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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

CARAMELIZED PINEAPPLE

1 tbsp butter
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 tbsp Splenda Baking Blend
vanilla sugar-free frozen yogurt
ground cinnamon, optional (but very important to a diabetic's diet)

Spray a baking sheet that has sides with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat.

In a large mixing bowl toss the pineapple and Splenda together; add to the skillet.  Cook pineapple over medium heat until beginning to brown, approximately 7 minutes.  Cook another 2 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring and turning pineapple occasionally.  Spread on the prepared baking sheet.  Cool for 5 minutes.

Spoon the pineapple into dessert dishes and add a couple tablespoons of the frozen yogurt for serving.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon if desired.  (It is always a good idea to add cinnamon to diabetic desserts as it is a blood sugar stabilizer.)

Note: This is a file photo.

I do not recommend this to anyone dealing with out-of-control blood sugar issues. If you have really high blood sugar issues, I would change the Splenda baking blend to plain Splenda.