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.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

CHINESE EGG PANCAKES

2 cups thinly sliced brussel sprouts
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
3/4 cup shredded or thinly sliced carrots
1/4 tsp salt
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp ground flaxseed

Spray a large pan with nonstick canola oil cooking spray.  Add the burssels sprouts, onins, carrots, and salt.  Toss to mix then cover the skillet and cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned.  NOTE: Reduce the heat if the vegetables start to brown too fast!

In a bowl, using a fork, beat the eggs, egg whites, ginger, and water.

Heat a 9-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  When skillet is hot, turn off the heat and spray with the nonstick canola oil spray.  Turn heat back on to medium.  Ladle a fourth (about 5 tablespoons) of the mixture into the pan.  Cook about half a minute until the edges begin to set.  Using a spatula, carefully lift the edges while tipping the pan to allow any uncooked mixture to run underneath.  Cook for another minute or until the eggs are almost set and just shimmering on top.

Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons of the ground flaxseed and 1/2 cup of the vegetables on the top of the eggs.  Cook another half minute or until the eggs are completely set.  Slide the pancake onto a serving plate or roll up or fold over before moving to serving plate, if desired.  Repeat the procedure 3 more times making a total of 4 pancakes.

Per pancake: 140 calories, 11 g protein, 11 g carbs, 6 grams fat - 1 gram saturated.  This is a perfect diabetic meal with the carbs and proteins being equal. 
NOTE:  If you use omega-3 enriched eggs, you should get about 150 mg of omega-3s per pancake.
                                        
Note: I got this recipe from Prevention Magazine years ago when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.