Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Swedish Potato Salad

June 20, 2021 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 Swedish Potato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Potatoes, Leeks, Capers, White Pepper, Fat Free Mayonnaise, and Fat Free Sour Cream. There’s 83 calories and 17 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Swedish Potato Salad
This simple potato salad features just six ingredients and comes together in 30 minutes. Creamy and flavorful, it’s a perfect pairing for burgers, chicken, steak, and all your favorite foods!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes

4 cups cubed potatoes
1 cup chopped leeks, both green and white portions
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 cup fat-free sour cream

Directions
Yield: 11 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Cover and bring to boil, cooking until just tender. Drain, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and chill. Stir in chopped leeks and capers, and add white pepper. Fold mayonnaise into sour cream and add mixture to potatoes, stirring until well blended. Chill until serving time.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 83 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 131 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Kiwi and Strawberries with Pine Nuts

June 16, 2021 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 Kiwi and Strawberries with Pine Nuts. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Kiwi Fruits, Strawberries, Orange Juice, and Pine Nuts. There’s 57 calories and 8 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Kiwi and Strawberries with Pine Nuts
A juicy, low-carb treat that says spring is in the air!

Ingredients
2 kiwi fruits
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Peel kiwis and slice into thin rounds. Arrange on 4 dessert plates.

2 – Wash, hull, and slice strawberries. Arrange over kiwi slices. Drizzle orange juice evenly over each dish. Top evenly with pine nuts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 57 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week -Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

June 15, 2021 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 Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese. You’ll combine Ground Turkey Breast along with Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Oil, Paprika, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper. When I make my Turkey Burgers I use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. It’s less calories and less fat than regular Ground Turkey. The Burger is topped with Onions and Blue Cheese. A Burger to please for sure! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

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
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

June 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, vegetables | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Zucchini, Purple Onion, Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Salad Dressing, Roasted Red Peppers, Cooking Spray, French Rolls, and Sliced Smoked Provolone Cheese. No Meat Needed! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches
Trying a vegetarian approach, or just looking for a meal for Meatless Mondays? These hearty veggie heroes are the perfect centerpiece to a meat-free meal!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 16–22 minutes.

2 zucchini (about 8 inches long), cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/2 large purple onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and separated into rings
4 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
1/2 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1/2 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained
Cooking spray
9 (2-ounce) French rolls
9 (3/4-ounce) slices smoked provolone cheese

Directions
Yield: 9 sandwiches
Serving size: 1 sandwich

1 – Place zucchini slices, onion rings, mushroom slices, and quartered artichoke hearts into a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss to coat vegetables well. Let mixture stand at room temperature 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Gently toss in red peppers to coat with dressing. Drain vegetables and discard remaining dressing.

2 – Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread out vegetables in a 9″ x 13″ pan coated with cooking spray. Roast vegetables for 15–20 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork; carefully stir halfway through cooking. Warm French rolls. Split rolls and place the bottoms on a baking sheet. Drain liquid off vegetables. Spoon about 1/2 cup vegetables on the bottom of each roll. Top each with a slice of provolone cheese and the other half of the roll. Return to the oven for 1–2 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 282 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Sodium: 710 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Tangy Blue Cheese Potato Salad

June 13, 2021 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 a Tangy Blue Cheese Potato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Red New Potatoes, Light Mayonnaise, Light Sour Cream, Garlic Powder, Cider Vinegar, Reduced-Fat Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Celery. There is 116 calories and 12 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Tangy Blue Cheese Potato Salad
Put a creamy twist on a picnic classic! Featuring mayo, sour cream, and chunks of blue cheese, this is a simple yet satisfy side for your next trip to the park.

Ingredients
1 pound red new potatoes
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/3 cup reduced-fat crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup chopped celery

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

Serving size:
3/4 cup

1. Boil potatoes until tender, drain, and cool. Cut into 1-inch chunks; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, vinegar, and blue cheese in medium bowl.

