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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

BABY SPINACH-BACON SALAD

1 bag (7-oz) baby spinach
1/2 cup croutons (preferably whole-grain)

Dressing:
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tbsp Splenda granulated
5 slices bacon
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced

Place spinach and croutons in a large bowl; set aside.

To make dressing:
In a small mixing bowl, blend the water, vinegar, mustard, and Splenda together; set aside.

Slice bacon into small strips; place in medium saucepan and fry over medium-high heat until crispy (about 3 minutes). Add the onion and garlic; cook over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes.

Add the vinegar mixture to the saucepan and simmer a couple minutes. Pour over the spinach and croutons. Toss together and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 80 calories, 5 g protein, 8 g carbs