Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 7 - Wild Card - Red Potatoes Parmesan

It is Day 7 of Diabetes Blog Week! The last day is upon us. Today's topic is our Diabetes Hero. I think that my readers know (ad nauseum)that Silent Sam is my hero.
So.... I am going to take a wild card and give you a recipe today. This is one of the first recipes I made when we started changing our diet. It is fast, easy, and has been very popular.
12 oz. red potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tablespooons light tub margarine
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1/4 cup minced green onions (green and white parts)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Set a steamer basket in a small amount of simmering water in a saucepan. Put the potatoes in the basket. Cook, covered, for 8 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain.
2. In a medium bowl, gently stir together the cooked potatoes and the remaining ingredients except the Parmesan.
3. Gently stir in the Parmesan.
This recipe serves 4 - there is 1/2 cup per serving.
Exchanges - 1 starch, 1/2 fat
Calories 106, Calories from fat 29, Total fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 0.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1.6 g, Cholesterol 3 mg, Sodium 218 mg, Total Carbohydrate 17 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 3 g
This recipe is from the Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook by The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. This is my favorite cookbook. The recipes are simple to make and very tasty.
Thanks for reading!