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 7, 2017

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce
1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
6 chopped green onions
2 pkgs chicken flavored Ramen noodles
1/2 cup plain almonds, sliced
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup rice or white vinegar
1 of the seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles
1 tbsp Splenda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts on foil and pour soy sauce evenly over chicken. Wrap in foil to make a packet. Bake for 35 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from oven, cool enough to handle and cut into bite-size pieces. Toast noodles and almonds in a non-stick skillet, stirring so as not to burn. Add sesame seeds at last minute and brown lightly. Mix together oil, vinegar, seasoning packet and Splenda. Put cabbage, onion and chicken pieces into a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over top of ingredients in bowl and mix well. Add toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds. Mix again. Ready to serve.

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