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New and exciting information!

by Jen Ropp, Diabetes Educator and Dietitian, Rockwood Clinic


Posted on May 27, 2010 at 3:49 PM

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this year’s Washington State Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting in Bellevue, Washington.  This year’s meeting was full of great information to take back and share with my patients.  For example, research trials taking place throughout the state that need participants, new blood sugar monitoring tools, and lots of great educational handouts about healthy eating and other areas of diabetes management.  It was a weekend that really reminded me how important it is to pass this information on to those with diabetes so that they can better manage their condition.  Our state has an extensive and experienced group of medical professionals available to those who seek it out.  I suggest visiting the WADE page at www.wadepage.org to find a diabetes expert near you. 


This week’s recipe comes from “Diabetic Meals in 30 minutes or Less!” put out by the ADA.  This book is full of quick, healthy and tasty recipes for those with and without diabetes. 


Chicken Stir-Fry with Vegetables


3 chicken breasts, halved, boned and skinned

1 egg white, beaten

1 Tbsp cornstarch

3 Tbsp low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup sliced mushrooms

2 small zucchini, cut into strips, unpeeled

½ cup sliced scallions

1 cup fresh snow peas, trimmed

1 Tbsp lite soy sauce



  1. Flatten chicken breasts with meat mallet until ¼ inch thick, cut into bite sized pieces
  2. Place chicken in bowl.  Add egg white and cornstarch.  Stir thoroughly.  Let chicken sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat broth in wok (I used large, deep frying pan).  Add chicken and stir-fry until opaque, about 5-6 minutes.  Remove chicken from wok.
  4. Add mushrooms to wok and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add chicken back to wok and steam for 1 more minute.



You can use any type of veggie in a stir-fry, so make substitutions as you would like, such as broccoli, carrot slices, green beans, cut bell peppers, for example.  This is a really easy family meal.  You could even use precooked chicken, skip step 1 and 2, and just reheat chicken in broth if you have some left over from a previous meal.  Love it!