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. 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.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

CHICKEN SALAD WITH DIJON VINAIGRETTE

My version of this recipe from California is quick and easy when you buy and use a rotisserie chicken from your local deli.
2 tbsp champagne vinegar or rice vinegar
4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
10 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and chicken roughly shredded
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds

In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.

In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, cheese and almonds.  Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad; toss to coat.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 275 calories, 17 g fat(4 g saturated), 74 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium (if salt is used), 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat
Note: Remember olive oil is a healthy fat!

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