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.

Friday, September 30, 2016

PICANTE BROCCOLI CHICKEN SALAD

I got this recipe in 2001 from a Country Cooking TOH book. It is from a lady in Montana. For diabetics, I recommend using only whole-grain tortillas.

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use olive oil mayo and recommend all diabetics do the same)
1/4 cup picante sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup diced fresh tomato
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I use low-fat)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup julienned green bell pepper
1/4 cup julienned red bell pepper
Flour tortillas, warmed

In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients; mix well. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with the warm tortillas.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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