Top Fast-Food Picks for People with Diabetes

July 18, 2014 at 7:17 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Here’s some very good ideas and Diabetic tips to pass along from the Diabetic Living On Line website.

 

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Top Fast-Food Picks for People with Diabetes
Fast food is not off-limits for people with diabetes, but knowing what to order makes all the difference. Check out our top picks for healthier eating at fast-food restaurants.

Healthy Choices Made Easy!
Sometimes you can’t beat the convenience and price of a drive-through meal. Here are some fast-food options that won’t derail your goals….

Best Bites at Burger Joints
At burger joints, the calories, fat, and sodium add up quickly. Search nutrition information online to find options with fewer than 400 calories, 20 grams of fat, and 800 milligrams of sodium per serving….

Wendy’s
Go for a healthful yet filling salad. This half-size order of Apple Pecan Chicken Salad at Wendy’s is served with pomegranate dressing and pecans. To drink, choose unsweetened iced tea.

Nutrition Facts: 340 cal., 18 g total fat (4.5 g sat. fat), 60 mg chol., 700 mg sodium, 29 g carb. (4 g fiber, 22 g sugars), 19 g pro……

* Click the link below to get all the Top Fast-Food Picks for People with Diabetes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/dining-out/top-fast-food-picks-people-diabetes?sssdmh=dm17.747005&esrc=nwdlo070814

Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

July 13, 2014 at 5:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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If your looking for some Perfect Picnic Side Dishes, look no further! It’s all on the Diabetic Living On Line website!

 

 

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Perfect Picnic Side Dishes
Warm weather calls for outdoor picnics! Instead of heavy picnic food, bring one of these healthy picnic side dish ideas. Whether you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly picnic salad recipe or a lightened-up potato side dish, we have easy picnic recipes that will wow your friends and family.

 
Ranch Deviled Eggs
Give your traditional deviled eggs recipe a little variety by substituting roma tomatoes and jalapenos for some of the egg whites. We cut the filling with Greek yogurt and the remaining egg whites instead of mayonnaise for a leaner picnic appetizer….

 
Jicama Radish Slaw
Our healthier coleslaw recipe replaces the traditional fatty mayonnaise with a light rice vinegar and sesame oil dressing. The result is a colorful, low-carb picnic side dish with Asian-inspired flavor……

 
*Click the link below to get all the Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/perfect-picnic-side-dishes?sssdmh=dm17.745782&esrc=nwdlo070114

Light Cheesecake Recipes

July 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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For all the Cheesecake lovers out there, here’s some healthy and Light Cheesecake Recipes. It’s from Diabetic Living On Line. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Light Cheesecake Recipes
Rich and decadent, cheesecake always hits the mark. The classic cheesecake has evolved over time into countless varieties. Whether your favorite features candy bars, liqueur, or berries, our diabetic cheesecake recipes will delight every palate while fitting into your meal plan. Indulge!

 
Orange Swirled Cheesecake
Sweet orange notes combine with hints of vanilla to create the unique flavor in this low-carb, diabetes-friendly cheesecake. Using fat-free milk, reduced-fat cream cheese, and low-fat Greek yogurt keeps this marbled beauty at just 5 grams of fat per serving…..

 
Lemon Cheesecake Bites
A delicate lemon flavor balances the rich creaminess of this low-cal, low-carb cheesecake. Top these bites with a little crunch in the form of pistachio nuts……

 
* Click the link below to get all the Light Cheesecake Recipes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/best-cheesecake-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.744517&esrc=nwdlo062414

Low-Fat Ways to Add Flavor to Grilling Recipes

July 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some great tip on Low-Fat Ways to Add Flavor to Grilling Recipes. It’s all from the Diabetic living On Line website. The link to all the tips is at the bottom of the post.

 
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Whether you are grilling vegetables, seafood, beef, pork, or poultry, use these diabetes-friendly tips for adding flavor–but not fat–to your next cookout.

 

Tasty Tips for Healthy Grilling
Grilling is one of the healthiest cooking methods around because it sears in flavor while the fat drips away. The seductive smokiness of barbecuing also adds calorie-free flavor, but you can accent grilled favorites in other ways, too. The key is choosing fresh and flavorful ingredients that turn up the taste without adding a lot of fat, sodium, calories, or carbs. Read on for tips you can use at your next cookout.

 
Marinate Meat to Add Flavor
Marinades: Meats, poultry, or fish are soaked in an acidic solution with seasonings to add flavor–or to tenderize less-tender cuts of beef. When you drain off the marinade, most of its high-calorie, high-fat, or high-sodium ingredients go with it. Still it pays to watch what goes into a marinade.

When choosing marinade recipes, question high proportions of oil, which can add fat without contributing flavor. Rely on those that use juices and vinegars for acid. And opt for recipes that flavor with fresh or low-sodium ingredients.

