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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

STIR-FRIED BEEF AND SPINACH

This is a great recipe for diabetics.  This recipe makes 2 servings.  Per serving: 196 calories, 6g carbs, 28g protein, 8g dietary fiber, 7g total fat (2g saturated).


1 pkg (6-oz) fresh spinach, stemmed and torn
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 lb boneless beef top sirloin steak, sliced thin
1/4 cup stir-fry sauce
1 tsp Splenda granular (nutritional info above figured with sugar - Splenda will lower carb count
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger

Coat a large nonstick skillet or wok with nonstick cooking spray and heat over high heat.  Add the spinach and stir-fry 1 minute or until limp.  Remove skillet from heat and remove spinach to a platter, lightly sprinkle with salt (if desired) and keep warm.

Using a paper towel, wipe out the skillet.  Coat again with nonstick cooking spray and heat over high heat.  Add the beef and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes until barely pink.  

Add the sauce, Splenda, curry, and ginger to the beef and cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.

To serve, spoon the beef over the spinach.