Saturday, January 8, 2011

Zucchini Crust Pizza

Here is a low carb pizza recipe to help you control your blood sugar. An Amazing 10 carbs per serving.
Olive oil and flour for the pan
2 cups (packed) grated zucchini
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 F. Drizzle a little olive oil in a 10" pie pan and coat lightly with flour.

Combine the zucchini, eggs, flour, mozzarella, parmesan, basil, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Spread into the pie pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. About halfway through the baking, brush with the remaining olive oil. Remove from oven. When it has cooled for about 10 minutes, use a spatula to loosen the crust from the pan so it won't break later.

Top with your favorite pizza items and bake at 400 F until heated through.

Source: Zucchini Crust Pizza Recipe

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tell Your Friends Who May Have Pre-Diabetes to Take This Simple Online Test

If you're a regular visitor to the Diabetes Health website, chances are you've been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for some time. Your experience with the disease has taught you a lot about its warning signs and the lifestyle habits that can make it worse.

Your experience can be valuable when it comes to talking to friends and family members whom you believe may be on track to developing diabetes. One low-key, easy resource to tell them about is the American Diabetes Association's "Stop Diabetes" website. It offers a quick and simple test that visitors can take to determine whether they have pre-diabetes.

Read More: Tell Your Friends Who May Have Pre-Diabetes to Take This Simple Online Test - Diabetes Health

Friday, October 8, 2010

6 Easy Steps to Create a Diabetic Meal Plate

Since the American Diabetes Association no longer uses the food pyramid but instead uses the plate method, here are the six steps in creating your meal plate.

Using your dinner plate:
1. Put a line down the middle of the plate.
2. Then on one side, cut it again so you will have 3 sections on your plate.
3.  Fill the largest section with non-starchy vegetables.
4.  Now in one of the small sections put starchy foods.
5.  And then on the other small section, put your meat or meat substitutes.
6.  Add an 8 oz glass of non-fat or low-fat milk. If you don’t drink milk, you can add another small serving of carb such as a 6 oz. container of light yogurt or a small roll.

You can get more specific info from the ADA's site.