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With a balanced and planned diet one can improve personal health to cure from diabetes. For Diabetic patients it is very important to choose their diet and consider only those recipes which have low calorie counts and still the food can be enjoyed.

Diabetes is on rise, yet most cases are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes complied with proper medication and exercise. With proper control on calorie intake, you don’t have to give up yummy food entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland “health food”. With this Diabetic Appetizer Recipe, you can enjoy appetizer and take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.

Nutrition Value: Calorie intake – 141

Cook Time: 45 mins

 Ingredients:

2 large onions (about 1-1/2 pounds total, peeled), 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 clove of chopped garlic, One bowl of chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup grated cheese

Directions:

  1. Place the onions in a large saucepan filled with water. Bring it to boil and cook until the onions are partially tender, for about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and cool; cut the onions in half crosswise. Scoop out the center of each onion half, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Reserve the centers. If necessary, cut a small piece from the end of each onion shell so the shells will stand upright.

  2. Prepare baking dish oiled with olive oil.

  3. Place the onions in the prepared dish, hollowed sides up.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  5. Chop the reserved centers of the onions. Sauté the onions with garlic for about 5 minutes. Add spinach, lemon juice, pepper, salt according to the taste. Cook till the liquid evaporates.

  6. Remove from heat and add grated cheese and bread crumbs

  7. Fill the onion shells with the mixture prepared as above. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for about 25 minutes.

  8. Serve hot. 

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