some fruits may be better than others, and that fruit juice is not a good substitute.

Recent studies have found that eating a greater variety, but not a greater quantity, of fruit significantly reduces the risk for Type 2 diabetes. This made researchers wonder whether some fruits might have a stronger effect than others.

Using data from three large health studies, they tracked diet and disease prospectively over a 12-year period in more than 185,000 people, of whom 12,198 developed Type 2 diabetes. The analysis appears online in BMJ.

After controlling for many health and behavioral factors, researchers found that some fruits — strawberries, oranges, peaches, plums and apricots — had no significant effect on the risk for Type 2 diabetes. But eating grapes, apples and grapefruit all significantly reduced the risk. The big winner: blueberries. Eating one to three servings a month decreased the risk by about 11 percent, and having five servings a week reduced it by 26 percent.

Substituting fruit juice for whole fruits significantly increased the risk for disease.

“Increasing whole fruit consumption, especially blueberries, apples and grapes, is important,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard and the senior author of the study. “But I don’t want to leave the impression that fruit is magic. An overall healthy lifestyle is essential too.”

This article is from September 4, 2013 New York Times

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If you have been diagnosed as diabetic, or pre-diabetic, it is empowering to know that the condition can often be managed with a proper diet. SureCount is a useful tool to help patients know exactly how many grams of carbohydrates are in the foods they probably already eat. It is durable, portable and easy to use — I would have found it very helpful when I had gestational diabetes years ago!

As a holistic health coach, I encourage my clients to take their health into their own hands by implementing gradual, enjoyable lifestyle changes to avoid going on medications. SureCount is a really helpful way to help diabetics do just that.

Lisa Browdy, HHC, AADP
Health WithInsight

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