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, May 2, 2017

CHICKEN GREEN SALAD

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tbsp olive or canola oil
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 cups mixed salad greens
1/4 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound into a thickness of 1/2-inch.  Drizzle the oil over the chicken and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and thyme.

Spray a grill pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Cook chicken on the grill at a medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until the juices run clear.  Chicken is not done until the juices run clear!

Toss the salad greens with the vinaigrette and tomatoes; divide between 4 plates.  Place a chicken breast atop the greens on each plate.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 258 calories, 41 grams protein and 11 grams carbohydrates

Note: Feel free to add fresh mushrooms, bell pepper, etc to suit your taste.

Note: This is a file photo.