Thursday, February 16, 2012

Turkey and Bean Tostadas {Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly}

Hello all. I have yet another change to my blog. An even healthier change. Aside from posting about gluten free recipes I will be adding in diabetic friendly recipes now. I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Gee, I wonder why, I have posted lots of yummy recipes here. I am OK knowing I have it I have accepted it, I am exercising at least 30 minutes every day and eating healthier and still gluten free. I am very happy to say that I have LOST 15 lbs since Oct., when I went gluten free. I have started charting my daily workouts on so feel free to workout/follow along with me and we can keep each other motivated =) . You can see my little mile tracker in my side bar there.

Anyways, now I'm really on the hunt for healthy diabetic AND gluten free friendly recipes. If any of you can offer advice, tips, recipe links, etc...that would be great. I am so new to all this and feel lost sometimes. I will be taking nutrition classes soon to help as well.

I was given a few recipe books to get me started, and that's where these Turkey and Bean Tostadas came from. I made them gluten free by using corn shell tostadas, and the chili beans were gluten free. Please note the nutritional info is for flour tortillas (I am learning about that as well for everything I eat). These were really good, everyone ate them and Mr. said he even enjoyed them. That means it's a keeper. BUT, I think I'll make them hard tacos, eating a "flat taco" tostada is a little tricky, especially with the little ones. =)

Turkey and Bean Tostadas {Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly}
 Taste of Home's Diabetic Cookbook 2004.
Makes 6 servings

6 8" flour tortillas (I used corn to be gluten free)
1 Lb. lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 can (15 ounces) chili beans in chili sauce, undrained (be sure it's gluten free)
3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
1 large tomato, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, if desired
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

Preheat oven to 350'. Place tortillas on baking sheet, bake 7 minutes or until crisp. Keep covered and warm.

Heat large skillet, add turkey and cook until browned, drain if needed. Add beans and chili powder to skillet, cook 5 minutes.

Divide turkey mixture evenly among tortillas. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve.

Nutrition information per serving (note: based on flour tortillas): 1 tostada with toppings

Calories 288
Total Fat 10g (Saturated Fat 2 g )
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 494mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Protein 19g
Fiber 2g

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Nichol said...

My MIL loved the BC(I belive) Diabetic books. You will be good, stay healthy, it is the key! This looks absolutely delicious.

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