Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Squash and Corn

October 2, 2022 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 Squash and Corn. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Zucchini, Green Chilies,  Corn Oil, Onion, Bacon Bits, Frozen Corn, Water, and Salt. There’s 65 calories and 9 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Squash and Corn
Packed with zucchini, fresh corn, and a kick from sliced chilies, this side adds a burst of flavor for any meal. Perfect for pairing with pork, chicken, or seafood.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20–25 minutes.

1 pound zucchini, sliced lengthwise
3 roasted green chilies, peeled and seeded (banana peppers were used in testing; alternatively, half a 4 1/2-ounce can of roasted, diced chilies can be used)
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon real bacon bits
2 cups frozen corn, thawed (fresh corn cut from the cob can also be used)
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt

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

1 – Dice zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces. Thinly slice chilies. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, add oil, and warm over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 3–4 minutes. Add bacon bits and corn and cook 2–3 minutes more, stirring frequently. Add water, squash, chilies, and salt; stir to mix. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10–15 minutes, or until corn and zucchini are tender; stir occasionally.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 65 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 91 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Clusters

September 29, 2022 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 – Chocolate Clusters. Easy to make, 5 ingredients, and 71 calories and 12 carbs per Cluster. To make this recipe you’ll need Vanilla Wafers, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate Syrup, and Vanilla.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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Clusters
Taking just 15 minutes and 5 ingredients to whip up, these chocolate treats are sure to put a smile on the faces of children and adults alike!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers), graham cracker crumbs, or cornflake crumbs
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2/3 cup powdered sugar plus additional powdered sugar for garnish
1/2 cup canned chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 24 clusters
Serving size: 1 cluster

* Stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, coconut, and 2/3 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Stir in the syrup and vanilla until well blended. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in additional powdered sugar. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 71 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 27 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-clusters/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Herb-Grilled Bass

September 27, 2022 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 Herb-Grilled Bass. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Bass Fillets, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, Garlic Salt, Onion Powder, Paprika, Lemon Pepper, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Minced Garlic, Dried Parsley, and Cooking Spray. There’s 133 calories and 1 carb 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Herb-Grilled Bass
Chock-full of healthful fats, this dish is great for your heart — and your taste buds! Flavored with garlic salt, onion powder, paprika, lemon pepper, minced garlic, and parsley, it’s an herb-lover’s delight!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 15 minutes.
Chilling time: 30 minutes

2 bass fillets (8 ounces each)
Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/2 teaspoon (or 1/2 clove) minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
Cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 ounces fish

1 – Preheat grill to medium heat. Lightly spray both sides of fish fillets with olive oil cooking spray. Combine garlic salt, onion powder, paprika, and lemon pepper in a small bowl and stir to mix well. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly onto both sides of fish fillets. Refrigerate seasoned fillets for 30 minutes to allow flavor to penetrate fish. Right before grilling, heat margarine, garlic, and parsley in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat when margarine is melted and cover to keep warm.

2 – Coat grill rack or grill basket with cooking spray. Grill fish for 4–6 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Stir margarine mixture and drizzle over fish.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 133 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 46 mg, Sodium: 266 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/herb-grilled-bass/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – GREEN BEANS WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS

September 25, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is GREEN BEANS WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Green Beans, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Ground Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Sunflower Seeds, and Oregano. There’s 38 calories and 4 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

GREEN BEANS WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS
Recipe for Green Beans with Sunflower Seeds from our Side Dishes recipe section.

Ingredients

1 pound fresh green beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

1 – Snap the ends off the beans. If they are very young, leave the beans whole; if large, break the beans into 2-inch lengths. Place the beans in a saucepan; add 1 cup water and the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.
2 – Cover and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook about 8 minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender; drain.
3 – Sprinkle the sunflower seeds and oregano over the beans. Toss lightly to mix.

Recipe Yield: Makes: About 3 cups (6 Servings)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 38
Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 37 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Sugars: 1 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/green-beans-with-sunflower-seeds

Appetizer of the Week – Baked Lime Chili Corn Tortilla Chips SATURDAY

September 24, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizers, Apple of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Baked Lime Chili Corn Tortilla Chips. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Corn Tortillas, Lime Juice, Ground Cumin, and Chili Powder. There’s 78 calories and 14 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Baked Lime Chili Corn Tortilla Chips
These delightfully crunchy chips aren’t your typical fried party fare. They take just 25 minutes to prepare and are perfect for pairing with salsa or guacamole. Set them out at kickoff

and have a second helping ready for halftime!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes

12 6-inch corn tortillas
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 10 chips

