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, April 11, 2012

MUSHROOM-OLIVE FRITTATA

1 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 cup sliced fresh cremini mushrooms
2 cups coarsely shredded fresh spinach
2 green onions, thinly sliced
4 large eggs
2 egg whites
2 tsp snipped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup thinly sliced pitted Kalamata olives
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat broiler.

In a medium nonstick skillet (or cast iron) that can go under the broiler, heat oil over medium heat.  When oil is heated add the mushrooms and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the spinach and green onions.  Cook another 5 minutes or until mushrooms and spinach are tender; stir occasionally during cooking.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, rosemary, pepper, and salt.  Pour mixture over the vegetables in the skillet.  Cook over medium heat.  As the mixture sets, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting egg mixture allowing the uncooked portion to run under the cooked portion.  Continue cooking and lifting the edge until the egg mixture is almost set and the surface is just slightly moist.

sprinkle with the olives, top with the cheese.  Broil about 4-inches from the heat for about 2 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the center is set.  Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into wedges to serve.


Yield: 4 serving wedges
Per serving: 165 calories, 11 g total fat (3 g sat), 216 mg cholesterol, 416 mg sodium, 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Diabetic exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 g fat
Carb choices: 0

Note: I got the basic idea for this recipe from an old issue of Diabetic Living Magazine.