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.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CITRUS CHICKEN BEAN SALAD

Beans and chicken are both excellent foods for diabetics.  If you eat chicken (which I don't), this is a great recipe for you.

2 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 can (15-oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-oz) cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
6 scallions, finely sliced
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
red pepper flakes to taste, optional
additional salt, optional (personally, I say omit)

Rub the chicken breasts with the salt and cumin; grill until cooked through (juices run clear and no longer pink in the middle).

Meanwhile combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and toss together well to combine.

Slice the chicken breasts and serve over the top of the salad.