Diabetic Dish of the Week – Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa

September 1, 2020 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 Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa. The dish is made using Catfish Fillet, Italian Seasoning, Fresh Bread Crumbs, Unsalted Butter, Peach Salsa, and Cucumber. This sounds like a winner! The Dish is 164 calories and 6 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa
Both sweet and savory, this Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa combines the best of both worlds in one summery Southern-style dish. This recipe can also be substituted with mango salsa to give the fish a tropical flavor profile that will make your guests feel as though they are dining in the Caribbean!

Ingredients
3/4 pound catfish fillet, rinsed and patted dry
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup peach salsa*
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped peeled cucumber

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish in pan and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and bread crumbs; drizzle with butter. Bake 20 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with fork.

2 – Meanwhile, combine salsa and cucumber in small bowl; serve with fish.

*Note: Look for the lowest sodium peach salsa available. If unavailable, may substitute with mango salsa.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 164 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 45 mg, Sodium: 101 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Lemon-Basil Grilled Halibut

August 25, 2020 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 Lemon-Basil Grilled Halibut. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Dried Basil, Salt, Black Pepper, Parsley, Red Pepper Flakes, and Halibut Fillets. Lemon and Halibut are perfect together! 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemon-Basil Grilled Halibut

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 8–12 minutes.

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove (or 1 teaspoon) minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 halibut fillets (3 ounces each)

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 fillet

1 – In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Place the halibut in a zip-top plastic bag and drizzle evenly with marinade. Seal bag and shake gently to coat fish. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

2 – Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 350°F). Place fish on grill, baste with any remaining marinade, then grill fish 4–6 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 161 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 27 mg, Sodium: 199 mg, Fiber: <1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing

August 23, 2020 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 Side Dish of the Week is – Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing. It’s an Easy, Low Carb and Low Calorie Dish this week, Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Water, Frozen Green Beans, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shallots, Black Pepper, and Apple Cider. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing
Ready in less than 15 minutes, this low-carb dish is packed with nutrients and full of flavor.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients
3/4 cup water
1 bag (10 ounces) frozen green beans or 10 ounces fresh green beans
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup pasteurized apple cider

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – In a 1-quart saucepan bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans and cover, lower heat to medium and boil about 5–7 minutes. Drain and place in a serving dish. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, combine olive oil and shallots over medium heat and sauté until shallots soften. Sprinkle shallots with black pepper and slowly add cider. Turn heat to low, and keep on heat only until cider is heated, not boiling. Pour liquid over green beans and toss well. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information:
Calories: 45 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 215 mg, Fiber: 2 g

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Olives

August 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Olives. To make this week’s dish you’ll be using Cod Fillets, Diced Italian Style Tomatoes, Black Olives, Garlic, and Parsley. The Dish is 121 calories and 4 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Olives
For a great accompaniment to this Baked Cod, spread French bread with softened butter, sprinkle with paprika and oregano, and broil until lightly toasted…

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 fillet with about 1 3/4 cup topping

Ingredients
1 pound cod fillets (about 4 fillets), cut into 2-inch pieces
Salt and black pepper
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced Italian-style tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped pitted black olives
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 fillet with about 1 3/4 cup topping

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 13×9-inch baking dish with nonstick olive oil-flavored cooking spray. Arrange cod fillets in dish; season with salt and pepper.

2 – Combine tomatoes, olives, and garlic in medium bowl. Spoon over fish.

3 – Bake 20 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with fork. Sprinkle with parsley.

* Serving Suggestion: For a great accompaniment to this dish, spread French bread with softened butter, sprinkle with paprika and oregano, and broil until lightly toasted.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 121 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 48 mg, Sodium: 574 mg, Fiber: 1g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/baked-cod-tomatoes-olives/

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spicy Eggplant Burgers

August 11, 2020 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 – Spicy Eggplant Burgers. Another fantastic way to use Egg Plant! These are made using Egg Plants, Egg Whites, Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs, Cooking Spray, Reduced Fat Mayonnaise, Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, Baby Spinach, Tomato, and Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spicy Eggplant Burgers
Make your next cookout meat free with this flavorful eggplant burger — so tasty, it’s sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike!

Ingredients
1 eggplant (1 1/4 pounds), peeled
2 egg whites
1/2 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
Nonstick cooking spray
3 tablespoons reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise or regular reduced-fat mayonnaise
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, warmed
1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
8 thin slices tomato
4 slices pepper jack cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut 4 slices (1/2-inch thick) from widest part of eggplant. Beat egg whites in shallow bowl. Place panko on medium plate.

2. Dip eggplant slices in egg whites; dredge in bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown; turn and coat with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes.

3. Spread mayonnaise on bottom halves of buns and top with spinach, tomatoes and eggplant slice. Top with cheese and tops of buns.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 349 calories, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 628 mg, Fiber: 13 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito

August 4, 2020 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 Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak, Shrimp, Bell Peppers, Sweet Chilies, Papaya, and more! Dinner is served! 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito

Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Marinating time: 24 hours
Cooking time: 15 minutes.

1 1/4 pounds skinless chicken thigh meat, cut into 20 one-ounce segments
1 1/4 pounds lean skirt steak, fat removed, cut into 10 two-ounce segments
20 large shrimp
1 onion, chopped
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
3 sweet chilies, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green pepper
1 red onion
1 medium papaya (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 skewers
Serving size: 1 skewer

Sofrito:

1 – Place chicken pieces, steak pieces, and shrimp in a shallow dish. Place all sofrito ingredients in an electric blender. Blend into a coarse puree. Pour entire contents of blender over chicken, steak, and shrimp. Cover and marinate 24 hours in the refrigerator.

