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.

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.