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 31, 2013

RUSTIC VEGGIE PIZZA

Diabetics should go with the whole-wheat crust.  Regular pizza crust, unless very thin, will raise your blood sugar.

1 pkg (10-oz) ready-made whole-wheat pizza crust
2 large plum tomatoes, sliced thin
2 small zucchini, sliced thin
1 small eggplant, peeled and sliced thin
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 tsp garlic salt
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp grated Romano cheese
3 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place the crust on pizza pan and arrange the tomatoes over the top; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add the zucchini, eggplant, onion, and garlic salt; cook, stirring over medium-high heat, 4 to 5 minutes until crisp-tender.  Layer veggies over the tomatoes. Top pizza with the cheeses and bake at 450 degrees until cheeses are melted and the crust is browned.

Sprinkle with the chopped basil then cut and serve.