Diabetic Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Stew

September 19, 2017 at 5:48 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 – Sweet Potato Stew. Thank you to Diana for passing along this recipe! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

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 turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce
black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, turkey bacon, garlic, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
2 – Increase heat to high. Slowly stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 35 minutes on high or until heated through.
3 – Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mocha Cheesecake Bars

September 12, 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 Mocha Cheesecake Bars. It uses Splenda Sweetner to replace the Sugar. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you can find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mocha Cheesecake Bars
Bars of delicious cheesecake filling on a chocolate wafer crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/3 cup light butter, melted

Filling:
12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/4 teaspoons instant espresso granules
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chunks

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8×8-inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Combine chocolate wafer crumbs, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and butter in a mixing bowl, stirring until blended. Press mixture into prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
3 – For Filling: Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
4 – Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, espresso granules, and cocoa powder; add to cream cheese, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating, just until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks. Pour filling over prepared crust.
5 – Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until firm; cool. Chill until firm. Cut into bars.
Makes 20 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 8g (sat 4.5g) | Cholesterol 40mg | Sodium 120mg | Carbohydrates 9g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 4g | Protein 4g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mocha_cheesecake_bars_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS

September 5, 2017 at 5:42 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS. Shrimp, Grapes, and Spices combine to make this week’s recipe! It’s only 190 calories and 12 carbs per serving. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes like this week’s ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS recipe. Plus don’t forget you can subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine also. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS

Zahtar is a Middle Eastern spice blend which is made with dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds, ground sumac, and salt. Zahtar is the type of spice blend that varies from family to family, and versions of it can be found in the international aisle of many grocery stores and supermarkets.

Grapes of all colors – red, green and black – are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. At just 90 calories per serving, they also contain no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium. A grape-enriched diet helped protect against metabolic brain decline in Alzheimer’s-related areas of the brain, according to research from the University of California-Los Angeles. You can find more healthy grape recipes at Grapes from California. You can reduce the amount of sodium in this dish by 100mg per serving by cutting out the sea salt.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons zahtar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
36-40 large shrimp (about 2 pounds), shelled and deveined
1 cup whole green California grapes
1 cup whole red California grapes
Directions

1 – In medium bowl, combine zahtar, garlic, thyme, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil. Whisk to combine. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
2 – Thread shrimp and grapes onto skewers. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high.
3 – Grill skewers, turning once, until shrimp are lightly charred and cooked through and grapes are caramelized but firm, about 2-3 minutes per side.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 190
Calories from fat: 53
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 870 miligrams
Cholesterol: 180 miligrams
Protein: 20 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/zahtar-shrimp-and-grape-kabobs

Diabetic Dish of the Week – GRILLED SOUTHWESTERN STEAK AND COLORFUL SKILLET VEGETABLES

August 29, 2017 at 5:48 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 GRILLED SOUTHWESTERN STEAK AND COLORFUL SKILLET VEGETABLES. Oh I got a good one that I’m passing along to all of you this week, GRILLED SOUTHWESTERN STEAK AND COLORFUL SKILLET VEGETABLES. Delicious Steak along with Skillet Vegetables! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes at Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Besides all the great recipes you’ll find current news on Diabetes and everyday hints and tips to help with your Diabetes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

GRILLED SOUTHWESTERN STEAK AND COLORFUL SKILLET VEGETABLES

Picking lean protein options can be easier than you think. You can still enjoy a beef burger and save calories by choosing lean or extra-lean ground beef.

Other smart meat case picks include top sirloin steak or sirloin tip, bottom round steak or roast, eye of round steak or roast, or top round steak or roast.

Also make sure to choose colorful vegetables and fruits to round out your meal, like in this recipe for Grilled Southwestern Steak and Colorful Vegetables.

Ingredients

1 beef , Top Round Steak cut 1 inch thick (about 1-1/2 pounds)

Marinade:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup prepared mild salsa
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
Colorful Vegetables:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced 1/4- inch thick
2 cups sliced zucchini, 1/4-inch thick
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Directions

1 – Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat.
2 – Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.
3 – Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.
4 – Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
5 – Grill, covered, 12 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 16 to 19 minutes) for medium rare (145F) doneness, turning once. Do not overcook.
6 – Meanwhile prepare Colorful Vegetables. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium- high heat.
7 – Add bell pepper strips; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
8 – Add mushrooms, zuchini, cumin, salt and black pepper; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
9 – Add tomato and green onion; cook and stir 1 minute.
10 – Carve steak into thin slices; season with salt, as desired. Serve with Colorful Vegetables.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 277
Fat: 13 grams
Unsaturated Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 303 miligrams
Cholesterol: 77 miligrams
Protein: 33 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/grilled-southwestern-steak-and-colorful-skillet-vegetables

Diabetic Dish of the Week – FOOTBALL SEASON SAUSAGE SANDWICHES

August 22, 2017 at 5:26 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 – FOOTBALL SEASON SAUSAGE SANDWICHES. Perfect Diabetic Friendly recipe for your tailgate parties or for home in front of the screen. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes, Diabetic Tips, Diabetic latest news and more! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

FOOTBALL SEASON SAUSAGE SANDWICHES

Ingredients

1 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground turkey breast
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup skim milk
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp fennel seed, crushed
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
1 tbsp water
8 small Kaiser rolls

