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, August 3, 2017

SAUSAGE AND VEGGIE SKILLET DINNER


 This recipe is a good one for diabetics who are craving a comfort meal. I wouldn't eat often but a great occasional meal. See nutrition info below.

1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 pkg (12-oz) fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
8 medium-size red potatoes, sliced thin
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen corn
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat; add the onion and sausage, cook and stir until the onion is tender and sausage is browned. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes; cook for 1 minute.

Add the potatoes, corn, broth and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Add spinach to skillet and cook just until wilted.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 413 calories, 11g fat (3g sat), 58 g carbs, 7g fiber, 22g protein
NOTE: This recipe has a carb to protein ratio that makes it okay for diabetics. A good diabetic dish when you really want some potatoes and corn!

 Note: Fill photo of this recipe.