Monday, September 10, 2012

Ernies cabbage stew

This brought Jerry's sugar level down to 108 from 160 early this morning. :)
Prep Time: 10 min     Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 45 min     Yield: 4 servings


    4 cups Cabbage, Green (1.small head)
    3 Whole Carrots
    1 Leek
    2 medium stalk celery, raw
    2 average (potato for me I am not diabetic)
  (use 1/2 cup cauliflower for hubby so not to affect  his sugar level)
    1/4 lb Sliced Bacon  note: This adds (Sodium/salt 280mg)
    1 tsp Original Blend Mrs Dash seasoning 
    64 oz Drinking Water

Cut up veggies, put the ingredients in 5 qt pan, slice 1/4 package of bacon in 1 inch strips. or leave whole. add water to cover plus and inch above. cook on high or med high if it boils over. cook 45 min or till cabbage is tender.

Note: you can add tomatoes or tomato juice to this to change it up a bit. And remove the bacon, if you like just veggie,
This  meal has 789.6 sodium level total. Yet to me I add salt to my plate.  But not to hubby's, as he is prone to high blood pressure.

I have been using to analyze what I am cooking. So I can adjust it to more a diabetic diet. It lets me track meals and I really like it.

I was doing good cooking a heart healthy diet for hubby. But we have to lower the amount of sugar. Like 1/2 of a boiled or  baked potato, rather than a whole one. No mashed potatoes at all. The more a food is processed, the more sugar for some reason.  Hubby has now lost 6 pounds. Soda is off limits now, other than on Friday, We go out to eat, Walleye fish. but the soda/Pepsi is 28 grams sugar 8 fl oz  69g for 20 fl oz? I think that is the measurement. Any way it is bad. 

But I read you can eat almost any thing in small proportions. It is a matter of experimenting. I learned No sweet potatoes at all, for him.. With only 2 table spoons full his sugar level went  up "+ 260 ".

I also put the recipe in another site it had even more info click here Recipe
That site is not as user friendly for me. But great info.
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Zaroga said...

This recipe looks delicious.

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angela said...

Great work! You are a wonderful wife! xoxox