Tags: Calorie, Christmas and holiday season, Cooking, Diabetic Living On Line, Gram, Health, Home, Saturated fat
From the Diabetic Living On Line web site, link is at the end of the post.
13 Healthy Holiday Swaps
Do you have diabetes and wonder: What can I eat at holiday parties and dinners? We have great tips to make healthier choices so you can still be festive while managing your weight and blood sugar goals.
Best Choices for Holiday Eating
The holidays are all about get-togethers with family, friends, and colleagues — and what holiday gathering would be complete without food? But there’s no need to worry about blowing your calorie and carb budget. With these 13 simple swaps, you can enjoy the holiday season confident and guilt-free.
Bonus: You’ll save 4 grams of saturated fat — plus, a colorful red and green salsa is sure to complement your holiday decor……
There’s no need to avoid appetizers while mingling. Save 113 calories and 1 gram of carb by selecting three jumbo shrimp and 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce instead of three pigs in a blanket.
Bonus: In addition to saving 4.5 grams of saturated fat by choosing the shrimp, you can also be stylish — it’s hard to look holiday chic when gobbling down something called pigs in a blanket….
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Tags: Barbecue chicken, Calorie, Chicken, cook, Diet food, Home, Meat, Poultry
Chicken Dinners for 350 Calories or Less
Low-calorie chicken recipes to try for dinner tonight.
Chicken is a favorite healthy dinner option among dieters—it’s delicious, low in fat and calories, and offers protein to keep you feeling full. From your grill, stovetop or oven to your plate, there are endless ways to enjoy chicken while watching your weight. So, if you’re craving chicken for dinner, try one of these delicious, diabetes-appropriate and low-calorie chicken dinner recipes tonight.
Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes
Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from “everyday” to “ta-da!” Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream…
Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs
Quick-cooking chicken cutlets are paired with an elegant but easy light sauce of sugar snap peas and artichoke hearts. This dish can be made without the sprouted beans, but is especially delicious with them—if you have extras, try them on a salad…..
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Tags: Calorie, Cooking, Diet food, Health, Home, Peanut butter, Splenda, Sugar substitute
Calories, Calories, Calories, here’s 7 Simple Ways to Save 100 Calories! It’s all from http://www.eatingwell.com/. I left the link at the bottom of the page to see all 7 and the tips to go with them.
Simple solutions for cutting calories.
These seven simple swaps help you to easily save 100 calories in places you won’t miss them. You can still indulge in the foods you really want and not eat too much by the day’s end. Do one each day for a week and you’ll have saved 700 extra calories over the course of the week to “spend” (think: about two glasses of wine and a generous slice of pie) at your next dinner party. Do a couple each day and you’ll have even more wiggle room for treats.
No-sweat Calorie Saver #1: Order your coffee with nonfat milk
Order your coffee with nonfat milk instead of cream and sugar. For a 12-ounce size, this will free up about 100 calories. If you need a little sweetness (and are OK with consuming artificial sweeteners), you can add a little Splenda….
No-sweat Calorie Saver #2: Have an English muffin instead of a bagel.
You’ll save 100 calories if that bagel was 4 inches in diameter—and even more if it was a bigger one from the bakery. Spread it with some peanut butter: its protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats will give this breakfast some staying power…….
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8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss
Some of the best diet foods are delicious too!
Want to boost your efforts to lose weight? Of course the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you. Research shows that these 8 secret-weapon foods can help you lose weight. Find out what they are and how they can help you shed pounds.. …..
Research reports that when people ate mushroom-based entrees, they felt just as satisfied as when they’d eaten those same dishes made with beef—though they’d taken in a fraction of the calories and fat. Swap mushrooms for meat in a Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich and more marvelous mushroom recipes…..
In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt full for longer and lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast. Think beyond breakfast, too: eggs boost a salad’s staying power and make for a satisfying snack. Here are two dozen easy recipe ideas for eggs….
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Tags: Calorie, Carbohydrate, Corned beef, Izzy, Lean Corned Beef Sandwich, Pasta Salad, Subway, Whole wheat bread
Today’s Menu: Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Ruffle’s Light Chips
You would be hard pressed to find a more perfect Mid-August day out than what today was! About 50 degrees this morning and 78 and sunny with a light breeze through out the day! Was outside most of the day and didn’t really plan on anything for dinner but one thing kept sounding good, Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich! So with the Kitchen closed tonight it was Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Ruffle’s Light Chips.
Subway is good but their not a close second to Izzy’s. I would put Izzy’s Corned Beef up against any other. Plus with their “Lean’ version of the Corned Beef it makes it healthier also. The sandwich contains 170 calories and 16 carbs per serving (1/2 Sandwich) and 340 calories and 32 carbs for a Full Sandwich. I had the Full, as usual, along with a serving of Ruffle’s Light Potato Chips and their 80 calories and 17 carbs per serving. Then to go along with it all I had an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper, 0 calories and 0 carbs. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding. It’s been a good day!
