No-Cook Diabetic Meals

September 13, 2014 at 5:57 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Don’t feel like cooking, no problem! From the Diabetic Living On Line website it’s No-Cook Diabetic Meals.



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No-Cook Diabetic Meals
What do you do when your stomach is rumbling but you just don’t feel like cooking? Turn to these yummy no-cook meals! These easy recipes will satisfy and require only a little chopping, stirring, or mixing.





Glass Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
For an Asian-inspired meal that doesn’t require a skillet, try this veggie-loaded dish you can make in minutes. High in fiber and featuring a sweet-and-spicy dressing made with peanut butter, honey, crushed pepper, and ginger, this no-cook noodle salad is sure to satisfy….





Cold Cream of Cucumber Soup with Shrimp
A buttermilk-and-yogurt base gives this protein-loaded meal a creamy, smooth texture, while fresh garlic and cilantro provide the perfect complement to precooked shrimp. Garnish with toasted walnuts before serving…..



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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes

August 29, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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If your a Chicken Salad lover this ones for you! From the Diabetic Living On Line website it’s Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes.



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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes
There are so many ways to enjoy a refreshing chicken salad. Whether you like hearty chicken salad sandwiches or just a simple salad with chicken, we’ve gathered a variety of diabetes-friendly recipes that pair the lean protein with light ingredients and lots of veggies. Check out our best chicken salad recipes that work for lunch or dinner.



Chicken Salad Panini Sandwiches
These delicious chicken salad melts are packed with rich flavor thanks to roasted red peppers, fennel, and provolone cheese. Make them for a surprisingly low-carb, guilt-free indulgence…..



Curried Chicken Salad
Forget the bread! This mouthwatering chicken salad with raisins, apples, and almonds is substantial enough when served on a butterhead lettuce leaf. Plus, you’ll cut calories and carbs…..


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Healthy & Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes

August 27, 2014 at 7:46 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinners! And it’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line website.


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Healthy & Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes
These flavorful, family-friendly chicken recipes will fit fabulously into your diabetes meal plan. Bonus: Chicken is low in fat, carbs, and calories!



Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks
You don’t have to give up the comfort of fried chicken — just prepare it a little differently. Try this oven-baked alternative using a crispy combo of Parmesan cheese and dry bread crumbs. One serving has only 4 grams of carb……..



Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches
With a deli-roasted chicken, this focaccia sandwich is super simple to put together — no cooking involved! To bring the carb count to a range that’s just right for you, opt for a lower-carb bread to create this sandwich masterpiece……..

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Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

August 24, 2014 at 5:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some fantastic and Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer, from the Diabetic Living On Line Website!



Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

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With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and veggies, summer is the easiest season to eat healthfully. Whether you want to grill out with friends or cool off with a frozen treat, these summer-fresh recipes will let you enjoy summer’s bounty and feel good — all season long.




Blackberry Frozen Yogurt with Toasted Almonds & Waffle Wedges
Nothing signifies summer better than our homemade berry frozen yogurt recipe. Ditch the fatty toppings and opt for crunchy almonds and toasted waffle chunks.



Ancho-Maple Barbecue Planked Salmon
A diabetic superfood, salmon tastes best in the summer. Coat it in our original smoky-sweet sauce for a healthier spin on barbecue with just 8 grams of carb per serving…..



Green Goddess Dip with Crudites
Serve this pretty party platter of veggie cups with a creamy low-carb avocado dip….

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Our Favorite Tomato Recipes

August 21, 2014 at 8:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living On Line website, it’s Our Favorite Tomato Recipes. The link to all the delicious and healthy Tomato recipes is at the bottom of the post.



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Tomatoes are a healthy, low-carb addition to any meal. With so many different varieties and ways to prepare tomatoes, there’s something for everyone.




Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes and Shallots
Have a bounty of grape tomatoes? Put them to delicious use in this scrumptious recipe that makes a company-worthy dish….

Baked Tomato and Okra
Looking to change up your go-to side dish? Put a spin on mixed veggies with this Southern-inspired recipe that’s low in carbs and calories…..

Smoky Tomato Pizza
Plum tomatoes star in these gourmet-style pizzas featuring smoked Gouda cheese. One recipe makes two pizzas……
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Tips to Choose Lower-Fat Foods

August 16, 2014 at 5:47 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Here’s a little help on Tips to Choose Lower-Fat Foods. It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line website.



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Tips to Choose Lower-Fat Foods
Watching your fat intake? Keep these better choices in mind when strolling the grocery aisles. You’ll be surprised by where you can reduce fat (hint: chocolate chip cookies make the cut).
Ways to Cut Fat
Looking to cut the amount of fat you eat? We’ve got simple swaps and eat-out tips that can help you make the healthiest choices at breakfast, dinner, and every munch in between. These tips save you calories, too — fat has about 9 calories per gram, so reducing fat can quickly cut calories.

Note: The fat grams shown in the following slideshow were gathered from packaged-food labels and U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition data. Averages were used when multiple samples were used.

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Choose Hummus Over Cream Cheese
Choose: 2 tablespoons purchased hummus (2 g fat)

Skip: 2 tablespoons regular cream cheese (10 g fat)

Cream cheese has five times more fat than hummus — yikes! Hummus is mostly chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans. Hummus usually contains a bit of healthy fat from sesame seed oil or olive oil. Cream cheese contains a lot more fat, and some is unhealthy saturated fat. Eating half of a whole wheat bagel with 1 tablespoon of hummus adds 1 gram of fat.

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What You Need to Know About Fats

August 15, 2014 at 5:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some great tips on What You Need to Know About Fats, from the Diabetic Living On Line website.



