What to Eat Wednesday: One Pot Meals

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One pot dinners can make managing your diabetes a little less overwhelmingI know that managing your diabetes can start to feel overwhelming at times, particularly at meal times. Between planning for carbs and sugars and managing an already-busy schedule, getting a fresh, home-cooked meal on the table for dinner can seem like an impossible task! That’s why I love one-pot meals: quick, healthy and so very little hands on prep time. Try this Quick Hamburger Soup from Diabetic Living that’s sure to please even the pickiest (and busiest!) of crowds.

 

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces extra-lean ground beef
     
  • 8 ounces uncooked ground turkey breast
     
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
     
  • 2 carrots, coarsely shredded
     
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
     
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
     
  • 6 cups lower-sodium beef broth
     
  • 2 14 1/2 - ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
     
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
     
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
     
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
     
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
     
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
     
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped (2 cups)
     

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, turkey, onion, carrot, celery, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
  2. Add beef broth, undrained tomatoes, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling; stir in potatoes. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. If desired, garnish with additional sage. Makes 12 (1-cup) servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare soup as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Heat and serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 103 calories, 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 418 mg sodium, 10 g carb. (1 g fiber), 10 g protein.

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