Monday, August 3, 2015

QUICK AND EASY VEGETABLE CHOWDER

2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can cream-style corn
1 can fat-free evaporated milk
3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp real bacon bits

In large saucepan combine the potatoes, broth, carrots and onion; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until veggies are tender.

Add the corn, milk, cheese, mushrooms, and pepper; cook, stirring, about 5 minutes until heated through.

Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle bacon bits over top.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: The ratio of 34 g carbs to 12 g protein makes this chowder okay for diabetics.
Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat


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