Appetizer of the Week – Teriyaki Chicken Drummies

July 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Teriyaki Chicken Drummies. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Low-Sodium Teriyaki Sauce, Garlic Cloves, Black Pepper, Chicken Drummettes, and Toasted Sesame Seeds. The Chicken Drummies are 160 calories and 2 net carbs. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Teriyaki Chicken Drummies
Ingredients
1 bottle (10 ounces) low-sodium teriyaki sauce, divided
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds chicken drummettes (about 24 pieces total)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds*

Directions
Yield: 12 drummies

1 – Reserve 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce; set aside. Combine remaining teriyaki sauce, garlic, and pepper in shallow baking dish. Add drummettes; marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.

2 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove drummettes from dish; discard marinade. Place drummettes, skin side up, on prepared baking sheet.

3 – Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove drummettes to large bowl. Add reserved 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce; toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

*Note. To toast sesame seeds, spread seeds in small skillet. Shake skillet over medium-low heat about 3 minutes or until seeds begin to pop and turn golden.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 40 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 0 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Sweet and Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix

July 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Sweet and Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Egg White, Sugar Substitute, Soy Sauce, Ground Red Pepper, Spoon Sized Shredded Wheat Cereal, Wheat Cereal Squares, Unsalted Mini Pretzel Twists, and Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet and Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix
These easy-to-prepare nibbles are perfect for your next party!

Ingredients
1 egg white
1/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups spoon-size shredded wheat cereal
2 cups wheat cereal squares
2 cups unsalted mini-pretzel twists
1/4 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup snack mix

1 – Preheat oven to 300° F. Coat large nonstick baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2 – Place egg white in large bowl; whisk until foamy. Whisk in sugar substitute, soy sauce, and red pepper.

3 – Combine cereals, pretzels, and peanuts in medium bowl. Add to egg white mixture; toss to coat. Spread in even layer on prepared pan; bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until crispy. Cool completely on pan on wire rack. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

*Note: This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 127 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 216 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Avocado Smash

July 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This Week’s Appetizer of the Week is, Avocado Smash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Avocado, Lime Juice, Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Dijon Mustard, Salt, and Fresh Chives. The Smash is 64 calories and 2 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Avocado Smash
This dip takes guacamole to a whole new level. Our indulgent recipe combines avocado, lime juice, Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard for an out-of-this-world dip for raw veggies such as cucumber slices, celery sticks or red bell pepper strips.
Ingredients
1 ripe medium avocado, peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh chives (optional)

Directions
Yield: 3/4 cup
Serving size: 3 tablespoons

1 – Roughly mash avocado with fork in shallow bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

Tip: This dip is great with raw veggies, such as cucumber slices, celery sticks, or red bell pepper strips.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 64 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 182 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Heirloom Tomato Salad

June 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Heirloom Tomato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Red Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze, Garlic, Basil, Pine Nuts, and Black Pepper. The Salad is 134 calories and 9 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Heirloom Tomato Salad
This simple salad is easy to prepare, pleasing to the eye, and packs in all the fresh and juicy flavor of heirloom tomatoes!

Ingredients
4 large leaves red leaf lettuce
2 large ripe heirloom or regular tomatoes, sliced (preferably 1 red and 1 yellow or green)
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, yellow or red, or combination
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze*
1 small clove garlic, pressed or mashed
2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil or chopped chives
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Black pepper (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1. Arrange lettuce leaves on 4 serving plates. Arrange tomatoes attractively on lettuce.

2. Whisk together oil, balsamic glaze and garlic in small bowl until emulsified and thick. Drizzle over salad.

3. Top with basil, pine nuts and pepper, if desired.

*Note: Look for balsamic glaze in the condiment section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 134 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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Appetizer of the Week – CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI

June 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Plain Yogurt, English Cucumber, Fresh Dill, California Avocado, Garlic, and Salt. The recipe is 65 calories and 6 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI
Recipe for California Avocado Tzatziki from our Appetizer recipe section.
Ingredients

1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, halved, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
Salt, to taste

Directions

1 – In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate to allow flavors to blend.
2 – Garnish with avocado and dill, if desired.
3 – Serve with vegetable dippers or toasted pita bread triangles.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 65
Fat: 3.4 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.7 grams
Fiber: 0.8 grams
Sodium: 100 milligrams
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Protein: 3.25 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
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Appetizer of the Week -Sweet Potato Minestrone

June 12, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Sweet Potato Minestrone. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Onion, Celery, Sweet Potatoes, Great Northern Beans, Tomatoes, Spices, Kale, Grated Parmesan Cheese and more! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Minestrone
The calendar is showing October, and that can only mean one thing — we’re in sweet potato season! Perfect for warming up on a crisp fall evening, this hearty soup is jam-packed with nutrients. And with its blend of sweet potatoes, Great Northern beans, tomatoes and kale, it’s as beautifully colored as the autumn leaves

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups diced peeled sweet potatoes
1 can (about 15 ounces) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped kale leaves (lightly packed)
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir water, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, rosemary, salt, if desired, and pepper into saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

2 – Add kale; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender.

