Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

How can something so simple be so good? You'll love the easy cleanup, too.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 4 ounces


1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Lay the asparagus on the sheet and drizzle with oil.

2. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper (if using) and drizzle with balsamic vinegar to serve.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Exchanges: Vegetable 1 • Fat ½

Calories: 85

Calories from Fat: 60

Total Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 0mg

Total Carbohydrate: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 2g

Copyright 2007: American Diabetes Association

From "Holly Clegg's Trim & Terrific™ Diabetic Cooking"

Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association.

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