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.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

SPICY BEAN SALSA

1 can black-eyed peas, drained

1 can black beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped purple onion
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 bottle (8-oz) Italian salad dressing (watch sugar content)
Tortilla chips for dipping, optional
chopped jalapeno peppers, optional*

In a large glass bowl, combine all ingredients except the chips. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.

*Jalapeno peppers are hot so do not use unless you want the added heat. If using, handle with gloves; do not touch eyes or face while working with jalapenos!

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