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.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CREAMY CHICKEN AND PASTA WITH SPINACH

Sometimes we diabetics just crave a creamy homestyle meal. This recipe will work good for us to have occasionally.

6-oz uncooked whole-wheat egg noodles
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3/4 lb), cooked and cubed
1 can (4-oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 carton (8-oz) fat-free sour cream
3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare noodles according to package directions; set aside.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes or until the onion is tender. Add the spinach, chicken, mushrooms, and the noodles; stir to combine.

Combine the cheese, sour cream, milk, eggs and salt in a medium bowl, stirring to blend well. Add mixture to the chicken mixture; stir to combine well.

Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; Transfer mixture to the prepared dish and bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Yield: 8 servings