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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

FROZEN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

12-ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened and divided into thirds
2-ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 tub (8-ounces) frozen light whipped topping, thawed
2-ounces white baking chocolate (made with cocoa butter), melted and cooled slightly
2-ounces milk chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
3 tbsp toasted hazelnuts or almonds, chopped
chocolate syrup, if desired for garnish

Line 9-inch loaf pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil that extends over sides of the pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, beat one-third of the cream cheese for 30 seconds using an electric mixer set on medium speed. Beat in the dark chocolate, fold in a third of the whipped topping; spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover and freeze 30 minutes or just until firm.

While mixture is in the freezer, in another mixing bowl, beat another third of the remaining cream cheese with mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in white chocolate and another third of the whipped topping. Spread mixture over the frozen dark chocolate. Cover and freeze another 30 minutes or just until firm.

While mixture is in freezer, repeat the above process again using the milk chocolate. Once spread in the pan, sprinkle with the toasted nut. Cover and freeze at least 2 hours up to 24 hours.

To serve, lift the dessert out of the pan using the foil. If necessary, let stand at room temperature about 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cut diagonally into 10 wedges.

Drizzle chocolate syrup over top of wedges when serving, if desired.

Per serving of one wedge: 195 calories, 10 g (6 sat)fat, 6 mg chol, 257 mg sodium, 18 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 7 g pro
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carb,.5 lean meat, 2 fat. Carb choices: 1.

The above nutritional information is for the ingredients as listed. I would suggest, based on how well your diabetes is controlled, that you use sugar-free chocolate syrup, sugar-free whipped topping, and sugar-free chocolates. However, the carb to protein ratio is okay for diabetics with the original ingredients. Use your own judgement!!