Cheesy Tortilla Wedges
These wedges are like nachos, except they are much lower in fat and calories!
Serves 12; Serving size: 3 wedges and 1 tbsp of guacamole
6 each corn (blue or yellow) tortillas
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese
1 cup reduced-fat, shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup green chiles
1/2 cup pitted black olives
12 Tbsp guacamole
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Mix together cheeses and chiles and olives in bowl and set aside.
- Spread both sides of tortilla with olive oil. Place on cookie sheet and bake 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Turn tortillas over; top cheese mixture and spread to the edge.
- Bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
- Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges and arrange on a platter. Top with guacamole and serve.
1 Med-Fat Meat
Total Calories: 144
Calories from Fat: 86
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 16 mg
Sodium: 232 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 9 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 6 g
Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan. No two meal plans are alike. Work with your health care provider, diabetes educator or dietitian to design a meal plan that's right for you, and includes the foods you love. A key message for people with diabetes is "Carbs Count." Foods high in carbs (carbohydrates) -- bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, corn, peas, sweets -- raise your blood glucose levels the most.
For many people, having 3 or 4 servings of a carb choice at each meal and 1 or 2 servings at snacks is about right. Keep an eye on your total number of servings. For example, if you choose to have dessert, cut back on potatoes.
Round out your meals with a serving of:
- Meat (such as fish or chicken) or meat substitute (such as beans, eggs, cheese, and tofu) about the size of a deck of cards and
- Non-starchy vegetables (such as broccoli or lettuce). If you have three (3) or more servings of non-starchy vegetables, count them as a carbohydrate choice. Three (3) servings is equal to 1 1/2 cups of cooked vegetables, or three (3) cups of raw vegetables.
Check your blood glucose to see how your food choices or these recipes affect your blood glucose. If your meal plan isn't working for you, talk to your dietitian about making a new one.
Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes management. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
The recipes on this page are only a part of what is offered in recipe books from the American Diabetes Association. Many also include information on meal planning, portion control, food buying and seasoning, as well as general cooking hints and tips for people with diabetes.
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