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, December 22, 2012

ZUCCHINI-TOMATO FRITTATA II

1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (do not use the ones packed in oil)
1 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups egg substitute
1/2 cup 2% fat cottage cheese
2 green onions, chopped
1 tbsp dried basil
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup sliced zucchini
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp canola oil
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Place tomatoes in a small bowl; cover with the boiling water.  Let stand 5 minutes; drain and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg substitute, cottage cheese, onions, basil, red pepper flakes and the tomatoes together; set aside.

Heat the oil in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet and saute the zucchini, broccoli, and bell pepper until tender.  Reduce the heat to low and pour the egg mixture over the vegetables.  Cover and cook approximately 5 minutes or until almost set.

Remove the cover and sprinkle the cheese over the top.  Broil about 4-inches from heat a couple of minutes or until the eggs are completely set.  Allow to stand 5 minutes before cutting to serve.  Cut into 4 wedges.


Yield: 4 servings.
Per wedge: 138 calories, 4 g (1 sat) fat, 11 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges = 2 lean meat and 2 vegetables