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, August 29, 2012

ARTICHOKE HUMMUS

Eat this dip without guilt, artichokes and chickpeas are both healthy ingredients as are the rest of the ingredients.  And a quarter cup of this dip has only 88 cal, 3 g pro, 9 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 4.5 g fat (.5 sat), 172 mg sodium.  Serve it with pita chips, whole-grain crackers or beanitos.

1 can (14-oz) artichoke hearts, rinsed & drained
1 can (15-oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed & drained
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp hot paprika
1 cup chopped fresh basil

Place all the ingredients, except basil,  in a food processor and pulse until smooth.  Remove from processor and stir in the fresh basil.
Yield: 2 cups dip