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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

CHICKEN 'N' BROCCOLI BRAID

2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed

1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tsp dill
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tubes refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tbsp slivered plain almonds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, broccoli, cheese, red pepper, dill, garlic and salt. Stir in mayonnaise and yogurt. Unroll both tubes of crescent roll dough onto an ungreased baking sheet and press together forming a rectangle. Seal seams and perforations. Place chicken mixture down the center third of the dough. On each long side, cut dough 3-inches toward the center and about 1 1/2-inch intervals, forming strips. Bring one strip from each side of filling and pinch ends together to seal. Repeat the process until reaching the end. Pinch ends of loaf on both ends to seal in the mixture. Brush top with egg white and sprinkle almonds over the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is heated through.

Yield: 8 servings

Note: This is a file photo

This recipe contains a lot of bread so only one small serving per day is recommended for diabetics. The chicken, egg white and almonds make a reasonable serving okay.