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, December 6, 2016

TURKEY-SPINACH MEATLOAF

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp canola or olive oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups soft whole-wheat bread crumbs
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey
1/2 cup low-sugar or sugar-free salsa
1 tbsp butter, melted

Heat oil in a skillet, add oil and saute until tender; set aside.

In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice and spices. Add bread crumbs, spinach and onion stirring to combine. Crumble turkey over the mixture and mix until blended. Shape into a 12-inch long loaf and place in the prepared dish. Spoon the salsa over the top.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the melted butter and continue baking another 30 to 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Yield: 10 slices
Per slice: 263 calories, 10 g carbs (2 g fiber), 24 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch

Note: File Photo