Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas

June 4, 2015 at 5:13 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Help beat those snack cravings with these Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas. It’s from the Diabetic Living On Line website, Enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas
If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic snacks to ease those hunger pains. A cinch to put together, each snack idea has 15-20 grams of carb per serving.
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If you need a pick-me-up between meals, a snack with 15-20 grams of carbohydrate is often the answer. For someone with diabetes, it’s important to eat a fiber-filled and nutrient-rich snack to curb the appetite before the next meal, says Angela Ginn-Meadow, a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Talk to your health care provider about whether a snack will work in your meal plan.


Grapes and Grahams

Want a crunchy, sweet treat that’s quick and easy to whip together? Spread 1 tablespoon light cream cheese on 2 graham crackersquares and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes…..



Fruit and Nut Yogurt

Need a snack that will help you go the extra mile? Sprinkle 1 tablespoon dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds atop a 6-ounce carton of plain fat-free Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has more protein than its regular counterpart to keep you satisfied longer, and the sweet cranberries will balance the tangy zip of the yogurt…..



Cereal Nut Mix

Get a good dose of fiber by mixing 1/2 cup unsweetened miniature shredded wheat cereal, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, and 1 tablespoon roasted pistachio nuts. By using unsalted nuts, you’ll keep the sodium to a record low of 2 milligrams…..



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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Three – B Muffins (Buckwheat, Blueberry, and Butternut)

June 2, 2015 at 5:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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We have Muffins for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Three – B Muffins (Buckwheat, Blueberry, and Butternut).


Three-B Muffins (Buckwheat, Blueberry, and Butternut)

Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes
Oven: 400 degrees
Makes: 12 Muffins



Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4-1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten or 1/2 cup Egg Beater’s
1 cup mashed cooked butternut squash
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Rolled oats


1 – Spray twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick spray or line with paper bake cups; set pan aside. Combine the all-purpose flour, buckwheat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.
2 – Combine the eggs, squash, milk, oil, orange peel, and orange juice in a separate mixing bowl. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in blueberries.
3 – Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each almost full. Sprinkle with oats. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the muffins are light brown. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 137 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 36 mg chol., 217 mg sodium, 23 g carb. 2 g fiber, 4 g pro.

Healthy Grilled Kabob & Skewer Recipes

June 2, 2015 at 5:34 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Here’s some more great ideas for the grill. It’s from the Diabetic Living On Line website, Healthy Grilled Kabob & Skewer Recipes. Healthy, Delicious, and Diabetic Friendly Kabob & Skewer Recipes. This recipe and other Diabetic Friendly Recipes can be found on the Diabetic Living On Line website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



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Kabobs are easy to throw together for a summertime grilled meal. The options are endless for what you can add to the skewers — just mix and match your favorite vegetables and fruits with a healthy protein, such as chicken or shrimp. Enjoy 25 of our favorite boldly flavored kabobs.



Tandoori Turkey Kabobs with Couscous

Give grilled lean turkey exotic flair. Jalapeno, garam masala, and mint add traditional Indian flavors to these marinated kabobs, and whole wheat couscous will fill you up without feeling stuffed…..


Peaches and Pound Cake Kabobs

Assemble and grill this fruity diabetic snack in just 15 minutes using fresh or frozen peach wedges and cubes of pound cake. Choose Splenda Granular or Sweet’N Low for a sugar substitute to cut calories……


Barbecued Hot Dog Kabobs

Featuring fresh pineapple, green onion, and 97 percent fat-free beef franks brushed with sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce, this fun twist on hot dogs has just 1 gram of fat per serving,….



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Sizzlin’ Grilled Chicken Recipes

May 31, 2015 at 5:04 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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A whole lot of Chicken Dinners! It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Sizzlin’ Grilled Chicken Recipes
Lean and protein-packed, chicken is a smart entree when following a diabetes meal plan. And these grilled chicken recipes are packed with juicy flavor. Bonus: They make a healthy dinner quick and easy to prepare. Start the grill and enjoy!


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These extraordinary chicken kabobs are super easy to make — just brush the meat with marinade and let the grill do the work! If you like fiery foods, give these low-carb, low-fat chicken skewers a kick by making them with medium or hot salsa……



Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken

You don’t even have to heat up the kitchen to enjoy this savory recipe — it takes 15 minutes to grill. Serve with a side of green beans or snap peas and enjoy!….



Balsamic-Dijon Chicken

Experiment with various flavored mustards for different spins on this simple chicken marinade. Bonus: It’s low in fat and carbs because it’s oil- and sugar-free…..


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Healthy Burgers and Mouthwatering Sandwiches

May 30, 2015 at 5:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Got some great delicious Healthy Burgers & Mouthwatering Sandwiches. It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/home



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These hearty diabetic recipes for burgers and sandwiches, such as grilled chicken, pulled pork, and brats, are full of protein and lower in carbs, making them smart (and delicious) choices for your healthy eating plan. Make a lean beef patty, or opt for a veggie burger or turkey burger—we’ve got burger recipes to satisfy your cravings without weighing you down.



Grilled Herb Burgers

We mixed oregano, basil, onions, and garlic into these beef and turkey patties for an extra-flavorful burger recipe. The light and healthy version is perfect for a summer cookout…..



