Soup Special of the Day………..Sweet Potato Minestrone

June 24, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Sweet Potato Minestrone. You find several versions of this at various sites but I’m using the one on the Diabetes Self Management website. it’s a healthier version that’s Diabetic Friendly. At the Diabetes Self Management website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News, Tips on Diabetes Management, and more! So check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Minestrone

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
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.

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

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
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
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-minestrone/

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7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes

June 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes like; Open-Face Reubens, Buffalo Chicken Salad, and Pepper-Stuffed Burgers. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes
Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Making healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or ingredients. With these simple recipes that use just seven ingredients or fewer, you can put together a diabetes-friendly meal fast.

Open-Face Reubens
Cut carbs by leaving your sandwiches open-face. With just seven ingredients, you can create our version of the diner classic for just 22 grams of carb per serving……………

Buffalo Chicken Salad
Refreshing romaine lettuce and celery sticks provide a cool contrast to spicy shredded chicken breast in this simple dinner salad. Top the low-carb recipe with tangy blue cheese crumbles……………

Pepper-Stuffed Burgers
Add interest to a bland burger by stuffing it with peppers and cheese. Just a little bit of cheese adds out-of-this-world flavor to these carb-smart burgers………..

* Click the link below to get all the 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/7-ingredient-diabetic-dinner-recipes

Healthy 30-Minute Meals

June 20, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy 30-Minute Meals. Delicious and Healthy 30-Minute Meal recipes like; Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce, Bacon Tomato Melts, and Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions. Find these recipes and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Healthy 30-Minute Meals
Fast, delicious, and healthful? You really can have it all with these yummy meals that come together in 30 minutes or less!

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce
Flavorful chicken is simmered in an easy-to-make wine and chive sauce. Serve with in-season vegetables for a quick side, and you’ll keep this meal low in carbs………..

Bacon Tomato Melts
This amped-up version of a traditional BLT offers plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. Enjoy loads of cheese on this open-face melt while keeping it diabetes-friendly………….

Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions
Lean sirloin steak smothered in Monterey Jack cheese and topped with four types of veggies make this classic well worth the extra 4 minutes (34 minutes total) in cooking time………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy 30-Minute Meals
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/healthy-30-minute-meals

Diabetic Dish of the Week – HOMEMADE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE

June 19, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – HOMEMADE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE. Homemade Breakfast Sausage that is healthier, lighter in sodium and fat, and 0 carbs. Start the morning off the Healthy Way! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, check it out today! Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HOMEMADE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE
Make homemade breakfast sausage that is healthier and lighter in sodium and fat. Serve these zero carb sausage patties with your breakfast or brunch – or as part of a breakfast sandwich. You can even make them ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to use (just thaw and heat in a skillet or microwave). This is a diabetic and keto diet friendly recipe.

Recipe Yield: 8

Ingredients

1 Pound Ground Pork, Lean
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Rosemary
1/8 Teaspoon Ground Thyme
1/8 Teaspoon Dried Marjoram, Crushed
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
Directions

Combine all ingredients; mix well.
Place in an air-tight container.
Chill in the refrigerator 4 to 24 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Shape into 1/2-inch thick patties.
In skillet cook patties over medium heat about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until done.
Alternative Cooking Method: To broil, place patties on an unheated rack in broiler pan. Broil 5-inches from heat about 5 minutes on each side.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 65 milligrams
Cholesterol: 40 milligrams
Protein: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/homemade-breakfast-sausage

No-Cook Diabetic Meals

June 19, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its No-Cook Diabetic Meals. Delicious No-Cook Diabetic Meals like; Glass Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes, and Curried Chicken Salad Wraps. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

No-Cook Diabetic Meals
What do you do when your stomach is rumbling but you just don’t feel like cooking? Turn to these yummy no-cook meals! These easy recipes will satisfy and require only a little chopping, stirring, or mixing.

Glass Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
For an Asian-inspired meal that doesn’t require a skillet, try this veggie-loaded dish you can make in minutes. High in fiber and featuring a sweet-and-spicy dressing made with peanut butter, honey, crushed pepper, and ginger, this no-cook noodle salad is sure to satisfy……..

Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes
No need to heat up your oven for this delicious meal: All you need for these baked potatoes is a few minutes and a microwave. Top the tater with cheesy broccoli and cottage cheese for a dinner that’s ready in no time………..

Curried Chicken Salad Wraps
In this wrap, we gave traditional chicken salad a healthful twist and a curry kick. If you prefer, serve the creamy medley in hollowed-out tomato shells……….

* Click the link below to get all the No-Cook Diabetic Meals
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/no-cook-diabetic-meals

Our Best Berry Desserts

June 16, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Our Best Berry Desserts. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Berry Desserts like; Black Forest Cupcakes, Double Berry Cooler, and Peachy Berry Cobbler. Find these Desserts and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Our Best Berry Desserts
Enjoy the naturally sweet flavors and antioxidant-rich benefits of strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries in our best diabetic berry desserts. We gathered our favorite chocolate berry desserts, blueberry and strawberry cheesecakes, berry smoothies, and more—so you’re bound to find a healthy treat you’ll love.

Black Forest Cupcakes
A simple cherry sauce takes the place of heavy, sugar-loaded frosting in our lighter version of this popular cupcake recipe. Offset the rich chocolate-berry flavor combination with a dollop of light whipped topping………….

Double Berry Cooler
This jiggly berry recipe is a refreshing choice for hot summer days. Low in fat and containing just 175 calories per serving, the treat will provide your sweet fix without that heavy feeling later…………

Peachy Berry Cobbler
Instead of the standard apple crisp, experiment with different fruit combinations like this peach and raspberry cobbler. We divided the warm dessert into individual custard cups to keep a handle on portion control………….

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Berry Desserts
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/our-best-berry-desserts

Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes

June 13, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes. Delicious Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes like; Bing Cherry Fool, Black Forest Trifle, and Roasted Mango with Brown Sugar Topping. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online Recipe website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes
When it comes to light summer desserts, recipes featuring stone fruits — such as peaches, apricots, plums, and cherries — are a healthy and delicious choice. Try one of these fruit dessert recipes for a refreshing summer treat that is sure to impress.

Bing Cherry Fool
Bursting with antioxidants and natural sweet-tartness, cherries are perfect in a cool, rich fool — an English dessert made from pureed fruit and whipped cream. Enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for fewer than 150 calories and only 3 grams of fat……….

Black Forest Trifle
Sugar-free cake and pudding mixes are the secrets to this winning summer fruit dessert recipe. No one will ever guess that this cherry-studded delight is low enough in calories, fat, and carbs to fit into a diabetes meal plan……….

Roasted Mango with Brown Sugar Topping
Served warm and topped with dollops of fat-free ice cream, mango is the main ingredient in this low-calorie dessert that takes only 10 minutes to bake. Prepare the brown sugar topping up to one day ahead and refrigerate until baking time………..

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/diabetic-summer-dessert-recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – BAKED ELBOW PASTA WITH HERBED RICOTTA AND TURKEY SAUSAGE

June 12, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – BAKED ELBOW PASTA WITH HERBED RICOTTA AND TURKEY SAUSAGE. For the Pasta you’ll be using Dreamfields Elbows along with Shallots, Italian-Style Turkey Sausage, Spices, Tomatoes, Ricotta Cheese, and Mozzarella Cheese. Jennie – O Italian-Style Turkey Sausage would work great with this recipe! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. They have an endless recipe selection along with Diabetes News and Diabetes Management. Check it out today! Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BAKED ELBOW PASTA WITH HERBED RICOTTA AND TURKEY SAUSAGE
Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Elbows
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1-1/4 pounds Italian-style turkey sausage (casing removed)
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Herbed Ricotta (see recipe below)
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper

Herbed Ricotta Ingredients
1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pan.
2 – Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add sausage; cook, breaking into crumbles, about 5 minutes until sausage is browned and cooked through, stirring frequently.
3 – Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes to skillet; cook 5 minutes to heat through, stirring occasionally.
4 – Meanwhile, combine all Herbed Ricotta Ingredientsin a large bowl; mix well.
5 – Combine pasta and Herbed Ricotta. Add sausage mixture. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon into 3-quart casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top with mozzarella. Bake at 375*F for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Yield: Makes 9 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 434
Calories from fat: 42
Fat: 17 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 730 milligrams
Cholesterol: 77 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/baked-elbow-pasta-with-herbed-ricotta-and-turkey-sausage

Diabetic Dish of the Week – CURRY-LIME CHICKEN WITH TOMATO-BEAN SALAD

June 5, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a CURRY-LIME CHICKEN WITH TOMATO-BEAN SALAD. Chicken Thighs, Greek Yogurt, Lima Beans, Tomatoes, and Sweet Onions are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes! Check it out today, you’ll love it. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CURRY-LIME CHICKEN WITH TOMATO-BEAN SALAD
Here’s an exciting chicken recipe to serve for lunch or dinner. The tomato-bean salad offers a fantastic way to include lima beans in your diet. Lima beans a good source of fiber, which helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. Lima beans are also a good source of iron, providing almost 25% of the recommended daily amount per cup, along with about 15 grams of protein.

Recipe Yield: 4
Ingredients

1-1/2 to 2 pounds chicken thighs

Grilled Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Pickled Tomato-Lima Bean

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, diced
1 teaspoon curry powder
juice of 1 lime
1 cup red cider vinegar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons pickling spices
2 teaspoons plus 1/8 tsp salt, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1-1/2 cup lima beans, cooked in water for 4 minutes, then drained and cooled
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
1 small sweet onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

1 – Combine yogurt, ginger, curry powder and lime juice.
2 – Add chicken thighs and turn to coat with yogurt mixture. Allow to marinate in refrigerator 1 to 4 hours.
3 – In small saucepan, combine vinegar and water; add pickling spices, 1/8 teaspoon salt, sugar, red pepper flakes and celery seed. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
4 – Place lima beans, tomatoes and onion in container. Using a fine mesh sieve, pour the warm vinegar mixture through it and into the vegetable mixture. Add cilantro. Cover and chill at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.
5 – Prepare grill or broiler.
6 – Remove chicken from marinade, draining excess, and discard remaining marinade. Season thighs on both sides with remaining teaspoon salt.
7 – Place chicken on grill or under broiler to sear. Turn over once until well browned, cooking for a total of 6-8 minutes. Continue to cook chicken, turning to avoid burning. Grill or broil chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 170F, about another 15 to 20 minutes.
8 – Using a slotted spoon, place about 1/3 cup salsa on each plate and place a grilled thigh next to the salsa.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 400
Fat: 19 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 471 milligrams
Protein: 33 grams
Carbohydrates: 24 grams
Sugars: 10 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/10-ways-to-change-up-your-protein-routine

Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

June 5, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Perfect Picnic Side Dishes. Some Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes for your next Picnic or Back Yard Gathering. You’ll find recipes like; Ranch Deviled Eggs, Italian Pasta Salad, and Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Perfect Picnic Side Dishes
Warm weather calls for outdoor picnics! Instead of heavy picnic food, bring one of these healthy picnic side dish ideas. Whether you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly picnic salad recipe or a lightened-up potato side dish, we have easy picnic recipes that will wow your friends and family.

Ranch Deviled Eggs
Give your traditional deviled eggs recipe a little variety by substituting roma tomatoes and jalapenos for some of the egg whites. We cut the filling with Greek yogurt and the remaining egg whites instead of mayonnaise for a leaner picnic appetizer……..

Italian Pasta Salad
A simple red wine vinegar dressing makes this homemade pasta salad recipe lower in fat and calories than most deli pasta salads……………..

Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter
Looking for diabetic picnic dish ideas? You can’t go wrong with classic corn on the cob. This easy side dish comes together with just six ingredients and weighs in at 9 grams of carb per serving………

* Click the link below to get all the Perfect Picnic Side Dishes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/perfect-picnic-side-dishes

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