Soup Special of the Day…Acorn Squash Soup with Chicken and Red Pepper Meatballs

December 16, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a recipe for Acorn Squash Soup with Chicken and Red Pepper Meatballs. You’ll need Acorn Squash, Ground Lean Chicken or Turkey, Red Bell Pepper, Egg Substitute, Spices, and Reduced Sodium Vegetable Broth. There are several sites that have this recipe and I went with the one from one my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management. At the site you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Acorn Squash Soup with Chicken and Red Pepper Meatballs

Ingredients
1 small to medium acorn squash (about 3/4 pound)
1/2 pound ground lean chicken or turkey
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 tablespoons cholesterol-free egg substitute
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (optional)
Ground red pepper (optional)

Directions
1 – Pierce squash skin with fork. Place in microwaveable dish; microwave on HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Cool 10 minutes.

2 – Meanwhile, combine chicken, bell pepper, egg substitute, parsley, coriander, cinnamon, and black pepper in large bowl, mix lightly. Shape mixture into eight meatballs. Place meatballs in microwavable dish; microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.

3 – Remove and discard seeds from cooled squash. Scrape squash flesh from shell into large saucepan; mash squash with potato masher. Add broth and meatballs to saucepan; cook over medium-high heat 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional liquid if necessary.

4 – Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream and ground red pepper.

Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 309 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 31 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 208 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/acorn-squash-soup-with-chicken-and-red-pepper-meatballs/

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Onion-Chicken Soup

December 15, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Onion-Chicken Soup. Onion, Chili Powder, Salsa, and Cooked Diced Chicken Breast are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. It’s from one of my favorite sites and Magazines the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management, and so much more. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eta Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Onion-Chicken Soup

Ingredients
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons prepared salsa, medium-hot
3 cans (14 ounces each) fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup corn, drained (frozen or canned)
1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
4 ounces cooked diced chicken breast, boneless, skinless
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
12 baked tortilla chips, broken

Directions
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and add onions. Stir constantly until onions are transparent. Add garlic, chili powder, salsa, broth, corn, tomato, and chicken. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook 5 minutes. Add lime juice and cilantro and cook 2–3 minutes more. Ladle the soup into 4 soup bowls, and top with a sprinkling of broken tortilla chips.

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

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 205 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 699 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/onion-chicken-soup/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Sweet Potato Stew

December 8, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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For this week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe its, Sweet Potato Stew. Sweet Potatoes along with Onions, Celery, and Bacon all combine to make this Stew Recipe! It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes Self Management website has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes along with Diabetes Management tips, News, and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
Black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, and bacon in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

2 – Increase heat to HIGH. Stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 30 minutes on HIGH or until heated through.

3 – Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

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

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 112 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-stew/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Chili with Brown Rice

November 26, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Vegetarian Chili with Brown Rice. Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Celery, Jalapeño Pepper, Brown Rice, Cheddar Cheese, and Spices make up this delicious Vegetarian Dish. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website (https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/). The Diabetes Self Management not only has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes but they also have current Diabetes news, Diabetes Management tips, Exercise plans, and more! Just a fantastic website so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Vegetarian Chili with Brown Rice

Vegetarian Chili with Brown Rice
Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 jalapeño pepper,* minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups fat-free vegetable broth
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup no-salt-added canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Directions
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, celery, jalapeño, and garlic; cook and stir 7 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, rice, beans, oregano, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cumin. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Uncover; cook 10 minutes or until thickened.

Ladle chili into bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.

*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 137 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 378 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/vegetarian-chili-with-brown-rice/

Soup Special of the Day…..Italian Skillet Roasted Vegetable Soup

November 18, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Soup Special of the Day, Soups | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is an Italian Skillet Roasted Vegetable Soup. Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Zucchini are just a few of the ingredients for this delicious soup! Prepared using your Dutch Oven. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with tips on managing your Diabetes, Diabetic News, and much more so check it out today. Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine! So Enjoy and Eat Health in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Skillet Roasted Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 can (about 14 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 can (about 15 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
Directions
1 – Heat 1 tablespoon oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until edges are browned. Add garlic; cook and stir 15 seconds. Add water, tomatoes, zucchini, and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes.

2 – Add beans, basil, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, salt, and liquid smoke, if desired; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes before serving.

