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, July 21, 2012

BISCUIT TOPPED TURKEY POT PIE

Filling:
2 tsp olive or canola oil
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
2 celery stems, sliced
1 small onion, diced
2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup cubed potatoes
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
2 cups cubed turkey breast (cooked)
1/3 cup frozen peas

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the bell peppers, onion, and celery; cook while stirring for 4 to 5 minutes to soften veggies.  Stir in the flour until blended then stir in the broth.  Add the potatoes, thyme, salt, pepper.  Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook on simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add the turkey and the peas to the simmering mixture; cook anter 5-7 minutes or until the potato is tender and peas are hot.  Pour the mixture into a very lightly greased 1-qt casserole dish.

Biscuits:

3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp cold butter, cut-up
3 tbsp low-fat buttermilk

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until butter is pea-sized.  Stir in the buttermilk.  Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly.  Pat dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness; use a biscuit cutter or a 2-inch glass to cut dough into 5 biscuits.  Reroll dough as needed.  Place biscuits on top of the filling and bake at 425 degrees 12-15 minutes until the topping is lightly browned.

Yield: 5 servings of 1 biscuit and 3/4 cup turkey/vegetable mixture = 250 calories, 30 g carbs, and 18 g protein per serving.
Dietary exchange: 2 starch, 2 meat, 1fat per serving

Note: This is a file photo