Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

August 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. Even with Diabetes you still enjoy a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert like MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. It’s only 100 calories and 9 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

Ingredients

1/2 cup crushed gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cup chopped creame de menthe mint candy wafers
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened whipped cream

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 325F.
2 – In small bowl, combine crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter.
3 – Press cookie crumb mixture into bottom of individual small tart dishes custard cups or mini muffin cups.
4 – In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended.
5 – Add egg. Blend in melted chocolate, chopped candy, sour cream and vanilla.
6 – Pour evenly over crumbs.
7 -Bake 20 minutes.
8 – Cool. Refrigerate until serving.
9 – Before serving, top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
NOTES:
Serve a decadent cheesecake to each of your guests at your next dinner party. They’ll be calling you the Host of the Year.

Recipe Yield: Makes 24 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 100
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 55 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Sugars: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/mini-chocolate-mint-cheesecakes

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – CREAMY TUNA MAC CASSEROLE

August 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – CREAMY TUNA MAC CASSEROLE. Made using Macaroni Pasta, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Fat Free Sour Cream, Can of Tuna, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Onions, Egg, Salt and Pepper, Potato Chips, and Paprika. The dish is 29 calories and 19 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other many Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CREAMY TUNA MAC CASSEROLE

Ingredients

2 (8 oz) packages Skinny Noodles Macaroni
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 Cup fat-free sour cream
1 (6 oz) can tuna, drained
1-1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 Cup chopped onions
1 egg, whisked
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Cup finely crushed potato chips
1 pinch paprika

Directions

1 – Pre-heat oven to 400F.
2 – Open packages of Skinny Noodles Macaroni into a colander.
3 – Rinse with warm water and drain well. Pat dry noodles with paper towels.
4 – Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
5 – Add noodles and dry fry for 3-4 minutes; turn off heat and let sit.
6 – In a large bowl mix all ingredients except potato chips and paprika. Add Skinny Noodles and mix again, add salt and pepper to taste.
7 – Transfer content to a lightly greased 1.5 quart casserole dish, sprinkle top with crushed chips and paprika and cook for 30 – 35 minutes.
8 – Remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 299
Fat: 15 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Cholesterol: 73 milligrams
Protein: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/creamy-tuna-mac-casserole

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MINT CHEESECAKE BARS

August 8, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – MINT CHEESECAKE BARS. Replacing Sugar in the Dessert will be Splenda sweetener. Graham Crackers, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Eggs, Semisweet Chocolate are just some of the other ingredients that you’ll be needing. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINT CHEESECAKE BARS

Recipe Yield: 20 Servings

Ingredients

Crust

2 tablespoons SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
Filling

12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food color
Chocolate Drizzle
12 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Spray one eight-inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside
3 – Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 8 minutes or until firm.
4 – Mix cream cheese and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, mint extract and green food coloring; mix well.
5 – Pour over prepared crust.
6 – Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until firm.
7 – Refrigerate cheesecake bars 2 hours or until chilled and firm. Melt chocolate and drizzle over the top.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 170
Calories from fat: 100
Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 105 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Sugars: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/mint-cheesecake-bars

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice

August 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice TUESDAY

This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice. Fire that grill up for this week’s recipe! Shrimp and Brown Rice make up this Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipe. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News, Diabetic Management Tips, and more! Plus you subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice
You’ll want to break out the grill for this mouthwatering seafood dish! Chopped fresh mango perfectly complements the sweet and spicy barbecue shrimp in this exotic dish, while jalapeño peppers add some kick.

Ingredients
20 frozen large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (26 to 30 per pound)
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
1 cup chopped fresh mango** (about 1 medium mango)
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped and seeded jalapeño pepper*
2 teaspoons lime juice

Directions
1 – Thaw shrimp according to package directions.

2 – Cook brown rice according to package directions, omitting salt; set aside.

3 – Meanwhile, thread shrimp onto 4 metal skewers, leaving 1/8-inch space between shrimp. In small bowl stir together barbecue sauce and ginger. Grill shrimp on greased rack of uncovered grill directly over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once and brushing frequently with sauce mixture.

4 – Stir mango, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime juice into hot rice. Spoon onto serving plates. Serve shrimp on top of rice mixture.

Note: Mangos are chock-full of vitamins A and C. They also are rich in fiber and contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals.

**Note: To chop a mango, first cut off all four sides around the pit. Then slide a knife between the skin and meat of the mango. Remove skin and cut into chunks then chop into smaller pieces.

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

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup rice and 5 shrimp.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 200 calories, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 396 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/barbecued-shrimp-over-tropical-rice/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

August 1, 2019 at 6:03 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 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Nothing like a Ice Cream Sandwich on a hot day! To make this recipe you’ll need; Creamy Peanut Butter, Chocolate Wafer Cookies, and Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream. 3 ingredients, how easy is this! They are 129 calories and 14 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a fantastic and huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and this low-carb, homemade twist on the classic is sure to have you squealing with delight. Requiring just three ingredients, these treats can be assembled in minutes — and are sure to be snatched up just as quickly!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
8 chocolate wafer cookies
2/3 cup no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions
1 – Spread peanut butter evenly over flat sides of all cookies.

2 – Spoon ice cream over peanut butter on 4 cookies. Top with remaining 4 cookies, peanut butter sides down. Press down lightly to force ice cream to edges of sandwiches.