Tip. If your diet plan permits, top with croutons.
Yield: 5 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 157 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 670 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/italian-skillet-roasted-vegetable-soup/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

November 13, 2018 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 – Slow Cooker Turkey Breast. For this weeks recipe I’m passing along a super easy prepared and delicious recipe. You’ll need just 4 ingredients to prepare it; 1 Turkey Breast, Garlic Powder, Paprika, and Dried Parsley. Then the easy part, just put it in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours and it’s done! Pick your own sides out and you have a meal! The recipe is off one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management. Besides all the fantastic Diabetes Friendly Recipes you’ll find Diabetes Management Tips, tips on Weight Control, Diabetic News, Exercise Tips and more! Plus you can subscribe to their Magazine also. So check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Ingredients
1 turkey breast (about 3 pounds)
Garlic powder
Paprika
Dried parsley

Directions
1 – Place turkey in slow cooker. Season with garlic powder, paprika, and parsley. Cover; cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or until internal temperature reaches 170°F.

2 – Remove turkey to cutting board; cover with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving. (Internal temperature will rise 5° to 10°F during stand time.)

Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Serving size: 4 ounces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 140 calories, Carbohydrates: 0g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 79 mg, Sodium: 41 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/slow-cooker-turkey-breast/

It’s Chili, Soup, or Stew Saturday….Home-Style Meat and Potato Soup

November 3, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This Saturday’s Chili, Soup, or Stew is a Home-Style Meat and Potato Soup. Made using Mashed Potatoes and for the Meat your choice of Ham, Sandwich Meat, or Low Fat Hot Dogs. The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, the Diabetes Self Management. Full of Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine! Every issues contains Diabetic Management Tips, Diabetes News, and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Home-Style Meat and Potato Soup
Ingredients
2 tablespoons light margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups skim milk or 1 can (15 ounces) fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
One of the following: 1 ounce leftover diced lean ham, 1 ounce chopped lean sandwich meat, or 1 regular-size, low-fat hot dog, diced
1 ounce low-fat cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, or American), shredded

Directions
In a small saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to make a paste. Add skim milk and stir constantly over medium heat and bring to a slow boil to thicken slightly. Add mashed potato, black pepper, onion powder, and chopped meat. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 2 minutes. Spoon soup into bowls, then top each with a quarter of the shredded cheese.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: about 6 ounces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 361 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/home-style-meat-and-potato-soup/

Soup Special of the Day….Home-Style Meat and Potato Soup

September 2, 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 – Home-Style Meat and Potato Soup. Mashed Potatoes and Meat make one Comfort Food Soup. Plus it’s only 138 calories per serving! It’s another healthy and delicious recipe from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News, and Diabetes Management. Be sure to check it out soon! Also you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. The latest issue was full of delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Home-Style Meat and Potato Soup
Ingredients
2 tablespoons light margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups skim milk or 1 can (15 ounces) fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
One of the following: 1 ounce leftover diced lean ham, 1 ounce chopped lean sandwich meat, or 1 regular-size, low-fat hot dog, diced
1 ounce low-fat cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, or American), shredded
Directions
In a small saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to make a paste. Add skim milk and stir constantly over medium heat and bring to a slow boil to thicken slightly. Add mashed potato, black pepper, onion powder, and chopped meat. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 2 minutes. Spoon soup into bowls, then top each with a quarter of the shredded cheese.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: about 6 ounces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 361 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/home-style-meat-and-potato-soup/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

August 28, 2018 at 5:02 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 – Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. Another way to prepare one of my favorite foods, the Chicken Wing. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website. They have a great selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes like this week’s Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings so be sure to check out the site soon! Also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. You’ll love all the delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes in each issue. So enjoy and Eat healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Ingredients
Large baking sheet, lined with foil, with a wire rack set on top
2 pounds free-range chicken wings
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

2 – Pat chicken dry with paper towels, removing as much moisture as you can. Arrange on the wire rack over the prepared baking sheet, leaving space in between, if possible.

3 – Roast in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, flipping them over halfway through, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced.

4 – Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper, and salt.

5 – Add wings to the lemon sauce and toss until evenly coated. Serve hot.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 291 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 20 g, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/lemon-pepper-chicken-wings/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mushroom and Chicken Skillet

August 14, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Mushroom and Chicken Skillet. Chicken, Rice, Mushrooms, Cream of Celery, Chicken Broth, and Thyme make up this delicious skillet meal! It’s 277 calories and 26 net carbs per serving. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. Besides a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes you’ll find tips on Nutrition, and methods on how to Manage your Diabetes. So Check out the Diabetes Self Management website today. https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mushroom and Chicken Skillet
Ingredients
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups uncooked instant rice
8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) 98% fat-free cream of celery soup, undiluted
Chopped fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Cook chicken in broth and water in 12-inch nonstick skillet until mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in thyme and rice. Place mushrooms on top. (Do not stir mushrooms into rice.) Cover skillet; turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.
2 – Stir in soup; cook over low heat 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Tip: Serve with mixed greens salad and sliced fresh strawberries.

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

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 277 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 67 mg, Sodium: 774 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/mushroom-chicken-skillet/

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