“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Split Pea and Rice Soup Recipe for Diabetics

January 17, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Split Pea and Rice Soup Recipe for Diabetics. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Onion, Carrots, Celery, Garlic, Curry Powder, Split Peas, Brown Rice, Water, Bay Leaf, Salt, and Pepper. There’s 131 calories and 22 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Split Pea And Rice Soup Recipe for Diabetics
Peas? Yes, please! If you’re a fan of this versatile legume, you’ll want to try this cold-weather favorite. Packed with peas and brown rice and spiced with a hint of curry, it’s a satisfying winter snack or side.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder, to taste
2 cups split peas
1 cup uncooked brown rice, rinsed
8 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Yield: about 14 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat oil in large kettle and sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until tender. Stir in curry powder to taste. Add split peas, rice, water, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas and rice are tender. Add pepper and salt and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 131 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 227 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

January 16, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries. This week’s recipe is made using Vegetable Oil, Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cranberries, Brown Sugar, and Salt. The Dish is 105 calories and 13 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
Dried cranberries and caramelized brown sugar add a delicious and unexpected twist to these stir-fried Brussels sprouts. Simply cook the Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes, stir in the remaining four ingredients and cook for an additional 5 minutes, and enjoy!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and discarded, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts; cook and stir 10 minutes or until crisp-tender and beginning to brown. Add cranberries, brown sugar, and salt; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 105 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 317 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pumpkin Custard

January 13, 2022 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 Pumpkin Custard. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Canned Solid Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Salt, Evaporated Milk, Egg Substitute, Dark Brown Sugar, Dried Cherries, Low Fat Granola, and Water. The Custard is 141 calories and 22 net carbs. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pumpkin Custard
Get into a fall state of mind with this indulgent custard, full of pumpkin pie spice and everything nice! Serve warm or chilled.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped dried cherries
2 tablespoons low-fat granola
4 cups boiling water

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 6 (6-ounce) custard cups with nonstick cooking spray. Place cups in 13×9-inch baking pan. Stir pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and salt in small bowl until blended.

2. Heat milk in small saucepan until steaming but not boiling. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Gradually whisk hot milk into egg mixture. Whisk in pumpkin mixture. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared cups; sprinkle with cherries and granola.

3. Place baking pan in oven; pour boiling water into pan until water reaches halfway up sides of custard cups.

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove cups to wire rack. Serve custards warm or chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 141 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 107 mg, Sodium: 134 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics

January 13, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Grated Zucchini, Unsweetened Applesauce, Skim Milk, Splenda, Cocoa Powder, Whipped Topping, Berries and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics
Get your chocolate fix and the nutritional benefits of peak-season zucchini in this crave-worthy cake!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 8 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes.

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups finely grated zucchini (from about 2 medium, 6-inch-long, unpeeled)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 whole eggs plus 1 egg white
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup skim milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Fat-free, nondairy whipped topping (optional)
15 berries of any kind (optional)

Directions
Yield: 15 servings
Serving size: 3″ x 2 1/2″ Square

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Cut into 15 servings (5 rows in one direction and 3 in the other). If desired, top each piece of cake with 1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy whipped topping and a berry of your choice. (Topping provides less than 5 grams of carbohydrate and is considered a free food).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 181 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 268 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mediterranean Chili

January 11, 2022 at 6:02 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 recipe for Mediterranean Chili. Made using; Olive Oil, Onions, Bell Peppers, Garlic, No Salt Added Chickpeas, No Salt Added Stewed Tomatoes, Low Sodium Vegetable Juice, Red Pepper Flakes, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, and Basil. It’s only 185 calories and 22 net carbs per serving (1 cup). The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mediterranean Chili
There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of chili on a frigid winter’s day, and this Mediterranean version is no exception. Chickpeas and feta put a unique twist on this recipe, which satisfies your hunger and eases the biting chill out of your body.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 bell peppers, coarsely chopped (1 green and 1 yellow)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (16 ounces) no-salt-added chickpeas, drained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions
Yield: 5 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup per serving.