3. Fold in potatoes and celery and mix to combine.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 116 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 84 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Appetizer of the Week -Sweet Potato Minestrone

June 12, 2021 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 a Sweet Potato Minestrone. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Onion, Celery, Sweet Potatoes, Great Northern Beans, Tomatoes, Spices, Kale, Grated Parmesan Cheese 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Minestrone
The calendar is showing October, and that can only mean one thing — we’re in sweet potato season! Perfect for warming up on a crisp fall evening, this hearty soup is jam-packed with nutrients. And with its blend of sweet potatoes, Great Northern beans, tomatoes and kale, it’s as beautifully colored as the autumn leaves

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

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.

Nutrition Information:
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
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Cherry Cake

June 10, 2021 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 No-Bake Cherry Cake. You’ll need a Prepared Angel Food Cake along with Fat Free Skim Milk, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Vanilla Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix, and Light Cherry Pie Filling. It’s only 156 calories per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

No-Bake Cherry Cake
Use summer’s bounty of fresh berries for this scrumptious no-bake cake. Requiring just five simple ingredients and a few simple steps to prepare — no oven required! — it’s the perfect homemade treat for all your warm weather festivities.
Ingredients

1 (10-inch) prepared angel food cake
1 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla sugar-free fat-free instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 can (21 ounces) light cherry pie filling

Directions
1 – Cut cake into bite-sized pieces; press into 11×7-inch baking dish.

2 – Beat milk, sour cream, and pudding mix in medium bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until thickened. Spread over cake in baking dish.

3 – Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1 piece cake (1/12 total recipe).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 326 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Sirloin Steak Antipasto Salad

June 8, 2021 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 Sirloin Steak Antipasto Salad. Made using Beef Top Sirloin Steak, Garlic, Black Pepper, Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Fat-Free Italian or Caesar Salad Dressing, and Fresh Basil. Steak and Salad equals a Meal! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sirloin Steak Antipasto Salad
Juicy grilled sirloin steak makes the perfect addition to this light and crispy Mediterranean-style salad. Featuring the colors of crunchy romaine lettuce, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, it’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Ingredients
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 beef top sirloin steak (about 1 pound and 3/4 inch thick), trimmed of fat
8 cups torn romaine lettuce
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
16 pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichoke hearts in water, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup fat-free Italian or Caesar salad dressing
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into thin strips

Directions
1 – Prepare grill for direct cooking or preheat broiler. Sprinkle garlic and pepper over steak.

2 – Grill steak over medium-hot coals or broil 4 inches from heat 4 minutes per side for medium-rare or until desired doneness. Transfer steak to cutting board; tent with foil. Let stand at least 5 minutes.

3 – Meanwhile, combine lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and artichoke hearts in large bowl. Add dressing; toss well. Transfer to four plates.

4 – Cut steak crosswise into thin slices; arrange over salads. Drizzle juices from cutting board over steak. Sprinkle with basil.

Tip: Beef top sirloin steak is a versatile cut of meat that can be grilled, broiled or cooked in a skillet. When cooking steaks, use a spatula or tongs to prevent the loss of meat juices.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 250 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 776 mg, Fiber: 9 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

June 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Vegetable Broth, Shell Pasta, Zucchini, ) Italian-Seasoned Diced Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Basil, and Black Pepper. The Soup is 126 calories and 15 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Pasta Soup With Fennel
Jam-packed with shell pasta and veggies, this light, broth-based soup is perfect for a transitioning from winter to spring. And with only about 20 minutes of preparation time, it’s an easy way to quickly quench a craving for home cooking.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta
1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 can (about 14 ounces) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Dash black pepper (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup.

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and pasta; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

2 – Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Ladle into shallow bowls; top with cheese, basil, and black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 126 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Parmesan

June 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Asparagus with Parmesan. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Asparagus, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kosher Salt, and Black Pepper. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Asparagus with Parmesan
Like asparagus? You’ll love this simple preparation for this spring’s fresh harvest! With just four ingredients and only about 10 minutes to put together, it’s suitable for even novice chefs.

Ingredients
3 cups diagonally sliced asparagus (2-inch slices)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

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

1 – Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add asparagus; cover and cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Remove from heat; sprinkle with Parmesan, salt and pepper; mix to combine.
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