Chicken Brats with Apple Slaw

Don’t let burgers have all the fun. With its zingy cider vinegar slaw piled on top, our grilled chicken bratwurst recipe steals the spotlight at any backyard bash…..



Apple-Brat Burgers

Serve this bratwurst-inspired burger with our shredded creamy apple slaw for a fruity alternative to sauerkraut. Use whole wheat hamburger buns to make it a high-fiber meal……..



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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Seven-Grain Bread

May 26, 2015 at 5:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 3 Comments
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I have a Bread to pass along for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Seven-Grain Bread.


Seven-Grain Bread


3/4-1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seven-grain cereal
1 package active dry yeast
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg or 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds

1 -In a large mixing bowl stir together 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour, the cereal, and yeast; set aside.
2 -In a medium saucepan combine the water, applesauce, honey, and salt; heat and stir just until warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F). Add applesauce mixture and egg to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping side of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the whole wheat flour, sunflower seeds, and as much of the remaining all-purpose flour as you can.
3 – Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface of dough. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (1 to 1 1/2 hours).
4 – Punch down dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Lightly grease an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.
5 – Shape dough into loaf. Place in prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double (30 to 45 minutes).
6 – Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped. (If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 10 minutes of baking.) Immediately remove bread from pan. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 16
PER SERVING: 111 cal., 2 g total fat 13 mg chol., 151 mg sodium, 20 g carb. 2 g fiber, 4 g pro.

Delicious Diabetic Casserole Recipes

May 23, 2015 at 5:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Nothing like a homemade Casserole, but with Diabetes you have to make substitutions to lower the carb and calorie count. So from the Diabetic Living On Line website they’ve already don that for you with these Delicious Diabetic Casserole Recipes. You can find these and many other Diabetic Friendly Recipes on the site. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

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Casseroles are one-dish wonders that are easy to make and can be full of nutritious food combinations, like the ones in this best-ever diabetic casserole recipe collection.
Baked Cavatelli

Get everything you love about baked cavatelli without the guilt. This healthier version shaves off about 17 grams of fat, 250 calories, and 13 grams of carb per serving from a traditional recipe……


Tandoori Chicken and Rice

Everything you crave is right here in one Indian-inspired dish: a little sweet, a little homemade spice, a little chicken, a little rice, and a lot of veggies. It’s the perfect combination for a mouthwatering meal…..


Mole-Style Pork and Tamale Pie

Serve this pork pot pie family-style straight out of the skillet, or make individual serving-size casseroles for portion-controlled meals. Either way, this dish has a heat that builds slowly to warm you up with every bite…..



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Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes

May 22, 2015 at 5:08 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 3 Comments
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Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes from the Diabetic Living On Line website, which is full of healthy and delicious recipes! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


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Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes
Yes, people with diabetes can eat pasta! From lasagna to linguine, our tasty pasta recipes will fill you up without weighing you down with extra carbs or calories. Enjoy a yummy, diabetic pasta dinner tonight!

Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo

Even when coated with a classic-style Alfredo sauce, this pasta recipe has a fraction of the calories and fat found in most restaurant sauces, yet it keeps the creamy satisfaction you love and expect……

Veggies, Turkey & Pasta

This slow-cooked pasta topper makes dinner easy. Throw the low-fat turkey tenderloin and veggies into the slow cooker for the day, and make the pasta you prefer. When you’re ready for dinner, combine and enjoy……

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Date-Nut Bread

May 19, 2015 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week, Date-Nut Bread. I’ve made a version of this and they freeze and reheat perfectly!


Date-Nut Bread


1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 8 – ounce package pitted whole dates, snipped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg or 1/4 cup Egg Beater’s
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped


1 – In a medium bowl pour the boiling water over dates. Let stand about 20 minutes or until dates are softened and mixture has cooled slightly.
2 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, beat the egg and vanilla with a fork; stir into the cooled date mixture. Add date mixture and almonds to flour mixture; stir until well mixed (mixture will be thick).
3 – Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap cooled loaf in plastic wrap and store overnight before slicing.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).


Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 16
PER SERVING: 119 cal., 3 g total fat 13 mg chol., 182 mg sodium, 22 g carb, 3 g fiber, 3 g pro.

Favorite Italian Recipes

May 17, 2015 at 5:22 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living On Line website it’s Favorite Italian Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Italian Recipes. From Pizza to desserts, Enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


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These Italian recipes have been made especially for people with diabetes, so they’re carb-friendly but still full of flavor. From homemade pizzas and classic pasta recipes to decadent desserts, healthy Italian food never tasted so good.

Classic Marinara Meatballs

Our low-calorie remake of this Italian favorite fits deliciously into a diabetes meal plan. Offer any of our suggested variations with spaghetti squash for a satisfying low-carb meal…..

Chicken Alfredo

Creamy Alfredo is lightened up with low-fat dairy, whole grain pasta, and the lean protein of chicken. Pair with a crisp green salad for a guilt-free indulgence the whole family will love…..

Almond Cannoli with Lemon-Basil Ricotta Cream Filling

When the occasion calls for an extraordinary dessert, make this decadent cannoli. Weighing in with just 18 grams of carb per serving, the unique combination of almond, lemon, and basil will delight all of the guests around your table……

Caprese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

This update on Caprese salad will be a hit at any gathering. Perfect for potlucks or cocktail parties, the low-carb appetizers can be made ahead of time, freeing you up to focus on other dishes……

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