Diabetic Dish of the Week – PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST

October 16, 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 – PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST. I’m passing along a Dessert for this week’s recipe. A Cheesecake worthy for any Fall Dinner Table! With a crust made with Gingersnap Crumbs and uses Equal Spoonful. With Cheesecake filling made with a blend of Spices, Equal Spoonful, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin Puree. It’s 196 calories and 13 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and is just one of a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet site. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST
Ingredients

Crust:

1-1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
Cheesecake:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful**
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla
Topping:

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful***
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine gingersnap crumbs, 3 tablespoons Equal and butter. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese, 1-1/4 cups Equal, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in pumpkin. Mix in eggs and egg whites. Mix in cornstarch and vanilla until blended.
3 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes.
4 – Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons Equal and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gently spread over top of cheesecake. Return to oven and bake 3 to 4 minutes until sour cream mixture is set. Remove cheesecake to wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 196
Fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 271 milligrams
Cholesterol: 64 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-cheesecake-in-gingersnap-crust

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SOUTHWESTERN ROASTED VEGETABLES

October 15, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SOUTHWESTERN ROASTED VEGETABLES. Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, Portabella Mushrooms, and Taco Seasoning make up this hearty meatless dish! It’s off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Healthy and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So check it out today and also subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, one of my favorite Recipe Magazines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SOUTHWESTERN ROASTED VEGETABLES

Ingredients

4 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes (yams), cut in 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups zucchini, cut into small chunks
1 small red onion, cut into small chunks
1 6-ounce package portabella mushroom slices, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix (about half a 1.25-ounce packet)
Salt to taste (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with foil.
In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, zucchini, onion and mushrooms. Toss with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and spread vegetables on baking sheet.
Bake 40 minutes, shaking pan every 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and roasted.

Recipe Yield: Yield: Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 110
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 209 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/southwestern-roasted-vegetables

Diabetic Dish of the Week – BAKED CHICKEN TENDERS

October 9, 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 – BAKED CHICKEN TENDERS. Chicken Tenders made healthier, using Corn Flake Crumbs, Spices and Herbs. Then bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes. 141 calories and 6 net carbs per serving! The recipes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/) This is just one of many Diabetic Friendly Recipes you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet site. Everything from Salads, Soups, Appetizers, Dinner, and Dessert are all at the site and all Diabetic Friendly! So check it out today. Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine also. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

BAKED CHICKEN TENDERS
Make healthier chicken tenders at home using common corn flake crumbs, spices and herbs. These are also great for game day and kids love them! The nutritional information is for the chicken thigh version. If using chicken breast, the fat content will be reduced to about 3 total grams.

Recipe Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients

1 pound chicken thighs or breast, boneless, skinless
1 cup cereal crumbs, cornflake type
1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2 – Lightly grease a cooking sheet.
3 – Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
4 – Place cornflakes in plastic bag and crush by using a rolling pin.
5 – Add remaining ingredients to the crushed cornflakes. Close bag tightly and shake until blended.
6 – Add a few of the chicken pieces at a time to crumb mixture and shake until evenly coated.
7 – Place chicken pieces on cooking sheet so they are not touching.
8 – Bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.
9 – Serve hot.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 141
Fat: 5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 344 milligrams
Cholesterol: 84 milligrams
Protein: 17 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/baked-chicken-tenders

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Roasted Pumpkin Soup

October 2, 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 – Roasted Pumpkin Soup. Pumpkin and Fall all in a Diabetic Friendly Soup! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which is full of delicious and diabetic friendly recipes. Also don’t to forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Roasted Pumpkin Soup
What could make a more delectable (and appropriate) seasonal meal on a chilly autumn night than a bowl of hearty pumpkin soup?
Serve this recipe with a crunchy green salad and a warm slice of whole grain toast for a truly sweet and satisfying Halloween treat.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Yield: Makes 5 servings.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
3-1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh sage, as garnish
Low-fat sour cream, as garnish (optional)
Directions

1 – In a medium saucepan, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. When hot, add the cinnamon, onions, carrots, celery, ginger and garlic to the pan. Saute, stirring occasionally, until lightly caramelized, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the canned pumpkin, stirring into the vegetables. Add chicken stock to the pan and bring the stock to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook the soup for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
2 – Remove the soup from the heat and process in batches in the food processor. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh sage and a dollop of low-fat sour cream (if desired).

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
111 calories
6 g total fat
<1 g saturated fat
11 g carbohydrate
3 g protein
4 g dietary fiber
437 mg sodium
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/october-and-pumpkins-go-hand-in-hand/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – APPLE AND SQUASH BAKE

September 18, 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 APPLE AND SQUASH BAKE. A perfect Fall Dish using both Apples and Butternut Squash. The Dish is only 120 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. Another Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. So many Delicious and Healthy recipes to choose from. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, one of my favorites! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

APPLE AND SQUASH BAKE
This recipe combines all the best fall flavors and makes a great alternative to the candied yams often served for Thanksgiving dinner.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup squash and apple bake

Ingredients

1/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 cup light butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
2 pounds butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and cut into
1/2 inch slices
2 large apples – cored, and cut into 1/2 inch slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, stir together Splenda Granulated Sweetener, molasses, butter, flour, salt, and mace. Arrange squash in an ungreased 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with slices of apple, then sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until squash is tender.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 30
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 340 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Fat: 3.5 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/10-diabetic-friendly-apple-recipes-to-celebrate-autumn/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – CHIPOTLE PEPPER JACK SLIDERS

September 11, 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 – CHIPOTLE PEPPER JACK SLIDERS. Sliders with a little heat and Diabetic Friendly! You’ll need Ground Beef (96% lean), Minced Garlic, Chipotle Chili Powder, Pepper Jack Cheese, all served on small Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns. This is just one of a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHIPOTLE PEPPER JACK SLIDERS
Ingredients

1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
9 small whole wheat hamburger buns, split, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
2 slices pepper Jack cheese, cut in quarters

Directions

1 – Tear one hamburger bun into pieces. Place in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs.
2 – Combine bread crumbs, beef, garlic and chili powder in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into eight 1/2-inch thick mini patties.
3 – Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 10 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Evenly top with cheese during last minute of grilling.
4 – Place burgers on bottoms of remaining eight buns. Top with desired Toppings. Close sandwiches.
NOTES:
Lean ground beef mini-burgers, or sliders, are kicked up with chipotle chili and topped with spicy pepper jack cheese.

