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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

TERIYAKI BEEF AND PINEAPPLE LETTUCE WRAPS

1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 can (8-oz) pineapple tidbits in their own juice, drained, reserving liquid
2 tbsp teriyaki baste and glaze sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
5 large leaves Bibb (or Romaine) lettuce

In a 10-inch skillet, cook the beef over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in the salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mixed 1/2 the reserved pineapple juice with enough water to make up for the other half of the juice; stir in the sauce and cornstarch. Stir the mixture into the cooked ground beef; cook and stir until thick and bubbly.

Stir the pineapple, onions, and bell pepper into the mixture; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Spoon approximately 1/2 cup of the mixture into each lettuce leaf, roll up to serve.


Note: There is a small amount of sugar in the sauce and natural sugar in the pineapple and juice but the protein in the beef and the lettuce instead of bread makes this an okay meal for most diabetics.