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, December 8, 2014

PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES AND CREAMY MUSTARD SAUCE

This was a Kraft Foods recipe that I tweaked to make it diabetic-friendly.

1
Tbsp.  white whole-wheat flour
1/2
tsp.  dried thyme 
1/2
tsp.  pepper
4
 center-cut boneless pork chops (1 lb.), 1/2 inch thick
2
tsp.  olive or coconut oil
1
small  onion, chopped
1
small  Gala apple, thinly sliced, each slice cut in half
3/4
cup  chicken broth
4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel (low-fat cream) Cheese, cubed
2
Tbsp.  GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard

MIX first 3 ingredients on small plate. Add chops, 1 at a time; turn to evenly coat both sides of each.
HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chops; cook 5 min. on each side or until done (160ºF). Transfer to plate; cover to keep warm.
ADD onions to same skillet; cook and stir 3 min. Stir in apples; cook 1 min. Add broth, cream cheese and mustard; cook 5 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Serve sauce over chops.