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.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

ALABAMA ZUCCHINI QUICHE

This is a good dish for diabetics as well as others since it only has 102 calories, 7grams of carbs and 9 grams protein per wedge or serving. Serve this light refreshing quiche with a salad and you have a meal.

1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp oregano
1 cup canned stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
4 eggs (or 1 cup egg substitute)
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded American cheese
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Nonstick cooking oil spray

In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and oregano. Add the tomatoes, stirring well, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes or until thickened. Keep warm.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and flour; beat well using a wire whisk. Stir in the zucchini, onion and all the cheeses. Stir well to be sure mixture is well blended.

Pour the egg mixture into a 9-inch round quiche dish or deep dish pie plate that has been coated with the nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven, spoon the tomato mixture over the quiche. Cut into nine wedges and serve warm.

Yield: 8 servings