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.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

BACON HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

We diabetics have to watch it when it comes to potatoes.  Since potatoes are one of my favorite foods I am always looking for ways I can enjoy them without spiking my blood sugar levels.  This recipe has 8 grams protein to 24 grams of carbs per serving.  That barely meets the recommended carb to protein ratio but that is good enough for me!

1 carton (16-oz) fat-free sour cream
1 can reduced-fat condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp hot sauce
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheese of your choice (I prefer Mexican Blend)
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp, drained, crumbled
1 bag (32-oz) frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or pan and set aside.

Combine the sour cream, soup, garlic powder, and hot sauce in a very large mixing bowl.  When combined, add the onions, cheese, bacon, and potatoes.  Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour until casserole is bubbly and heated through.

Yield: 12 servings