Appetizer of the Week – Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche

August 8, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche. A Diabetic Friendly, Refreshing Summer Dish! The Ceviche is made using Shrimp, Lime Juice, Watermelon, Jicama, Red Onion, Cilantro, Jalapeño Pepper, and Water Crackers. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche
This gorgeous low-carb appetizer is perfect for your next dinner on the deck! With South American origins, this dish features the exotic flavor combination of shrimp, watermelon, lime, jicama, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper, all for only 44 calories and 7 grams of carb per serving.

Ingredients
1 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
1 cup finely chopped seedless watermelon
1/2 cup finely chopped jicama
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper,* minced
56 water crackers

Directions
Yield: 28 servings
Serving size: 2 topped crackers

1 – Remove tails from shrimp; discard. Chop shrimp into small pieces.

2 – Combine shrimp and 1/2 cup lime juice in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Drain; discard juice.

3 – Meanwhile, combine watermelon, jicama, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in large bowl. Gently stir in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.

4 – Serve on or with water crackers.

Note: While the shrimp aren’t traditionally cooked, the citric acid from the lime juice “cooks” the shrimp while they are marinating.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 44 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 132 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/shrimp-and-watermelon-ceviche/

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Appetizer of the Week – Party Pizza Bites

August 1, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Party Pizza Bites. This week’s recipe is perfect for any party or tailgate! To make this recipe you’ll be needing Ground Round, Pizza Sauce, Canned Biscuits, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Green Pepper, and Red Pepper. Then get ready to enjoy! These are 138 calories and 11 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Party Pizza Bites
In the mood for pizza but don’t want all the fat, carbohydrate and sodium of a store-bought slice? You can’t go wrong with these tasty homemade morsels — with only 12 grams of carbohydrate per serving, they’re a healthful way to satisfy your craving.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 20–25 minutes

Cooking spray
1 pound ground round
1 cup pizza sauce
1 can (12 ounces) biscuits plus 1 can (4.5 ounces) biscuits (15 biscuits total)
4 ounces finely shredded light mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
1/4 cup finely diced red pepper

Directions
Yield: 15 pizza bites
Serving size: 1 pizza bite

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat muffin tins with cooking spray and set aside. (Do not use paper or foil liners.) Brown and drain ground round. Stir in pizza sauce. Set aside. Place one biscuit in each of 15 cups in the tins. Press the dough across the bottom and up the sides of each cup to form a dough cup. Fill the dough cups with meat sauce. Sprinkle with cheese, then top with diced green and red pepper.

2 – Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until biscuit edges are golden and cheese is melted. Using a spoon, loosen edges and remove from muffin tins promptly.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 258 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/party-pizza-bites/

 

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Appetizer of the Week – SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS

July 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS. These delicious Meatballs are made using 95% Lean Ground Beef, Bread Crumbs, Egg, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Hot Pepper Sauce, Butter, Homey Blue Cheese Dressing, and Celery Sticks. Hmmm, Appetizer or a Meal? The Recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check them out. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS
Ingredients

1 pound 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey
Blue cheese dressing
Celery sticks

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2 – Shape beef mixture into 32 1-inch meatballs; place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350F oven 18 to 20 minutes.
3 – Meanwhile, combine hot pepper sauce, butter and honey in large bowl; mix well. Add meatballs; stir to coat.
4 – Serve with dressing and celery sticks, as desired. Makes 32 appetizer servings.
* Cook’s Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef done-ness.

* Cook’s Tip: 1 package (about 18 ounces) frozen fully-cooked beef meatballs can be substituted for ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook meatballs according to package directions. Continue as directed in step 3.

Recipe Yield: Makes 32 appetizer servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 33
Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 78 milligrams
Cholesterol: 16 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spicy-buffalo-style-meatballs

Appetizer of the Week – Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes

July 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes. This weeks Recipe is a good one- Easy to prepare, Delicious, Low Carb, and low calorie! To make the Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes you’ll be needing Plum Tomatoes, Cucumber, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, Fresh Mint, Fat Free Sour Cream, Lemon Peel, and Black Pepper. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with these quick and easy low-carb stuffed tomatoes! Simply scoop out several plum tomato halves and combine the feta with a few additional ingredients before filling the tomatoes — and your tummy!

Ingredients
2 plum tomatoes (about 1/4 pound), cut lengthwise into halves
1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1 tablespoon crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 stuffed tomato half

1 – Scoop out and discard pulp from tomatoes, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Place tomato shells, cut sides down, on paper towels to drain.

2 – Combine cucumber, feta cheese, mint, sour cream, lemon peel, and pepper in small bowl. Spoon mixture into tomato shells.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 16 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 31 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/feta-stuffed-tomatoes/

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Appetizer of the Week – Black Bean Dip

July 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Changing it up for Saturday’s Feature Post to Appetizer of the Week. I’ll be featuring different Appetizers that I come across, Enjoy! This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Black Bean Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need Low Sodium Black Beans, Garlic, Green Onions, Parsley, Roasted Red Peppers, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Lime Juice, and Hot Pepper Sauce. This week’s recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Black Bean Dip
This dip is easy to pull off for a crowd because you can make a big batch of it. It’s relatively inexpensive to whip up and can be served on crusty bread, with chips or pretzels, fresh vegetables, or by itself.

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, undrained
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 cup roasted red pepper or pimientos
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) or olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 – Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender, process until smooth. Serve with vegetables, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 37 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/black-bean-dip/

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