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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PASTA SHELLS

If you love pasta as much as I do, you don't want to give it up and you don't have to. Here is an old recipe I got back in the 90s that I adapted to be diabetic-friendly and it works fine for me. I hope it will for you, too.

2 1/2 cups uncooked small or medium sized whole-wheat shell macaroni
8 green onions, sliced thin
2 tsp olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 lb Canadian bacon, diced
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, divided

Cook shells according to the package directions.

While shells cook, heat oil in a large skillet and saute onions until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, bacon, basil and pepper; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes are softened.

Rinse and drain the pasta; stir into the tomato mixture. Add half the cheese, stir to blend in.

Transfer mixture a 1 1/2-quart baking dish that has been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the casserole.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 servings
This dish has a good carb to protein ratio for diabetics.