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2 – Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes with their juices, vegetable juice, and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3 – Ladle into shallow bowls; top with feta cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 185 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 340 mg, Fiber: 8 g

Mediterranean Chili

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Appetizer of the Week – Chicken Nuggets with Barbecue Dipping Sauce

January 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Chicken Nuggets with Barbecue Dipping Sauce. To prepare the Nuggets you’ll be needing Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Pepper, Reduced Fat Baked Cheese Crackers, Oregano, Egg White, Water, BBQ Sauce, and Sugar Free Peach Fruit Spread. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chicken Nuggets with Barbecue Dipping Sauce
This recipe is sure to score a touchdown with your game-day crew. The key to these yummy chicken nuggets is the breading, which contains reduced-fat baked cheese crackers. Whip up this simple recipe during pregame to whet everyone’s appetite. The dipping sauce uses an unexpected ingredient to deliver its lip-smacking flavor.

Ingredients
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
2 cups crushed reduced-fat baked cheese crackers
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons no-sugar-added peach or apricot fruit spread

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 5 nuggets with about 2 teaspoons sauce

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut chicken into 40 (1-inch) pieces.

2 – Place flour, salt, and pepper in large resealable food storage bag. Combine cracker crumbs and oregano in shallow bowl. Whisk together egg white and water in small bowl.

3 – Place 6 to 8 chicken pieces in bag with flour mixture; seal bag. Shake until chicken is well coated. Remove chicken from bag; shake off excess flour. Coat all sides of chicken pieces with egg white mixture. Roll in crumb mixture. Place in shallow baking pan. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

4 – Meanwhile, combine barbecue sauce and jam in small saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Serve chicken nuggets with dipping sauce.

Note: To freeze chicken nuggets, cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Wrap chicken in plastic wrap, making packages of 5 nuggets each. Place packages in freezer container or plastic freezer bag. Freeze.

Note: To reheat nuggets, preheat oven to 325°F. Bake nuggets on ungreased baking sheet 13 to 15 minutes or until heated through or microwave 4 to 5 nuggets on microwavable plate at DEFROST (30%) 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes or until heated through, turning once.

Note: For each serving, stir together about 1 1/2 teaspoons barbecue sauce and 1/2 teaspoon jam in small microwavable dish. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 seconds or until hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 167 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 61 mg, Sodium: 313 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

January 6, 2022 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 Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Light Margarine, Cranberries, Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, Pecans, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Egg Substitute, Milk, Almond Extract, Canola Oil, and Fat-Free Nondairy Whipped Topping. This isn’t your average Upside Down Cake! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Featuring the flavors of peak-season pecans and cranberries, this moist and delicious flipped cake is the perfect complement for your holiday table! And with only 17 grams of carb per serving, it’s easier to leave room in your meal plan for a decadent slice.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes.

2 tablespoons light margarine
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup Enova or canola oil
Fat-free nondairy whipped topping (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10th of cake

* Heat oven to 350°F. Melt light margarine in microwave or over low heat in small skillet on stove. Pour melted margarine into a 9-inch nonstick round cake pan, and use a pastry brush to evenly spread the margarine across the bottom of the pan. In a small bowl, combine cranberries, Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, and pecans. Pour mixture over melted margarine in an even layer. In another small bowl, combine Splenda (white), flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir well with a spoon. Add liquid egg substitute, milk, almond extract, and oil, and stir until batter is smooth. Pour batter over fruit and nut mixture evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes, then carefully invert using protective gloves onto a serving plate and remove pan. Allow cake to cool. Cut into 10 slices and top each with 1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 289 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

January 4, 2022 at 6:02 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 recipe for Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Perfect main dish for your Holiday Table, Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Made using Beef Tenderloin, Shallots, Cremini Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Parsley, Red Wine Vinegar, Bread Crumbs, Salt and Pepper. Only 195 calories and 4 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Looking for a diabetes-friendly meal for the holidays? Luckily, we have a family-friendly alternative: low-carb Beef Tenderloin.

