Diabetic dish of the Week – Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce

April 25, 2017 at 5:18 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 with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce. Beef Tenderloin with a Balsamic-Coffee Sauce. The dish is only 170 calories and 14 net carbs! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The site is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes and Diabetic Tips and News. Check it out today! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce

This full flavored entree is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite!
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients

3/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper (4 mL)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (2 mL)
1/2 tsp onion powder (2 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
4 beef tenderloin steaks (5 oz/140 g each), about 1-inch ( 2.5 cm) thick
2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
4 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped
6 oz/170 g sliced portabella mushrooms
3/4 cup strong coffee (175 mL)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (60 mL)
Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 200F (400C).
2 – In small bowl, combine black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with spice mixture, pressing down with fingertips to adhere. Set aside. Let stand for 15 minutes.
3 – Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steaks 4 minutes, turn and cook 2-4 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Place steaks on separate plate and place in oven to keep warm.
4 – Heat remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil to pan residue in skillet, cook shallots 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently, using two utensils as you would with stir-fry. Spoon equal amounts over beef and return to oven to keep warm.
5 – To skillet, add coffee, vinegar and remaining 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, continue to boil 4 or so minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup (60 mL). Spoon over all and top with additional coarsely ground black pepper, if desired.
6 – Serving size: 3.5 oz/105 g beef, 1/3 cup (75 mL) mushroom mixture and 1 Tbsp (60 mL) sauce.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 170
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 320 mg
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates: 15g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1135.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Wild Rice and Turkey Salad

April 11, 2017 at 5:05 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 – Wild Rice and Turkey Salad. I’ll take Turkey and Rice any time or anyway! Add Green Onions, Raisins, Apples, Pecans, and Spices and you have the dish. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Wild Rice and Turkey Salad

Ingredients

1/2 cup wild rice
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1-1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups turkey, cooked and chopped
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
1 cup celery,chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/3 cup raisins
1 apple, chopped
Chopped pecans, for garnish
Directions

1 – Cook the rice in the water until tender, about 50 minutes.
2 – Cut the turkey into bite-size pieces.
3 – Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss.
4 – Cover and chill until ready to serve.
5 – Sprinkle on the pecans just before serving.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 422
Protein: 24g
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 26g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/42.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mexican Turkey Frittata

April 4, 2017 at 4:58 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Mexican Turkey Frittata. Its only 170 calories and 4 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Mexican Turkey Frittata

This flavorful egg and turkey frittata recipe will wake up your taste buds.
Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups sliced small mushrooms
1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
3 cups egg substitute or 12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup shredded low-fat Mexican blend cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions

 

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Mist 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Sprinkle with cumin; stir to mix.
2) In large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, green pepper, mushrooms and chipotle peppers. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are cooked.
3) In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and cilantro until well mixed. Stir in turkey, cheese, mushroom mixture and green onions. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until set.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F

 

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 170
Protein: 24g
Sodium: 300 mg
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 3g
Carbohydrates: 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/971-mexican-turkey-frittata

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Chicken with Cherry Apple Chutney

March 28, 2017 at 5:36 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 Grilled Chicken with Cherry Apple Chutney. Delicious Grilled Chicken and served with tangy chutney made from cherries and tart apples. Splenda Sugar Blend and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You can find this version of the recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Apple Chutney

Brining is the secret to marvelously tender and delicious chicken pieces. Grill them up and serve with a sweet and tangy chutney made from cherries and tart apples.

Recipe Ingredients:

Chicken:
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 cup hot tap water
3 cups cold water
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil

Cherry Apple Chutney:
1 cup pitted tart cherries (thawed, if frozen)
1/2 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped red onions
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup dried cherries
1 tablespoon brewed strong coffee
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 grated peel of 1/2 lemon
1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Chicken: Combine Splenda® Sugar Blend, salt, and hot water in 1-gallon zipper-lock plastic bag and shake to dissolve Splenda® Sugar Blend and salt. Add cold water and chicken. Press air out of bag, seal, and refrigerate 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
2 – For Cherry Apple Chutney: In medium steel saucepan, combine tart cherries, apples, onions, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, dried cherries, coffee, vinegar, lemon peel, and cayenne. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft and most of liquid evaporates. Remove from heat and stir in juice concentrate and mint. Set aside.
3 – Remove chicken from brine and discard brine. Refrigerate chicken until ready to serve (up to 1 day). Pat chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle all over with pepper. Let rest at room temperature 20 minutes.
4 – Heat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate and coat with oil.
5 – Put chicken on grill, cover, and cook 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear (about 170°F / 80°C on an instant-read thermometer). Brush with oil during last 5 minutes. Serve with chutney.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 270 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 70mg | Sodium 5760mg | Carbohydrates 21g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 22g | Protein 22g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/grilled_chicken_with_cherry_apple_chutney_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Dried Cherry and Almond Scones

March 21, 2017 at 5:40 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, Dried Cherry and Almond Scones. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has great selection of recipes to satisfy all tastes and cuisines. Check it out soon. Enjoy and Eat Healthy. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Dried Cherry and Almond Scones

Simple to make, these satisfying scones are flavored with dried cherries and almond extract. Like any baking powder biscuit, they taste best if served while still warm, but will also freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with baking spray and set aside.
2 – Mix the egg and egg white together in a large mixing bowl. Add canola oil, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, buttermilk, almond extract and nonfat dry milk. Stir well. Add baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until just blended. Add dried cherries and stir until blended.
3 – Spoon 12 evenly sized mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with sugar, if using.
4 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes 12 scones.

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe; 1 scone): 210; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 130mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 15g; Protein: 5g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/dried_cherry_and_almond_scones_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Baked Salmon with Orange-Ginger Sauce

March 14, 2017 at 5:13 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 – Baked Salmon with Orange-Ginger Sauce. Salmon and vegetables equals a comfort food recipe! It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites the CooksRecipes website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Baked Salmon with Orange-Ginger Sauce

Fresh salmon fillets are baked on a bed of vegetables and topped with a fragrant ginger citrus sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger root
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 cups frozen stir fry vegetable blend
2 (4 ounce) salmon fillets

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
2 – Make sauce. Peel ginger root and slice into 10 slices. Pour orange juice into a small saucepan. Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and ginger root. Bring to a rolling boil over medium high heat. Boil 10 to 12 minutes or until orange juice has reduced to approximately 2 tablespoons. Remove sauce from heat.
3 — Remove ginger slices using a fork and discard. Set sauce aside.
4 – Mix together the half-and-half, cornstarch and salt. Set aside. Whisk the softened butter, one Tbsp. at a time, into the 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Stir until melted. Add half and half mixture. Stir well. Place saucepan back on heat. Heat over medium- high heat until boiling.
5 – Remove sauce from heat and mix in a blender 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth and lighter in color. Set aside. Prepare salmon. Place vegetables in an 8×8 inch-baking pan. Place salmon fillets on top of the vegetables.
6 – Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked through, but still tender.
7 – Place vegetables and salmon on serving plates. Pour sauce over salmon. Serve immediately. Serve with steamed rice, if desired.
Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 440; Calories from Fat: 180; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Sodium: 440mg; Total Carbs: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 14g; Protein: 30g.

Exchanges per Serving: 4 Lean Meats, 3 Fats, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fruit.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/baked_salmon_with_orange-ginger_sauce_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

February 28, 2017 at 6:06 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 Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake. Breakfast made healthy with this Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake recipe. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe, and contains Blueberries and Almonds. You can find this recipe at one of my favorite recipe websites – CooksRecipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Friends and family will love waking up to this special breakfast treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder Cooksrecipes 2
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 egg white
3 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3/4 cup sliced almonds

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside.
2 – Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
3 – Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 1 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and flavorings; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add whole eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in berries. Spoon mixture into prepared dish.
4 – Beat egg white with a fork; add 3 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, stirring until blended. Stir in almonds. Spoon mixture over batter.
5 – Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 230; Calories from Fat: 120; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 210mg; Total Carbs: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 6g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_almond_coffee_cake_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken Stir-Fry

February 21, 2017 at 6:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chicken Stir-Fry. This one is from the CooksRecipes website. Cooks is one of my favorite recipe websites. They have a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes or cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Chicken Stir-Fry

Diabetic-friendly chicken stir-fry with broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, green onions and peanuts.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breastCooksrecipes 2
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflowerets
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoon dry sherry
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Trim any fat from chicken and thinly slice diagonally into 1-inch strips.
2 – In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat oil and stir-fry chicken 3 or 4 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Remove; set aside and keep warm.
3 – Add garlic and stir-fry for 15 seconds; add broccoli and cauliflower, stir-fry 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce, sherry and ginger; stir-fry 2 minutes.
4 – Add dissolved arrowroot, sesame oil, peanuts and the chicken. Cook until heated through and sauce has thickened.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 256, fat 10 g, cholesterol 72 mg, Protein 30 g, carbohydrate 9 g, sodium 30 mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chicken-stir-fry-diabetic-recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spicy and Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

February 14, 2017 at 6:07 AM | Posted in 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 Spicy and Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. A perfect appetizer, side dish, or lunch. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 
Spicy and Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Ingredients
1 (15 ounce) can Bush’s Garbanzo Beans, drained
1 (4 ounce) jar roasted red peppers
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Directions
1 – In an electric blender or food processor, puree the chickpeas, red peppers, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, nutmeg, cayenne, and salt. Process, using long pulses, until the mixture is fairly smooth, and slightly fluffy. Make sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor or blender in between pulses. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (The hummus can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated. Return to room temperature before serving.)
2 – Sprinkle the hummus with the chopped parsley before serving.
* Serve with Crackers, Pita Chips, or sliced Vegetables

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Amish Coleslaw

January 24, 2017 at 6:41 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Amish Coleslaw. Thank you to Carla for passing this one along to me!

 

Amish Coleslaw
Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
3/4 cupextra light olive oil

Cooking Directions:

In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, and 1 cup Splenda Granulated Sweetener. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, salt, celery seed, 1 teaspoon Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, mustard and oil. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes. Cool completely, then pour over cabbage mixture, and toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
Makes 8 servings.

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