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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

BLACK BEAN TOSTADAS

1 cup rinsed, drained canned black beans, mashed
2 tsp chili powder
nonstick cooking spray
4 (8-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup washed, torn romaine (or other type) lettuce leaves
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped, optional

Combine the beans and chili powder in a small saucepan; cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking oil spray. Heat skillet over medium heat until hot. Sprinkle tortillas with water; place in skillet, one at a time. Cook 20 to 30 seconds or until hot and pliable, turning once during cooking. Spread the bean mixture evenly over the four tortillas. Layer with lettuce, tomato, onion, yogurt and peppers. Serve immediately.

Note: When handling raw jalapeno peppers, were gloves and do not rub face or eyes!