Ingredients
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 shallots, minced
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup dry sherry or red wine vinegar
2 to 3 pounds beef tenderloin
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add mushrooms, cook and stir 8 minutes or until softened. Stir in 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon thyme and 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook and stir 1 minute.

3 – Pour dry sherry into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes or until sherry is reduced by about half. Cool slightly.

4 – Cut beef tenderloin lengthwise. (Do not cut all the way through). Open up beef; cover with plastic or waxed paper. Pound using meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.

5 – Stir bread crumbs into mushroom mixture; spread evenly onto center of beef, leaving 1-inch border around edges. Roll up beef jelly-roll style. Secure with kitchen string at 1-inch intervals. Place beef on rack in shallow roasting pan.

6 – Combine remaining 2 teaspoons oil, 2 cloves garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over beef.

7 – Roast 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare (135°F) or until desired doneness is reached. Remove roast to carving board; tent loosely with foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving and serving. Sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley, if desired.

*Note: To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 59 mg, Sodium: 381 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Mini Cornbread Muffins

January 2, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Mini Cornbread Muffins. To make these Muffins you’ll be needing Ground Cornmeal, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Sugar, Cholesterol Free Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, and Low Fat Buttermilk. 160 calories and 20 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Cornbread Muffins
You can’t have a real Southern meal without fresh cornbread to accompany your main course. These miniature muffins are the perfect complement to a hearty home-cooked meal — serve them up straight out of the oven and your guests won’t know what hit ’em!

Ingredients
1 cup stone ground cornmeal*
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cholesterol-free egg substitute
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Directions
Yield: 9 servings
Serving size: 2 muffins

1 – Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 mini-muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Mix together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in large mixing bowl.

3 – Mix egg substitute, oil, and milk in medium bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir until just blended.

4 – Spoon batter into mini-muffin tins. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned, and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

*Note: Stone ground cornmeal makes muffins with a rustic, authentic taste, and is found in grocery stores and health food stores.

Note: Freeze extra muffins in well-sealed freezer bag.

Yield: 9 servings.

Serving size: 2 muffins.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 420 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Roasted Eggplant Rolls

January 1, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Roasted Eggplant Rolls. The perfect Appetizer, it’s only 77 calories and 12 carbs per serving (2 rolls with 2 tablespoons pasta sauce) Along with 2 Egg Plants you’ll need Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onion, Dried Tomatoes, Spinach Leaves, Herbs, and Pasta Sauce. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Eggplant Rolls
These eggplant rolls are pretty on a serving platter, full of herbs to make it the perfect Italian dish, and pair excellently with warmed pasta sauce.

Ingredients
2 medium eggplants (3/4 pound each)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 tablespoons (2 oz) fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
1 green onion, minced
4 sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), rinsed, drained and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
16 fresh stemmed spinach leaves
1 cup meatless pasta sauce

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Spray 2 nonstick baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Trim ends from eggplants. Cut eggplants lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Discard outside slices that are mostly skin (You will have about 16 slices total). Arrange slices in single layer on prepared baking sheets.

2. Combine lemon juice and olive oil in small bowl; brush lightly over both sides of eggplant slices. Bake 22 to 24 minutes or until slightly golden brown, turning once. Transfer eggplant slices to plate; cool.

3. Meanwhile, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, green onion, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and pepper in small bowl until blended.

4. Spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture evenly over each eggplant slice. Arrange spinach leaf on top, leaving 1/2-inch border. Roll up, beginning at small end. Lay rolls, seam side down, on serving platter. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with warmed pasta sauce.

Yield: 8 servings (16 rolls).

Serving size: 2 rolls with 2 tablespoons pasta sauce.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 77 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 213 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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