Diabetic Dish of the Week – Curried Ham Salad

December 6, 2016 at 6:31 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Curried Ham Salad. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) has recipes to please all tastes or cuisines so check it out soon. They also have some fantastic recipes for the upcoming Christmas Holiday!

 

Curried Ham Salad

Low-fat, low-sugar curried ham salad, served or a bed of Boston lettuce.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
2 packets Equal® sweetener or 3/4 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham or chicken
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
1 medium banana, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin orange sections, chilled and drained
Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves
Toasted coconut (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1- Pour boiling water over raisins to cover; let stand 5 minutes. Drain.
2 – In a small bowl stir together yogurt, milk, curry powder, Equal® sweetener, and paprika; set aside.
3 – In a large bowl combine ham or chicken, apple and raisins. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
4 – Before serving, stir in banana and mandarin oranges. Serve on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired.
* Makes 4 (1 1/4 cups) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 1 1/4 cups): Calories: 261, Protein: 19 g, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 891 mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/curried-ham-salad-diabetic-recipe.html

Diabetic Sweet Potato Recipes

December 4, 2016 at 6:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Sweet Potato Recipes. Those of us who have a form of Diabetes know how important it is to watch your calories and carbs. So to help you with that here are some Diabetic Friendly Sweet Potato Recipes! Recipes like; Sweet Potato Pie, Turkey and Sweet Potato Chowder, and Sweet Potato Casserole. Find these recipes and all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Diabetic Sweet Potato RecipesDiabetic living logo

Sweet potatoes are a healthy and tasty vegetable to add to your diet. These colorful spuds are loaded with vitamin A and potassium. Plus, they’re inexpensive, leaving your budget intact this holiday season.

 

 

Sweet Potato Pie

Put down the pumpkin — make sweet potato pie instead. This lovely pie features cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla flavors, plus a dollop of whipped dessert topping……

 

 
Turkey and Sweet Potato Chowder

Canned soups can’t compare to this creamy chowder. Filled with corn and chunky sweet potatoes, one serving gives you 4 grams of fiber…..

 

 
Sweet Potato Casserole

Enjoy the crunch of the sweet pecan topping to end your meal. This crustless dessert tastes just like its pie counterpart but with fewer carbs. Use a brown sugar substitute to cut carbohydrate to 16 grams per serving…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Sweet Potato Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/popular/diabetic-sweet-potato-recipes

Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas

December 2, 2016 at 5:48 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website – Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas. Low carb ideas to fight off those Snack attacks! From the home of Diabetic Friendly recipes and ideas, Diabetic Living Online.http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic snacks to ease those hunger pains. A cinch to put together, each snack idea has 15-20 grams of carb per serving.

Low-Carb Snack Ideas for People with Diabetes

If you need a pick-me-up between meals, a snack with 15-20 grams of carbohydrate is often the answer. For someone with diabetes, it’s important to eat a fiber-filled and nutrient-rich snack to curb the appetite before the next meal, says Angela Ginn-Meadow, a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Talk to your health care provider about whether a snack will work in your.

 

 

Grapes and Grahams

Want a crunchy, sweet treat that’s quick and easy to whip together? Spread 1 tablespoon light cream cheese on 2 graham cracker squares and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes……

 
Fruit and Nut Yogurt

Need a snack that will help you go the extra mile? Sprinkle 1 tablespoon dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds atop a 6-ounce carton of plain fat-free Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has more protein than its regular counterpart to keep you satisfied longer, and the sweet cranberries will balance the tangy zip of the yogurt…..

 
Cereal Nut Mix

Get a good dose of fiber by mixing 1/2 cup unsweetened miniature shredded wheat cereal, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, and 1 tablespoon roasted pistachio nuts. By using unsalted nuts, you’ll keep the sodium to a record low of 2 milligrams…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/easy-low-carb-snack-ideas

The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living Longer

December 1, 2016 at 6:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living Longer. At the Diabetic Living website you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with healthy tips, All at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living LongerDiabetic living logo

Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often.

A Handful of Nuts a Day

If your nut-eating is limited to the occasional snack on an airplane or smear of peanut butter on your toast, you could be missing out on some major health benefits. It’s been known for a while that eating nuts is linked with a reduced risk of major diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But only recently has nuts’ connection with longevity become clear.

