Monday, May 31, 2010

Don't forget to read the Lables ON EVERYTHING

When a certain "middle child" has gestational diabetes and her mom is cooking, shopping, waiting on her every second of every day, hand and foot, her mom learns to read Every Label.

I have found some pretty good things that we can cook.  We can make Turkey Enchiladas with Whole Wheat Tortilla Shells.  Some are actually pretty good. But it is surprising how different the labels are.  Some have lots of carbs, and lots of sugar.  Some, not so much.  We have purchased several and have a few favorites... and I know you are just dying to know what I know.  And you won't be surprised to find out that I don't know very much.

So, I am not going to be like The Pioneer Woman and take 50 photos of the cooking ordeal, but I will share the recipe with you... if I can remember it.

1 diced small red onion
1 can diced green chilies
1 pint sour cream lite
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 to 2 cups diced cooked turkey
2 cups shredded cheese
1 Package of the Smart and Delicious Tortilla Low Carb, High Fiber  Shells

In a sauce heat the the first 6 ingredients.  Stir frequently to prevent scorching..  Heat on low heat.  Just until bubbly and hot.

Meanwhile:  Shred one layer of Tortilla shells on bottom of 9x13 pan.

Layer  tortilla, sauce mixture and shredded cheese, repeat with shredded tortilla, sauce and cheese.  Repeat about 3 times ending , with cheese on top.

Bake 350 degrees for an hour or so...

Then enjoy.  Have a green salad with yummy stuff in it and your favorite sugar free salad dressing... and stay healthy.

The little (that's not accurate but besides the point) mommy had a blood sugar level of 89 after eating this. So that proves it is okay for the rest of us.  The serving was smaller than I usually serve, but it was filling.  I cut the servings in the pan with with 3 across and 5 down.  It freezes well.  Just heat in the microwave when you want some again.  But heat it on a little lower power setting, like an 8 for about 1 to 2 minutes.  If you heat it on a high heat, and fast it gets tough.

OK, any questions... too bad.  Figure it out yourself..

Oh, and one more thing... it is great to add a can of corn to the sauce while it is heating,  but if a diabetic is eating it omit that ingredient....  Just thought you might like to know that.

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