Diabetic Dish of the Week – APPLE-MUSTARD MEAT LOAF

November 14, 2017 at 6:21 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is an APPLE-MUSTARD MEAT LOAF. Wow, I came across this one on the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and it sounds and looks like one winning Meatloaf Dish! Made with Ground Pork along with Applesauce, Bread Crumbs, Envelope of Dry Onion Soup Mix, Dijon-Style Mustard, and Black Pepper. It’s only 198 calories and 10 net carbs per serving. And it again its from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes and Diabetic Management Tips. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

APPLE-MUSTARD MEAT LOAF
Recipe Yield: 8

Ingredients

2 Pounds Ground Pork
1/2 Cup Applesauce
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
1 1-Oz Envelope Dry Onion Soup Mix
2 Tablespoons Dijon-Style Mustard
Black Pepper, To Taste
Directions

1 – In large mixing bowl, blend together ground pork, applesauce, breadcrumbs, onion soup mix, Dijon-style mustard and black pepper to taste.
2 – Turn mixture into loaf pan and bake in 375 degrees F oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, until meat thermometer inserted reads 160F.
3 – Let loaf rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 198
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 509 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Protein: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/apple-mustard-meat-loaf

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – ITALIAN OMELET

October 31, 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 – ITALIAN OMELET. It’s another delicious Diabetic Friendly recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find info on Diabetes and Diabetic Eating Tips along with a huge selection of recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

ITALIAN OMELET
Ingredients

1/2 of a box Dreamfields Spaghetti
8 eggs or 2 cups egg substitute
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 jar (6 ounces) marinated, quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1-1/2 ounces diced prosciutto or ham
Cherry tomatoes (optional)

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
2 – Meanwhile, in large bowl beat eggs, cheese, 2 tablespoons basil, salt and pepper. Combine cooked pasta with egg mixture; set aside.
3 – Heat oil in ovenproof large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; cook 1 minute. Add artichokes, tomatoes and prosciutto. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally. Gently stir into pasta mixture and return to skillet.
4 – Cover; cook over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until egg mixture is set in center. DO NOT STIR. Remove from heat.
5 – Place skillet in oven 4 inches from broiler. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until top is browned. Transfer to serving dish. Cool 5 minutes. Garnish with additional tablespoon of basil and cherry tomato halves, if desired. Cut into wedges; serve.

NOTES:
This is a delicious breakfast or brunch pasta dish. Egg substitute may be used in place of real eggs. You can be creative and add in your favorite vegetables and ingredients to make this Italian omelet. Another way to turn the omelet over is to use 2 saute pans. Hold them tightly together for a clean flip.

Recipe Yield: Makes 6 main dish servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 283
Calories from fat: 27
Fat: 13 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 634 milligrams
Cholesterol: 296 milligrams
Protein: 19 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/italian-omelet

Diabetic Dish of the Week – MAPLE DIJON CHICKEN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH

October 24, 2017 at 5:34 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 MAPLE DIJON CHICKEN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH. If this just doesn’t scream Fall Recipe, nothing does! Chicken combined with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash along with a Maple Dijon Sauce. Like I said “Fall Recipe”! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/) which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes. Salads, Soups, Entrees, Dessert, they have recipes for all! Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

MAPLE DIJON CHICKEN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH
This is a great recipe for fall with two seasonal favorites, brussels sprouts and butternut squash. Butternut squash is sometimes known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma.

Ingredients

4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP unsalted butter
16 Brussels sprouts (about 8 ounces), bottom trimmed, outer leaves removed, and halved
2 cups diced (1/2 inch) butternut squash
2 TBSP maple syrup
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1-1/2 cup chicken stock

Directions

1 – In a saute pan large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
2 – Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
3 – Add chicken to pan, skin side down and saute for about 4-5 minutes per side or until chicken is browned.
4 – Remove chicken from pan and reserve.
5 – In same pan, add butter. Allow the butter to melt over medium heat. Add squash and sprouts to pan and sauté, tossing occasionally, until the outsides are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
6 – Remove from pan and hold separately from chicken.
7 – Turn heat to high and add stock, syrup and mustard. Stir and bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
8 – Add chicken back to the pan, cover, and reduce heat to medium low.
9 – Cook over medium low heat for 20-25 minutes or until chicken registers 170 degrees F with an instant read thermometer.
10 – Add vegetables back to pan, cover again, and cook for another 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
11 – Remove chicken and vegetables to a serving platter, placing vegetables around chicken.
12 – Turn heat to high and boil sauce until it is reduced and slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
13 – Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 430
Fat: 23 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 420 milligrams
Protein: 34 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Sugars: 9 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/maple-dijon-chicken-brussels-sprouts-butternut-squash

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – GINGERED ACORN SQUASH

October 23, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – GINGERED ACORN SQUASH. Its from one my favorite Diabetic Recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine (https://diabeticgourmet.com/). The Diabetic Gourmet site is packed with Delicious, Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with info and tips on Diabetic Care and Management. So check it out today!

