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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CREAMY BROCCOLI-BACON BAKE

6 cups small broccoli florets
2 carrots, sliced
8-oz cream low-fat cream cheese spread*
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp garlic powder
2 green onions, sliced
3/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Drop broccoli and carrots into a pan of boiling water; cook until crisp tender, about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese spread, milk, and garlic powder together until blended.

Return drained broccoli/carrots to saucepan and stir in the cream cheese mixture and onions. Add some of the reserved water if needed to coat all the vegetables.

Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and transfer broccoli mixture to the dish. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and bacon over the top. Cover the casserole and bake approximately 25 minutes or until heated through. Remove cover for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Yield: 8 servings
*I recommend using 1/2 to 3/4 this amount for diabetics.
Note: This is a Kraft recipe I have changed to make it diabetic-friendly.

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