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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GARLIC PORK AND POTATOES

The protein in the pork so outweighs the carbs in the potatoes that we end up with a great diabetic ratio of 25 grams of protein and only 18 grams of carbs per serving with only 1 gram of saturated fat and total fat of 6 grams.

1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 lb pork tenderloin
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6 new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a small bowl combine the paprika and the garlic powder; sprinkle evenly over the pork.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.  Place the pork in the skillet and brown for 3 minutes, turn and brown second side for 3 minutes.  Remove from the skillet and place in the center of the prepared baking pan.

Remove the skillet from the heat and add the olive oil, potatoes, and oregano; toss until potatoes are coated.  Arrange the potato mixture around the pork in the baking pan, being sure to scrape the sides and bottom with a rubber spatula to get all.  Sprinkle the salt and pepper over all.

Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until the pork reaches a temperature of 160 degrees.  Place the pork on a cutting board and allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing.  Stir the potatoes, cover with foil and let stand while the pork is resting.

Yield: 4 servings
Serve with a tossed salad for a tasty meal.