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Right Bite

Right Bite
Published in The Messenger 8.27.07
Recipes for “The Right Bite Extension in the Kitchen” have been supplied by agent Benita Giffin of the Obion County University of Tennessee Extension Service and come from a cookbook “Dining with Diabetes.” The recipes are for people with diabetes and those who love them. Mrs. Giffin may be reached at 885-3742.

Orange Tapioca
3 cups skim milk
6 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1/2 cup egg substitute or 2 large eggs
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup diced mandarin orange sections

Combine the milk, tapioca, egg, sugar, and salt in a medium non-stick saucepan Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in orange juice, mixing well. Return to heat, stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Let the mixture cool 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in vanilla and diced mandarin oranges. Chill well before serving.
Nutrition Information: Serving size = 1/2 cup (8 servings): Amount per serving: Calories 117, Total fat 1g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 98g, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 5g and Fiber 1g.
Notes: Using the egg substitute reduces the amount of cholesterol. Milk provides calcium.

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