3 – Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Note: Choose kale in small bunches with firm leaves and a rich, deep color. Avoid bunches with limp, wilted, or discolored leaves. To remove the tough stems, make a “V-shaped” cut where the stem joins the leaf. Stack the leaves and cut them into pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 286 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Fiber: 11 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Wild Mushroom Flatbread

June 5, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Wild Mushroom Flatbread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Refrigerated Pizza Dough, Olive Oil, Cremini Mushrooms, Shiitake Mushrooms, Shallot, Garlic, Salt, Grated Gruyère Cheese, and Fresh Thyme. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wild Mushroom Flatbread
A combination of cremini mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and Gruyère cheese makes this flatbread simply divine!
Ingredients

1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 package (4 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
1 package (4 ounces) sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Gruyère cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured surface to 15 x 10-inch rectangle. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.

3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Season with salt.

4 – Arrange mushroom mixture evenly over prepared pizza crust. Top evenly with cheese and thyme.

5 – Bake 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. To serve, cut into 16 pieces.

Yield: 16 pieces (about 8 servings). Serving size: 2 pieces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 184 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 537 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Turkey Cracker Bites

May 29, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Turkey Cracker Bites. It’s from the Jennie – O Turkey website. This one uses the Deli sliced JENNIE-O® Hickory Smoked Honey Roasted Turkey Breast which also makes one delicious and healthy Turkey Sandwich! You’ll also need; Crackers, Herb Cream Cheese, Prepared Preserves – such as Peach, apricot, Cherry or Pineapple, fresh Thyme Leaves (optional). A little Fruit, a little Cheese, and the always delicious sliced JENNIE-O® Hickory Smoked Honey Roasted Turkey Breast. What a trio! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Cracker Bites
A fruit and cheese appetizer recipe that’ll get any palate primed for the main course. Turkey Cracker Bites are a brilliant combination of savory, sweet and crispy that’s ready in under 15 minutes.

Total Time – 15 Minutes
Serving Size – 16 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 (7-ounce) package crackers, 3-inch size
½ cup herb cream cheese, softened
1 pound JENNIE-O® Hickory Smoked Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, thinly shaved, from the service deli 6 ounces prepared preserves such as peach, apricot, cherry or pineapple
fresh thyme leaves, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Lay crackers on flat surface. Spread cream cheese on crackers. Add turkey slices and dollop with fruit preserves.
2) Garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 110
Protein 8g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 340mg
Saturated Fat 0g
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Appetizer of the Week -Mushroom and Cheese Crostini

May 22, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Mushroom and Cheese Crostini. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Basil Leaves, Parsley, Gorgonzola Cheese, Black Pepper, French Bread, and Grape Tomatoes. The Crostini are 133 calories and 16 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mushroom and Cheese Crostini

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes.

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
4 ounces baby portabella mushrooms
(about 8–10 mushrooms), cleaned, stems removed, and sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1 ounce Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 loaf whole-grain Italian or French bread, about 3 inches wide and 2 inches high
4 grape tomatoes, cut in slices

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 slices

1 – Heat a small skillet over medium heat; add olive oil, minced garlic, and mushroom slices, and cook until mushrooms are slightly soft. Remove from heat and place in a food processor. Tear basil and parsley leaves into pieces and add to processor along with cheese and black pepper. Pulse until well combined. Slice off eight bread slices, each 1/3 inch thick. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon spread, and place on a broiler-safe tray. Broil until edges of bread are browned, just a few minutes. Remove and top with slices of tomato and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 133 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 296 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam SATURDAY

May 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Yellow Onions, Dry Red Wine, Water, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Soft Goat Cheese, Light Cream Cheese, Thyme, and Loaf French Bread. The Dish is 172 calories and 25 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam
These crostinis are an elegant appetizer for your next dinner party!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces soft goat cheese
2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, cut into 24 slices (about 1 inch thick), lightly toasted

Directions
Yield: 24 crostinis
Serving size: 2 crostinis

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 10 minutes. Add wine, water, brown sugar, balsamic, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. (If mixture appears dry, stir in a few tablespoons of additional water.) Cool 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2 – Meanwhile, stir goat cheese, cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon thyme in small bowl until well blended.

3 – Spread 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Top with 1 teaspoon onion jam. Garnish with additional thyme.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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