Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

July 25, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is an Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Peanut Oil, Water, Tahini (puréed sesame seeds), Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Splenda® Granular, Red Pepper Flakes, and Asparagus Spears. The Asparagus is 70 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Flavorful, Asian-style asparagus with sesame-ginger sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon tahini (puréed sesame seeds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
Pinch red pepper flakes
48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
2 – Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
3 – Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but Do Not rinse.
4 – Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 7 servings (2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/7 of recipe; 2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces): Total Calories 70, Total Carbohydrates 6 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g ,Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 150 mg.
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese

July 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Salt, Black Pepper, Mixed Spring Greens, Blueberries, Reduced-Fat Crumbled Feta Cheese and Chopped Walnuts. The Recipe has 145 calories and 5 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese
Blueberries are a superfood! Get the antioxidant boost of these juicy fruits in this quick and easy salad. It takes just nine ingredients and a few simple steps to throw together.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 cups mixed spring greens (5 ounces)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted*

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

1. Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, if desired, and pepper in large bowl.

2. Add greens and blueberries; toss gently to coat. Top with cheese and walnuts. Serve immediately.

*To toast nuts, place in nonstick skillet. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until nuts begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove immediately to plate to cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 146 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Greens and Broccoli Salad with Peppy Vinaigrette

July 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Greens and Broccoli Salad with Peppy Vinaigrette. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Sun Dried Tomato Halves, Leaf Lettuce, Broccoli Florets, Mushrooms, Radishes, Balsamic Vinegar, Chicken Bouillon Granules, Spices, and more! There’s 54 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Greens and Broccoli Salad with Peppy Vinaigrette
Chock-full of fresh veggies, and weighing in at only 54 calories per serving, this Greens and Broccoli Salad is perfect for a light lunch.

Ingredients
4 sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil)
3 cups torn leaf lettuce
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup sliced radishes
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon dried chervil or dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1 – Pour boiling water over tomatoes in small bowl to cover. Let stand 5 minutes; drain.

2 – Chop tomatoes. Combine tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, mushrooms, and radishes in large salad bowl.

3 – Combine 2 tablespoons water, vinegar, oil, bouillon granules, chervil, mustard, and red pepper in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Add to salad; toss gently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 54 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 79 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes

July 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is, Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Medium Baking Potatoes, Broccoli, Fat Free Milk, Shredded Low-Fat Cheddar Cheese, Black Pepper, and a Garlic Clove. There’s 106 calories and 18 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Broccoli-stuffed potatoes
Nothing says comfort food quite like baked potatoes topped with all the fixings. Requiring just six basic ingredients, this homemade version is full of all the broccoli and cheese your heart desires — but with only 106 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 75 minutes.

4 medium baking potatoes (about 7 1/2 ounces each)
2 cups broccoli (frozen or fresh)
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup shredded, low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions
Yield: 8 stuffed potato halves
Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half

1 – Scrub baking potatoes, pierce with fork several times, and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for approximately 60 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, place the broccoli in a small pot, add a small amount of water, and cover. Cook the broccoli until it is just tender. Drain broccoli, chop it finely, and add it to a medium mixing bowl. Add milk, cheese, black pepper, and garlic to the mixing bowl. Remove cooked baked potatoes from the oven and slice potatoes in half horizontally. Scoop out the flesh of the potato, leaving approximately 1/2 inch of flesh remaining in the skins, and place the potato flesh in the mixing bowl with the broccoli mixture. With an electric mixer, whip the potato–broccoli mixture for 3 minutes. Fill each potato half with mixture and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 106 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Casserole

June 27, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Sweet Potato Casserole. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Sweet Potatoes, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Milk, Orange Juice, Panko Bread Crumbs, Pecans, Syrup, and more! The Casserole is 190 calories and 26 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Casserole
A diabetic-friendly side dish to serve with turkey or ham during the holiday season.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup panko crumbs*
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons maple syrup

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet; bake for 1 hour or until done. Cool to touch. Peel and mash. Reduce oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine sweet potatoes and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into baking dish.
Combine panko and remaining ingredients; sprinkle crumb mixture over top of casserole. Bake for 1 hour or until casserole is thoroughly heated.
Makes 14 (1/2 cup) servings.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that is sold in some supermarkets and in Asian food markets. They are delicate crisp crumbs that add a light crisp texture to foods.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14 of recipe; 1/2 cup): Calories: 190; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 95mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 4g.
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Swedish Potato Salad