New Science on Nuts

A few small studies previously suggested that eating nuts may decrease risk of dying prematurely. Then a large study in the New England Journal of Medicine (November 21, 2013) found that eating nuts seven or more times per week was linked with a 20 percent lower risk of dying, in general, compared with not eating nuts. Even eating nuts just once a week was linked with an 11 percent lower risk of dying. The study also showed that the more frequently people ate nuts, the lower their risk for most major causes of death, including cancer and heart disease.

To conduct the study, researchers periodically surveyed 119,000 women and men over a 30-year period, asking how frequently they ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts, as well as tracking changes in their health and other diet and lifestyle influences. Although this type of study can’t prove cause and effect, the fact that it was a large study with a lengthy follow-up period strengthens its findings. Additionally, this new study is supported by previous clinical studies showing that eating nuts might help lower cholesterol levels, decrease high blood sugar, reduce insulin resistance, and keep blood vessels healthy…..

 

 

* Click the link below to read the entire article – The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living Longer
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/health-benefits-eating-nuts-includes-living-longer

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Black Bean and Rice Salad

November 29, 2016 at 6:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Black Bean and Rice Salad.

 

 

Black Bean and Rice Salad

Ingredients
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno peppers, minced
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/4 teaspoons dried cilantro
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn; drain and reserve liquid
1 (15 ounce) can low sodium black beans; drain and reserve liquid
1 tablespoon light olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups instant brown rice
sea salt and pepper to taste

 
Directions
1 – In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, cilantro, basil, red pepper flakes, corn, and beans. Stir to combine the vegetables, then set aside.
2 – In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil at a medium-low heat. Add onions and saute until they are translucent. Add garlic and saute for another minute. Pour in rice and toss to coat. Add reserved liquid from the corn and beans, along with any additional liquid as directed on the rice box. Cook the rice to package specifications. Let the rice cool slightly.
3 – Combine the rice and vegetable mixture. Sea salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Meals to Make with Leftovers

November 26, 2016 at 6:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Meals to Make with Leftovers. Recipes that include; Spaghetti with Meat Loaf Sauce, Salmon Cakes with Caper Mayonnaise, and Turkey and Bean Soup. Find them all at one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 
Meals to Make with LeftoversDiabetic living logo
Tired of tossing perfectly good leftovers? These inventive meals to make with leftovers are so delicious you’ll think they’re new. Whether you’re using leftover cooked chicken, salmon, beef, or pork, there’s a mouthwatering meal idea for you here.

 

 

Spaghetti with Meat Loaf Sauce

Made with leftover Mediterranean Meat Loaf, the sauce for this hearty pasta dish is thick and rich……

 

 
Salmon Cakes with Caper Mayonnaise

These mouthwatering salmon cakes come together easily with leftover cooked salmon. Enjoy their tender flavor with creamy, zesty caper mayo…….

 

 
Turkey and Bean Soup

Looking for meals to make with your leftover roasted turkey? This combination of turkey, roasted vegetables, and cannellini beans makes a satisfying soup supper……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Meals to Make with Leftovers
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/meals-to-make-leftovers

Cozy Chicken Soup Recipes

November 25, 2016 at 6:45 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, soup | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website (http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/) its Cozy Chicken Soup Recipes. Soup recipes to warm up the Soul or a cold day! Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Chicken Soup recipes including; 5-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup, Ginger-Chicken Noodle Soup, and Chicken-Squash Noodle Soup. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website, Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

 

Cozy Chicken Soup RecipesDiabetic living logo

Lift your spirits and tantalize your taste buds with a hearty and healthy bowl of chicken soup, chunky stew, or gumbo. With this delightful and diverse collection of recipes, you’ll never think of chicken soup as boring again.