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What You Need to Know About Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.

The Skinny on Fats
After some years of recommending that you rein in your fat-gram count to no more than about 30 percent of your calories, the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, along with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Institute of Medicine, recommend you get 20–35 percent of your total daily calories from fat. If you were to eat about 1,500 calories a day, that would equate to 33–58 grams of total fats per day. Each serving of fat or oil, such as a teaspoon of butter, mayonnaise, or salad dressing, is roughly 5 grams of fat. Keep in mind that some of the fat you eat comes from what you put in and on foods, while other fat comes from what’s already in foods, such as meats, cheeses, and dairy foods…….

GOOD FATS: Monounsaturated Fat – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fat, which has long been known to help improve cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular disease. But that’s not all. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help fight inflammation, high blood pressure, and cancer……

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100-Calorie Snacks – EatingWell

August 10, 2014 at 5:43 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s 100-Calorie Snacks. If you got to snack try to make it healthy!

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Low-calorie snack recipes, including recipes for smoothies, popcorn, dips and more.
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with ingredients for these quick, healthy and low-calorie snack recipes to help you stay lean and healthy—and avoid the candy dish and snacks at work. Enjoy our healthy snack recipes, which are perfect to grab and go or pack for the office.



Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat….



Cherry Cream Cheese
Make your own flavored cream cheese by stirring in fresh, in-season cherries. We like the flavor of black cherries, but any kind will work. Spread this on your morning bagel or sandwich it between graham crackers for a cherry cheesecake-inspired snack….


Cheesy Popcorn
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn…..


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22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

August 2, 2014 at 7:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some great tips and ideas from the Diabetic Living On Line website on the 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes. The link to the entire article is at the bottom of the post.

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These top food offenders contain high amounts of fat, sodium, carbs, and calories that may increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood sugar, and weight gain. The good news is you can indulge in your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with our satisfying and delicious alternatives.

Think Twice Before Eating These Foods
At Diabetic Living, we believe that eating with diabetes doesn’t have to mean deprivation, starvation, or bland and boring foods. However, some foods really are best left on the table or in the store. Everyone — with diabetes or without — would be wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they are high in saturated fat, sodium, calories, or carbs, or might contain trans fats. High amounts of sodium and saturated fat can lead to heart disease, while excess sugars, high carb counts, and added calories can cause unwanted weight gain and blood sugar spikes.

If you see some of your favorite foods on this list, don’t despair: We’ve picked healthier options for you to choose from that taste great. So you can have your fries and eat them, too — provided they’re baked rather than deep-fat fried.



You walk into a restaurant and you’re feeling starved. A quick scan of the menu and there they are: nachos, one of your favorites. You order them as an appetizer and also order a meal. Unfortunately, most restaurant nacho orders equate to and often exceed an entire meal’s worth of calories, carbs, and fat. For example, a regular order of Chili’s Classic Nachos has 830 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 39 grams of carb.

Top your nachos with heart-healthy avocados!

Chili’s Classic Nachos (regular order)*
830 calories
59 g total fat
31 g saturated fat
1,630 mg sodium
39 g carbohydrate
N/A cholesterol

Taco Bell Nachos Supreme*
430 calories
23 g total fat
4.5 g saturated fat
690 mg sodium
44 g carbohydrate
30 mg cholesterol

You don’t need to give up nachos to eat healthfully. Make a few changes to the basic recipe, such as using reduced-fat cheeses and baked tortilla chips like we do in our Loaded Nachos recipe. Finally, make the nachos your meal, not your appetizer….



Coffee Drinks
A simple cup of joe with a little milk or even half-and-half can be a low-calorie beverage perfect for a person with diabetes. But many coffee-shop drinks rival decadent desserts for their high calorie, carb, and fat contents. For example, a 16-ounce Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha (with whipped cream and 2 percent milk) comes in at 470 calories and 63 grams of carb. Similarly, a medium Dunkaccino contains 350 calories, while the large size has almost 500 calories.

Or, choose tea instead!

Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha (with whipped cream) *
470 calories
18 g total fat
12 g saturated fat
0 mg sodium
63 g carbohydrate
50 mg cholesterol

Dunkaccino (medium)*
350 calories
16 g total fat
13 g saturated fat
320 mg sodium
51 g carbohydrate
10 mg cholesterol

There are equally satisfying (and cheaper!) beverage alternatives that will help you keep your healthy eating plan on track. Try one of these:…..



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Diabetic Living’s Favorite Summer Recipes

July 27, 2014 at 5:43 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes from the Diabetic Living On Line website. It’s from the Diabetic Living On Line website.



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Enjoy our favorite summer recipes featuring no-cook dinners, grilled kabobs perfect for camp-outs, and low-calorie and low-carb versions of favorite meals such as Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Plus, don’t miss yummy desserts loaded with in-season fruits.



Asian-Style Brined Chicken Hindquarters with Sesame-Cilantro Pesto
Give dinner a flavorful, low-carb twist. Bursting with coriander, chili-garlic paste, orange peel, ginger, and cilantro, this Asian-inspired chicken dish will become grilling favorite…


Potato-Kale Salad
This low-carb potato salad features traditional flavors such as mayo, mustard, onion, and hard-cooked egg, but it gets a nutrition boost from calcium- and vitamin-A-rich kale….

Corn on the Cob Kabobs
Skip the butter and flavor this summertime staple with a delicious glaze featuring spicy mustard, cider vinegar, and honey. Cobs are wrapped with thin slices of zucchini for a fun side dish that has only 59 calories and 13 grams of carb per serving….



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