Directions

1 – In large bowl, combine ground beef, ground turkey, bread crumbs, milk, oregano, fennel, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Mix well. Shape mixture into 8 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
2 – Spray large non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper and water; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove veggies from skillet and cover to keep warm.
3 – Wipe skillet clean and spray again with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add patties and cook for about 12 minutes or until there is no pink in the center. Serve patties and veggies on Kaiser rolls. Top with barbecue sauce if you want, and serve with a football game.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 8

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 290
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 320 miligrams
Cholesterol: 55 miligrams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/football-season-sausage-sandwiches

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Buffalo Turkey Tacos

July 18, 2017 at 4:55 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 Buffalo Turkey Tacos. Made with JENNIE-O Lean Ground Turkey or you could substitute that by using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. The Lean Ground Turkey Breast has fewer calories than the Ground Turkey. Along with the Turkey you’ll be using Wing Sauce and Blue Cheese Dressing to give that Buffalo heat taste! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes and don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Buffalo Turkey Tacos

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O Lean Ground Turkey
1/3 cup hot pepper wing sauce
8 hard corn taco shells, heated as specified on package
1 cup shredded lettuce
2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing

Directions

1 – Cook turkey as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2 – Add hot pepper sauce. Stir to combine.
3 – Fill tacos shells with lettuce, turkey mixture, tomatoes and avocado.
4 – Drizzle with blue cheese dressing.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 220
Protein: 14g
Sodium: 260 mg
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 1g
Carbohydrates: 13g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1341.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Fajita Turkey Burger

July 11, 2017 at 4:52 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 Fajita Turkey Burger. It’s made using the always delicious Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. When I make my Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili I always use this! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet website, which also has an excellent magazine by the same name – Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. So be sure to check the site out for this recipe and the huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes they have. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

Fajita Turkey Burger

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
1 (16-ounce) package Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 cup salsa, drained
3/4 cup cilantro, divided
2 onions, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
Wholly Guacamole classic or spicy dip, if desired
Wholly Guacamole salsa, if desired
5 reduced-calorie hamburger buns, split
1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

1 – In small bowl, combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes, paprika and salt and pepper, if desired.
2 – Mix ground turkey, half of spice mixture, drained salsa, and 1/2 cup cilantro; form into 5 (1/2-inch thick) patties. Lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Place patties in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, turning occasionally. Always cook to well done, 165F as measured by a meat thermometer.
3 – Meanwhile, coat large skillet with cooking spray. Cook onions, bell peppers and remaining spice mixture over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.
4 – To assemble burgers, spread guacamole and salsa, if desired, on buns. Place burgers, cheese and vegetable mixture on buns.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 260
Protein: 29g
Sodium: 410 mg
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 5g
Carbohydrates: 23g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1326.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – French Toast Strata

July 4, 2017 at 5:47 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 French Toast Strata. It’s made with cinnamon raisin bread and Splenda replacing the Sugar. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

French Toast Strata

This delightful strata is made with cinnamon raisin bread and is perfect for a breakfast or brunch. Very easy to prepare the night before, then just bake in the morning.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup Splenda® Granular
1 cup egg substitute (or 4 large eggs)
2/3 cup skim milk
3/4 teaspoon maple flavor
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
2 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8x8x2-inch square cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Blend together, in a medium size mixing bowl, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granular, egg substitute, milk, and maple flavor.
3 – Tear Cinnamon Raisin Bread into 1 to 2-inch pieces. Toss bread and sliced apples into mixing bowl with other ingredients. Toss to just coat bread. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan.
4 – Cut cream cheese into 8 chunks and place on top of strata.
5 – Blend remaining 1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over strata. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
6 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe using egg substitute): Calories 160 | Calories from Fat 35 | Fat 4.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 200mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 13g | Protein 8g.

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/french_toast_strata_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Cajun Spiced Corn

June 13, 2017 at 5:42 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 Cajun Spiced Corn. Delicious side for your next BBQ. Corn, Onions, Tomatoes, Green Bell Peppers, and Spices. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Cajun Spiced Corn
A great veggie side dish for any barbecue, spicy whole kernel corn is baked or grilled in a foil packet with onions, tomatoes, and green bell pepper.”

Ingredients
1 (10 ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon roasted cumin
2 teaspoons dried cilantro
1 tablespoon Blue Bonnet Light Butter

 

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 450 degrees F or grill to medium-high.
2 – Center vegetables on sheet of Reynolds Wrap(R) Aluminum Foil. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning; stir to blend. Top with margarine.
3 – Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal making one large foil packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
4 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven.
5 – OR grill 12 to 14 minutes in covered grill.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Fiesta Fish Tacos

May 23, 2017 at 5:38 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 Fiesta Fish Tacos. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes Self Management is an excellent site. Not only does it have a good selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes you’ll also find tips on Managing Diabetes, Nutrition and Exercise, Diabetes Resources, and more! So be sure to check the site out soon. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

 

 

Fiesta Fish Tacos

Ingredients

Juice of 1/2 lime
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound tilapia fillets
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
4 (6-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup cubed mango
Black pepper, to taste
Directions

Mix lime juice, garlic, and olive oil in a glass bowl.

Add tilapia and marinate in refrigerator for one hour.

Place tilapia in a glass baking dish surrounded by green and red bell peppers, minced cilantro, and tomatoes.

Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Divide fish and veggies into four servings and place on each of the warmed tortillas.

Top with lettuce, cubed mango, and a sprinkling of black pepper.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 260, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1.4 g, Cholesterol: 50 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/fiesta-fish-tacos/

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