Diabetes Recipe of the Month

It is not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help. 

  • DMC Recipe: Pasta and Bean Soup

    Soup

    Ingredients

    • 2 slices fully cooked turkey bacon
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1 medium onion chopped
    • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
    • 1 (48 oz) can chicken broth, low sodium
    • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
    • ¼ tsp ground pepper
    • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni - 100% whole wheat
    • 1 (19 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 4 cups spinach, thick stems discarded, leaves coarsely chopped or 1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen leaf spinach, thawed.
    • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese freshly grated


    Directions

    1. Spray large Dutch oven or pot with canola cooking spray
    2. Add diced, carrots, celery, onion and garlic to the pot. Cook, stirring often, 7 - 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add diced bacon the last 2 minutes of the cooking time.
    3. Add chicken broth, 2 cups water, the Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
    4. Add pasta, cook 8 -12 minutes or until the pasta is slightly underdone. Stir in the kidney beans and spinach, return to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes or until hot.
    5. Serve with Parmesan cheese.


    Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

    Servings: 6 (1 ¾ cup)
    Amount Per Serving: Calories 199, Calories from Fat 14 (7%), Total Fat 1.5g, Saturated Fat 0.27g, Cholesterol 7.4mg, Sodium 697mg, Potassium 755mg, Total Carbohydrates 34g, Fiber 7.6g, Sugar 2.7g, Protein 14g

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