Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

August 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. Even with Diabetes you still enjoy a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert like MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. It’s only 100 calories and 9 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

Ingredients

1/2 cup crushed gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cup chopped creame de menthe mint candy wafers
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened whipped cream

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 325F.
2 – In small bowl, combine crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter.
3 – Press cookie crumb mixture into bottom of individual small tart dishes custard cups or mini muffin cups.
4 – In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended.
5 – Add egg. Blend in melted chocolate, chopped candy, sour cream and vanilla.
6 – Pour evenly over crumbs.
7 -Bake 20 minutes.
8 – Cool. Refrigerate until serving.
9 – Before serving, top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
NOTES:
Serve a decadent cheesecake to each of your guests at your next dinner party. They’ll be calling you the Host of the Year.

Recipe Yield: Makes 24 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 100
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 55 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Sugars: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/mini-chocolate-mint-cheesecakes

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

August 1, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Nothing like a Ice Cream Sandwich on a hot day! To make this recipe you’ll need; Creamy Peanut Butter, Chocolate Wafer Cookies, and Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream. 3 ingredients, how easy is this! They are 129 calories and 14 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a fantastic and huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and this low-carb, homemade twist on the classic is sure to have you squealing with delight. Requiring just three ingredients, these treats can be assembled in minutes — and are sure to be snatched up just as quickly!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
8 chocolate wafer cookies
2/3 cup no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions
1 – Spread peanut butter evenly over flat sides of all cookies.

2 – Spoon ice cream over peanut butter on 4 cookies. Top with remaining 4 cookies, peanut butter sides down. Press down lightly to force ice cream to edges of sandwiches.

3 – Wrap each sandwich tightly in foil. Freeze at least 2 hours or up to 5 days.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 sandwich.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 129 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 124 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-peanut-butter-ice-cream-sandwiches/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

July 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES. Brownies, that’s all you have to say! Made using Flour, Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, Oil, Chocolate Extract, and Eggs. Stir well and bake! Dessert without the Guilt. Only 80 calories per Brownie. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

Recipe Yield: Servings: 24

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
2 eggs

Frosting Ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T unsweetened cocoa
1 T skim or 2% milk
1/2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
1/8 tsp butter flavor

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F.
2 – Grease bottom only of 8-inch square pan.
3 – Combine all brownie ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread in greased pan.
4 – Bake at 350 F. for 13-18 minutes, or until top is dry and springs back when touched lightly in center.
5 – Cool for 15 minutes.
6 – Meanwhile, combine all frosting ingredients in a small bowl & mix well.
7 – Spread over top of slightly cooled brownies or cut brownies into squares and drizzle with frosting (as shown, adjust milk to get the right consistency).
8 – Cool completely.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 80
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Cholesterol: 18 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/not-so-guilty-brownies

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLE CHEESECAKE THURSDAY

July 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLE CHEESECAKE THURSDAY

This weeks Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a APPLE CHEESECAKE. Apple Sauce, Cream Cheese, Equal Sweetener, Spices, and Sour Cream are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this Diabetic Friendly Recipe. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLE CHEESECAKE

Recipe Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 packets Equal sweetener*

Cheesecake Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
24 packets Equal sweetener**
1-2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
Fresh mint, optional
* Substitute 2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful for the packets.
** Substitute 1 cup Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 325F
For Crust:

2 – Combine all ingredients.
3 – Press mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan.
4 – Bake 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing Cheesecake.

For Cheesecake:

5 – Beat cream cheese and Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined.
6 – Mix in applesauce, eggs, egg whites and lemon juice until blended.
7 – Stir in cornstarch, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla.
8 – Fold in sour cream until combined.
9 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust.
10 – Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set.
11 – Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
12 – To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 198
Fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 192 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/apple-cheesecake

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Fruit Salad with Creamy Banana Dressing

July 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Fruit Salad with Creamy Banana Dressing. Fruit is the key to this week’s recipe! You’ll need; Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melons, Blackberries, Strawberries, Red Grapes, Apples, Bananas, Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lemon Juice, and Ground Nutmeg. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites and Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes site you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Fruit Salad with Creamy Banana Dressing

Ingredients
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup cantaloupe cubes
1 cup honeydew melon cubes
1 cup blackberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 medium apple, diced
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
1 – Combine pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, and apple in large bowl; gently mix.

