Diet and Nutrition

Breakfast Recipes for Type 2 Diabetes

Creole shrimp and grits

Put a spin on your everyday breakfast with this Creole-style shrimp and grits, from Diabetic Living.

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking yellow grits
  • 12 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed and bias-sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free Creole seasoning
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact (if desired). Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Prepare grits according to package directions. Cover and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook asparagus, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic in hot oil for 4 to 5 minutes or just until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir flour and Creole seasoning into vegetable mixture. Add chicken broth. Cook and stir just until bubbly; reduce heat. Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring once. Serve over grits. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Makes 4 (1 1/4 cup shrimp mixture and 1/2 cup grits) servings.