3 – Wrap each sandwich tightly in foil. Freeze at least 2 hours or up to 5 days.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 sandwich.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 129 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 124 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-peanut-butter-ice-cream-sandwiches/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – GRILLED ONION BURGER

July 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a GRILLED ONION BURGER. Made using 95% Lean Ground Beef along with toppings of Sweet Onion, Salt and Pepper, Lettuce, and Tomato Slices all served on a Hamburger Buns (Split and Toasted). The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes to please everyone! Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

GRILLED ONION BURGER

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds 95% lean ground beef
1 large sweet onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns, split, toasted
Lettuce leaves
Tomato slices

Directions

1 – Lightly shape Ground Beef into four 3/4-inch thick patties. Brush onion slices with oil.
2 – Place patties and onion slices on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Grill onions, 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, brushing with oil and turning occasionally.
3 – Season burgers and onions with salt and pepper as desired.
4 – Line bottom of each bun with lettuce. Place burgers on top of lettuce. Top with tomatoes and grilled onions. Close bun.
NOTES:
Here’s a healthier version of a classic burger topped with grilled onions and all the fixings.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 368
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 324 milligrams
Protein: 39 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/grilled-onion-burger

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Summer’s Best Gazpacho

July 27, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, 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 Summer’s Best Gazpacho. Easy to prepare and its only 127 calories and 11 net carbs per serving! Made using; Tomato Juice, Diced Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Chunky Salsa, Olive Oil, Garlic, Avocado, and fresh Cilantro and Basil. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website and Magazine. You’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! Plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Summer’s Best Gazpacho
Ingredients
3 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
2 1/2 cups finely diced tomatoes (2 large)
1 cup finely diced yellow or red bell pepper (1 small)
1 cup finely diced unpeeled cucumber
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ripe avocado, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro or basil

Directions
1 – Combine tomato juice, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, salsa, oil, and garlic in large bowl; mix well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before serving.

2 – Stir in avocado and cilantro just before serving.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 127 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 444 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/summers-best-gazpacho/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

July 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES. Brownies, that’s all you have to say! Made using Flour, Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, Oil, Chocolate Extract, and Eggs. Stir well and bake! Dessert without the Guilt. Only 80 calories per Brownie. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

Recipe Yield: Servings: 24

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
2 eggs

Frosting Ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T unsweetened cocoa
1 T skim or 2% milk
1/2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
1/8 tsp butter flavor

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F.
2 – Grease bottom only of 8-inch square pan.
3 – Combine all brownie ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread in greased pan.
4 – Bake at 350 F. for 13-18 minutes, or until top is dry and springs back when touched lightly in center.
5 – Cool for 15 minutes.
6 – Meanwhile, combine all frosting ingredients in a small bowl & mix well.
7 – Spread over top of slightly cooled brownies or cut brownies into squares and drizzle with frosting (as shown, adjust milk to get the right consistency).
8 – Cool completely.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 80
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Cholesterol: 18 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/not-so-guilty-brownies

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Surfin’ Salmon

July 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Surfin’ Salmon. To make this dish you’ll need 1 can (about 14 ounces) of salmon, drained and skin and bones removed. Along with Corn Flakes, Egg Substitute, Fat Free Milk, Dill Weed, Black Pepper, and Hot Pepper Sauce. For toppings; Tarter Sauce and Pimiento Pieces. This recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more all at the Diabetes Self Management website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Surfin’ Salmon
Chock-full of healthful omega-3 fatty acids, you can’t go wrong with this fun fish dish. And with its delightful shape and friendly face, the kids will look forward to getting their serving of seafood!

Ingredients
1/3 cup cornflake crumbs
1/3 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 can (about 14 ounces) salmon, drained and skin and bones removed
Nonstick cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
6 tablespoons tartar sauce
5 small pimiento pieces

Directions
1 – Combine cornflake crumbs, egg substitute, milk, dill, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce in large bowl. Add salmon; mix well.

2 – Shape salmon mixture into 5 large egg-shaped balls. Flatten each ball into 3/4-inch-thick oval. Pinch one end of each oval to make tail shape.

3 – Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook fish over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes per side or until firm and lightly browned. Turn fish over, adding oil to skillet, as necessary, to prevent sticking and increase browning.

4 – Place small drop tartar sauce and pimiento on each fish to make “eye.” Serve with remaining tartar sauce, if desired.

5 – Serving Suggestion: For a tasty side dish of sea plants, serve fish on a bed of shredded Romaine lettuce and matchstick-size cucumber slices.

Yield: 5 servings.

Serving size: 1 salmon patty.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 279 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 20 g, Fat: 17 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 37 mg, Sodium: 638 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/surfin-salmon/

Farmers’ Market Potato Salad

July 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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For a healthy and Diabetes Friendly recipe to go with the Surfin’ Salmon, I have a Farmers’ Market Potato Salad to go with it. To make this side dish you’ll need; Pickled Red Onions, Green Beans, Assorted Potatoes, Nonfat Greek Yogurt, White Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Spicy Mustard, and Salt. One delicious kicked up Potato Salad! This recipe also comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Farmers’ Market Potato Salad

Ingredients
Pickled Red Onions (recipe here)
2 cups cubed assorted potatoes (purple, baby red, Yukon Gold, and/or a combination)
1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon spicy mustard
1 teaspoon salt

Directions
1 – Prepare Pickled Red Onions.

2 – Bring large saucepan of water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until fork-tender. Add green beans during last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain potatoes and green beans.

3 – Stir yogurt, vinegar, oil, mustard, and salt in large bowl until smooth and well blended.

4 – Add potatoes, green beans, and Pickled Red Onions to dressing; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to develop before serving.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 107 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 628 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/farmers-market-potato-salad/

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