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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ZUCCHINI CRUST PIZZA

Pizza is one of the foods that raises my blood sugar faster than almost any other. This is a great idea for me and probably for many of you, my fellow diabetics.

3 cups shredded zucchini
3/4 cup egg substitute
1/3 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 small tomatoes (I prefer Roma), thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped or julienned green bell pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
3 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine the zucchini and egg substitute in a bowl; mix well. Add the flour and salt, stirring together well. Spread the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pizza pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the remaining gredients over the crust. Return to oven and bake 15-20 minutes, or until the onion is tender and the cheese is melted.

Yield: 6 slices
Per slice: 190 calories, 13 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetables, 1/2 fat

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