June 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Swedish Potato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Potatoes, Leeks, Capers, White Pepper, Fat Free Mayonnaise, and Fat Free Sour Cream. There’s 83 calories and 17 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Swedish Potato Salad
This simple potato salad features just six ingredients and comes together in 30 minutes. Creamy and flavorful, it’s a perfect pairing for burgers, chicken, steak, and all your favorite foods!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes

4 cups cubed potatoes
1 cup chopped leeks, both green and white portions
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 cup fat-free sour cream

Directions
Yield: 11 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Cover and bring to boil, cooking until just tender. Drain, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and chill. Stir in chopped leeks and capers, and add white pepper. Fold mayonnaise into sour cream and add mixture to potatoes, stirring until well blended. Chill until serving time.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 83 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 131 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Tangy Blue Cheese Potato Salad

June 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Tangy Blue Cheese Potato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Red New Potatoes, Light Mayonnaise, Light Sour Cream, Garlic Powder, Cider Vinegar, Reduced-Fat Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Celery. There is 116 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Tangy Blue Cheese Potato Salad
Put a creamy twist on a picnic classic! Featuring mayo, sour cream, and chunks of blue cheese, this is a simple yet satisfy side for your next trip to the park.

Ingredients
1 pound red new potatoes
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/3 cup reduced-fat crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup chopped celery

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

Serving size:
3/4 cup

1. Boil potatoes until tender, drain, and cool. Cut into 1-inch chunks; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, vinegar, and blue cheese in medium bowl.

3. Fold in potatoes and celery and mix to combine.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 116 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 84 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Parmesan

June 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Asparagus with Parmesan. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Asparagus, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kosher Salt, and Black Pepper. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Asparagus with Parmesan
Like asparagus? You’ll love this simple preparation for this spring’s fresh harvest! With just four ingredients and only about 10 minutes to put together, it’s suitable for even novice chefs.

Ingredients
3 cups diagonally sliced asparagus (2-inch slices)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

1 – Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add asparagus; cover and cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Remove from heat; sprinkle with Parmesan, salt and pepper; mix to combine.
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Brown Rice, Asparagus, and Tomato Salad

May 30, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Brown Rice, Asparagus, and Tomato Salad. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Brown Rice, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Green Onions, and Dill. Summertime is here, Enjoy! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Brown Rice, Asparagus, and Tomato Salad
Make use of your fresh summer produce with this bountiful side dish that is the perfect combination of refreshing and filling. This salad combines wholesome brown rice with fresh veggies, making it the ideal summer side for any barbecue or afternoon picnic.

Ingredients
1 cup instant brown rice
12 medium spears asparagus, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium tomatoes
2 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh chives or green onions
2 teaspoons minced fresh dill

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup

1 – Bring 1 cup water to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice. Bring water to a boil again. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir rice; cover again. Let stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff with fork; set aside.

2 – Meanwhile, place asparagus in large bowl. Core tomatoes over a separate bowl to catch juice. Dice tomatoes, reserving juice. Add tomatoes to asparagus. Whisk 1 1/2 tablespoons reserved tomato juice, lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl until well blended. Stir in chives and dill.

3 – Add rice to salad bowl. Pour in dressing; toss lightly to coat.

Variation: To turn this salad into a heartier main dish, add 1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 130 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 97 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Lemony Steamed Broccoli

May 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Lemony Steamed Broccoli. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Broccoli, Butter, Lemon Juice, Salt, and Pepper. The Dish is 59 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. Enjoy! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemony Steamed Broccoli
Interested in trying the Mediterranean diet? Why not give this simple steamed broccoli side a try? With only four ingredients, it’s a cinch to prepare!

Ingredients
1 pound broccoli
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1. Break broccoli into florets. Discard large stems. Trim smaller stems; cut stems into thin slices. Place 2 to 3 inches of water and steamer basket in large saucepan; bring water to a boil. Add broccoli; cover. Steam 6 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

2. Place broccoli in serving bowl. Add butter and lemon juice; toss lightly to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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