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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

ITALIAN LENTIL SOUP

1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp olive oil
5 cups water
1/2 (4 cups) small head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained
1 cup tomato puree
1 1/2 tsp Splenda Granulated
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp pepper

In a large saucepan cook the carrots, celery, and onion in hot olive oil for about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Stir in the water, cabbage, lentils, tomato puree, Splenda, salt, oregano, and pepper.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils are very soft.  Ladle into bowls. 

Yield: 5 main-dish servings
Per serving: 210 calories, 3 g (0 sat) fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 938 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrates, 15 g fiber, 13 g protein. 
This is a file photo.