Diabetes and You

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin.
While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.7 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have diabetes.


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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Diabetic Recipe

Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry

1 cup uncooked rice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut
into 1/2-inch-wide strips
2 medium red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1/2 pound fresh asparagus,* cut diagonally into
1-inch pieces
1/2 cup bottled stir-fry sauce

Cook rice according to package directions. Keep hot.

Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until
hot. Stir-fry chicken 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no
longer pink in center.

Stir in bell peppers and asparagus; reduce heat to medium.
Cover and cook 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender,
stirring once or twice. Stir in sauce. Serve immediately with rice.

*For stir-frying, select thin stalks of asparagus and cut them
on the diagonal--they will cook more quickly.

Nutrients per Serving:
Calories 416
% calories from fat 22%
Total Fat 11 g
Sat. Fat 2 g
Protein 31 g
Carbohydrates 48 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 1128 mg
Dietary Fiber 2 g

Dietary exchanges:
2-1/2 Starch
3 Meat
2 Vegetable

Makes 4 servings

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