Diabetic Dish of the Week – BEEF TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH GARLIC-ROASTED VEGETABLES

December 11, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – BEEF TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH GARLIC-ROASTED VEGETABLES. I’ve got a good one to pass along to everyone this week, BEEF TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH GARLIC-ROASTED VEGETABLES. A delicious Beef Tenderloin Roast rubbed with Garlic and Italian Seasoning. Served with Roasted Vegetables of Fingerling Potatoes, Onions, Plum Tomatoes, and Zucchini. A perfect dish for Christmas Dinner or for that first meal of 2019! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic News, and Diabetes Tips. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy through the Holiday Season! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BEEF TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH GARLIC-ROASTED VEGETABLES

Ingredients

1 beef Tenderloin Roast (4 to 5 pounds)
1 large head garlic
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
2-1/4 pounds potatoes (such as fingerling, russet or red potatoes), quartered if large
4 small onions, halved
6 small plum tomatoes, halved
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, divided
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 425F.
2 – Cut about 1/4 inch off top of garlic head, exposing cloves. Remove outer papery skin, leaving head intact.
3 – Place in center of 12-inch square heavy-duty aluminum foil; drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Bring two opposite sides of foil over garlic; seal with double fold. Fold in open ends to seal.
4 – Combine remaining vegetables, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in large bowl; toss to coat.
5 – Combine remaining teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; press evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.
6 – Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover.
7 – Place garlic, potatoes and onions on rimmed baking sheet.
8 – Roast tenderloin in 425F oven 45 to 55 minutes for medium rare; 55 to 65 minutes for medium doneness.
9 – Roast garlic, potatoes and onions 30 minutes.
10 – Add tomatoes and zucchini to pan; continue to roast 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
11 – Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135F for medium rare; 145F for medium. Tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10-15F to reach 145F for medium rare; 160F for medium.)
12 – Squeeze garlic pulp over vegetables; stir to combine. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese, as desired.
13 – Carve roast; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve with vegetables.
NOTES:
Beef Tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef available. It is lean and boneless and is sold as a whole roast or a smaller center-cut roast. This roast also meets government guidelines for lean.

Recipe Yield: Makes 20 servings.
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/beef-tenderloin-roast-with-garlic-roasted-vegetables

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Sweet Potato Stew

December 8, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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For this week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe its, Sweet Potato Stew. Sweet Potatoes along with Onions, Celery, and Bacon all combine to make this Stew Recipe! It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes Self Management website has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes along with Diabetes Management tips, News, and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
Black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, and bacon in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

2 – Increase heat to HIGH. Stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 30 minutes on HIGH or until heated through.

3 – Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups stew.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 112 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-stew/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – SANTA FE CHICKEN

December 4, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a recipe for SANTA FE CHICKEN. Chicken Breasts, Green Onions, Tomato Soup, Picante Sauce, Black Beans, Kernel Corn, and Spices make up this week’s dish. 308 calories and 21 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Gourmet Magazine site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SANTA FE CHICKEN
Ingredients

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-3/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 green onions, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Healthy Request Tomato Soup
1/2 cup Pace Picante Sauce
1/2 cup water
1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup whole kernel corn
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

Stir the chili powder and cumin in a small bowl. Season the chicken with the chili powder mixture.
Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until browned on both sides. Add the garlic and onions and cook and stir for 1 minute.
Stir in the soup, picante sauce and water and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the beans and corn. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with the cilantro.

NOTES:
This Santa Fe Chicken is a flavorful one-skillet dish and it’s a snap to make. Serving size is 1 piece of chicken and 3/4 cup sauce.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 308
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 486 milligrams
Cholesterol: 78 milligrams
Protein: 35 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/santa-fe-chicken

Diabetic Dish of the Week – PEPPERED TOP SIRLOIN ROAST WITH SAUTEED BROCCOLINI

November 27, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – PEPPERED TOP SIRLOIN ROAST WITH SAUTEED BROCCOLINI. Wow, what a great dish to serve up for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Using a Beef Top Sirloin Petite Roast that’s topped with a Blue Cheese and Green Onion mix. Then served with a Sauted Broccolini. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So Enjoy and eat healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PEPPERED TOP SIRLOIN ROAST WITH SAUTEED BROCCOLINI
Ingredients

1 beef Top Sirloin Petite Roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon seasoned pepper
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
12 ounces Broccolini, trimmed
1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices and separated into rings
1/4 cup water

