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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HONEY LIME CHICKEN

Most diabetics should be able to enjoy this recipe.  Per serving of one chicken breast there are 152 calories, 8 g carbs, and 23 g protein.  The diabetic exchanges are : 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth*
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
4 (1-lb total) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the broth, honey, lime juice, and ginger; add the chicken breasts.  Make sure bag is securely sealed then turn to coat the chicken.

Refrigerate chicken for a couple of hours, turning once.

Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill.

Drain marinade from the chicken and discard marinade.

In a cup or small bowl combine the garlic powder, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over both sides of chicken breasts.

Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for about 7 minutes per side or until the juices run clear.


I got the basic idea for this chicken from a TOH healthy cooking magazine a few years ago.

*May substitute white wine.