Diabetes Bites

Clam Chowder

Diabetes Bites

Registered Dietician Fiorella DiCarlo creates delicious, healthy versions of your favorite meals, all friendly to a Diabetic diet! (6 Episodes)
Recipe
Clam Chowder Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 233
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 6
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
233
11.65% Complete
12%
Fat
2g
3.07692307692% Complete
3%
Cholesterol
44mg
14.6666666667% Complete
15%
Sodium
699mg
30.3913043478% Complete
30%
Carbohydrates
28g
21.7054263566% Complete
22%
Fiber
3g
12.0% Complete
12%
Sugar
9g
18.0% Complete
18%
Protein
20g
39.2156862745% Complete
39%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Diabetes Diet
Lower Cholesterol
Ingredients
  • 2 10 - ounce can whole baby clams, undrained
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Water
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, halved
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets (about 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup coarsely shredded carrots
Method
Drain clams, reserving liquid. Chop half of the clams; set chopped and whole clams aside. Add enough water to the reserved clam liquid to measure 1 1/2 cups; set clam liquid aside. Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray; heat saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon, onion, and celery to saucepan. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender and bacon is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Chop bacon and set aside. Stir potatoes, cauliflower, thyme, pepper, and reserved clam liquid into onion mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Transfer half of the potato mixture (about 2 cups) to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Return to the remaining potato mixture in saucepan. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, half-and-half, and flour until smooth. Add all at once to potato mixture. Cook and stir just until boiling. Stir in chopped and whole clams and carrots. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook for 1 minute more. Sprinkle each serving with chopped bacon.