Today is World Diabetes Day and in order to raise awareness my Virtual Potluck group has teamed up with Anolon and Microplane to create some delicious diabetic friendly recipes and offer our readers a giveaway.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas no longer produces insulin or when the body can no longer make good use of the insulin it produces. Over the long term diabetes can cause damage to the body in the form of organ and tissue failure.
According to the American Diabetes Association 26 million children and adults in the US have diabetes; 8.3% of the population. And 71,382 Americans die from diabetes each year. These are astounding numbers that we need to take action on now. Did you know that the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with diet and a healthy lifestyle? That means more cooking at home; a habit we should all work on.
Quality kitchen tools can make cooking at home easier and more enjoyable. To me good pots are everything and Anolon makes quality pots. I used the 3 quart Nouvelle Copper Stainless saute pan to make the chicken recipe below and it was just perfect.The Microplane handheld slicer makes slicing uniform veggies a breeze; leaving you no excuse not to get in your daily intake of healthy.
Want to check these products out for yourself? Enter below for your chance to win an Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 3 quart covered saute with helper handle and a Microplane slicer. Also, be sure to check all the VP blogs as we are each giving away a different Anolon pan. (see below for details)
Chicken With Bell Peppers & Tomatoes
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 each medium green, sweet red bell peppers, julienned
2 thin slices prosciutto, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 large tomatoes, diced
Splash of white wine
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
Salt and pepper
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute peppers and prosciutto until peppers are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Add the tomatoes, wine, basil, oregano and chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
Yield: 4 servings.
4 servings - assumes 1/2 tsp salt, 1 oz prosciutto and 1 tbsp wine
Calories - 250
Carbs - 10g
Sodium - 453mg
Fiber - 3g
Protein - 30g
Fat - 10g
Sat Fat - 3g
Cholesterol - 72mg
Sugar - 6g
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*** Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Virtual Potluck team is cooking up for World Diabetes Day. Don't forget they are EACH hosting a giveaway, so follow the links to see what you can win***
- Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Avocado Timbale with Roasted Tomatillo Dressing – Diabetic Foodie
- Turkey & Vegetable Crepes – Cookistry
- White Chicken Chili – Miss in the Kitchen
- Crispy Sweet Potato and Zucchini Pancake – Thyme in Our Kitchen
- Indian Spiced Chicken with Raita – 30AEATS