Monthly Archives: November 2008

Dr. Stephen Covey and The 7 Habits of Diabetes

Stephen Covey is one of my favorite authors. He wrote Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  I am thrilled to hear that he has written a booklet for Diabetics. I haven’t read it yet but assure you I will. Here’s an introductory video that is worth watching:

Mmm Mondays

We are galloping toward the holidays and I am a little concerned that I am going into this period of time already above my ideal weight. The average American gains 3-5 pounds during the holidays. Yuck. I can’t afford that! So I am already looking at some holiday recipes with plans to trim them down in terms of fat. This potato recipe is a slight modification of one my husband’s favorite dishes. And he doesn’t notice that I’ve modified it! I got this from my favorite recipe site, http://DiabeticHealthInfo.com

Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:

2 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp flour
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups 1 percent milk
1 tsp light, soft tub margarine
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Place half the potatoes in a baking dish. Scatter the onion over them. Sprinkle with flour, salt, and pepper. Place remaining potatoes on top of the onions. Heat the milk to simmer. Pour the milk over the potatoes, dot with margarine, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for about 1 hour until potatoes are tender.

Makes 4 (1/2 cup) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: Starch Exchanges 1; Fat-Free Milk Exchanges 0.5

Nutrients Per Serving:
123 Calories
22 Calories From Fat
2 g Total Fat
1 g Saturated Fat
8 mg Cholesterol
122 mg Sodium
20 g Total Carbohydrate
2 g Dietary Fiber
7 g Sugars
6 g Protein