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, June 17, 2013

CHEESY CHICKEN LASAGNA

Serve with a green salad that has beans, real bacon bits, and chopped boiled eggs as toppings and a sugar-free salad dressing for a healthy meal.

2 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk (not fat-free)
1 (1 oz) pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
3 Cups cubed, cooked, chicken
1/8 tsp pepper
1 (12-
oz) whole-wheat lasagna noodles, cooked (important not to use reg pasta)
1 1/2 to 2 Cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 to 2 Cups mozzarella cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. 

Cook the chicken and noodles first at the same time. Once noodles are done–rinse in cold water and set aside (it keeps them from sticking together). 


Combine evaporated milk (don’t use fat-free version) and Ranch dressing in a 3 quart heavy saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently until dry ingredients are dissolved. Stir in chicken and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes , stirring frequently. 

Layer half of lasagna noodles, poultry sauce, and cheese in prepared 9×13 pan. Repeat layers again. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.


Note: I got the basics of this recipe from Penny Smart.  I made changes to make it more diabetic friendly.