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, November 8, 2016

VEGGIE LOADED OMELET

1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 small zucchini, chopped
3/4 cup chopped tomato
1/4 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
4 large egg whites
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided

In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter; add the onion and bell pepper and saute until tender. Add the zucchini, tomato, oregano and black pepper; cook while stirring for 5-8 minutes or until the veggies are tender and most of the liquid is evaporated. Set aside but keep warm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, water, cream of tartar and salt until stiff peaks form.

Place the egg substitute in another bowl; fold into the egg white mixture. Pour into a 10-inch oven-proof skillet that has been coated with cooking spray. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Spoon the veggie mixture oveer one side; sprinkle with half the cheese. Score the middle of the omelet with a sharp knife and fold other half over the veggie filling. Transfer to a warm plate and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Cut omelet in half to serve.

Yield: 2 servings
Per serving: 197 calories, 10 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 lean meat, 2 vegetables


Note: This is not a picture of this recipe. This is a free clip art picture of a vegetable omelet.