When it’s time to marinate, we recommend marinating in a sealed plastic bag, which not only holds the marinade close to the meat but also simplifies cleanup. And for food-safety reasons, don’t brush any reserved marinade onto the cooked meat. If you need the marinade for seasoning, be sure to boil it first for at least 3 minutes to be safe…..

 
Smoking Meat Brings Out New Flavor
Smoking: Wood chunks or chips infuse meat with flavor without adding calories. You can choose from mesquite, alder, maple, cedar, nut woods (such as hickory and pecan), or fruit woods (such as cherry and apple). Soak them first in water for an hour, then drain and sprinkle directly onto the coals (for gas or electric grills, put the wood in a smoker box or foil). If you’re grilling longer than an hour, plan to add more wood during cooking….

 
* Click the link below to get all the Low-Fat Ways to Add Flavor to Grilling Recipes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/low-fat/low-fat-ways-to-add-flavor-to-grilling-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.743771&esrc=nwdlo061714

Healthy Grilled Kabob & Skewer Recipes

July 1, 2014 at 7:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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It’s grilling favorites from the Diabetic Living On Line website, Healthy Grilled Kabob & Skewer Recipes. The link to see them all is at the bottom of the post.

 

 

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Kabobs are easy to throw together for a summertime grilled meal. The options are endless for what you can add to the skewers — just mix and match your favorite vegetables and fruits with a healthy protein, such as chicken or shrimp. Enjoy 25 of our favorite boldly flavored kabobs.

 
Tandoori Turkey Kabobs with Couscous
Give grilled lean turkey exotic flair. Jalapeno, garam masala, and mint add traditional Indian flavors to these marinated kabobs, and whole wheat couscous will fill you up without feeling stuffed…..

 

 

Peaches and Pound Cake Kabobs
Assemble and grill this fruity diabetic snack in just 15 minutes using fresh or frozen peach wedges and cubes of pound cake. Choose Splenda Granular or Sweet’N Low for a sugar substitute to cut calories…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Kabob & Skewer Recipes

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/healthy-grilled-kabob-skewer-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.743771&esrc=nwdlo061714

Foods You Thought Were Healthy — But Aren’t!

June 26, 2014 at 8:58 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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And all this time I thought those Extra Large Pizzas were healthy! Very good article loaded with tips and recipes to help keep your sugar, carbs, and weight in check. All from the Diabetic Living On Line web site.

 

 

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Foods You Thought Were Healthy — But Aren’t!
Choosing healthy foods is top of mind every day. But what if the foods you’ve been eating are less healthy than you think? Diabetic Living uncovers why these foods might sabotage your diabetes eating plan and offers healthier alternatives.

 

Foods You Thought Were Healthy
Some foods are obvious healthy choices — fresh blueberries, leafy spinach, grilled chicken. But some foods have a “healthy” halo even though they may be high in calories, fat, or carbohydrate.

The following 10 “healthy foods” aren’t as nutritious as you might think, so Diabetic Living helps you find ways to make over these foods with delicious, taste-tested, and dietitian-approved recipes you can make at home.

The same smart-eating guidelines apply to eating healthy foods as to any other food: Control your portions, read the nutrition information if it has a nutrition facts label, and choose light or low-fat toppings. Being aware of what you eat is always a good choice.

 
Calorie-Packed Sandwiches
As a classic lunch favorite, a sandwich can be a healthy option. But just putting the fixings between two slices of whole grain bread does not make a good-for-you meal. What you put in the middle also matters. Bacon, mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and full-fat cheese can add hefty amounts of fat and calories. A 6-inch tuna salad sandwich from Subway, for example, has 530 calories, 30 grams of fat (6 grams of saturated fat), and 46 grams of carb. And that’s before you add cheese or any other toppings!

Sodium content is also important to watch in deli meats, such as pastrami, and many cheeses, especially if you have high blood pressure…..

 
Make It a Healthy Sandwich
Choosing a sandwich with lots of nonstarchy vegetables, which are very low in carbohydrate, can reduce the amount of calories you eat yet help fill you up. Also, by topping a sandwich with veggies instead of extra meat and cheese, you’ll lower the sodium count…..

 
* Click the link below to read the entire article.

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/foods-you-thought-were-healthy-arent?sssdmh=dm17.742016&esrc=nwdlo061014

Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Summer

June 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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If you’re wondering what the best foods are to eat with diabetes this summer, check out our top picks for fresh and flavorful summer eats that will keep you cool and your body nourished.

 
Summer Power Foods
From fresh fruits to sizzling vegetables, you’ll love knowing that you’re taking care of your body and your diabetes while feasting on the power foods of summer. Visit your local farmer’s markets for the best in seasonal fare.

