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.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

ZUCCHINI BOATS

4 medium zucchini
2 tbsp canola or olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp whole-wheat flour
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out centers leaving 1/2-inch shell.

Finely chop the meat of the zucchini.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute the chopped zucchini, onion, and garlic until the onion is tender, less than 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl combine the Swiss cheese, both flours, parsley, beaten eggs, salt and pepper; mix together well.  Stir in the zucchini mixture.

Stuff the zucchini shells with the mixture; sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over all.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes until the filling feels firm and is a golden brown.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 211 calories, 14 g (5 g sat) fat, 123 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 13 g carbs, 11 g protein.
Diabetic exchanges: 2 fat, 2 vegetable, 1 meat

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