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 325F. Press seasoned pepper evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.
2 – Place roast, fat-side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 325F oven 60 to 75 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness.
3 – Meanwhile, combine cheese, butter and green onion in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
4 – Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; add Broccolini, onion and water. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Remove cover and continue cooking 2 to 4 minutes or until water has evaporated and Broccolini is crisp-tender and lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Immediately add 2 tablespoons blue cheese mixture; stir until butter is melted. Season with salt and ground black pepper, as desired. Keep warm.
5 – Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135F for medium rare; 150F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10F to reach 145F for medium rare; 160F for medium.)
6 – Carve roast into slices; season with salt, as desired. Serve with vegetables and remaining blue cheese butter.
NOTES:
Top Sirloin is one of the most versatile cuts of beef. It is lean, well-flavored, juicy and tender. It is also a lean cut according to USDA guidelines.

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 207
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 0.3 grams
Sodium: 132 milligrams
Cholesterol: 76 milligrams
Protein: 22 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/peppered-top-sirloin-roast-with-sauteed-broccolini

Diabetic Dish of the Week – HOLIDAY APPETIZER MEATBALLS

November 20, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – HOLIDAY APPETIZER MEATBALLS. Easily made and ready for your freezer. Made using Lean Ground Pork. Serve with choice of dipping sauces; Toasted Onion Dip, Ginger-Orange Dip, and Barbecue-Cranberry Dip. 200 calories and 1 carb per serving (7 meatballs). The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes for all occasions. Enjoy and Eat Healthy through the Holidays! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HOLIDAY APPETIZER MEATBALLS
These meatballs are convenient to have on hand, in the freezer. Serve for snacks with dipping sauces. They’re great for making grinder sandwiches, too. Serve one or more of these dips with the meatballs: Toasted Onion Dip, Ginger-Orange Dip and Barbecue-Cranberry Dip.

Yield: Yield: 7 dozen meatballs.
Serving size: 7 meatballs.

Ingredients

2 pounds lean ground pork
1 cup ice water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2 – With hands or wooden spoon mix pork, water, soy sauce and pepper thoroughly in large bowl.
3 – Shape into 3/4-inch balls (mixture will be fairly soft and balls will not be perfect).
4 – Arrange closely together in single layer on ungreased shallow baking pan, like a jelly-roll pan.
5 – Bake for 20-30 minutes.
6 – Remove from pan, and serve immediately with a dipping sauce, like your favorite salad dressings or choose from the suggestions below.
7 – Use toothpicks to skewer meatballs to dip. Or remove from pan, cool, cover and freeze or refrigerate. Serve cold or reheated.

Nutrition information Per Serving:
Calories: 200
Protein: 13 g
Fat: 16 g
Sodium: 390 mg
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Carbohydrates: 1 g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/meatball-appetizer-recipes-that-are-low-carb-and-diabetic-friendly/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

November 13, 2018 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 – Slow Cooker Turkey Breast. For this weeks recipe I’m passing along a super easy prepared and delicious recipe. You’ll need just 4 ingredients to prepare it; 1 Turkey Breast, Garlic Powder, Paprika, and Dried Parsley. Then the easy part, just put it in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours and it’s done! Pick your own sides out and you have a meal! The recipe is off one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management. Besides all the fantastic Diabetes Friendly Recipes you’ll find Diabetes Management Tips, tips on Weight Control, Diabetic News, Exercise Tips and more! Plus you can subscribe to their Magazine also. So check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Ingredients
1 turkey breast (about 3 pounds)
Garlic powder
Paprika
Dried parsley

Directions
1 – Place turkey in slow cooker. Season with garlic powder, paprika, and parsley. Cover; cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or until internal temperature reaches 170°F.

2 – Remove turkey to cutting board; cover with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving. (Internal temperature will rise 5° to 10°F during stand time.)

Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Serving size: 4 ounces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 140 calories, Carbohydrates: 0g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 79 mg, Sodium: 41 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/slow-cooker-turkey-breast/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Oriental-Style Sea Scallops

November 6, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Oriental-Style Sea Scallops. Scallops along with Broccoli, Onion, Cabbage, Pea Pods and Mushrooms, and Rice all combine to make this Diabetic Friendly Dish. Equal replaces the Sugar in the Recipe. It’s another recipe from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Oriental-Style Sea Scallops
Broccoli, onion, cabbage, pea pods and mushrooms are combined with scallops in a tasty sauce. Ground anise and coriander give this dish a unique flavor. Serve it over hot rice.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons sesame or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 pound sea scallops
3 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage or bok choy
2 cups snow peas, ends trimmed
1 cup sliced shiitake or button mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground star anise*
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 to 3 teaspoons light soy sauce
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 to 3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful**
4 cups hot cooked rice

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in wok or large skillet. Cook and stir broccoli and onion 3 to 4 minutes. Add scallops, cabbage, snow peas, mushrooms, garlic, anise and coriander. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes.
2 – Add chicken broth, vinegar and soy sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until scallops are cooked and vegetables are tender.
3 – Combine cold water and cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture into boiling mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Equal®.
4 – Serve over rice.
Makes 6 servings.

*You can substitute 2 teaspoons five-spice powder for the star anise and coriander. Amounts of vinegar and soy sauce may need to be adjusted to taste.
**May substitute 3 to 4 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 330, protein 20 g, carbohydrate 49 g, fat 6 g, cholesterol 26 mg, sodium 276 mg.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/oriental-style-sea-scallops-diabetic-recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – EGGPLANT LASAGNA

October 30, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is EGGPLANT LASAGNA. Delicious and Healthy Lasagna made using Egg Plant as the Noodles. It’s 318 calories and 10 net carbs per serving! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

EGGPLANT LASAGNA

Ingredients

Pam Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 large eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch thick lengthwise slices
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package (20 ounces) ground turkey
3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt’s Original Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added, drained
1/4 cup Hunt’s Tomato Paste (or Hunt s Organic)
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F. Spray 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2 – In small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning; set aside.
3 – Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush eggplant slices with oil; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
4 – In batches, place eggplant on grill pan. Cook each side 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Remove and place on baking sheet lined with paper towels; pat to remove excess moisture.
5 – Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 2-3 minutes more or until onion is tender and turkey is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain.
6 – Add drained tomatoes, tomato paste and basil to skillet; stir to combine. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes more.
7 – Assemble lasagna by spreading 3/4 cup meat mixture over bottom of dish. Place 3 eggplant slices over meat mixture, top with 3/4 cup meat mixture, half of ricotta cheese mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
8 – Repeat layers, ending with a layer of eggplant slices topped with meat mixture and remaining mozzarella cheese.
9 – Spray underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
NOTES:
An extra set of hands from a little helper can shave minutes off the assembly of this Eggplant Lasagna, while getting a youngster excited about digging into a veggie-centric dinner.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 318
Fat: 19 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 363 milligrams
Cholesterol: 72 milligrams
Protein: 22 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/eggplant-lasagna

Diabetic Dish of the Week – APPLE OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

October 23, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week its Cookies, APPLE OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES. Made using Equal Spoonful or Granulated instead of Sugar and Unsweetened Applesauce. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Also subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, always full of healthy and delicious recipes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLE OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful or Granulated *
1 cup unsweetened applesauce **
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons stick butter, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup 2% milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1 cup raisins
*May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener
** Apple butter may be substituted for the unsweetened applesauce for a slightly spicier version.

Directions

Combine Equal, applesauce, brown sugar, butter, egg, milk and vanilla. Mix with electric mixer until well blended. Stir in combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Gradually mix in oats and raisins until well combined.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto sprayed baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350F oven 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden in color. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack.
Store in airtight containers at room temperature.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 dozen cookies Serving size: 1 cookie

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 63
Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 43 milligrams
Cholesterol: 8 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/apple-oatmeal-raisin-cookies

Diabetic Dish of the Week – PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST

October 16, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST. I’m passing along a Dessert for this week’s recipe. A Cheesecake worthy for any Fall Dinner Table! With a crust made with Gingersnap Crumbs and uses Equal Spoonful. With Cheesecake filling made with a blend of Spices, Equal Spoonful, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin Puree. It’s 196 calories and 13 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and is just one of a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet site. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST
Ingredients

Crust:

1-1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
Cheesecake:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful**
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla
Topping:

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful***
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine gingersnap crumbs, 3 tablespoons Equal and butter. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese, 1-1/4 cups Equal, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in pumpkin. Mix in eggs and egg whites. Mix in cornstarch and vanilla until blended.
3 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes.
4 – Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons Equal and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gently spread over top of cheesecake. Return to oven and bake 3 to 4 minutes until sour cream mixture is set. Remove cheesecake to wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 196
Fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 271 milligrams
Cholesterol: 64 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-cheesecake-in-gingersnap-crust

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