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, February 23, 2015

CHEESY CHICKEN ROTINI

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups water
3 cups uncooked whole-wheat rotini pasta
1 bag (16-oz) frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrot blend
1 can (10-oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies, do not drain
6-oz processed cheese (Velveeta-type), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; add chicken and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.

Add the water to skillet, stir and bring to a boil.

Stir in the pasta and place lid on skillet.

Simmer over medium-low heat for approximately 10-12 minutes until the pasta is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes until cheese is completely melted and the veggies are crisp-tender. Stir frequently during cooking time.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: This is just a file photo - not this actual recipe.