Chocolate Yogurt Pops

August 4, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Here’s a treat the whole family will enjoy, Chocolate Yogurt Pops! Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Yogurt Pops that are 50 calories and 10 carbs per serving (1/4 of recipe). It’s just one of the many Diabetic Friendly Desserts that you can find at the CooksRecipes website (https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) At the Cooks site they have a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chocolate Yogurt Pops
Kids will love to help make these fun yogurt pops—and will enjoy eating them even more!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) container plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup sugar-free cocoa mix
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
4 ice cream sticks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Spoon mixture into four, 3 ounce paper cups. Set cups in a muffin pan or on a flat plate. Place ice cream sticks in the center. Freeze about 3 hours or until solid.
2 – Peel paper cups away from yogurt pops before serving.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 50 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 80mg | Carbohydrates 10g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 8g | Protein 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chocolate_yogurt_pops_recipe.html

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – LEMON POUND CAKE

January 30, 2018 at 6:49 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week it’s Dessert – LEMON POUND CAKE. Equal Sweetner replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You’ll also be using Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Low Fat Yogurt, and 2% Milk. Sugar Free Pound Cake sure does sound good! You can fond this recipe along with all the other delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMON POUND CAKE
This sugar-free pound cake is easy to make because it uses a reduced-fat baking mix as the base. Lemon yogurt, juice and grated lemon peel provide rich flavor. This is sure to become a favorite with frequent requests. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it really is to make so you can bask in all the praise!

Recipe Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2-1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick)
48 packets Equal sweetener*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup lite lemon flavored nonfat yogurt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*Substitute 2 cups Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F.
2 – Spray a 9 cup Bundt cake pan OR a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Combine baking mix, Equal, cornstarch and lemon peel.
4 – Mix in yogurt, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, milk and flavorings until blended.
5 – Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
6 -Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
7- Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes.
8- Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 137
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-pound-cake

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes

January 30, 2018 at 6:48 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes. If you love Apples as much as I do, you are going to love these recipes! Diabetic Friendly Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes like; Amazing Apple Tart, Apple-Glazed Chicken with Spinach, and Cherry-Apple Cobbler. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes
Apples are a super-versatile, budget-friendly, and fiber-packed fruit. We’ve included our favorite low-carb apple dessert recipes (think pies, crisps, and cobblers) and a few apple-infused side- and main-dish recipes, too. Best of all, these yummy apple dishes have been developed with a diabetic diet in mind.

Amazing Apple Tart
Juicy baked apples, a tender biscuitlike crust, and a sweet and spicy sauce add up to this diabetes-friendly dessert. That is truly amazing!…..

Apple-Glazed Chicken with Spinach
A drizzling of lemon-accented apple glaze lightly sweetens the braised spinach-topped chicken in this delightful dish…..

Cherry-Apple Cobbler
Make sure the fruit filling is hot when you spoon the biscuit batter over it. That way, the bottom of the “cobbled biscuit” will be thoroughly cooked…..

* Click the link below to get all the Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/sweet-and-savory-apple-recipes

Sweet Potato Casserole

January 18, 2018 at 6:38 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Came across a Diabetic Friendly Recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole. Instead of Sugar it calls for Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener. It’s 190 calories per serving. I found this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of Recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Casserole
A diabetic-friendly side dish to serve with turkey or ham during the holiday season.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup panko crumbs*
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons maple syrup

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
2 – Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet; bake for 1 hour or until done. Cool to touch. Peel and mash. Reduce oven to 350°F (175°C).
3 – Combine sweet potatoes and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into baking dish.
4 – Combine panko and remaining ingredients; sprinkle crumb mixture over top of casserole. Bake for 1 hour or until casserole is thoroughly heated.
Makes 14 (1/2 cup) servings.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that is sold in some supermarkets and in Asian food markets. They are delicate crisp crumbs that add a light crisp texture to foods.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14 of recipe; 1/2 cup): Calories: 190; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 95mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 4g.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_casserole_recipe.html

It’s even smelling a lot like Christmas!

