“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Oat Bran Pancakes

May 2, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Oat Bran Pancakes. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Oat Bran Hot Cereal, All Purpose Flour, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt Buttermilk, and Egg Substitute. There’s 130 calories and 18 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Oat Bran Pancakes
Oat bran cereal and buttermilk give a nutty, rich flavor to these reduced calorie pancakes.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup oat bran hot cereal, uncooked
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup egg substitute (1 large egg)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium to medium high heat.
2 – Combine oat bran, flour, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
3 – Beat together buttermilk and egg substitute in a small bowl with a wire whisk. Pour the egg mixture over dry ingredients. Stir together until ingredients are just blended and no large dry lumps appear.
4 – Pour approximately 1/4 cup pancake batter onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed, browned and slightly dry around the edges. Flip over and cook other side until golden brown.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe using egg substitute): Calories 130 | Calories from Fat 20 | Fat 2.0g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 300mg | Carbohydrates 20g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 4g | Protein 7g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/oat_bran_pancakes_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Boston-Style Baked Beans

May 1, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Boston-Style Baked Beans. This week’s side dish is made using Navy Beans, Bacon, Onion, Yellow Mustard, Splenda, and Molasses. The Dish is 140 calories and 16 net carbs. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Boston-Style Baked Beans
A delicious formula for rich and flavorful, diabetic-friendly Boston baked beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, undrained1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/3 cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
2 tablespoons robust molasses

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Drain navy beans and reserve 1 1/4 cups liquid.
3 – Fry bacon in a large skillet until browned. Remove bacon and reserve half of the bacon fat.
4 – Fry onion in reserved bacon fat and cook until translucent. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
5 – Pour beans into a 3-quart baking dish.
6 – Bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 18 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories: 140 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 520mg Total Carbs: 21g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 3g Protein: 9g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/boston-style_baked_beans_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Sensible Linguine Alfredo

April 25, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Sensible Linguine Alfredo. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Water, All Purpose Flour, Garlic Cloves, Reduced Sodium Chicken Flavor Instant Bouillon, Ground Black Pepper, Ground Nutmeg, BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Low Fat Yogurt, BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine, Parsley, and Salt. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sensible Linguine Alfredo
So don’t hesitate to serve this creamy, low-fat pasta dish.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons MAGGI Reduced Sodium Chicken Flavor Instant Bouillon
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash ground nutmeg
6 tablespoons (about 1 ounce) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese or Freshly Shredded Romano Cheese
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 package (9 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine water, flour, garlic, bouillon, pepper and nutmeg in large, nonstick skillet; stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and yogurt.
2 – Prepare pasta according to package directions. Add pasta to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley, season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 256 Calories from Fat: 41 Total Fat: 5 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 75 mg Sodium: 366 mg Carbohydrates: 42 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 2 g Protein: 12 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sensible_linguine_alfredo_recipe.html

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust

April 14, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust. To make this Dessert you’ll need Graham Cracker Crumbs, Butter, Sweet Potatoes, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Non Fat Sour Cream, Fat Free Half and Half, Large Eggs, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Nutmeg. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust
Orange-hued sweet potatoes are a delectable addition to cheesecake. The rich, buttery flavor, and the smooth texture are perfect. This is a good pick for the fall or winter table.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
3 (8-ounce) containers fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/3 cup non-fat sour cream
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix together graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 1/2-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. Don’t turn the oven off.
2 – Place potatoes in a baking dish. Bake until a knife inserted in center goes through easily, about 1 hour. Don’t turn oven off. Cool sweet potatoes enough to handle, peel, and purée.
3 – Transfer 1 1/2 cups of sweet potato purée to a large bowl. Mix in cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, sour cream and 1/4 cup half-and-half; beat until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour filling into crust.
4 – Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, 1 hour. Turn off the oven. Let cake stand 1 hour in oven with door ajar. Cool to room temperature, and refrigerate to chill.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 230; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 440mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 12g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_cheesecake_with_graham_cracker_crust_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Ortega Green Chile Guacamole

April 9, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is an Ortega Green Chile Guacamole. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Avocados, ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles, Green Onions, Olive Oil, fresh Lime Juice, Garlic, and Salt. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Ortega Green Chile Guacamole
More zip as you dip; the green chiles make this guacamole a real crowd pleaser.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 medium very ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and mashed
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
2 large green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine avocados, chiles, green onions, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and salt in a medium bowl.
2 – Cover; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3 – Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes 2 cups.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/ortega_green_chile_guacamole_recipe.html

Tortilla Toasts with Avocado-Olive Salsa

April 9, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Tortilla Toasts with Avocado-Olive Salsa. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Tomatoes, Olives, Avocado, Lime Juice fresh Cilantro, Garlic, Salt, Eggs, Low Fat Milk, Flour Tortillas, and Cooking Spray. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tortilla Toasts with Avocado-Olive Salsa

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups seeded and diced tomatoes
1 cup ripe olives, halved
1 cup diced avocado
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons low-fat milk
4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
Cooking spray

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium sized bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and salt. Set aside.
2 – In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Place tortilla in egg mixture and soak for 3 to 5 minutes.
3 – Heat a medium-sized sauté pan over medium heat. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Place one tortilla in the pan and cook for 2 minutes until golden, then flip and continue cooking on other side for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
4 – To serve, place 1 tortilla on each plate and serve with approximately 3/4 cup of salsa.
Makes 4 servings. (1 tortilla and 3/4 cup salsa per serving.)

