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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pasta & Ground Beef Super Supper

whole wheat pasta ground beef and veggies diabetic friendly meal photo by candy dorsey

Whole wheat pasta with ground beef and mixed vegetables, all in one dish. Lots of flavor and it's good for you too. Heart healthy and diabetic friendly.*

*Always consult your healthcare professional for your specific nutritional needs.

Serves 2:

  • 8 oz. whole wheat pasta (you can substitute no-yolk egg noodles)
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef (93% lean)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tsp. Five Spice powder (more or less to taste)
Prepare whole wheat pasta as directed on package. While pasta is cooking, saute ground beef, onion and garlic in a skillet until meat is cooked through. Add frozen vegetables and Five Spice powder, mix well and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until veggies are heated.
Drain pasta and toss with meat mixture.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sweet Smoked Paprika Salmon

broiled salmon with sweet smoked paprika and maple syrup, sauteed spinach and pear slices photo by candy dorsey

Midday meal or early light dinner that is diabetic friendly! Salmon fillet with sauteed fresh baby spinach and pear wedges. It's heart healthy, energy boosting and just plain good for you.

Serves 2:

In a small bowl combine maple syrup, paprika and mustard, salt and pepper.
Place salmon skin side down on broiler pan lined with foil. Brush mixture on salmon, spreading to cover completely.
Set broiler pan about 6 inches below heat source. Broil 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Use a spatula to lift from foil. Serve hot.

16 oz. fresh baby spinach, washed and patted dry.
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tsp. olive oil

Saute spinach and garlic in olive oil until spinach is wilted. Remove garlic and serve hot.

8 oz. pear slices topped with freshly grated nutmeg.

Diabetics should always consult with their health care professional.


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