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. With clean scissors, cut each tortilla into 8 triangles and arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Pour lime juice into mister, and spray each wedge lightly. Combine cumin and chili powder in sprinkler, and sprinkle each wedge. Bake for about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and turn each wedge over. Remist with lime juice, and resprinkle with cumin and chili powder. Bake for an additional 8 minutes until the chips are crisp but not brown. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 78 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/baked-lime-chili-corn-tortilla-chips/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

September 22, 2022 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 Rich Chocolate Cupcakes. To make these you’ll be needing Fat Free Margarine, Sugar, Flour, Cocoa, Baking Soda, Salt, Buttermilk, and Vanilla. The Cupcakes are 97 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a homemade treat to bake this weekend, you’ll want to try our this delightful chocolate cupcake recipe. With just 97 calories per serving, these pastries are the perfect indulgence!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 18–20 minutes

6 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Serving size: 1 cupcake

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; add dry mixture alternately with the buttermilk and vanilla to the saucepan containing the margarine and sugar. Stir the batter with a whisk until it is well blended. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack. Store, covered, at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 97 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 146 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/rich-chocolate-cupcakes/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Cajun Stew

September 20, 2022 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 Cajun Stew. This week’s recipe is made using Onion, Celery, Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, Turkey Andouille Sausage Links, Tomatoes, Okra, Rice and more! The Stew is 199 calories 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cajun Stew
In the mood for some home cooking? You’ll love this authentic taste of the bayou! Featuring a hearty blend of chicken, andouille sausage, okra and brown rice, it will keep you fueled for hours.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 boneless skinless chicken thigh (about 4 ounces), cut into bite-size pieces
2 (2-ounce) turkey or chicken andouille sausage links, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
2 cups frozen sliced okra
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

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

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add chicken and turkey sausage; cook and stir 2 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Pour in broth, stirring to scrape up browned bits.

2. Stir tomatoes, okra, rice, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and thyme into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 436 mg, Fiber: 5 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – CHOCOLATE-CHUNK BANANA NUT BREAD THURSDAY

September 15, 2022 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 CHOCOLATE-CHUNK BANANA NUT BREAD. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Squares Bakers* Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, Eggs, Bananas, Oil, Milk, and Chopped Walnuts. There’s 180 calories and 19 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHOCOLATE-CHUNK BANANA NUT BREAD
Recipe for Chocolate-Chunk Banana Nut Bread from our Breads recipe section.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 (1 ounce) squares Bakers* Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9×5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
2 – Combine flour, Splenda Granulated Sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Coarsely chop baking chocolate bars.
3 – Mix eggs, bananas, oil, and milk in a large bowl until well blended. Add dry ingredients; stir until just moistened. Stir in chopped chocolate and walnuts.
4 – Pour into greased loaf pan.
5 – Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 18“Serving Size: 1 (1/2 inch) slice

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 180
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 105 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chocolate-chunk-banana-nut-bread

Diabetic Dish of the week – Shrimp and Caper Vermicelli

September 13, 2022 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 Shrimp and Caper Vermicelli. Tomatoes, Spices, Vermicelli, Shrimp, and Feta are just some of the ingredients that you will be using to make this week’s dish. 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Shrimp and Caper Vermicelli

Ingredients
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons dry white wine or low-sodium broth
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 ounces uncooked dry vermicelli, broken in thirds
10 ounces peeled fresh or frozen and thawed raw medium shrimp
2 ounces reduced-fat feta, crumbled (plain or basil and sun-dried tomato variety)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Combine tomato, parsley, capers, wine, lemon juice, oil, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and red pepper flakes in large bowl; set aside.

2 – Cook pasta according to directions on package, omitting any salt or fat. After 6 minutes of cooking, add shrimp to pasta. Return to a boil and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp is pink and opaque. Drain well. Add to tomato mixture, and toss well.

3 – Place shrimp mixture in pasta bowl or place equal amounts on each of four dinner plates. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a quick sauté of fresh spinach and mixed greens with a light, creamy dressing.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 323 calories, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 113 mg, Sodium: 646 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers

September 11, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Red Onions, Garlic, Bell Peppers, Equal® Spoonful, Spices, Herbs, Can of Great Northern Beans, and Can of Black Beans. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers
The recipe’s name tells you the ingredients, but not the fact that there are only 4 grams of fat per serving in this satisfying salad. It can be made up to 1 day before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red and green bell pepper rings

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in medium skillet until crisp-tender. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Stir in vinegar, chopped peppers, parsley, Equal®, salt and pepper.
3 – Pour onion mixture over combined beans in serving bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 174, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 78 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/white_%26_black_beans_with_onions_%26_peppers_recipe.html

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