December 7, 2017 at 1:49 PM | Posted in dessert, Food | 1 Comment
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The aroma of Chocolate is in the house today as Mom is making her annual Christmas Candy. She made Peanut Butter Fudge, Walnut Fudge, her should be world famous Buckeyes Candy, and the Christmas Chex Mix. I guess now would be the time to turn the scales back 5 lbs. or more! Below I’ve left the recipes for the Walnut Fudge and Buckeyes. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

 

 

The Old Family Buckeye Recipe
It’s that time of year when the requests start coming in for my Mom’s Buckeyes. Back when I was working I was everyone’s favorite person when I would bring in a batch of my Mom’s Buckeyes. It’s been 14 years since I lost my leg to melanoma cancer and unable to work but to this day I still get request’s from fellow past workers for my Mom’s Buckeyes. It seems that everyone that has had them all say the same thing “The best Buckeyes I’ve ever had!” I think it’s the Rice Krispies that sets them apart from other Buckeye Candies. When you make a batch of these and try them I’m sure you’ll agree, let me know! These are not diabetes friendly but they are delicious. We tried making them by using reduced fat Peanut Butter and Sugar Free Chocolate but they just didn’t come out the same.
Buckeyes
Ingredients:

Recipe will make about 60 balls

1 – Stick Butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
1 – Box (1 LB) Confectioner Sugar
2 – Cups Jiff Smooth Peanut Butter
3 – Cups Rice Krispies
1 – 12 oz. Package Chocolate Chips
1 – Small Bar Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
1/2 Bar Paraffin Wax
Directions:

* In a large bowl mix Butter, Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Rice Krispies (With Hands)
* Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.
* Then take the mixture and roll into individual balls. The size can vary no set size.
* Melt all the Chocolate and Paraffin Wax in a double broiler or in a sauce pan on low heat stirring until smooth.
* With one or two forks dip each of the balls into the Chocolate/Wax. Drain excess off the balls and place on a sheet pan covered with wax paper and refrigerate for several hours until Chocolate has hardened into a shell covering the balls.
* Now enjoy them!

 

Walnut Fudge

Ingredients:

3 Cups Sugar or Splenda Equivalent

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

3/4 Cup Margarine
2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
7 oz. Jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 12 oz. bag Toll House Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (More if wanted, to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

Combine Sugar, Margarine, and Evap. Milk in a large pot and heat to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow Cream, Nuts, and Vanilla stirring till well mixed. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into desired size pieces.

* You may be tempted to leave the heat on while stirring the chips. While this would normally be ok, you really shouldn’t do that in this recipe. If the mixture stays at a boiling temperature, you may be in for a nasty surprise when you add the vanilla. Bottom line: it’s safer for you and better for the fudge if the mixture cools down just a tad before the vanilla goes in. As long as you keep stirring, the chips will melt just fine.

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 12, 2017 at 6:05 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe I came across at the CooksRecipes website, Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake. Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. Perfect Dessert for your Holiday Table. Again its at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all occasions. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake
This new and healthy version is a tasty twist of a classic recipe. The gingersnap crust offers the perfect balance to the creamy pumpkin filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs
3/4 cup crushed fat-free graham crackers
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 (8-ounce) containers block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 cups canned solid pack pumpkin
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup nonfat evaporated milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
4 large eggs

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour an 8 inch springform pan.
2 – Using a fork, combine gingersnaps, graham crackers, 2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and melted butter. Press mixture onto the bottom and two inches up the sides of the pan to form the crust.
3 – With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener until light and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin. Mix in the molasses, evaporated milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until smooth.
4 – Pour batter into prepared crust.
5 – Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until center of cheesecake is set. Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 310; Calories from Fat: 100; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 130mg; Sodium: 550mg; Total Carbs: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 18g; Protein: 19g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/gingersnap_pumpkin_cheesecake_recipe.html

Halloween Treat Recipe – Great Pumpkin Cake

October 24, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in dessert | Leave a comment
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It’s all treats and no tricks with this recipe for a Great Pumpkin Cake. Linus would be so proud of this Dessert! Another good one from the CooksRecipes website. Check out Cooks for delicious and healthy recipes for Soups, Salads, Entrees, Desserts and more! Check it out today (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html).

