Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes

February 14, 2016 at 5:54 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website – Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes. winner, Winner, Chicken Casserole Dinner! Hot Chicken Salad, Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, and Chicken Taco Casserole are just 3 of the delicious and healthy recipes you’ll find. It’s all on one of my favorite sites, Diabetic Living Online. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



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Chicken casseroles are classic, comforting, and convenient. These tasty casserole recipes use lean chicken and fresh ingredients, making dinner healthful as well as flavorful.



Hot Chicken Salad

A crunchy cornflake-almond topper complements the saucy chicken mixture in this yummy casserole…..

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This isn’t that same old-fashioned chicken casserole. Reduced-fat soup and cheese as well as fat-free milk make it up-to-date for today’s concerns about fat and calories……

Chicken Taco Casserole

Sweet pepper and spinach bring a load of vitamins A and C to this Tex-Mex layered meal-in-a-dish. Just throw a few chicken breast strips in a skillet before baking….



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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes

February 10, 2016 at 5:59 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 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes. Having Diabetes 2 myself, I’ve learned you can never have too many Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Especially ones using the easy cooking method of the Slow Cooker! You’ll find recipes for Easy Chicken Enchiladas, Coffee-Braised Brisket, and Aztec Corn Chowder among the many recipes. They can all be found on the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
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Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to perfection for hours at a slow and steady rate. These low-carb meals (all with 35 grams of carb or less per serving!) allow you to save time and enjoy the foods you love with half the carbs!

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

For a Mexican-inspired make-ahead meal, slow-cook chicken in a spicy salsa mixture, then roll it up in tortillas. This diabetes-friendly meal looks so indulgent you won’t believe two enchiladas have only 24 grams of carb per serving……

Coffee-Braised Brisket

A coffee, brown sugar, and paprika rub gives this slow cooker brisket a complex sweet-and-spicy flavor. Use a brown sugar substitute to bring this already low-carb meal down to just 5 grams of carb per serving…….

Aztec Corn Chowder

In just five minutes, throw together a creamy, fiber-rich corn chowder that’s short on carbs but not on flavor. Simply toss the ingredients in the slow cooker for 5 to 6 hours. Enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for just 15 grams of carb…….



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Slow Cooker Appetizers & Side Dishes

February 9, 2016 at 5:53 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 Slow Cooker Appetizers & Side Dishes. You’ll find Hot Wing Dip, Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers, Fruit Chutney with Spiced Chips, and more Diabetic Friendly Recipes. It’s all on the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



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Fix these diabetes-friendly appetizers and side dishes quickly, then let them simmer in the slow cooker until they’re ready to serve. We’ve also suggested some fresh salad and vegetable dishes to pair with your slow cooker meals.



Hot Wing Dip

Blue cheese salad dressing balances the hotness of the bottled Buffalo wing sauce, making this a crowd-pleasing dish. Serve with crisp celery sticks……

Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers

Bring this bacon-flavor-infused dip to your next party! Oven-baked potato dippers topped with the cheesy mixture offer a baked-potato taste. Just be sure to count the potato carbs in your meal plan……

Fruit Chutney with Spiced Chips

This two-hour slow-simmer dish is a sweet treat for any get-together. Serve the chutney with spiced chips made from whole wheat tortillas and topped with crumbled goat cheese……..



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Slow Cooker Soups

February 7, 2016 at 6:00 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Slow Cooker Soups. Nothing easier than using your Crock Pot to make a home made soup! You’ll find recipes that include a Turkey Tortellini Soup, Chicken Mulligatawny Soup, and Stuffed Pepper Soup. Check out Diabetic Living Online for all their Diabetic Friendly recipes. 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……



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Saturday’s Chili – Pork and Peppers Chili

February 6, 2016 at 6:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Saturday's Chili | Leave a comment
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This week’s Saturday’s Chili – Pork and Peppers Chili. This one was passed along to me by a neighbor, said it freezes well and reheats excellent.


Pork and Peppers Chili

Pork and Peppers chili with diced pork steak, onion, bell pepper, jalapenos, chili powder, spices, sliced green olives and pinto beans.


Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds pork steak, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup sliced green olives
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (16-ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Frank’s Hot Sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 – In large heavy saucepan heat oil. Add pork and cook over medium-high heat until browned. Add chopped onion, chopped green bell pepper, chopped jalapeno, crushed garlic cloves, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, celery seed, and salt. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring periodically or until the vegetables are tender.
2 – Stir in sliced green olives and olive oil. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until the pork is tender; stir occasionally. Stir in pinto beans, kidney beans, water and hot sauce. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes; adding more water if necessary.
* Makes 8 servings.

Diabetic Slow Cooker Recipes

February 6, 2016 at 6:33 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 Slow Cooker Recipes. Delicious Diabetic Friendly recipes including; Chicken Vera Cruz, Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches, and Veggies, Turkey, and Pasta. You can find these recipes and browse all the other healthy and delicious recipes at Diabetic Living Online. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



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Take the work out of cooking with easy recipes made healthy for your diabetic diet. Find tastes that span the globe, including Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, Cajun, Indian, German, Southern, and Caribbean flavors. Just add the ingredients and let your slow cooker do the rest!



Veggies, Turkey, and Pasta

Opt for multigrain pasta for a more healthful option to accompany this low-fat turkey dinner with only 260 calories per serving……

Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches

A spicy spin on a traditional sandwich, this casual meal gets a flavor boost from cilantro and cumin. Make them for your next party or potluck…..

