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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

STRAWBERRY SPREAD

1 qt fresh strawberries

3/4 cup cold water, divided
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup Equal Sugar-Lite or Splenda Blend

Wash, hull, finely coarsely chop berries. Combine in a small dutch oven or other heavy saucepan, strawberries, 1/2 cup water, lemon juice and cinnamon. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring well. Dissolve cornstarch in the remaining cold water and add to the boiling mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer a couple of minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool. Stir in Equal after mixture has cooled down.

NOTE: This is good spread on toast or used as you might use jelly or jams.

1 tbsp = 11 calories, 3 g carbs, trace protein

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