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, May 18, 2017

TOMATO BASIL ROTINI WITH CHICKEN BREAST

12 oz pkg whole-wheat rotini
2 cups chopped plum tomatoes
1 1/4 cups sugar-free pasta sauce
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced OR 1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
fresh basil leaves for garnish, optional
cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish, optional

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. While pasta cooks, grill or saute chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center. When thoroughly cooked, slice into strips. In a large mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, sauce, basil, olive oil, and garlic. Add cooked pasta and toss to combine. Top with the chicken strips. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Garnish dish with fresh basil leaves and halved cherry tomatoes, if desired. Serve warm.

Note: This is a file photo of a very similar recipe. This picture does not have the feta cheese topping.