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, November 11, 2011

BREAKFAST PANINI

4 slices whole-grain bread of your choice
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 thinly sliced green onion
1/3 cup cooked ham, chopped
2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
freshly ground black pepper to suit taste
2 slices reduced-fat cheese of your choice
nonstick cooking spray
Spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and onion; cooking while stirring until veggies begin to soften. Stir in the ham.
In a small bowl beat the eggs with the black pepper and pour over the ham mixture in skillet. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring often, until the eggs are almost set.
Heat grill pan (or a medium skillet). Spray 1 side of each bread slice with the nonstick cooking spray (I like to use the butter flavored spray.) On the unsprayed side of two of the slices, place a slice of the cheese topped with half the egg mixture. Place the unsprayed side of the remaining bread slices over the egg mixture.
Grill the sandwiches approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side, using a spatula to press down lightly, until light brown.
To serve, cut the sandwiches in half and serve immediately while still hot.
Yield: 2 sandwiches 1 sandwich per serving.
Per sandwich: Approximately 270 calories, 24 g protein, 30 g carbs. Perfect for us diabetics.