Archive for August 7th, 2013
Healthy eating and nutritional support are valuable assets for people living with diabetes. Chef John Wright of Diabetes Management & Supplies uses both his culinary knowledge and his personal experience with type 1 diabetes to provide meal-planning support and cooking demonstrations.
In a recent cooking demo, Chef Wright prepared a Breakfast Burrito while DMS dietician Ellen Smith, RD, LDN, explained the nutritional value of the meal and how participants can incorporate the dish in a healthy eating plan. The breakfast dish features two very lean protein sources – shrimp and eggs – as well as vitamin-rich bell peppers and whole wheat tortillas.
See slideshow below and full recipe and nutritional values: Breakfast Burrito.
Chef Wright, the DMS marketing and sales director, uses an insulin pump to help control his blood sugar and has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years. Follow Eating Wright through the following online features:
Live cooking demonstrations with nutritional support:
- 1st and 3rd Thursdays – Humana Guidance Center, Veterans Boulevard, Suite 2B, Metairie, LA, 70005
- (504) 219-6616
- 3rd Wednesdays August-December – Diabetes Management & Supplies, #10 Commerce Court, New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 734-7165
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DMS offers diabetes self-management and diabetes education services. For more information on specific nutrition needs or to enroll in group or individual sessions, call our Education Department at 1-888-738-7929.
1 egg, scrambled
3-4 shrimp, sautéed
2 tablespoons white onion, sautéed
2 tablespoons red bell pepper, sautéed
1/8 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
1 small wheat tortilla
1 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
Cook onion and bell pepper in olive oil until tender. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to pan and cook until pink. Set aside. Scramble egg in non stick skillet and set aside. Take wheat tortilla and fill bottom half with shrimp, onion, bell pepper and eggs. Top with pepper jack cheese and roll up. Serve with salsa or sour cream.
Makes one serving
Nutritional value: Calories – 412 calories; Carbohydrate – 29.33 g; Fiber – 3.6 g; Sugar – 1.04 g; Protein - 16.86 g; Fat – 26.71 g; Cholesterol – 39.7 g; Saturated Fat – 7.33 g; Sodium – 434.11 g