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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER

This recipe was sent to me by Everyday Diabetic Recipes who got it from Mr. Food. One serving has a good carb to protein ratio for diabetics - 22 g carbs to 9 1/2 g protein. I won't be trying it as I don't like clam chowder but I thought some of you might enjoy it.

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans baby clams, undrained
  • 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
What To Do:
  1. In a 6-quart soup pot, heat oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add onion, celery, and carrots and saute 5 to 7 minutes, or until onions are tender, stirring frequently.
     
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 50 to 55 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Ladle into bowls and serve. Garnish each bowl with a sprig of fresh parsley if desired.