2 – When ready to grill skewers, slice green pepper into 20 strips, cut red onion into 20 wedges, and peel papaya and cut into 20 cubes. To assemble skewers, place 2 pieces of chicken, 1 piece of steak, 2 shrimp, 2 strips of green pepper, 2 wedges of red onion, and 2 cubes of papaya on each skewer, alternating for color and variety. Discard any remaining sofrito. Place the skewers on a hot grill and cook thoroughly, turning to heat evenly, for approximately 15 minutes until chicken and beef are cooked through. (If desired, you may instead broil skewers using the oven broiler.) Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 222 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 115 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Fajita-Seasoned Grilled Chicken

July 28, 2020 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 Fajita-Seasoned Grilled Chicken. This week’s dish is made using Chicken Breasts, Green Onions, Olive Oil, and Fajita Seasoning Mix. So fire that grill up and enjoy! 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Fajita-Seasoned Grilled Chicken
Give your grilled chicken a bit of flair with this quick and easy low-carb recipe! It requires just four ingredients and only about 10 minutes of prep time.

Ingredients
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)
1 bunch green onions, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fajita seasoning mix

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 chicken breast

1. Prepare grill for direct cooking.

2. Brush chicken and green onions with oil. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with seasoning mix. Grill chicken and onions 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

3. Serve chicken with onions.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 176 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 43 mg, Sodium: 186 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/fajita-seasoned-grilled-chicken/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Breakfast Bagel Melt

July 21, 2020 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 Breakfast Bagel Melt. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Egg Substitute, Skim Milk, Salt, Black Pepper, Cooking Spray, Whole Wheat Bagel, Canadian Bacon, Thick and Chunky Salsa, and Fat Free American Cheese. Start you day off with a healthy and delicious 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Breakfast Bagel Melt
Looking for a satisfying breakfast when you’re on the run? With only 10 minutes of preparation time, this homemade sandwich beats fast-food hands down!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
2 tablespoons skim milk
2 dashes salt
1 dash black pepper
Cooking spray
1/2 whole wheat bagel (1 1/2 ounces)
1 ounce Canadian bacon
1 tablespoon thick and chunky salsa (optional)
3/4-ounce slice fat-free American cheese

Directions
Yield: 1 melt
Serving size: 1 melt
1 – In a small bowl, whisk together egg substitute, milk, salt, and pepper; set aside. Coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-low heat. Add egg mixture and scramble, stirring frequently, until the egg is firm. Meanwhile, lightly toast bagel half. Top with Canadian bacon, scrambled egg, salsa, and cheese. Warm in a toaster oven, or in a full-size oven 5 inches from the heating element, until the cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 252 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 1,320 mg*, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/breakfast-bagel-melt/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa

July 14, 2020 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 Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa. Kick it up a little with this week’s recipe of Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa! The Dish is made using Corn, Red Bell Pepper, Black Beans, Avocado, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Pickled Jalapeño Pepper, Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Chicken Breasts, and Nonstick Cooking Spray. Winner, Winner…….. This recipe comes 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Put a twist on your traditional grilled chicken with this recipe, featuring flavorful salsa with a spicy jalapeño kick!

Ingredients
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 ripe medium avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped sliced pickled jalapeño pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each), pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 chicken breast and 1/4 cup salsa

1. Combine corn, bell pepper, beans, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño and 1/4 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Combine black pepper, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and chili powder in small bowl; sprinkle over chicken.

3. Coat grill pan with cooking spray. Cook chicken over medium-high heat 4 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center.

4. Serve chicken topped with half of salsa; refrigerate remaining salsa for another use.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 230 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 425 mg, Fiber: 5 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pork and Plum Kabobs

July 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Pork and Plum Kabobs. Get the Grill fired up for this week’s recipe for Pork and Plum Kabobs. The Dish is made using Boneless Pork Loin Chops, Ground Cumin, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Garlic Powder, Ground Red Pepper, Green Onions, Raspberry Fruit Spread, Orange Juice, and Plums. Sounds mighty good! 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pork and Plum Kabobs
With the summer sun shining, there’s no better time to get out and get grilling! These juicy kabobs combine seasoned, slightly spicy pork with peak-season plums for a sweet and savory dish that can’t be beat. Pair with a crisp, cool salad for a perfect complement to barbecue season.

Ingredients
3/4 pound boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup raspberry fruit spread
1 tablespoon orange juice
3 plums or nectarines, pitted and cut into wedges

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 kabobs

1 – Place pork in large resealable food storage bag. Combine cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper in small bowl; pour over pork. Seal bag; shake to coat meat with spices.

2 – Combine green onions, fruit spread, and orange juice in small bowl; set aside.

3 – Prepare grill for direct cooking. Alternately thread pork and plum wedges onto eight skewers.* Grill kabobs over medium heat 12 to 14 minutes or until meat is cooked through, turning once. Brush frequently with raspberry mixture during last 5 minutes of grilling.

*Note: If using wood skewers, soak in warm water 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Serving Suggestion: A crisp, cool salad makes a great accompaniment to these sweet grilled kabobs.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 191 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 183 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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