Place lima beans in a microwave-safe dish with a small amount of water; microwave on high for 6 to 9 minutes, then let stand, covered, for 2 minutes. Drain. Spread 3 or 4 paper towels on a plate, arrange bacon on the towels, and microwave on High for 3 minutes. Test for crispness, and continue microwaving, if necessary, checking for doneness every 30 seconds. Spray a 6-cup casserole with cooking spray. Mix bread crumbs with margarine in a large bowl. Add lima beans, tomatoes, pepper, salt, and onions. Pour mixture into casserole. Microwave on High for 10 to 12 minutes, until dish is bubbly. Crumble bacon on top.
Calories: 166 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 360 mg, Fiber: 5 g
Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.
This recipe was developed by Angie Sharp, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.