Lasagna for Diabetics

Ingredients:

3/4 c. minced onions
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tbsp. oregano
1 c. Mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 c. shredded carrots
1/2 frozen spinach (thawed)
3 c. tomatoes
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1 1/3 c. cottage cheese
8-10 cooked Lasagna noodles (boil according to pacakge)

Directions:

Saute all veggies except tomatoes and spinach until soft
Add tomatoes and spinach and all the spices and simmer about 15 minutes
Mix the cheeses together in a separate bowl. (reserve 1/4 c. mozzo cheese to sprinkle over the top)
In an 8×12 or 9×12 baking dish layer sauce, noodle, cheese, sauce, noodle, sauce, cheese. After finishing layers, sprinkle the top with the reserved mozzo and bake.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes

4 servings

Warm Tuna Panini for Diabetics

tuna panini

Ingredients:

1 can Light tuna in water, drained
1 medium chopped tomato
1/4 c. cottage cheese
1 small red onion, minced
1 R. sliced or chopped black olives
1 t. lemon juice
pepper to taste
8 slices whole wheat bread
2 t. canola, olive, or sunflower oil

Directions:

Have four heavy cans and a medium skillet (not nonstick) ready by the stove.

Put tuna in a medium bowl and flake apart.
Add tomato, cheese, onion, olives, lemon juice and pepper. Stir to combine.
Divide the tuna mixture among 4 slices of bread (about 1/2 cup each). Top with the remaining bread.

Heat half of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Place 2 panini’s in the pan.

Place the medium skillet on top of the panini, then weigh it down with the cans.

Cook the panini until golden on one side, about 2 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, flip the panini, replace the top skillet and cans, and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 3 minutes more.

Repeat with another 1 t. oil and the remaining sandwiches.

Fast and delicious with lots of protein!