Diabetic Dish of the Week – Enlightened Tuna Noodle Casserole

January 21, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Enlightened Tuna Noodle Casserole. Here’s a Diabetic Friendly Enlightened Tuna Noodle Casserole. Made using Elbow Macaroni, Onion, Celery, Red Bell Pepper, Whole Wheat Flour, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Vegetable Broth, Cottage Cheese, and Spices. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetic News, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Enlightened Tuna Noodle Casserole
Your family is sure to ask for seconds of this traditional comfort food!

4 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium vegetable broth, warmed
2 packages (3 ounces each) albacore tuna
1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1 teaspoon ground paprika
Fresh dill sprigs (optional)

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of casserole

1 -Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; set aside.

3 – Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add celery and bell pepper; cook and stir 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour, thyme, and white pepper over vegetables; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in broth; cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat.

4 – Stir macaroni, tuna, and cottage cheese into skillet until well combined and macaroni is evenly coated. Transfer to prepared dish; sprinkle with paprika.

5 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with dill sprigs.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 369 mg, Fiber: 3 g



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