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, November 25, 2013

CHICKEN PASTA SALAD WITH FRUIT

3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup uncooked whole-grain pasta shells or rotini
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground ginger
3 nectarines, chopped coarsely
1 cup green grapes
Lettuce leaves for serving

Spray a medium-size nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot.  Add the chicken to the skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and refrigerate 10 minutes.  Remove from fridge and cut into cubes.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions but omit any salt or butter; drain.  Rinse with cold water and drain well.

In a small bowl, combine the mayo, yogurt, lime juice, Splenda, mustard, and ginger to make the dressing.

Combine the dressing, chicken, pasta, and fruit, tossing to coat well.

Serve salad on lettuce leaves.

Yield: Serves 4.