Did you know that 8% of our population has diabetes and 6.2 million people are unaware they have the disease? Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by weight and exercise, so why is it so hard to do–because we LOVE TO EAT! Good thing is, I do too and have an appreciation of food. My favorite email was from a gentleman who said, “I wish the word diabetes wasn’t on the cover of your Holly Clegg trim&TERRIFIC Diabetic Cookbook so more people would use it!” So true!
And, I hear it all the time-my own mother didn’t cook out of my diabetes cookbook, until after my father’s heart surgery and had high glucose temporarily and made the Mexican Lasagna (now her signature reicpe), my daughter wanted to try the Easy Pot Roast, and then there are those people that say a family member was diagnosed with diabetes. The outcome each time is the exact same–yes, from my own family too!!! “I can’t believe how good this recipe is, I can’t believe all the good recipes, I have lost weight with these recipes, I love this book……..so check out the diabetes recipes on my blog and website and get aware–start cooking healthier to prevent this somewhat controlled disease. If you have diabetes, don’t fret as I promise you with my easy, delicious recipes, you won’t feel deprived, you will feel fortunate that you can eat healthier, enjoy all your favorite foods, and feel better! Check out more of Holly’s easy trim & terrific diabetes recipes.
Bored with same nightly dinners-give my favorite wraps a try!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Diabetic Cooking
If you have never tried lettuce wraps, try this version filled with chicken, assorted shredded veggies, and spicy hoisin sauce for a fun meal or starter.
4 servings/serving size: 1/4 recipe
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups shredded red cabbage or Napa cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup bean sprouts
2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 head butter tip or red leaf lettuce
1. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat sesame oil over medium heat and sauté garlic, ginger, cabbage, carrot, and bean sprouts for 2–3 minutes or until cabbage is limp.
2. Stir in chicken, hoisin sauce, and water chestnuts. Place filling on whole lettuce leaves and roll up.
Terrific Tidbit: If you don’t have sesame oil, don’t skip the recipe; just use olive or canola oil instead.
Nutritional information per serving
Calories 206, Protein (g) 24, Carbohydrate (g) 14, Fat (g)6, Calories from Fat (%) 56, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Sugars (g) 6, Cholesterol (mg) 60, Sodium (mg) 119 Diabetic Exchanges:1 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat