Meals for Less

April 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Meals for Less. Who doesn’t like to save money? With ever rising Food Costs, here’s some delicious and cost-cutting Meals for Less! You’ll find recipes like; Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole, Baked Ratatouille-Sausage Penne, and Turkey Reuben. So find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Meals for Less
Cooking on a budget doesn’t have to mean bland or boring meals. Save money and keep your taste buds (and wallet) happy with our budget-friendly entrees. Each serving of these healthful meals costs less than $4 — and most less than $3 or $2! (Prices used are from grocery stores in Des Moines, Iowa.)

Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole
Cooking your own dried beans rather than using canned saves you money and loads of sodium. Cook a large batch and refrigerate or freeze leftovers for another use so you only have to invest time once.

Super-cheap price: $1.73/serving

Baked Ratatouille-Sausage Penne
In the mood for Italian? Try this budget-friendly, low-fat sausage-and-eggplant one-dish meal.

Super-cheap price: $1.52/serving

Turkey Reuben
Save money and eat well with this tasty turkey and coleslaw sandwich. We made this sandwich healthier by using reduced-calorie Thousand Island salad dressing and swapping turkey and lightly dressed coleslaw for corned beef and sauerkraut.

Super-cheap price: $2.28/serving

* Click the link below to get all the Meals for Less
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/meals-less

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – TOMATILLO TURKEY CHILI

April 17, 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 a TOMATILLO TURKEY CHILI. Made using 1 lb. lean ground turkey meat, Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast would be perfect! Onions, Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Tomatillos, and Yogurt are just some of the other ingredients you’ll be using to prepare this healthy and delicious dish! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News and Diabetes Management Tips. So check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

TOMATILLO TURKEY CHILI
Ingredients

1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 medium green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 large red, orange or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 lb. lean ground turkey meat
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 fresh Fresno or jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely sliced
1 Tbsp. coriander
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. chili powder, or to taste
1 tsp. cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups diced tomatillos or 2 (11 oz.) cans
1 cup frozen yellow corn
1 (15 oz.) can no salt added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped green onions
Lime wedges for garnish
1/2 cup non-fat, plain, Greek yogurt, optional

Directions

Quick cooking directions

In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell peppers and saute until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and saute until meat begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, Fresno or jalapeno peppers, coriander, oregano, chili powder and cumin. Salt and pepper to taste. Saute 2 minutes, stirring often.
Add tomatillos, corn, beans and broth. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Divide chili among six serving bowls. Garnish with cilantro, green onions, lime wedges and yogurt, optional.
Slow cooking directions

In medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion and turkey until turkey almost cooked through, but still slightly pink, about 5 minutes.
In slow cooker, add turkey-onion mixture and remaining ingredients except cilantro, green onions, lime and yogurt. Stir until combined. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Divide chili among six serving bowls. Garnish with cilantro, green onions, lime wedges and yogurt, optional.

Recipe Yield: Makes 6 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 256
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Sodium: 75 milligrams
Protein: 19 grams
Carbohydrates: 29 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/tomatillo-turkey-chili

Diabetic Dish of the Week – GRAHAM-CRACKER CRUSTED COD

April 10, 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 a GRAHAM-CRACKER CRUSTED COD. Cod with a Graham Cracker Crust! It’s only 230 calories and 9 carbs per serving. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/) At the website you’ll find a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips and Diabetes News. So check it out today! Well Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

GRAHAM-CRACKER CRUSTED COD

Ingredients

1 lb tilapia, cod, haddock or other medium-firm fish fillets, about 3/4 inch thick
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 squares)
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans

Directions

1 – Move oven rack to position slightly above middle of oven. Heat oven to 500F.
2 – Cut fish fillets crosswise into 2-inch-wide pieces. In shallow dish, mix cracker crumbs, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Place milk in another shallow dish.
3 – Dip fish into milk, then coat with cracker mixture. Place in ungreased 13×9-inch pan. Drizzle oil over fish; sprinkle with pecans.
4 – Bake about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Toasting nuts adds a lot of great flavor. To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

NOTES:
This graham cracker coated cod can be on your dinner table in just 25 minutes.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 230
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Sodium: 300 milligrams
Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
Protein: 23 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/graham-cracker-crusted-cod

Diabetic Dish of the Week – ITALIAN PORK PITA POCKETS

April 3, 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 – ITALIAN PORK PITA POCKETS. Boneless Pork Chops, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, and Red Onion are just some of the ingredients to make this week’s Dish. It’s 188 calories and 21 carbs per serving. The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News and Diabetic Management. Be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ITALIAN PORK PITA POCKETS

Ingredients

8 boneless pork chops, thin, about 2 ounces each
2 green bell peppers, each cut into 8 lengthwise strips
2 portabello mushrooms, cut into 8 slices
1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges, separagted
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, crushed
1 teaspoon fennel seed
8 pita pocket bread halves
4 slices mozzarella cheese, (2 ounce each), low-fat, part skim, cut in half

Directions

1 – Heat oven to broil.
2 – Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray.
3 – Arrange pork chops and vegetables in a single layer on baking pan.
4 – In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and fennel seed. Brush mixture on both sides of pork.
5 – Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for about 6 to 10 minutes, or until pork has internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F and vegetables are crisp-tender.
6 – Remove from oven; divide pork and vegetables among pita pocket breads. Add 1 slice of cheese to each sandwich.
NOTES:
What better way to eat your vegetables than from an Italian-inspired pita sandwich? Use different colored bell peppers for a festive look.

Recipe Yield: Yield: Makes 8 sandwiches (4 servings)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 188
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 280 milligrams
Cholesterol: 75 milligrams
Protein: 21 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/italian-pork-pita-pockets

Diabetic Dish of the Week – CANDIED YAMS

March 27, 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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Diabetic Dish of the Week – CANDIED YAMS TUESDAY

This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – CANDIED YAMS. Here’s the perfect Diabetic Friendly side dish for your Easter Dinner, CANDIED YAMS. Yans, Brown Sugar, Raisins, and Nutmeg are just a few the ingredients making up the recipe. The recipe is off one om favorite Recipe Sites- the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/) At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes for Appetizer, Soup and Salad, Entree, and Dessert items! Along with Diabetic Management Tips and Diabetic News. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CANDIED YAMS

Ingredients

6 medium yams, boiled in skin until tender (about 20 – 30 minutes)
1/3 cup raisins*
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp sugar substitute
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Ground cloves to taste
1/3 cup low-calorie margarine
1 cup cold water

Directions

1 – Preheat the oven to 350F.

2 – Cool yams, peel, and slice lengthwise.

3 – Place the yam slices in a covered baking dish. 4 – Sprinkle the raisins over the yams.

5 – In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, sugar substitute, and spices; sprinkle over the yams. Dot with margarine and add water.

6 – Cover the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

7 – Remove the cover, then bake another 15 – 20 minutes.

* Note: If you leave out the raisins, it reduces the nutritional information by these amounts: 3.2g carbohydrate; 2.4 g sugars; 12 calories; Fiber 0.2g.

Recipe Yield: 12 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 81
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 63 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams

Recipe Yield: 12 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 81
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 63 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/candied-yams

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Jamaican Curried Rice TUESDAY

March 20, 2018 at 5:02 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 a Jamaican Curried Rice. Add flavor to your next Meal with this week’s recipe – Jamaican Curried Rice. Using rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection recipes to please all tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/jamaican_curried_rice_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Asian Steak Salad

March 13, 2018 at 5:02 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 a Grilled Asian Steak Salad. This recipe uses Flank Steak and Splenda® Granular replaces the Sugar used in the Asian-style dressing. The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe websites, the CooksRecipes (https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) The Cooks site a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Grilled Asian Steak Salad
Grilled beef steak, assorted veggies and salad greens are tossed with a flavorful Asian-style dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:
Dressing:
1/8 cup soy sauce, lite
1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
1/8 cup lemon juice, fresh
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco® Sauce*

Salad:
7 cups romaine lettuce, chopped, rinsed
3/4 cup snow peas, cut in thirds
1/2 red pepper, medium, sliced thin
1/2 yellow pepper, medium, sliced thin
1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cup baby carrots, sliced
8 ounce flank steak, trimmed, grilled and chilled

Cooking Directions:
For Dressing: Whisk together ingredients. Set dressing aside.
For Salad: Toss salad ingredients in large bowl. Slice grilled flank steak and add to salad.
Pour dressing over salad and toss. Serve cold.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutrients Per Serving: Serving Size 8-ounces Calories 160, Carbohydrates 11 g, Protein 15 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 250 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/grilled_asian_steak_salad_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – BOLD THAI BURGER

March 6, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 a BOLD THAI BURGER. Made with 96% lean Ground Beef and combined with green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce. Then the Burger is topped with a sauce that combines combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and lime juice. That’s what makes it a BOLD THAI BURGER! Its only 273 calories and 23 net carbs per serving.The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips, so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BOLD THAI BURGER
Ingredients

1 pound 96% lean Ground Beef
1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon hot chili sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Salt and pepper
4 whole wheat or white hamburger buns, split

Directions

1 – Combine cabbage and 1 tablespoon lime juice in medium bowl; set aside.
2 – Combine Ground Beef, green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
3 – Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
4 – Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and sesame oil in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
5 – Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun; top evenly with peanut butter mixture and cabbage mixture. Close sandwiches.
NOTES:
A unique hamburger topped with the flavors of Thailand, including peanut butter, lime juice and hoisin sauce.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 273
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4.5 grams
Sodium: 416 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/bold-thai-burger

Diabetic Dish of the Week – ITALIAN BEEF STUFFED SHELLS MARINARA

February 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 – ITALIAN BEEF STUFFED SHELLS MARINARA. You can this dish using a Cooked Beef Pot Roast or Brisket. Which will be stuffed into Jumbo Pasta Shells along with all the other ingredients. The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe websites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with tips on how to Manage your Diabetes also. So check the site out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

ITALIAN BEEF STUFFED SHELLS MARINARA

Ingredients

12 ounces cooked beef pot roast or brisket
20 uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 8 ounces)
Filling:

1 cup low fat cottage cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sauce:

1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
Salt and pepper (optional)
Chopped fresh basil (optional)

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375F. Prepare pasta shells according to package directions; drain. Set aside. Shred beef pot roast with two forks.
2 – Meanwhile, combine pot roast, cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and garlic in large bowl.
3 – Fill shells evenly with beef mixture. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce on bottom of 11 X 7-inch glass baking dish. Arrange shells in dish; top with remaining sauce.
4 – Cover with aluminum foil.
5 – Bake in 375F oven 20 minutes or until heated through.
6 – Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
7 – Bake, uncovered, 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned and sauce is bubbly.
8 – Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 364
Fat: 13 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 238 milligrams
Cholesterol: 119 milligrams
Protein: 40 grams
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/italian-beef-stuffed-shells-marinara

Diabetic Dish of the Week – SHRIMP SCAMPI

February 20, 2018 at 6:03 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 – SHRIMP SCAMPI. This delicious dish is only 172 calories and 3 carbs per serving! It’s from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. If you are looking for Diabetic Friendly recipes check out the Diabetic Gourmet site! You’ll find a huge selection of recipes along with Diabetic Management Tips and Diabetes News. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SHRIMP SCAMPI

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound large or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dry seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1 – Heat butter and oil in large non-stick skillet over high heat. When butter starts to brown, add garlic. Lower heat; cook 1 minute, stirring to prevent garlic from overbrowning.
2 – Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Stir in bread crumbs and parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 4

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 172
Fat: 11 grams
Sodium: 473 milligrams
Cholesterol: 142 milligrams
Protein: 15 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/shrimp-scampi

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