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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

HEALTHY APPLE-WALNUT SALAD

1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons canola or olive oil
1 1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt, optional
dash of fresh ground black pepper
2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
1 head of Bibb lettuce, separate into leaves
1 red apple, thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced

In a small bowl,using a wire whisk, combine the vinegar, oil, honey, salt, and black pepper. Whisk together well. Stir in the cheese.

On four salad plates evenly divide the Bibb lettuce leaves. Divide the apple slices evenly and arrange over the lettuce leaves. Drizzle the dressing over the four salads and sprinkle the toasted chopped walnuts over the top.

Nutritional information per salad: Approximately 147 calories, 8 g (2 sat.)fat, 3 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 3 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 207 mg sodium