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, September 22, 2014

BAKED ACORN SQUASH STUFFED WITH APPLES

4 medium-size acorn squash
Salt
1 can (1.25-lb) sliced apples packed in water
1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, packed
Dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease an oblong cookie sheet in 1-inch sides; set aside.

Wash squash and cut in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, scoop the seeds and membranes from the squash halves and discard.

Place the squash halves, cut side down, into the prepared pan. Add 1/2 cup water and cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake squash for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. When squash is done it witll be tender and a fork can easily pierce the skin.

Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Using a slotted spoon and a large fork, remove squash from the pan and discard the accumulated liquid. Return the squash to the pan, this time cut sides up. Lightly sprinkle some salt into each squash.

Drain the apples well and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with about 2/3 of the Splenda blend and toss until the apples are coated. Spoon the mixture evenly into the squash cavities. Sprinkle with the remaining Splenda, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Return squash to the oven and bake until the apples are hot and glazed, about 10 to 15 minutes. If some of the glaze drips onto the pan, spoon back over the apples before serving.