 
Watermelon
Refreshing, tasty, and hydrating, watermelon needs no dressing up to provide the nutrition and flavors we crave. Summertime is when watermelons are best in quality and price. Watermelons come in all shapes and sizes, and they have thick green rinds that are spotted or striped.

The inflammation-fighting antioxidants in watermelon may reduce risk of complications of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis. Watermelon is also high in vitamins C and A (in the form of beta-carotene) and the antioxidant lycopene, known for reducing risk of macular degeneration and prostate cancer. Potassium, which helps muscle and nerve function, regulation of the body’s electrolyte and acid-base balance, and reduction of high blood pressure risk, is also a benefit from eating watermelon.

With about 92 percent of weight coming from water, watermelon also contributes to fluid intake — especially important during warm weather. Even with its sweet taste, watermelon fits into a diabetic meal plan.

One cup of watermelon has 45 calories and 12 grams of carb. Most watermelons purchased in the West are grown in California and Arizona; Florida, Texas, and Georgia are also leading producer states……

 

* Click the link below to get the Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Summer

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-10-foods-you-should-eat-summer?sssdmh=dm17.742016&esrc=nwdlo061014

Homemade Pizza Recipes

June 15, 2014 at 5:29 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Nothing better than a Homemade Pizza, so make it healthy one! It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line website.

 

 

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Homemade Pizza Recipes
Pizza doesn’t have to be guilt-by-the-slice. Feel good about eating your favorite comfort food with these homemade pizzas and calzones. Whether featuring homemade pizza dough or light, convenient substitutes like pitas, tortillas, or lettuce, all of our healthy pizza recipes are delicious and diabetes-friendly.

 

 

Goat Cheese Pizza
Top a hearty premade crust with just six ingredients for an easy dinner bursting with fresh flavor. We swapped traditional mozzarella for crumbled goat cheese to give the low-carb pizza unexpected richness……

 

 

Arugula BLT Pizzas
You only need six ingredients to throw together these sandwich-inspired mini pizzas. Simply top English muffins with pasta sauce, crispy bacon, peppery arugula, and part-skim cheese for a flavorful, low-calorie appetizer or snack with just 15 grams of carb per serving….

 
* Get these and all the rest Homemade Pizza Recipes by clicking the link below.

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/homemade-pizza-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.740812&esrc=nwdlo060314

Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes

June 4, 2014 at 7:23 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Healthy and low carb doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. To prove that, from the Diabetic Living On Line web site, its Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes.

 

 

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Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side dishes, which have 20 grams of carb or less per serving. Enjoy these mouthwatering accompaniments with your favorite entrées as part of your diabetic diet.

 
Butternut Squash Quinoa Pilaf
Replace regular rice or potatoes with this quinoa pilaf and you’ll never miss them! The butternut squash adds richness, while the cloves of garlic pop the flavor without loads of butter or salt, so you can enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for just 19 grams of carb and 5 grams of fat…

 
Potato-Kale Salad
This light potato salad is not only low in carbs with just 15 grams per serving, it’s also low in calories, fat, and sodium. Packed with vitamins and flavor, this delicious potato salad can be enjoyed guilt-free!…

 
Scalloped Root Veggies
When the occasion calls for something a little more special than plain old potatoes, this companion dish is the perfect choice. Packed with vitamin C thanks to celery root and parsnips, this savory recipe is low in fat and calories and perfect for a comfort-food fix….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/low-carb-diabetic-side-dish-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.739652&

Diabetic Brownies & Bars

June 1, 2014 at 5:48 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Here we go, Diabetic Brownies & Bars! Having Diabetes 2 myself, you always have to watch carbs and serving size. So when you get that Chocolate craving, satisfy it as healthy as you can. Some great Diabetic Brownies & Bars recipes from the Diabetic Living On Line website.

 

 

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Diabetic Brownies & Bars
With some dessert recipes packing outrageous calories and carbs per serving, a satisfying treat might seem impossible to enjoy. Not so! Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth with the best of our brownies and bars that are lower in calories and carbs, easy to make, and so good to eat, you’ll never know you’re enjoying a diabetic recipe.

 
Strawberry Fudge Brownies
Studded with strawberries and drizzled with white chocolate, these start-with-a-mix brownies are rich and tasty, and they are easy to make! Plus, each one has just 165 calories….

 

 
Caramel-Cashew Blondies
Indulge in the buttery goodness of blonde brownies for only 26 grams of carb per serving. We topped the bars with cashews, chocolate, and caramel…..

 

 
Brownie-Raspberry Tart
This homemade brownie tart makes a fun and clever dessert pizza. Spread our creamy three-ingredient “sauce” onto the chewy brownie “crust,” and adorn with almonds and raspberries…

 

 

* Get these and all the other Diabetic Brownies & Bars by clicking the link below
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/brownies-cookies-bars?sssdmh=dm17.739652&esrc=nwdlo052714

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