Turkey, pasta, and corn dinner recipe for hypoglycemics

Here is a quick dinner recipe for hypoglycemics:

Turkey, pasta and corn on a plate with a side of spinach
Ok, so I won’t ever make my living as a food photographer, but here’s a general idea of what it looks like along with a side of spinach. Nom nom nom.

Turkey, pasta, and corn dinner

Makes 3 servings
Ingredients:

Steps:

  • Fill a 2-quart pot 1/2 way with water and bring it to a boil. Put pasta in to cook.
  • In the meantime, cut up the sausage into bite-size pieces and cook them in a frying pan (you’ll need a big pan since you’ll be adding everything else to this pan).
  • When the sausage begins to brown, add the corn and mix with the sausage to cook the corn.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain the pasta, mix it in with the turkey and corn, and remove it from the burner.
  • If you are like me and usually cooking for one, divide the food into three equal parts and put two of them in two storage containers for future meals. The cooking creme tastes best when not re-heated, so I recommend re-heating these, then adding 1 tbs cooking creme to them. If you are cooking for three, however, go ahead and mix all three tbs. of cooking creme in the pasta.
  • Serve with your favorite non-starch vegetable.

Variations:

Because this recipe is so basic, you can vary the ingredients greatly. Just be careful of what you are adding and how it changes the calorie/carbohydrate/fat content! For example, using beef sausage will greatly increase your  fat content. Adding or subtracting vegetables will change the carbohydrate content.

  • Use a different type of pasta, like linguine, penne, etc. I always recommend whole grain, however, for the fiber and additional protein in it.
  • Add or change the vegetable (see warning above).
  • Use a different flavor cooking creme.

Nutritional Information:

Turkey sausage (numbers adjusted because Eckrich says there are 3.5 servings per link and we are making it 3)

  • Calories: 128
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Protein: 7g

Corn:

  • Calories: 44
  • Fat: .6g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 2g

Whole Grain Rotini:

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 8g

Cooking Creme:

  • Calories: 28
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Total Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 390
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g (I am for 45-60g for a meal)
  • Protein: 18g
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s