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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ESPRESSO-FLAVORED CHOCOLATE PUDDING

1 carton (15-oz) fat-free ricotta cheese
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 tsp espresso powder (according to your taste)
12 chocolate-covered coffee beans for garnish, if desired

In a food processor or blender container, combine the ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup of the yogurt, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla, and espresso powder. Process the mixture just until smoooth. Divide evenly between 4 serving dishes. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Before serving, top each dish with 1 tablespoon of the remaining vanilla yogurt and 3 of the coffee beans, if desired.

Per serving with coffee beans: 211 calories, 31 g carbs, 13 g protein, 4 g fiber