 

GINGERED ACORN SQUASH

Ingredients

2 acorn squash (about 3/4 pound each)
8-ounce can pineapple tidbits in their own juice, drained
3 tablespoons raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon light margarine, melted
1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
2 – Cut squash in half. Scoop out and discard seeds. Put squash halves cut side up in baking dish.
3 – In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into each squash cavity. Carefully pour a small amount of water around each squash. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 4

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 1 grams
Sodium: 24 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 29 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/gingered-acorn-squash

Diabetic Dish of the Week – CHICKEN PAD THAI

October 3, 2017 at 5:04 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – CHICKEN PAD THAI. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

CHICKEN PAD THAI
Peanuts are a low glycemic index food. Their slow digestion causes sugar to gradually be released into the blood, which can have positive effects on blood sugar control.

Substituting plant-based proteins like peanuts for animal proteins and low-quality carbohydrates can reduce diabetes risk by up to 21-percent.

This recipe is also a good source of Vitamin A (109%), Vitamin C (47%), iron (10%) and calcium (7%).

Ingredients

1 pound chicken breast
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 medium zucchini, spiralized (about 1 cup)
2 medium carrots, spiralized (about 1 cup)
1 cup cooked pad thai stir-fry noodles
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
1 lime, quartered
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

1 – Season chicken with pepper, to taste. In large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and cook chicken until fully cooked and juices are clear.
2 – Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.
3 – To make sauce: In small bowl, whisk together honey, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter and water.
4 – Add zucchini, carrots, rice noodles and chicken to pan; pour sauce over and toss to coat.
5 – Toss in bean sprouts and cabbage.
6 – Serve with lime wedge, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 295
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 792 miligrams
Cholesterol: 60 miligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Sugars: 9 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/chicken-pad-thai

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES

October 2, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. Have a Dessert for today’s recipe, APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. Made with unsweetened applesauce and unsweetened cocoa powder. The recipe comes from one of my favorite Diabetic Friendly Recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/). The site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

APPLESAUCE BROWNIES
Ingredients

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine oil, applesauce and cocoa. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir into the mixture.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured (or wax paper lined & sprayed) 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle on nuts (optional).
Bake about 20 to 30 minutes or until top is set but edges are not dried out. Toothpick will come out clean. Cut into 16 or 24 squares.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 16

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 165
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 84 miligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/applesauce-brownies

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SHIRATAKI AND EDAMAME

September 25, 2017 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SHIRATAKI AND EDAMAME. You’ll be using the Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine (shirataki noodles). The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and Magazine. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Healthy and Diabetic Friendly recipes so be sure to check it out today! Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SHIRATAKI AND EDAMAME
Ingredients

 

1 (8 oz) package Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine (shirataki noodles), drained, rinsed, cut to 4

 

inch pieces, and set aside
4 cup vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup shelled edamame
1/2 cup chopped onion
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Pour broth in a pot and add all ingredients except Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine.
Bring to a boil; lower heat and cook for 5-10 minutes until vegetables are fork tender.
Add Skinny Noodles, and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 62
Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/vegetable-soup-with-shirataki-and-edamame

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

September 18, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Spaghetti Squash Dish that’s 62 calories, 9 carbs, and 2.9 grams fat! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes like this week’s recipe. So Enjoy and eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Ingredients

2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pound spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1-1/2 tablespoons honey

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2 – Rinse the squash, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and lay the squash halves, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
3 – Place the margarine or butter and honey in a microwave safe dish, cover loosely, and microwave at high power for about 30 seconds, until the margarine or butter is melted.
4 – Cut each squash half into quarters and use a fork to fluff the center of each piece of squash slightly. Stir the honey mixture and drizzle about 1-1/4 teaspoons of the mixture over each piece of squash. Serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings“ Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 62
Fat: 2.9 grams
Sodium: 55 miligrams
Protein: 0.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
DIABETIC EXCHANGES
1-1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/simply-baked-spaghetti-squash

Soup Special of the Day……..Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

September 10, 2017 at 6:06 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Black Bean and Chorizo Soup. You take Black Beans, add Chorizo, plus all the other ingredients and you have this week’s Soup Special! It’s a recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly Recipes, tips, and Diabetic news. Just an excellent site. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Each issue is packed with delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup
This hearty Black bean soup will warm you up on a cold day.

Yield: 10 servings.
1/2 cup per serving.
View online:Southwestern Bean Soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 onion, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
1 ancho chile, seeded, soaked in hot water
1 pasilla pepper, seeded, soaked in hot water
1 (19 oz) can black beans
1 bouquet garni (1 Tbsp each dried cilantro, oregano, marjoram wrapped in cheesecloth)*
1 lime, halved
4 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp mezcal or tequila
Salt to taste
6 Tbsp chorizo, fried and crumbled
6 Tbsp low-fat buttermilk

*Bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs used to prepare soup, stock and various stews. The bouquet is boiled with other ingredients, but removed prior to consumption. To make the bouquet, use 1 Tbsp each of dried cilantro, oregano and marjoram and place in cheesecloth to form a bundle.
Directions

In deep pan or pot, heat canola oil at high heat and add onion. Saute until brown and add garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in tomatoes and peppers. Cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
Combine black beans, bouquet garni, limes and broth with mixture. Cook 5 minutes. Add mezcal or tequila, salt and discard lime halves and herbs. Cook 10 minutes. Blend and season to taste.
Garnish with buttermilk and chorizo.

Tip: If too thick, add more broth

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 180
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 7 g
Sodium: 310 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/diabetic-meals-10-healthy-soup-and-chowder-recipes/

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

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