 

 

5-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

This aromatic soup features a medley of Asian flavors, including five-spice powder that is available at most Asian markets. For a quick and easy one-pot meal, make the chicken ahead of time and refrigerate until use……

 
Ginger-Chicken Noodle Soup

Simply throw the ingredients into the slow cooker for a no-fuss meal that looks as vibrant as it tastes. If you’re watching your blood pressure, cut the salt content by using reduced-sodium chicken broth and soy sauce……

 
Chicken-Squash Noodle Soup

Featuring chunks of tender zucchini, this protein-packed soup also boasts carrots, celery, onion, and garlic for a cozy meal in a bowl……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Cozy Chicken Soup Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/chicken/cozy-chicken-soup-recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

November 22, 2016 at 6:14 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 an Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry. It’s an Oriental skillet combining chicken, broccoli florets, red peppers, onions, water chestnuts, ramen noodles, and baby corn. You’ll find various versions of this one online but this one is from the CooksRecipes website. You can check Cooks for any of your recipe needs. Excellent selecton of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Easy to make spicy and sweet Oriental skillet combining chicken, broccoli florets, red peppers, onions, water chestnuts and ramen noodles. A meal in one – just add fresh fruit for dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

Sauce:
6 tablespoons prepared hoisin sauceCooksrecipes 2
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Stir-Fry:
1 (3-ounce) package any flavor ramen noodle soup mix
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil – divided use
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup baby corn (optional)

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Sauce: Combine all ingredients; set aside.
2 – For Stir-Fry: Remove seasoning packet from ramen noodles and save for another use. Break noodles into pieces. Place in 1-quart microwave safe bowl; pour warm water over noodles. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring twice, until noodles are tender; drain. Set aside.
3 – Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
4 – Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook and stir broccoli 4 minutes. Add red pepper and onion; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes more. Add cooked chicken, water chestnuts and baby corn. Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in cooked noodles and Sauce. Heat until all ingredients are heated through, stirring frequently.
Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 221, protein 20 g, carbohydrate 17 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 44 mg, sodium 641 mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/asian_chicken_and_broccoli_stir-fry_recipe.html

Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes

November 22, 2016 at 6:11 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes. Kick up your Meatless Monday Meals with these recipes from Diabetic Living! Recipes like; Southwestern Breakfast Tostadas, Spinach Alfredo Lasagna, and Layered Asian Salad. Find these and more on one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Low-Carb Vegetarian RecipesDiabetic living logo

Sometimes it seems like meeting a list of dietary requirements is an impossible task. Not so! Our selection of delicious vegetarian low-carb recipes will keep your diabetes on track and your taste buds happy from breakfast to dessert.

 

 

Southwestern Breakfast Tostadas

Carb Count: 24 grams per serving

Perfect for a brunch or a lazy weekend morning, these diabetes-friendly tostadas are packed with protein and fiber. They’re so flavorful, you might decide to whip them up for dinner as well!…..

 
Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Carb Count: 24 grams per serving

Low-carb vegetarian lasagna may sound too good to be true, but here it is! We’ve lightened up the creamy sauce and added spinach, carrots, and mushrooms for color and nutrients. Pair with a crisp green salad for a complete and delicious dinner the whole family will love!…..

 
Layered Asian Salad

Carb Count: 7 grams per serving

Whether you’re heading to a potluck or just want an exceptional brown-bag option for a weekday lunch, our layered salad is easy to make ahead and enjoy later. Unbelievably low in calories, fat, and carbs, this dish is a colorful addition to every healthy eating plan……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/vegetarian/low-carb-vegetarian-recipes

7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes

November 20, 2016 at 6:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes. Diabetic Friendly and easy prepared meals using 7-Ingredients or less. Recipes that include; Grilled Chicken and Creamy Corn, Asian Pork Quesadillas, and Lemony Chicken and Green Beans. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Making healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or ingredients. With these simple recipes that use just seven ingredients or fewer, you can put together a diabetes-friendly meal fast.

 

 

Grilled Chicken and Creamy Corn

Grilling the chicken and corn in this easy dinner recipe results in robust, smoky flavor for just 15 grams of carb per serving. Though perfect for summer, the easy dish can be enjoyed year-round……

 
Asian Pork Quesadillas

Short on time and ingredients? Our low-carb pork quesadillas boast a short ingredients list and pack incredible flavor thanks to a combination of red onion and ground ginger. Plus, you can also whip together a zesty peanut sauce with just a few extra ingredients……

 
Lemony Chicken and Green Beans

This low-carb recipe proves that it’s still possible to indulge in fried chicken on a diabetic meal plan. Pair the meat with fresh green beans, then top the dish with capers and lemon slices to serve……

 

 

* Click the link below to see all the 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/7-ingredient-diabetic-dinner-recipes

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