Tags: Burger King, Calorie, Cooking, Home, Hungry Girl, McDonald, Sodium, Whopper
Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know for guilt-free eating at BK… It’s our Burger King Survival Guide!
This hearty hot stuff comes in three varieties: Original, Maple and Brown Sugar Flavor, and Fruit Topped Maple Flavor. Options ROCK! The fruity offering includes 100 calories’ worth of dried cranberries, raisins, cherries, and blueberries.
Egg & Cheese Muffin Sandwich
1 sandwich: 220 calories, 9g fat, 650mg sodium, 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 12g protein — PointsPlus® value 6*…….
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Tags: Blood sugar, Calorie, Cooking, Health, Home, Mushroom, Nutrition, WebMD
From the Delish web site some great tips and recipes about “The 30 Healthiest Foods”. I’ve left the link to the web site at the end of the post.
The 30 Healthiest Foods
There are so many delicious and nutritious foods out there, and with fresh news constantly surfacing about the latest and greatest superfoods, it can be hard to know what to pick up when you head to the supermarket. But with this list of the healthiest foods out there, you’ll now know exactly where to go in those massive market aisles to grab the foods with the biggest nutritional payoff.
Mushrooms are full of nutritional benefits, and can make a great stand-in for meat in vegetarian dishes because of their complex, savory flavor and firm texture. Additionally, mushrooms are the only plant source of vitamin D, a nutrient many of us are deficient in, and are also one of the only types of widely available produce that contain significant amounts of selenium, which, according to WebMD, helps prevent cell damage. Many varieties are also thought to have immune-boosting and anti-cancer properties.
Barley is a grain full of fiber. It’s delicious in soups, as a hot breakfast cereal, as a part of a salad studded with vegetables, or even as a stand-in for rice in your favorite risotto recipe. And because it is fiber-rich and more slowly digested by the body than more refined grains, it’s thought to help lower blood pressure and keep blood sugar levels stable. If you’re looking to get the most nutritional bang for your buck, choose hulled barley — it takes longer to cook, but its extra layer of bran means it has even more fiber than other varieties…..
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Tags: Calorie, Chocolate, Chocolate brownie, cook, dessert, Health, Home, Special Diets
See It, Make It: 100-Calorie Chocolate Desserts
Low-calorie chocolate dessert recipes for 100 calories or less.
Satisfy your cravings with these tasty chocolate indulgences. There’s no need for guilt because each one of these healthy chocolate dessert recipes is just 100 calories or less. Chocolate also delivers heart-healthy antioxidants.
Chocolate-Covered Brownie Bites
Dip bite-size pieces of brownie into melted chocolate for an easy treat to satisfy your chocolate craving…..
Chocolate & Nut Butter Bites
Sweet satisfaction in seconds…..
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Tags: Breyer, Calorie, cook, Corned beef, Izzy, Pasta Salad, Snapple, Whole wheat bread
Spent one long day at the hospital today. I went for my yearly scans for my upcoming Melanoma Cancer check-up. This normally takes about 1 1/2 hours, max, and I’m home. Until today! They over scheduled and I went in at 7:30 and was there till 11:45! No excuses except they were over scheduled. The staff was none too happy over it either. They were working their tails off plus having to deal with a lot of complaining patients, I wasn’t one of those though. So the last thing I wanted to do later was to prepare a dinner so tonight it was a return to Izzy’s! I had an Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich.
The sandwich was Izzy’s famous corned beef, 96% lean cut, on whole wheat bread, it comes with a small container of Pasta Salad. I also had some Ruffle’s Light Chips at 80 calories and 17 carbs per serving along with a Diet Peach Snapple. There’s 360 calories and 32 carbs for a full sandwich. I had half of it and saved the other half for lunch tomorrow, half sandwich 170 calories and 16 carbs. Not only do they look delicious, they are delicious! Izzy’s by far has the best and most tender Corned Beef there is! For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
Izzy’s famous corned beef—96% lean cut— on whole wheat bread. Served with pasta salad.
Tags: Calorie, cook, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic, Health, Home, Recipe, Special Diets
Some great light and healthy lunch ideas from the Diabetic Living On Line web site. I left the link at the bottom of the post so you can see all the great recipes.
Light and Fresh Lunch Recipes
Don’t let a busy day tempt you into ordering carb-heavy fast food on your lunch break. Our low-calorie lunches (all around 300 calories or less) are tasty and fit well into a diabetic meal plan. Plus, these sandwiches, wraps, and soups are quick and easy to prepare.
We strategically replaced traditional fat-laden ingredients to create a healthier version of this favorite sandwich (with just 320 calories). You still get good-for-you protein and fiber…
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