Diabetic Dish of the Week – Two Cheese Pizza

June 28, 2016 at 5:22 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 Two Cheese Pizza. You’ll use low-fat ricotta cheese, shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, red peppers, and spices. It’s off one of my favorite sites, CooksRecipes (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) The CooksRecipes site has a huge selection of recipes to suit all tastes and cuisines, check it out soon!

Two Cheese Pizza

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crustCooksrecipes 2
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 large red pepper, cut into strips

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
2 – Spread whole-wheat flour over working surface. Roll out dough with rolling pin to desired crust thickness.
3 – Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray. Transfer pizza crust to cookie sheet. Brush olive oil over crust.
4 – Mix the ricotta cheese with the dried basil, onion, garlic, and salt; spread this mixture over crust.
5 – Sprinkle crust with mozzarella cheese. Top cheese with mushrooms and red pepper.
6 – Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until cheese melts and crust is deep golden brown. Cut into 8 slices.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 420; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Total Carbs: 44g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 20g; Sodium: 580mg; Potassium: 265mg.

Diabetic Spinach Recipes

June 26, 2016 at 5:25 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 Spinach Recipes. Recipes including; Savory Bean Spinach Soup and Warm Pancetta and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad. You can find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Diabetic Spinach RecipesDiabetic living logo
The American Diabetes Association and Popeye agree: With its low glycemic index and wealth of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. Here are some of our favorite recipes — from appetizers to entrees — that are so delicious, we’re sure that famous sailor would put down his can of the leafy stuff and step into the kitchen himself.



Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Strata

This fresh strata is the perfect way to showcase your findings from the farmer’s market. High in protein and charged with vitamin A, its fabulous flavor comes from luscious veggies and a zing of feta…..

Savory Bean Spinach Soup

Low in calories, this nutritious soup can be made in a slow cooker, so you can come home on a cool evening and warm up with this hearty meal. No one will ever guess how easy it was to prepare!….

Warm Pancetta and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Low in calories and carbs, this distinctive spinach salad is simple enough to toss together on a moment’s notice, but sophisticated enough for a romantic dinner at home…..



* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Spinach Recipes

The Saturday Evening Dessert – Strawberry Cream Pie

June 25, 2016 at 5:32 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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This week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is a Strawberry Cream Pie. I found several versions of this online but went with the one on the Diabetic Living Online website, lower in calories and carbs than most of the others. Check out the Diabetic Living Online website (http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/) for health, delicious, and diabetic – friendly recipes.

Strawberry Cream Pie


2 1/2 cups strawberriesDiabetic living logo
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate or frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 slightly beaten egg whites
1 tablespoon tequila or orange juice
1 3 – ounce package ladyfingers, split
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 8 – ounce container frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
Sliced strawberries (optional)
Fresh mint (optional)


1 – Place the 2-1/2 cups strawberries in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Measure strawberries (you should have about 1-1/2 cups.)
2 – In a medium saucepan stir together the sugar and gelatin. Stir in the blended strawberries and limeade and lemonade concentrate. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture bubbles and the gelatin is dissolved. Gradually stir about half of the gelatin mixture into the egg whites. Return mixture to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat about 3 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Do not boil. Pour into a medium bowl; stir in tequila or orange juice. Chill until mixture mounds when spooned, stirring occasionally (about 2 hours).
3 – Meanwhile, cut half of the split ladyfingers in half crosswise; stand on end around the outside edge of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or a 9-inch springform pan. Arrange remaining split ladyfingers in the bottom of the pan. Drizzle the 2 tablespoons orange juice over the ladyfingers.
4 – Fold whipped topping into strawberry mixture. Spoon into prepared pan. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until set. If desired, garnish with the sliced strawberries and mint. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 130 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 39 mg chol., 48 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (1 g fiber), 4 g pro.


Our Best Potato Recipes

June 22, 2016 at 5:11 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Our Best Potato Recipes. Here’s some Diabetic Friendly recipes on one of my favorite side dishes, the Potato. Recipes that include; Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, Three-Cheese Whipped Potatoes, and Cheesy Meat & Potato Casserole. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Our Best Potato RecipesDiabetic living logo

Enjoyed alone or accompanied by meat, veggies, or cheese, potatoes make a perfect side dish, satisfying soup, savory casserole, and even a sweet dessert.



Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Serve this comfort-food casserole as a side dish or as a main course with a salad on the side……

Three-Cheese Whipped Potatoes

Treat yourself to spoonfuls of cheesy whipped potatoes with only 3 grams of fat and 107 calories per serving……

Cheesy Meat & Potato Casserole

Packed with protein and loaded with gooey cheese, cubed pork chops offer a twist on a meat-and-potatoes meal you can really sink your teeth into…….



* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Potato Recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Garden Pasta Salad

June 21, 2016 at 4:51 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment

This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Garden Pasta Salad. Pasta Shells and a variety of Vegetables makes a perfect side or entree for your Diabetic Friendly Meal. You can find this recipe along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes at the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html



Garden Pasta Salad

Who can resist a creamy pasta and vegetable salad that has 31% less calories than the traditional recipe. Use your favorite vegetables in place of those suggested in the recipe if you like.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound penne or medium pasta shells, cooked, drained, cooledCooksrecipes 2
1 large yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup blanched sugar snap peas
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 teaspoons drained green peppercorns, crushed (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine pasta, bell pepper, peas, green onions, snap peas and carrots in salad bowl. Blend mayonnaise, vinegar, milk, parsley, Equal® and peppercorns, if desired.
2 – Stir dressing into salad mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Makes 10 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): calories 196, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 40 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 110 mg.


Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes

June 21, 2016 at 4:51 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online its Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes. Pasta Salads to satisfy all tastes with recipes that include; Italian Pasta Salad, Greek Garden Pasta Salad, and Poblano Pasta Salad. You can find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website, enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Healthy Pasta Salad RecipesDiabetic living logo

Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh, and easy pasta salad. And with so many variations—we have diabetes-friendly recipes for hot and cold pasta salads, meatless and chicken pasta salads—it’s a foolproof main dish or side dish to bring to any backyard barbecue or potluck.



Italian Pasta Salad

Basil boosts the flavor of this low-carb pasta salad. Crispy snap peas, sweet pepper, and olives round out the recipe for a veggie-packed side dish……

Greek Garden Pasta Salad

No garden needed for this pasta side dish—just fresh veggies! Fat-free or Greek yogurt mixed with light mayonnaise forms a creamy base without the calories and carbs that an everyday pasta salad dressing brings…..

Poblano Pasta Salad

Bring this spicy Southwestern salad recipe to a cookout to give the party an extra kick. Top the light, cold pasta salad with crunchy, heart-healthy pumpkin seeds and some queso fresco……



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes

Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes

June 19, 2016 at 5:05 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 Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes. Low Carb sides to go with your healthy entrée. Recipes including; Grilled Vegetable Platter, Mushrooms Silvestri, and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish RecipesDiabetic living logo
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side dishes, which have 20 grams of carb or less per serving. Enjoy these mouth-watering accompaniments with your favorite entrée as part of your diabetic diet.



Butternut Squash Quinoa Pilaf

Replace regular rice or potatoes with this quinoa pilaf and you’ll never miss them! The butternut squash adds richness, while the cloves of garlic pop the flavor without loads of butter or salt, so you can enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for just 19 grams of carb and 5 grams of fat…..

Potato-Kale Salad

This light potato salad is not only low in carbs with just 15 grams per serving, it’s also low in calories, fat, and sodium. Packed with vitamins and flavor, this delicious potato salad can be enjoyed guilt-free!…..

Scalloped Root Veggies

When the occasion calls for something a little more special than plain old potatoes, this companion dish is the perfect choice. Packed with vitamin C thanks to celery root and parsnips, this savory recipe is low in fat and calories and perfect for a comfort-food fix….



* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes

Our Best Side-Dish Recipes

June 16, 2016 at 5:10 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 2 Comments
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Our Best Side-Dish Recipes. Recipes including; Pesto Mashed Potatoes, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad, and Ravioli Salad. You can find them all along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website, Enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Our Best Side-Dish RecipesDiabetic living logo

You have your main dish figured out. Now what are you going to serve on the side? Whether you love fresh salads or hearty comfort foods like mashed potatoes, we have your favorite side dishes here.

Pesto Mashed Potatoes

A surefire dinner favorite, these mashed potatoes are lightened with reduced-fat cream cheese, fat-free milk, and a homemade, lower-fat pesto featuring basil and spinach……

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Avocado and grapefruit might sound like an odd combination, but the creamy-tart flavors complement each other perfectly in this salad. If you buy packaged mixed salad greens, a 10-ounce package contains about the right amount for this salad……

Ravioli Salad

Purchased Italian salad dressing, tossed with ravioli, broccoli, carrots, and pea pods, is used for this salad. Other reduced-calorie dressings work as well……

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Side-Dish Recipes

Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes

June 14, 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 the Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes, enjoy and eat healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Best-Loved Zucchini RecipesDiabetic living logo

Whether it’s the star of the show or a supporting player, zucchini shines. With its delicate taste and wealth of vitamins and potassium, it’s a versatile and valuable addition to any menu. We have gathered our favorite diabetic zucchini recipes that will have your taste buds shouting, “Bravo!” — all the way from breakfast to dessert.



Zucchini Pancakes

Low in fat and calories, these savory pancakes make a unique and delicious starter for any party. A dollop of light sour cream sprinkled with shredded zucchini gives this award-winning appetizer an elegant, festive finish……

Eggplant-Zucchini Parmesan

With just five ingredients, this low-fat, low-calorie recipe couldn’t be easier. Toss it all in the slow cooker in the morning, and you’ll come home that evening to a hot, hearty meal big enough to serve the whole family…..

Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata

This flavorful frittata is perfect for brunch with company or for a cozy night in. Parsley, fresh ground pepper, and green onions turn up the spice in this pretty, low-carb entree……



* Click the link below to get all the Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spicy Thai Coleslaw

June 14, 2016 at 4:54 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 Spicy Thai Coleslaw. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which is loaded with delicious and healthy recipes for all tastes or cuisines, enjoy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html



Spicy Thai Coleslaw

A unique coleslaw pairing shredded cabbage, tomatoes and carrots in a spicy-sweet dressing. Dry roasted peanuts add a touch of Thai. Make it easy by using bags of shredded cabbage and carrots.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium head green cabbage, finely shreddedCooksrecipes 2
3 tomatoes, seeded, chopped
3 carrots, peeled, shredded
1/4 cup fish sauce*
1 large lime
4 teaspoons Equal® Spoonful**
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander (optional)

Cooking Directions:

For Dressing, whisk all ingredients until combined. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
For Salad, gently toss all ingredients in large salad bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine.
Makes 8 servings.

*Found in Oriental section of most grocery stores.

**May substitute 2 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 76, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 12 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 743 mg.


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