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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WARM SPINACH SALAD

1 bag (7-oz) baby spinach greens
1/2 cup whole-grain salad croutons
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tbsp Splenda Granular
5 slices bacon
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced

Place spinach in colander; wash and remove stems and allow to drain well.  Place in salad bowl and add croutons.

Blend the vinegar, water, mustard, and Splenda together; set aside.

Cut bacon into bite-size pieces and fry over medium-high heat until crispy, stirring to crisp on all sides.

Drain off most of the drippings, especially if bacon was very fat. Add the onion and garlic; cook over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes while stirring.  Add the vinegar mixture and simmer for a minute or two. Pour dressing over the spinach; toss well.

Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings of approximately 5 grams each of protein and carbs