Tags: Bake, Lemonade, Pastry, Sweet potato, Sweet potato pie, Teaspoon, Whipped cream, Zest (ingredient)
This week’s pass along Diabetic Friendly Recipe is from Beth and Conrad, thanks to both of you! If you would have any Diabetic Friendly recipes or Low Calorie recipes you would like to share just email them to me and I’ll post them for you.
Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Equal Spoonful
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated fat-free milk
Light whipped topping
Roll pastry on floured surface into a circle 1-inch larger than inverted 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate; trim and flute edge. Set aside.
Blend sweet potatoes in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Stir in eggs, Equal®, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, spices, salt and evaporated milk. Pour mixture over pastry shell.
Bake in preheated 400°F (205°C) oven 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and sharp knife inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool pie completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate. Garnish top of pie with whipped topping and grated nutmeg, if desired. Cut pie into wedges.
Makes 8 servings.
* May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener
Nutrition Information Per Serving: calories 197, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 28 g, fat 6 g, cholesterol 58 mg, sodium 316 mg.
Tags: cook, Fruits and Vegetables, Home, Meat, Potatoes, Potluck, Salad, Special Diets
Tailgating and gathering at a friends house for a day of Football is great but can be difficult if you have Diabetes. Well here’s some tips on How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck. It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line web site and I left the link at the bottom of the post.
Make & Take Tips!
For people with diabetes, potlucks can be a trove of temptation. Our potluck survival guide and recipes for healthy casseroles will help you stick to a guilt-free eating plan!
How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck
Potluck buffet spreads can be loaded with temptations, but with the right approach, you can serve up some healthful choices and not feel deprived. Find simple tips and tricks to enjoy your next potluck without blowing your diabetes meal plan.
The Dish You Take
Smart potluck decisions start at home: Figure out a dish you can take that guarantees at least one healthful option. Then plan how other foods can fit on your plate.
Contributing foods that suit your meal plan lets you assume control over your potluck choices. Grilled veggies — served hot or cold — add nutritious variety to the table. Vegetable skewers with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and peppers are easy to pick up — and with cubes of lean meat, they make an entree. Even casseroles can be healthy options if you pick diabetes-friendly recipes.
For a sandwich buffet, think about whole wheat pita pocket halves. You can serve them with stuff-it-yourself fillings such as lean meats, tuna (not tuna salad), reduced-fat cheese, tomato, and spinach…..
* Get all the tips on How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck by clicking the link below.
Tags: Apple, Bake, Baking powder, Butter, Egg white, Egg yolk, Flour, Zest (ingredient)
Apple Cranberry Cake
The pass along recipe this week comes from Darlene, thanks Darlene!
Apple Cranberry Cake
5 large eggs, whites and yolks separated
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups thinly sliced, peeled cooking apples
* Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
* Whisk the softened butter, Splenda Sugar Blend, and sour cream in a dough mixer,
* Add one egg yolk at a time, slowly, followed by the lemon zest and juice.
* Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl till they reach the soft peek stage.
* Sift flour with the cinnamon, and baking powder.
* Fold the egg whites gently into the egg mixer. Sift the flour on top of it and fold again, adding cranberries.
* Pour the cake mixture in a greased 9 inch cake mold. Layer the apple slices on top in a circle. Push the apples slightly into the batter.
* Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out moist but clean.
Makes 10 servings.
** You can add 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the cake mixture **
Tags: Baking, Cake, Cream cheese, Flour, Pumpkin, Splenda, Teaspoon, Whipped cream
Thank you to Carol for passing along this Fall Diabetic Friendly Dessert!
3 large eggs or 3/4 cup of Egg Beater‘s (Equal of 3 Eggs)
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
1 tablespoon Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup self-rising flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
* Note – I haven’t tried this yet but the Pecans should work as part of the filling instead of the Roll if you prefer.
For Cake: Beat eggs (or Egg Beater’s) and 1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking for 5 minutes in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer.
Stir in 1 cup pecans (finely chopped), pumpkin, and lemon juice. Blend in flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 5 to 8 minutes or until woodenpick comes out clean. Cool 3 minutes in pan; turn out onto a cloth and roll up from the narrow end.
Chill in refrigerator until completely cool.
For Filling: Beat cream cheese, whipped topping and 1 tablespoon Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and spreadable.