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 216; Calories From Fat: 40; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Total Carbs: 26g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 7g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/tortilla_toasts_with_avocado-olive_salsa_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Orange Jalapeño Chicken Party Pinwheels

April 2, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Orange Jalapeño Chicken Party Pinwheels. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Cream Cheese, Jalapeno Chilies, Orange Marmalade, Green Onions, Parsley, Flour Tortillas, Chicken Breasts, Avocado, and Spinach. Also included is a recipe for Grapefruit Salsa. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Orange Jalapeño Chicken Party Pinwheels
Served with a refreshing grapefruit salsa, these zesty pinwheels are sure to delight.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon jalapeno chilies, chopped
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
6 (10-inch) flour tortillas
4 baked or grilled chicken breasts, cut in thin strips
1 avocado, sliced
2 cups fresh spinach, cut in very thin strips

For Grapefruit Salsa
1 cup pink Florida grapefruit, sectioned
1 cup white Florida grapefruit, sectioned
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili sauce
2 drops Tabasco sauce
Black pepper, Lawry’s seasoning salt, and rum to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix softened cream cheese with jalapeno chiles, orange marmalade, green onions and parsley.
2 – Spread mixture on middle of flour tortillas, making sure to leave at least 1/2 inch around edge.
3 – Top with several thin chicken strips.
4 – Top with avocado and shredded spinach.
5 – Top with dollop of salsa.
6 – Roll tortillas and refrigerate until chilled (approximately 4 hours).
7 – Cut tortillas into 1 inch slices.
8 – Arrange on plate and garnish with Florida citrus fruit.
Makes approximately 48 pinwheels.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/orange_jalapeno_chicken_pinwheels_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Fresh Herb Bean Spread

February 26, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Fresh Herb Bean Spread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Garlic Cloves, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Basil, Thyme, Kosher Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Fresh Herb Bean Spread
Fresh spices and lime juice add a flavorful twist to this 10-minute dip every guest will rave about. Serve chilled with breadsticks, flatbread, crostini, or fresh vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 cloves garlic
2 (15.8-ounce) cans BUSH’S® BEST Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – With motor running, drop garlic cloves into food processor. Add beans, lime juice and olive oil, and purée until smooth. Add basil, thyme, salt and pepper, and pulse until incorporated and herbs are coarsely chopped.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/fresh_herb_bean_spread_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tuscan Bean Salad with Gorgonzola Bruschetta

February 21, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Tuscan Bean Salad with Gorgonzola Bruschetta. Made using Cannelloni Beans, Tomatoes, Garlic, Creamy Mustard Sauce, Gorgonzola, then served over Salad Greens and all served on Bruschetta! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tuscan Bean Salad with Gorgonzola Bruschetta
This beautifully presented salad combines canned cannelloni beans, tomatoes and garlic in a creamy mustard sauce. The mixture is served over salad greens surrounded by Gorgonzola topped bruschetta.

Recipe Ingredients:
Bruschetta:
1/2 cup (2-ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
16 slices French baguette (1 pound loaf), each 1/2-inch thick

Salad:
2 (19-ounce each) cans cannelloni beans, rinsed, drained*
2 medium fennel bulbs, thinly sliced (optional)
4 medium plum tomatoes, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup light or fat free mayonnaise
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package mixed salad greens

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – For Bruschetta, combine Gorgonzola, oil and black pepper. Spread on bread slices. Place on baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until edges of bread are golden. Remove slices to wire rack to cool.
3 – Meanwhile, for Salad, combine beans, fennel, tomatoes and garlic in large bowl.
4 – Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, Equal®, mustard, salt and pepper to blend. Toss greens with enough mayonnaise mixture to coat. Place greens in center of a large serving platter.
5 – Toss bean mixture with remaining dressing. Place over greens. Place bruschetta around edges of platter.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute canned Great Northern Beans

**May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 181, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 28 g, fat 7 g, cholesterol 7 mg, sodium 701 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/tuscan_bean_salad_with_gorgonzola_bruschetta_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Crab Curry Dip

February 19, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Crab Curry Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Light Cream Cheese, Nestle Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk, Imitation Crab meat, Green Onions, Curry Powder, Salt, and Assorted Cut Vegetables. There’s 100 calories and 3 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe  needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crab Curry Dip
Try this reduced fat crab dip with a delicious curry twist.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
3/4 cup (4-ounces) fresh, cooked OR chopped imitation crabmeat
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Assorted cut fresh vegetables

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat cream cheese and evaporated milk in small mixer bowl until creamy.
2 – Stir in crabmeat, green onion, bell pepper, curry powder and garlic salt.
3 – Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with vegetables.
Makes 8 servings (1/4 cup each).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 100 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 4 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 220 mg Carbohydrates: 3 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 3 g Protein: 6 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/crab_curry_dip.html

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