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, December 18, 2014

SPINACH-MUSHROOM BITES

1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour*
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
1 handful baby spinach, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Low-sugar or sugar-free marinara sauce for dipping, optional

Preheat oven to 375 F. 

Lightly grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, oregano, and parsley. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute until mushrooms begin to release liquid, 2-3 minutes. Add spinach and garlic and saute for another 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted and garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat.
Add egg, milk and cheese to the flour mixture and stir gently just to combine. Stir in mushroom/spinach mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Gently stir the batter. Divide evenly between the cups of the muffin tin. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until set and browned on top.

Serve warm with warmed marinara, if desired.

*May use an additional 1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour as a substitute if you do not have the garbanzo bean flour.


Note: I got the idea for this from a recipe by Baked-in.com