2 – Combine bananas, yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and nutmeg in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

3 – Pour dressing over fruit mixture; gently toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 125 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 15 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/fruit-salad-with-creamy-banana-dressing/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

July 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops. Who doesn’t like Frozen Bananas Dessert, especially when dipped in Chocolate! You’ll need Bananas, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Vegetable Oil, and Sprinkles. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops
Ingredients
3 bananas,* peeled
6 ice cream sticks or wooden skewers
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup sprinkles, coconut, chopped peanuts or crushed cookies (optional)

Directions
1 – Line baking sheet with waxed paper or foil; set aside. Cut each banana in half. Insert ice cream stick halfway into each banana. Place on prepared baking sheet; freeze 1 hour.

2 – Stir chocolate chips and oil in small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Place toppings on individual plate, if using; set aside.

3 – Remove pops from freezer. Spoon chocolate over each banana while holding over saucepan. Roll in toppings. Return to freezer to harden, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container or resealable freezer food storage bag.

Note: If desired, bananas can be cut into 1-inch pieces, frozen, then dipped in chocolate for individual bites.

*Note: You may substitute 6 baby bananas.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/frozen-chocolate-banana-pops/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

June 27, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt. Here’s an easy made and low calorie Diabetic Friendly Dessert that’s sure to please, Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt. Made using 5 ingredients; Plain Nonfat Yogurt, Fat Free Half and Half, Sugar, Vanilla, and Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! So be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
1 – Stir yogurt, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended.

2 – Freeze yogurt mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions until soft. Add chocolate chips; freeze until firm.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 52 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-chip-frozen-yogurt/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups

June 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups. All you’ll need to to make this Dessert is; package of Refrigerated Bread Stick Dough, Granny Smith Apples, Equal, Ground Cinnamon, and Butter. It’s 101 calories and 16 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the CooksRecipes website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups
Little apple dumplings that are simple to prepare thanks to refrigerated bread stick dough.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (11-ounce) package refrigerated bread stick dough
2 medium size Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Unroll bread stick dough. Separate at perforations to form 12 strips.
2 – Place 3 to 4 apple slices at the end of each strip.
3 – Combine Equal® and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Equal® mixture over apple slices on each strip of dough.
4 – Beginning at end with apple slices, roll up jelly roll fashion. Arrange apple bundles, seam side down, in bottom of well-sprayed 1-quart oval casserole dish. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-Equal® mixture.
5 – Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 101, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 16 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 5 mg, sodium 194 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cinnamon_apple_roll-ups_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Patriotic Popsicles

June 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Patriotic Popsicles. Some of the ingredients you’ll need are; Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Fat Free (Skim) Milk, Strawberries, and Blueberries. Only 50 calories and 8 carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Patriotic Popsicles

Ingredients
3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon fat-free (skim) milk
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
Pop molds
Pop sticks

Directions
1 – Combine yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and milk in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

2 – Combine remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice and strawberries in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

3 – Alternately layer blueberries, yogurt mixture, and strawberry mixture in molds.* Cover top of each mold with small piece of foil. Insert sticks through center of foil. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.

4 – To remove pops from molds, remove foil and place bottoms of pops under warm running water until loosened. Press firmly on bottoms to release. (Do not twist or pull sticks.)

*Tip: Greek yogurt is yogurt from which much of the liquid or “whey” has been drained before use. It is available in most major grocery stores.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 popsicle.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 50 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 1 g

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/patriotic-popsicles/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Berry-Peachy Cobbler

June 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Berry-Peachy Cobbler. Raspberries and Peaches make up this delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more. So be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Berry-Peachy Cobbler
Ingredients
4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/4 pounds peaches, peeled and sliced or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed and drained
2 cups fresh raspberries or 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray eight ramekins or 11×7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; place ramekins in baking dish.

2 – Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons flour in large bowl. Add peaches, raspberries, and lemon peel; toss to coat. Divide fruit evenly among prepared ramekins. Bake 15 minutes or until fruit is bubbly around edges.

3 – Meanwhile, combine remaining 3/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until dry ingredients are moistened.

4 – Remove ramekins from oven; top fruit with equal dollops of topping. Sprinkle topping with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve warm.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 149 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 195 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/berry-peachy-cobbler/

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