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.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

SCRAMBLED EGG POCKETS

1 whole egg

2 egg whites
1 tbsp fat-free milk
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp butter, softened, divided
3 tbsp minced onion
2 tbsp jarred roasted red pepper, diced (blot on paper towel before dicing) or a few fresh baby spinach leaves
1 whole-wheat pita bread halved and warmed in microwave or oven

In a medium bowl whisk the egg, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper until well blended.

Over medium heat, melt 1/2 teaspoon of the butter in a medium skillet that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add the onion and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and tender. Add the egg mixture to skillet and sprinkle with the red pepper. Stir gently, lifting edge to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath. Continue cooking until set.

Spread the inside of the two pita halves with the remaining butter. Spoon the egg mixture into the pitas.

Yield: 2 servings
Per serving: 155 calories, 6 g (3 sat)fat, 11 g protein, 17 g carbs, 113 mg cholesterol, 3 g dietary fiber

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