What to Eat Wednesday: One Bowl Meal

Making a healthy meal can be just as easy as heating up packaged junk!When life gets too hectic, one of the first things that goes by the wayside is making home-cooked meals. If you’re living with diabetes, however, eating lots of processed, packaged food can throw your blood sugar levels out of whack (even so-called healthy frozen meals often pack in tons of carbs and sodium).

What to do when you don’t have time to prepare an elaborate, three-course meal? Try this one-bowl-wonder, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association

Chicken, Pasta and Spinach Soup

 Serves 4

Ingredients

1 (14-ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

2 ounces whole grain or multigrain pasta (such as rotini)

2 cups cooked diced chicken breast

1 cup packed baby spinach
¼ cup chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the broth and tomatoes and their liquid and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta, return to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 6 minutes or until pasta is just tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients, except the cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes to absorb flavors and heat through. Serve topped with cheese.

Eating healthfully is just one of several important steps you must take in order to protect your diabetic foot health. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.