Unroll pumpkin roll and spread with filling. Re-roll. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice cake into pinwheels.
Makes 8 servings.
Tags: Cajun, Caribbean, cook, Crock Pot, Home, Mediterranean, Recipe, Slow cooker
Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
Take the work out of cooking with easy recipes made healthy for your diabetic diet. Find tastes that span the globe, including Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, Cajun, Indian, German, Southern, and Caribbean flavors. Just add the ingredients and let your slow cooker do the rest!
Picante and cayenne pepper sauce up the ante in this low-carb recipe for two. Serve with brown rice for a complete meal…..
Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches
A spicy spin on a traditional sandwich, this casual meal gets a flavor boost from cilantro and cumin. Make them for your next party or potluck…..
* Get all the healthy Slow Cooker recipes by clicking the link below *
Tags: Calcium Caseinate, Cheesecake, Dietary fiber, Dietary Reference Intake, Hydrogenation, Saturated fat, Splenda, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate
For dessert tonight I tried a new one, Sans Sucre Mousse Cheesecake Dessert Cup. Something a little different and turned out real good! Only 80 calories and 7 carbs per serving.
Smooth, rich, creamy…and no sugar added! We say “enjoy the guilt”…and you can, with our Cheesecake Mousse Mix, now sweetened with SPLENDA. Sans Sucre Mousse is also low-fat, low-cholesterol, and contains just 70 to 75 calories per serving. Each gourmet flavor is produced with the finest domestic and imported ingredients…quality that is apparent in every delicious spoonful. No cooking required; simply add skim milk, chill, and serve. It’s so easy, you’ll love using it to create luscious pies, tarts, parfaits…an array of gourmet desserts! Each 4 oz. box contains two pouches making 4 servings each…total 8 servings. Available in 8 tempting flavors.
Nonfat Dry Milk, Cream Cheese Solids, Modified Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Calcium Caseinate, Propylene Glycol Esters of Fatty Acids, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Acetylated Monoglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Caseinate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mono and Diglycerides, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sucralose (Splenda Brand), and Artificial Color (Fd&c Yellow No. 5 and No. 6).
One Envelope Yields: Four 1/2 cup servings. Pour 3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) very cold skim milk into a mixing bowl. Add the contents of 1 envelope Sans Sucre Cheesecake Mousse. Using an electric mixer, blend on lowest speed until mix is blended. Slowly increase the mixer speed until highest speed is reached, whipping for a total of 5 minutes. Pour into 4 dessert dishes and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
Serving Size 1/8 package (14 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 13
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Carbohydrates 8.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Tags: Bain-marie, cook, Cyttaria espinosae, Egg, Egg bhurji, Home, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Philippines, Scrambled Egg, Turkey
Scrambled eggs is a dish made from whites and yolks of eggs (usually chicken eggs).
Eggs are poured into a hot greased pan and coagulate almost immediately. The heat is turned down to low and the eggs are constantly stirred as they cook. The pan and the stirring implement, if kept in constant motion, create small and soft curds of egg.
Once the liquid has mostly set, additional ingredients such as ham, herbs, cheese or cream may be folded in over low heat, just until incorporated. The eggs should be slightly undercooked when removed from heat, since the eggs will continue to set. If this technique is followed, the eggs should be moist in texture with a creamy consistency. If any liquid is seeping from the eggs, this is a sign of undercooking or adding under cooked high-moisture vegetables.
In another “Escoffier” method a double boiler or au Bain Marie is used as the heating source, which does not need adjustment as the direct heating method would. The eggs are directly placed in the cooker and whisked during the heating and not before. Cooking by this method prevents the eggs from browning while being cooked and gives creamy scrambled eggs. This method was used in the “old classical kitchen” and guarantees the eggs are always cooked perfectly, but it is somewhat more time-consuming than the regular method, taking up to 40 minutes to ensure perfect quality.
Scrambled eggs may also be made in a stove by placing the ingredients in a metal bowl and alternately cooking and stirring until the desired consistency is achieved, with the whites, and yellow scrambled together.
It is also possible to make scrambled eggs in a microwave oven, by cooking the eggs for short bursts, stopping regularly to stir. This allows rapid preparation, but care is required to avoid overcooking and the resulting texture may be inferior to a more traditional preparation method.
Scrambled eggs can be made easily sous vide, which gives a much smoother texture more similar to custard and requires only occasionally mixing during cooking.
