WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CHICKEN, PEACH, AND WALNUT SALAD

This recipe works for diabetics because of the carb to protein ratio and the 3 grams of fiber per serving. Remember there is basically no nutritional value in iceberg lettuce so it is best not to use it as a substitute for the mixed spring greens.

2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast
2 fresh peaches (medium sized), peeled and chopped coarse
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup mayonnaise (fat-free preferred)
1 tsp curry powder
8 cups packaged spring salad greens
In a medium mixing bowl combine the chicken, peaches, raisins, walnuts, mayonnaise, and curry powder. Gently toss to combine ingredients until coated.

Place salad greens on salad plates and top with the chicken mixture.


Yield: 4 servings
Per serving with 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 2 cups salad greens: 277 calories, 19 g carbs, 26 g protein, 3 g fiber, 12 g (1 g sat)fat, 57 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium Note: This analysis figured using fat-free mayonnaise!
Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meats, 1 1/2 fat, 1 starch