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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

FRENCH TOAST STRATA

1/3 cup + 1 tbsp Splenda granular, divided
1 cup egg substitute*
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp maple extract
8 slices whole-wheat bread
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 tsp cinnamon
2 cups peeled, sliced apples
1/4 cup low-fat cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8-inch square baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium bowl, blend together the 1/3 cup Splenda granular, egg substitute, milk, and maple extract.

Tear the bread into approximately 1-inch pieces. Add the bread pieces, raisins, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and apples into the above mixture. Toss to coat the bread. Pour the bread mixture into the prepared pan or dish.

Cut the cream cheese into 8 pieces and place over the strata. Blend the remaining tablespoon of Splenda granular with the remaining cinnamon. Sprinkle over the strata and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove strata from refrigerator and bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and set.

Serve while hot.

*You may use 4 eggs instead of the egg substitute.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving(approximately): 150 calories, 20 g carbs, 8 g protein, 4 g (1 g sat)fat
Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 starches, 1 fat