 

Great Pumpkin Cake
This fun and festive cake that looks like a pumpkin is the perfect treat for a Halloween party!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (2-layer size) package cake mix – any flavor
1 (8-ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
Few drops each: green, red and yellow food colorings
1 COMET cup (flat-bottom ice cream cone)

Cooking Directions:

Prepare and bake cake mix in a (12-cup) fluted tube pan as directed on package. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely.
Beat cream cheese and butter in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy after each addition. Remove 1/2 cup of the frosting; place in small bowl. Add green food coloring; stir until well blended. Spread half of the green frosting onto outside of ice cream cone; set aside. Set remaining green frosting aside for later use.
Add red and yellow food colorings to remaining white frosting to tint it orange. Place cake, rounded-side up, on serving plate. Spread with orange frosting to resemble pumpkin. Invert ice cream cone in hole in top of cake for the “pumpkin’s stem”. Pipe the reserved green frosting in vertical lines down side of cake.*
Makes 24 servings.

*How To Pipe Frosting: Turn a resealable plastic bag into a handy piping bag for professional-looking decorated cakes. Simply spoon the frosting into the bag and seal the bag. Cut off a tiny piece from one of the bottom corners of the bag. Twist the bag at the top and holding the bag with one hand, guide the tip with the other. When you’re done, the whole bag goes right into the garbage for easy cleanup!

* For a Crowd: Serve this festive cake at your next Halloween party! Double all ingredients. Prepare batter as directed; pour half of the batter into each of two fluted tube pans. Bake and cool as directed. Trim cake tops to flatten; reserve trimmings for snacking or another use. Place one cake, rounded-side down, on serving plate. Spread with thin layer of frosting. Top with remaining cake, rounded-side up, to resemble a large pumpkin. Frost and decorate as directed. Makes 48 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 260; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 31g; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 200mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/great_pumpkin_cake_recipe.html

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

October 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM | Posted in dessert | Leave a comment
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It’s the season for Tricks and Treats! This recipe is a real Treat – Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing. There’s different versions of this online. I found this one on an email from the Kroger – My Magazine.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
These light and moist cookies have a perfect cake-like texture that’s sure to please.

INGREDIENTS

COOKIES
1 Tbsp. orange zest
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter
½ cup canned pumpkin purée
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
ICING
¼ cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. milk
Orange and green tinted sugars, for decorating

INSTRUCTIONS

1 – In a large mixing bowl, massage zest into brown sugar; let sit for a few minutes. Add butter; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in pumpkin purée, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice and salt. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir slowly to combine. Divide dough in half; flatten into circles and wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate 1 hour.

2 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 round of dough until ⅛-inch thick. Cut out pumpkin shapes; reroll scraps if desired. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake 10–12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking, until cookies are set but not brown. Cool on a wire rack before frosting and decorating. Repeat with remaining dough.

3 – For icing, cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in remaining sugar and blend until smooth. Use a small spatula to frost the cookies. Decorate with colored sugars. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition
Per Serving: 110 Cal; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 0 g Trans Fat; 15 mg Cholesterol; 45 mg Sodium; 17 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 12 g Sugar; 1 g Protein

Raspberry-Almond Buttermilk Coffee Cake

October 6, 2017 at 5:06 AM | Posted in dessert, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along a Raspberry-Almond Buttermilk Coffee Cake from the Jennie – O Turkey recipe website. Didn’t know Jennie – O had Desserts recipes? Check the Jennie – O site out for all their delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Raspberry-Almond Buttermilk Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS

1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 large eggs, lightly beaten or 4 ounces egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed
⅓ cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350°F.
1) In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2) In bowl of electric stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter, with paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition; add extracts
3) Gradually add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until smooth. Spoon half batter into a lightly greased and floured 9-inch cake pan. Top evenly with 1 cup raspberries. Spoon remaining batter over raspberries and top with almonds, remaining 1 cup raspberries and turbinado sugar.
4) Bake 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories320
Protein6g
Carbohydrates44g
Fiber2g
Sugars23g
Fat14g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium240mg
Saturated Fat8g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1189-raspberry-almond-buttermilk-coffee-cake

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES

October 2, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. Have a Dessert for today’s recipe, APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. Made with unsweetened applesauce and unsweetened cocoa powder. The recipe comes from one of my favorite Diabetic Friendly Recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/). The site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

APPLESAUCE BROWNIES
Ingredients

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine oil, applesauce and cocoa. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir into the mixture.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured (or wax paper lined & sprayed) 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle on nuts (optional).
Bake about 20 to 30 minutes or until top is set but edges are not dried out. Toothpick will come out clean. Cut into 16 or 24 squares.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 16

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 165
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 84 miligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/applesauce-brownies

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