Slow Cooker Soups

May 1, 2016 at 5:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Slow Cooker Soups. Fire up the Crock Pot for these delicious and healthy Slow Cooker Soups recipes. Recipes including; Turkey Tortellini Soup, Chicken Mulligatawny Soup, and Stuffed Pepper Soup. Find these and all the others at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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You’re juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last thing you want to do when you come home is make dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can throw together a few ingredients in the morning and sit down later to a steaming bowl of goodness. And the best part about dinner in one pot: fewer plates to spin on the way to the sink.

 

 

Turkey Tortellini Soup

Purchased cheese tortellini helps create a unique broth-base soup with loads of flavor. Stir in spinach just before serving for extra color and nutrients…..
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Curry powder offers a delicious taste to this Asian-inspired soup. Dish it up tonight for a low-calorie meal the whole family will love……
Stuffed Pepper Soup

This hearty bowl of soup is a perfect dish on chilly days. Brown the beef before adding it to the slow cooker to help remove fat……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Slow Cooker Soups
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/soup/slow-cooker-soups

Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Spring

April 30, 2016 at 5:18 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Spring. Check the Diabetic Living Online website for all your Diabetic Friendly recipes! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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From artichokes to strawberries, these diabetes power foods will add fresh flavors, colors, aromas, and nutrients to your spring cuisine.

Boost Your Meal Plan with Spring Foods

Incorporate these fresh, healthful spring foods into your diabetes meal plan to add variety and improve your overall health. Many choices are available in frozen or canned forms to give you access to good-for-you ingredients all year long. You’ll find nutritional information as well as yummy recipes for each fruit, vegetable, or source of protein.

 
Artichokes

If you’re looking for a healthful food that helps slow down your eating rate and provides a broad range of nutrients, try artichokes. The trick is to keep dressings, sauces, and dips low in fat.

Consider the following:

— One large artichoke contains only 25 calories, no fat, and 170 milligrams of potassium……

 
Halibut

With a firm texture and mild taste, halibut often appeals to people who don’t like fish. Plus, with lots of nutrients in a low-calorie package, halibut is a top choice for anyone.

Find out four health benefits of eating fish!……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Spring
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-10-foods-you-should-eat-spring

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Stir-Fried Broccoli and Carrots

April 26, 2016 at 5:19 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Stir-Fried Broccoli and Carrots. A neighbor passed this one along to me to share, thank you Norma!

 

Stir-Fried Broccoli and Carrots

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Nonstick cooking spray
1 teaspoon grated fresh or bottled ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 cups thinly bias-sliced carrots
1 cup broccoli florets
* Check your supermarkets salad bar for both the thinly sliced carrots and broccoli florets.
Cooking Directions:

1 – For sauce, stir together the orange juice, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Set aside.
2 – Coat an unheated wok or large skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add the ginger, dill, and basil; stir-fry for 15 seconds. Add the carrots; stir-fry for 2 minutes
3 – Add the broccoli; stir-fry about 4 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Push vegetables from the center of the wok.
4 – Stir sauce; add to the center of the wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir all ingredients to heat through.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 50, total fat: 1g, saturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 174mg, carbohydrate: 10g, fiber: 3g, protein: 2g

Diabetic Recipes: Fresh Greens for Dinner

April 24, 2016 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Diabetic Recipes: Fresh Greens for Dinner. Go Green and get healthy! You can find all the recipes and tips on the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Great greens are here! Our five delicious picks can boost nutrition as part of your diabetes meal plan.

 

 

Greens for Dinner

Seeing more green at the grocery store? The early-spring supply of fresh greens is here! Pick some up to add color, flavor, and a ton of nutrition to your meals……

 
Watercress

This delicate green typically is used in salads to add a hint of peppery tang, and it is sometimes used more like an herb than a salad green. The thin stalks and small, round leaves contain a lot of sulfur, which helps purify the blood and build healthy skin and hair cells. Try it in sandwiches and casseroles……

 
Bold Watercress and Pancetta-Apple Salad

Fresh watercress provides a colorful platform for a savory arrangement of quickly cooked pork, pancetta, and apples. Homemade candied pecans make a sweet garnish (use a brown sugar substitute to reduce the amount of sugar needed)…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Recipes: Fresh Greens for Dinner
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/diabetic-recipes-fresh-greens-dinner

Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet

April 23, 2016 at 4:55 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet. Soups and salads for a healthier lunch or dinner! Enjoy. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
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Soup and salad are standard lunch fare, and these recipes don’t disappoint. Or think outside the lunch box by making them for dinner. You’ll love that we made them diabetes-friendly by reducing the carbs, calories, and fat.

 

 

Spinach, Chicken, and Wild Rice Soup

Spinach adds both flavor and nutrients to ordinary chicken and wild rice soup. This 216-calorie slow-cooker soup is effortless and satisfying……

 
Cranberry-Cucumber Salad

This salad is as beautiful as it is delicious. Cucumber, cranberries, and olives fall on a bed of spinach. Top with our mild-flavor homemade dressing……

 
Asian Pork Soup

This quick and easy Asian-inspired soup is a hit. Flavored with ginger, soy sauce, and red pepper, it’s a perfect 140-calorie start to a spicy dinner……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/soup-and-salad-recipes-diabetic-diet

Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes

April 22, 2016 at 4:45 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes. Diabetic Friendly recipes that include; Buffalo Chicken Salad, Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Dressing, and Maple Mahi Mahi Salad. You can see allof them on the Diabetic Living Online website, enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Salads don’t have to mean sacrifice with this bunch of mouthwatering, flavor-packed recipes. Plus, they’re each filling enough to make into a main dish.

