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, 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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