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 sliders (mini-burgers)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 201
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 266 milligrams
Cholesterol: 40 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chipotle-pepper-jack-sliders

Diabetic Dish of the Week – HARVEST PORK ROAST WITH VEGETABLES

September 4, 2018 at 5:02 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 – HARVEST PORK ROAST WITH VEGETABLES. Pork Roast, a package of dry Italian salad dressing mix, and Vegetables like; carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, onions, bell peppers make up this week’s recipe! It’s another Diabetic Friendly recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website! At the Diabetic Gourmet site besides all the recipes you can find Diabetic Management Tips, Diabetes news, and more. So check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HARVEST PORK ROAST WITH VEGETABLESIngredients

3 pounds pork loin roast
1 (0.7-oz) package dry Italian salad dressing mix
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
8 cups fall vegetables, (carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, onions, bell peppers) cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch chunks

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pork in shallow roasting pan. Blend Italian salad dressing mix, cumin and oregano in small bowl. Sprinkle half of seasoning mixture over pork; cook uncovered for 1 hour or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Remove roast from oven; let rest about 10 minutes.
2 – While pork is cooking, coat a separate baking dish with vegetable cooking spray and add vegetables. Sprinkle remaining seasoning over vegetables. Cover and roast in oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover, stir and continue roasting 15 to 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
3 – Slice roast and serve with vegetables.
NOTES:
Mediterranean flavors and fall harvest vegetables complement this succulent pork roast. This tasty dish is a cinch to prepare and is sure to satisfy any appetite. Younger kids can help by setting the table and older kids can wash and chop your family’s favorite veggies.

Recipe Yield: Serves 6 to 8.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 182
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 65 milligrams
Cholesterol: 30 milligrams
Protein: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/harvest-pork-roast-with-vegetables

Diabetic Dish of the Week – PARMESAN HERB ENCRUSTED FISH

August 21, 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 – PARMESAN HERB ENCRUSTED FISH. You’ll need; Talapia, along with Almonds, Bread Crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, and Seasonings. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Check it out today. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PARMESAN HERB ENCRUSTED FISH

Ingredients

1/3 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Paprika
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Parsley Flakes
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper, Ground
1 pound tilapia fillets
Olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 450F. Mix almonds, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings in shallow dish.
Brush fish lightly with oil. Coat evenly with almond mixture. Place fish on greased foil-lined shallow baking pan.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
NOTES:
Adding an herb crust to tilapia is a great way to complement its mild flavor. Combine spices like garlic, paprika and black pepper with chopped almonds, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese for an easy dinner. You can substitute red snapper, striped bass, flounder or sole for the tilapia..

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 225
Fat: 9 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 202 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Protein: 29 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/parmesan-herb-encrusted-fish

Diabetic Dish of the Week – BEEF STEAK AND ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD

August 7, 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 – BEEF STEAK AND ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD. Made using either beef top loin steaks or four beef tenderloin steaks. Have your Dinner in one delicious and healthy Salad! The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site besides all the Diabetic Friendly Recipes you can find tips on Diabetes Management and Diabetes News. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BEEF STEAK AND ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD
Ingredients

2 beef top loin steaks or four beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick
8 cups torn salad greens
3/4 cup Italian dressing

Roasted Vegetables:
16 small mushrooms
1 large red, yellow or green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch wide strips
1 medium Japanese eggplant, sliced (1-inch)
1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 medium zucchini, sliced (1-inch)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 425F. Spray 15 x 10-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place vegetables in pan; spray generously with cooking spray. Drizzle with vinegar; sprinkle with garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Roast in 425F oven 30 to 35 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Cool slightly.
2 – Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook top loin steaks 12 to 15 minutes (tenderloin steaks 10 to 13 minutes) for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove; let stand 10 minutes.
3 – Carve steaks; season with salt. Arrange beef and vegetables on greens. Serve with dressing.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 418
Fat: 24 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 8.7 grams
Sodium: 849 milligrams
Cholesterol: 56 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/beef-steak-and-roasted-vegetable-salad

Diabetic Dish of the Week – MONTREAL-STYLE SALMON

July 31, 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 – MONTREAL-STYLE SALMON. Delicious Salmon seasoned with McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning, Grated Lemon Peel, and McCormick Dill Weed. Easy to make and only 168 calories per serving. Another healthy and delicious recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out the huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet site. Also don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MONTREAL-STYLE SALMON
Ingredients

1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon McCormick Dill Weed
1/2 pounds salmon fillets (swordfish or mahi mahi can also be used)

Directions

1 – Mix Steak Seasoning, lemon peel and dill weed in small bowl.
2 – Rub mixture over salmon. Let stand 5 minutes.
3 – Grill salmon, skin side down, over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Do not turn salmon.
4 – Serve immediately.

Recipe Yield: 2 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 168
Fat: 8 grams
Sodium: 174 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Protein: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/montreal-style-salmon

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