Diabetic Dish of the Week – Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

May 15, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese. This week’s recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website (https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/) At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll not only find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes but tips on Managing your Diabetes along with some excellent Diabetes Resources and tips for Diabetes Nutrition and Exercise! So check it out today. Now on to the recipe. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey breast meat*
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (see note)
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
8 ounces thinly sliced onions
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese

Directions
1 – Combine turkey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons oil, paprika, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl. Shape into 4 patties.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in center. Remove from heat and place on serving platter; cover to keep warm.

3 – Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan residue in skillet. Heat over medium-high heat and cook onions 4 minutes or until beginning to richly brown, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon onions over patties and top with cheese.

*Note: Ground turkey breast is made from white meat only, with no skin. It’s leaner than regular ground turkey, which is made from white and dark meat with some skin. Frozen ground turkey is usually all dark meat with skin, and is 15% fat, similar to ground sirloin.

**Note: Check the nutrition label on the Worcestershire sauce to be sure it’s gluten-free. Some varieties may contain gluten, while others are gluten-free.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 237 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 491 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/turkey-burgers-grilled-onions-blue-cheese/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Wild Mushroom Flatbread

December 5, 2017 at 6:09 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Wild Mushroom Flatbread. The recipe calls for 2 different types of Mushrooms – Cremini Mushrooms and Shiitake Mushrooms. There’s different versions of this online, I went with the one off the Diabetes Self Management website (https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/). The site has a great selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes and lots of info and tips on managing Diabetes. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Wild Mushroom Flatbread

Ingredients

1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 package (4 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
1 package (4 ounces) sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Gruyère cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured surface to 15 x 10-inch rectangle. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.

3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Season with salt.

4 – Arrange mushroom mixture evenly over prepared pizza crust. Top evenly with cheese and thyme.

5 – Bake 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. To serve, cut into 16 pieces.

Yield: 16 pieces (about 8 servings). Serving size: 2 pieces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 184 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 537 mg, Fiber: 1 g

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/wild-mushroom-flatbread/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous

October 9, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self-Management website which has a wide assortment of Diabetic Friendly recipes, tips, and Diabetic news. Check it out today. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

 

Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous
Ingredients

1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup matchstick-size carrots
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley

Directions

1 – Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt, and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

2 – Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.

3 – Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 226 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 431 mg, Fiber: 10 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spicy-chickpeas-couscous/

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