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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

BAKED APPLES WITH CARAMEL SAUCE

4 large baking apples

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup uncooked oats
1/4 cup raisins, optional based on your blood sugar
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar-free caramel topping (Smucker's has a good one.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Wash apples thoroughly and core. Cut a small slice off the bottom is necessary to make apple sit upright. In a small mixing bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, raisins and butter; combine well. Stuff mixture into apples. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 45-50 minutes until apples are tender. Remove from oven and drizzle caramel topping over apples. Serve warm.

Note: This is not an actual picture of this recipe but a file photo that is similar.