Chicken Vera Cruz

Jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, and medley of spices create bold flavors in this diabetes-friendly chicken recipe that’s packed with protein and boasts only 25 grams of carb per serving…….



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Diabetic Friendly – Chicken Nuggets and Butternut Squash Oven Fries

February 5, 2016 at 6:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a couple of Diabetic Friendly recipes, Chicken Nuggets and Butternut Squash Oven Fries, from the Diabetes Self – Management website. Besides having this helpful website they also have a magazine of the same name, Diabetes Self – Management. Both are stocked with great Diabetes tips and delicious and healthy recipes. Check it out soon! Enjoy the recipes, you can find the full recipe by clicking the link below each recipe. http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/



Chicken Nuggets with Barbecue Dipping SauceDiabetes Self Management
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
2 cups crushed reduced-fat baked cheese crackers
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons no-sugar-added peach or apricot fruit spread




Butternut Squash Oven Fries
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 butternut squash (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch thin slices
2 teaspoons vegetable oil


Diabetic Dish of the Week – EZ Baked Apples

February 2, 2016 at 5:58 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 EZ Baked Apples. This one uses the always delicious Granny Smith Apples and you can use it as dessert or side dish! Just add Splenda, Ground Cinnamon, and Margarine and your set. You can find this recipe along with their entire selection of Diabetic Recipes on the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html


EZ Baked Apples

Let the kids help mix the filling and fill the apple before baking. Enjoy as an easy dessert or side dish with ham or pork.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

6 Granny Smith apples
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon margarine

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Wash apples and core using an apple corer. Place in a 9X13-inch baking pan.
3 – Mix together Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and cinnamon. Fill each apple with the mixture and then top each apple with a small dot of margarine.
4 – Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until slightly soft.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 20 | Fat 2.5g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 20mg | Carbohydrates 25g | Fiber 4g | Sugars 20g | Protein 0g.



Top Fast-Food Picks for People with Diabetes

January 29, 2016 at 5:58 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Don’t let Diabetes stop you from eating out! From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Top Fast-Food Picks for People with Diabetes. Get the low-down on what the best choices are when you go out to eat. It’s all on the Diabetic Living Online website where you can also find a great selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes and Tips. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

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Fast food is not off-limits for people with diabetes, but knowing what to order makes all the difference. Check out our top picks for healthier eating at fast-food restaurants.


Healthy Choices Made Easy!

Sometimes you can’t beat the convenience and price of a drive-through meal. Here are some fast-food options that won’t derail your goals.


Best Bites at Burger Joints

At burger joints, the calories, fat, and sodium add up quickly. Search nutrition information online to find options with fewer than 400 calories, 20 grams of fat, and 800 milligrams of sodium per serving…….


Go for a healthful yet filling salad. This half-size order of Apple Pecan Chicken Salad at Wendy’s is served with pomegranate dressing and pecans. To drink, choose unsweetened iced tea.

Nutrition Facts: 340 cal., 18 g total fat (4.5 g sat. fat), 60 mg chol., 700 mg sodium, 29 g carb. (4 g fiber, 22 g sugars), 19 g pro……


For 15 grams of fast protein, choose the Filet-O-Fish sandwich at McDonald’s. Apple slices and unsweetened iced tea are refreshing and healthful side and drink choices.

Nutrition Facts: 400 cal., 18 g total fat (3.5 g sat. fat), 40 mg chol., 644 mg sodium, 42 g carb. (2 g fiber, 8 g sugars), 15 g pro…..

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Top 25 Power Foods for Diabetes

January 28, 2016 at 6:07 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Yesterday it was Foods to avoid and today it’s the Top 25 Power Foods for Diabetes! Add fruits and vegetables to lower your risk of Diabetes and other health complications. You can find all this and more on the Diabetic Living Online website! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Top 25 Power Foods for Diabetes
The best foods for diabetes are most often whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables. Including these extra-healthy power foods in your diet will help you meet your nutritional needs as well as lower your risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease. Of course, the foods on this list shouldn’t be the only foods you eat, but incorporating some or all into your diabetes meal plan will help improve your overall health.



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If you already follow a healthful meal plan filled with whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and lean protein, congratulations! You’re on your way to a long, healthy life and are taking a major step in controlling your weight and blood sugar levels. Plus, you’re probably already eating a bunch of the foods on this list.

For those who are taking the baby-steps approach to eating better, this list is even more helpful. Not only are these power foods high in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, they’re also familiar and easy to find. That means you don’t have to hunt down any exotic ingredients or shop at specialty grocery stores to find foods that will help you get on track with a healthful meal plan.




An apple a day keeps the doctor away — specifically the cardiologist. A 2012 study at Ohio State University published in the Journal of Functional Foods found that eating just one apple a day for four weeks lowered LDL (bad) cholesterol by 40 percent. The professor leading the study explained that not all antioxidants are created equal, and that a particular type of antioxidant in apples had a profound effect on lowering LDLs, a contributor to heart disease. The study was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Apple Association, among other supporters……..




Based on taste alone, asparagus is a favorite food for many. But you’ll really love that it’s a nonstarchy vegetable with only 5 grams of carb, 20 calories, and almost 2 grams of dietary fiber per serving. It’s especially high in an antioxidant called glutathione, which plays a key role in easing the effects of aging and many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer………


Avocados are known for their heart-healthy monounsaturated fat content. When substituting these fats for saturated fat, they can improve cholesterol levels, decreasing your risk of heart disease, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics…….

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