In 1986, The American Diabetes Association designated the fourth Tuesday in March as American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It is a “wake-up call” to the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, to encourage all to take the diabetes risk test and to learn about their family’s history with diabetes. At The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Website you can take a quick risk test, learn how to lower your risk and even share information with friends and family. Who knows, maybe the life you impact will be your own.
Today is also day eighteen in the Lenten Season. All things considered, posting a recipe for Triple Chocolate Cake or how to eat Cotton Candy hardly seemed fitting.
This recipe from Kraft’s kitchen is both healthy and diabetic friendly. As a diabetic, I am reminded daily of the dos and don’ts of living with this disease. Being a diabetic does not mean the pleasures of life need to stop. It means paying attention to your body, pacing yourself and finding new ways to bring dining delights to the table.
Hope you enjoy this day, a gift from above.
Skillet Tilapia and Vegetable Supper
1 Yellow Pepper, chopped
1 Zucchini, chopped
4 Tilapia fillets
1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Italian Pesto Parmesan Dressing, divided
3 tablespoons fresh Basil, cut into ribbons
1 cup Grape Tomatoes
Core and cut pepper into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
Split zucchini lengthwise, then cut into half-rounds. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brush fish with 2 tablespoons of the dressing; cook in the skillet for 3 or 4 minutes on each side.
While the fish is cooking, cut the basil into thin ribbons for garnish. Once the filets are cooked through and flake easily with a fork, transfer to a serving plate; cover to keep warm.
Add remaining dressing, vegetables and tomatoes to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and vegetables are heated through, stirring frequently. Spoon over fish. Garnish with basil and serve.