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, October 28, 2016

CHICKEN LO MEIN

When you are craving Chinese food, this recipe is a good one to turn to. It has a very good carb to protein ratio for diabetics.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 can (10.5-oz) condensed chicken broth
4-oz uncooked whole-wheat angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
1 pkg (16-oz) frozen broccoli, carrots, and water chestnuts

In a large skillet or wok, over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Add chicken and garlic; cook, stirring, around 5 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Add the following to the chicken in the skillet; water, ginger, soy sauce and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil; stir in the pasta. Add the frozen vegetables and stir gently. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until the pasta and veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.

Yield: 4 servings of 1 1/2 cup each.
Per serving: 280 calories, 30 g carbs, 23 g protein
Dietary Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 carbs, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 very lean meat, 1 fat

Note: This is a file photo similar to this recipe.