Another technique for cooking creamy scrambled eggs is to pipe steam into eggs with butter via a steam wand (as found on an espresso machine).
Classical haute cuisine preparation calls for serving scrambled eggs in a deep silver dish. They can also be presented in small croustades made from hollowed-out brioche or tartlets. When eaten for breakfast, scrambled eggs often accompany toast, bacon, smoked salmon, hash browns, pancakes, ham or sausages. Popular condiments served with scrambled eggs include ketchup, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
Variations of scrambled egg dishes
* scrambled eggs à l’arlésienne – with zucchini (courgette) pulp and a concentrated garlic-flavored tomato fondue served in hollowed-out courgettes and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
* scrambled eggs à l’américaine – with pan-fried smoked bacon, garnished with slices of broiled bacon and small grilled tomato halves.
* egg bhurji – Indian variant of scrambled eggs. Additions include onions, green chili, chopped ginger, turmeric powder and chopped tomatoes. Sprinkled with chopped green coriander and eaten with roti. Another variant of egg bhurji is the Parsi akuri.
* Soy scrambled eggs – mixed with soy sauce and often eaten with congee.
* scrambled eggs with sucuk or pastırma; sucuklu yumurta and pastırmalı yumurta respectively – Scrambled eggs are mixed with Turkish beef sausages, or dried cured beef. It is cooked in a sahan with butter or olive oil. Some tomato can be added. In Turkey and Egypt it is eaten regularly for breakfast.
* scrambled eggs with digüeñes – a variation from Chilean cuisine in which the eggs are fried together with the native fungus Cyttaria espinosae.
* migas – a Tex-Mex dish (not to be confused with the Iberian dish of the same name) consisting of scrambled eggs augmented with strips of corn tortilla, to which vegetables and meat may be added.
* Stir-fried tomato and scrambled eggs – a very common main course in China. It is quickly and easily prepared, and so is a favourite among teens and university students. This is also eaten in the Philippines.
* Onions and scrambled eggs – another variant of scrambled eggs eaten in the Philippines. The onions are either fried first then the egg mixture is poured over them to cook, or the onions are mixed with the egg mixture and then poured over the pan.
Tags: Blueberry, BMJ, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Eating, Fruit, Harvard School of Public Health, Juice
Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found an association between eating at least two servings of fruit a week and having a 23 percent lower risk of diabetes, compared with eating less than a serving of fruit a month. Blueberries, grapes and apples seemed to be especially linked with the reduced diabetes risk.
Meanwhile, people who drank one serving or more of juice a day had up to a 21 percent higher risk of diabetes.
“Our data further endorse current recommendations on increasing whole fruits, but not fruit juice, as a measure for diabetes prevention,” study researcher Isao Muraki, a research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard, said in a statement. “And our novel findings may help refine this recommendation to facilitate diabetes prevention.”…..
* Read the entire article by clicking the link below. *
Tags: Bake, Casserole, cook, Cream of mushroom soup, Home, Noodle, Tuna, Tuna Casserole
Healthy Tuna Casserole
4 cups dry whole wheat penne pasta
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 (6 ounce) cans solid white tuna, water packed, well drained (can use 3 cans)
2 (10 ounce) cans fat free cream of celery soup or 2 (10 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 (10 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, well drained
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash seasoning mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper (or to taste)
1 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese (or to taste)
1 Set oven to 350 degrees F.
2 Grease an 11 x 7 or 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray (or use a casserole dish large enough to hold the mixture).
3 Boil the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente; drain then transfer to a large bowl.
4 Add in onion and tuna; toss to combine.
5 In a saucepan heat soup with milk until smooth.
6 Stir in mushrooms mayonnaise, Mrs Dash seasoning, garlic powder and black pepper until combined; pour into the bowl and toss to combine.
7 Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.
8 Bake for about 30 minutes.
9 Remove from oven then sprinkle with cheddar cheese, return to oven for 2-4 minutes to melt the cheese.
Amount Per Serving% Daily ValueCalories 83.1 Calories from Fat 2631% Total Fat 2.9 g4% Saturated Fat 0.4 g2% Cholesterol 11.0 mg3% Sodium 150.8 mg6% Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g1% Dietary Fiber 0.4 g1% Sugars 0.8 g3% Protein 10.9 g21%