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Need a healthful meal in a flash? This low-carb salad has the spicy kick and satisfying crunch of your favorite restaurant-style Buffalo chicken without the extra calories and fat. And it only takes 15 minutes to toss together…..

 
Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Dressing

This citrus-infused side salad will surely be a hit around the dinner table. Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to make and boasts only 14 grams of carb per serving….

 
Maple Mahi Mahi Salad

You won’t need to fish for compliments when you serve this main-dish salad that’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They’ll be begging for the recipe before the meal is over…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/yummy-diabetes-friendly-salad-recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken Waldorf Salad

April 19, 2016 at 5:26 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chicken Waldorf Salad. The perfect salad for any meal. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes on the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html)

 
Chicken Waldorf Salad

Colorful entrée salad that makes great use of leftover chicken. Substitute your favorite variety of apple for a flavor change.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast*Cooksrecipes 2
2 cups chopped cored Red Delicious apples
1 cup sliced celery
2/3 cup halved seedless grapes
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful**
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Red leaf lettuce
Chopped pecans (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine chicken, apples, celery, grapes and 1/4 cup pecans in bowl. Blend mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard and Equal®; stir into chicken mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2 – Spoon salad onto lettuce-lined plates; sprinkle with additional chopped pecans, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.

*Note: Cubed, lean smoked ham can be substituted for the chicken. Pineapple chunks can be substituted for the grapes. Spoon salad into a hollowed-out pineapple half to serve.

**May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories 260, protein 23 g, carbohydrate 24 g, fat 9 g, cholesterol 57 mg, sodium 426 mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chicken-waldorf-salad-diabetic-recipe.html

Better Choice: Healthy Snack Bars

April 19, 2016 at 5:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website – Better Choice: Healthy Snack Bars. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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If you don’t have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand, these Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ bars can make a great snack substitution in a pinch. Just check the label to make sure they’re right for you.

 

 

Best Breakfast Bar: Quaker Soft Baked Cinnamon Pecan Bar

This subtly sweet cinnamon-spiced bar is a hearty start to the day with 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

NUTRITION PER SERVING:
150 cal., 4 g total fat
(0.5 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol.,
140 mg sodium, 25 g carb.
(5 g fiber, 11 g sugars),
6 g pro.

 
Best Carb Bar: Nature Valley Oats ’n Honey Crunchy Granola Bar

If your blood sugar is a little low, these healthy granola bars will do the trick. The combination of honey and rolled oats is ideal for any snacker who prefers crunchy over chewy.

NUTRITION PER SERVING:
190 cal., 7 g total fat
(1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol.,
180 mg sodium, 29 g carb.
(2 g fiber, 11 g sugars),
3 g pro.

 

 

* See all the Better Choice: Healthy Snack Bars by clicking the link below
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/better-choice-healthy-snack-bars

Better Choice: On-The-Go Lunches

April 17, 2016 at 4:50 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Better Choice: On-The-Go Lunches. If you have to eat out, eat as healthy as you can. Find healthy choices from Panera, Subway, and more! It’s all from the Diabetic Living Online website, Enjoy. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Fast-food restaurants aren’t ideal for a healthy meal, but sometimes there’s no alternative. So how can you make the best of your quick lunch? These meals get the Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ stamp—they’re all acceptable options within recommended daily limits.

 

 

Approved for You

Does it feel impossible to make healthy choices on the go? Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ picks are smarter options when you have to stop for a drive-through meal. They might not meet your nutritional needs perfectly, but these winners are the best choices when there’s no time to pack or make lunch. Just be mindful of sodium and calories for the rest of the day.

 

 

Panera

Order half of a Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT—a comfort-food makeover with roasted turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, and avocado on sourdough bread—and a half-order of the Classic Salad (field greens, romaine lettuce, and veggies) with BBQ Ranch Dressing. Pick up a medium Tropical Hibiscus Tea to drink……

 
Subway

Skip a carb-heavy sandwich and go for a veggie-packed Double Chicken Chopped Salad with Fat-Free Italian Dressing. Side with apple slices and a 21-oz. Minute Maid Lite Lemonade…..

 

 

* Click the link below to see all the Better Choice: On-The-Go Lunches
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/better-choice-go-lunches

Better Choice: On-The-Go Breakfasts

April 16, 2016 at 5:06 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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You can be on the go in the mornings but still have a delicious and healthy Breakfast. From the Diabetic Living Online website its Better Choice: On-The-Go Breakfasts. Fast-Food healthy! Check it out on the Diabetic Living Online website! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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A rushed morning doesn’t mean a healthy breakfast has to go out the window. Avoid mid-morning hunger pains and vending machine temptations by stopping for a Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ meal—an acceptable option within recommended daily limits—at popular fast-food restaurants.

 

 

Panera

Skip carb-heavy pastries and try a Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Power Sandwich with fresh egg, Vermont white cheddar cheese and lean smoked ham grilled on freshly baked whole grain bread. Add a medium Caffe Latte for a caffeine boost.

Total: 480 cal., 20 g total fat
(10 g sat. fat), 250 mg chol.,
1,020 mg sodium, 45 g carb.
(4 g fiber, 15 g sugars), 25 g pro.

 
McDonald’s

Keep breakfast simple (and low-cal) with a Fruit ’N ’ Yogurt Parfait layered with low-fat vanilla yogurt, fresh berries, and crunchy granola, along with a 1% Low Fat Milk Jug.

Total: 260 cal., 4.5 g total fat
(2.5 g sat. fat), 15 mg chol., 210 mg sodium, 42 g carb.
(1 g fiber, 35 g sugars), 12 g pro.

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Better Choice: On-The-Go Breakfasts
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/better-choice-go-breakfasts

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