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.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
TUSCON ONE POT MEAL
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound turkey sausage*, casing removed
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 (15-1/2-ounce) cans great northern beans, undrained
1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups fresh spinach, washed and patted dry
In a large soup pot, heat oil over high heat. Add sausage, onion, and garlic, and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring frequently to break up the meat.
Add remaining ingredients except spinach; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in spinach, and serve.
*Always read labels and be sure you are getting lean turkey sausage. This dish is just chock full of good for you foods and is perfect for diabetics. I got this healthy recipe from Mr. Food several years ago.