20 Minute Diabetic Chili

If you are going to have dinner this Christmas, you want to be able to have a little bit for everyone. There may be a diabetic to show up and you need something that they can eat too. My grandmother is a diabetic too. She loves Chilli, anytime of year. We have found a way to let her enjoy her chili and it is healthy for her. This recipe doesn’t take but about 20 minutes to cook and you can serve it as an alternative on your menu. You can also offer bread or crackers. When you serve bread, offer a whole grain bread too. Whole grain bread is helpful in controlling blood sugars. This recipe will serve 4-1cup servings. Send the container home with your loved one to warm up the next day, if it is not all gone. Chili is always better warmed up. You can also serve saltine crackers, oyster crackers, or Ritz crackers with the chili.
A recommended amount of crackers would be:
saltines-6
Oysters -24
Ritz – 7
If you are just having appetizers, you can still offer the soup. If everyone else tries to eat it up, at least you will know that it is healthy.

You will need:
1 pound of ground Turkey

1-15 ounce can of Kidney beans or

1-14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes

1-6 ounce can of tomato paste

1 can of low fat, low sodium chicken broth

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon cummin

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Here is what you can do:

Brown turkey until done; drain fat. Transfer over to a pot on the stove. Add ingredients listed above to the pot. Heat and simmer.
This recipe would also be good if you want to serve your family a nice healthy meal. Your family will love it and it won’t take you long to prepare it.

For more hints about Diabetic snacks, check out this website.

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About Jennifer Frye

Jennifer Frye is a stay at home mother with five children, four boys and one girl, including a set of boy/girl twins. She and her husband have been married for 14 years and they raise a small farm in a little town in West Virginia. Her two older boys participate in the local Swine Club and raise their own pigs for projects. She enjoys sharing her experiences as a mother and finds that everyday is a story. Her goals are to raise her children up with respect and dignity and knowledge. She loves cooking for her family and loves sharing her hobby with her children. She incorporates cooking as a family activity and gets everyone involved. Besides cooking, she loves to read and she keeps journals of her daily life with her children for the future. She has been a Sunday School teacher, ran her own day care in her home and during the summer, she teaches children about cooking. She feels that every child should know the basics of cooking.

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