Monday, March 2, 2009

Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Entrées are the centerpiece of your dinner, so it's important to have diabetic dinner recipes that are friendly to your diet and taste good too. American Diabetes Services, the leading provider for diabetic testing supplies, offers these easy diabetic recipes to help you with your dinner decision.

Try one of these family-enticing diabetic dinner recipes to help manage your diabetes and your family's health.

Entree "Black-Eyed Peas"
According to the Diabetes Food Pyramid, diabetics should have 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day. Vegetables don't just have to be a side dish, this black-eyed peas recipe makes an excellent vegetarian entrée. In order to make this diabetic dinner, you'll need the following ingredients:


* 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
* 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
* 2 each large onions and carrots, coarsely chopped
* 4 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
* 3 cups vegetable stock
* 8 ounces each potatoes and turnips, peeled and cubed
* 1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme and rosemary
* 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Cooking technique: There are two ways to prepare black-eyed peas. You can slow cook them with vegetables or you can boil the peas until tender and add to pasta or rice dishes.

Per serving
Calories 340, Saturated Fat 1g,
Total Fat 7g, Sodium 154mg,
Cholesterol 0mg, Protein 15g,
Carbohydrate 57g, Fiber 18g.

Step 1:
Soak peas overnight. Drain. In a Dutch oven, heat oil and sautÈ onions, carrots, celery, and garlic for 5 to 8 minutes.

Step 2:
Add 1 quart water and the stock to the Dutch oven with the peas, potatoes, turnips, and herbs. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil 10 minutes.

Step 3:
Partially cover casserole and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender. Uncover, season with salt and pepper, and simmer about 10 minutes longer.

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