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.

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.