Time: 20 min Yields: 10 Calories: 266
Perfect for any celebration, this slow-braised brisket with earthy root vegetables makes a comforting meal for a crowd. Change the vegetables depending on what's in season and what looks good at the market. Try using rutabagas, parsnips, or celery root. (Be sure to talk to your diabetes healthcare team if you are considering making changes to your meal plan.)
Note: Brisket is typically a fatty meat; choosing the leaner flat cut of brisket is a healthier choice than the fattier point cut. Brisket is sold with a layer of fat attached to one side of the meat. Removing this will drastically reduce the calories and saturated fat. Ask your butcher to remove it, or you can easily trim it away yourself. A 4 1/2-pound brisket will have as much as 1 pound of fat that can be trimmed away.
(3 ounces brisket with 2/3 cup vegetables and 1/4 cup broth)
Carbohydrate Choices: 1
Food Choices: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean protein