Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Broccoli Italian Style

May 8, 2022 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 Broccoli Italian Style. This week’s recipe is made using Fresh Broccoli, Lemon Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Minced Garlic, Italian Parsley, and Black Pepper. The Dish is 44 calories and 4 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Broccoli Italian Style
This simple dish combines broccoli with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, and black pepper for a flavor that can’t be beat!

Ingredients
1 1/4 pounds fresh broccoli
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
Dash black pepper

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

1 – Trim broccoli, discarding tough stems. Cut broccoli into florets with 2-inch stems. Peel remaining stems; cut into 1/2-inch slices.

2 – Bring 1 quart water to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli; return to a boil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Drain; transfer to serving dish.

3 – Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, parsley, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over broccoli; toss to coat. Cover and let stand 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 44 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 29 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Boston-Style Baked Beans

May 1, 2022 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 Boston-Style Baked Beans. This week’s side dish is made using Navy Beans, Bacon, Onion, Yellow Mustard, Splenda, and Molasses. The Dish is 140 calories and 16 net carbs. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Boston-Style Baked Beans
A delicious formula for rich and flavorful, diabetic-friendly Boston baked beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, undrained1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/3 cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
2 tablespoons robust molasses

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Drain navy beans and reserve 1 1/4 cups liquid.
3 – Fry bacon in a large skillet until browned. Remove bacon and reserve half of the bacon fat.
4 – Fry onion in reserved bacon fat and cook until translucent. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
5 – Pour beans into a 3-quart baking dish.
6 – Bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 18 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories: 140 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 520mg Total Carbs: 21g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 3g Protein: 9g.
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Cauliflower Pilaf

April 24, 2022 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 Cauliflower Pilaf. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cauliflower, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Asafetida, Vegetable Stock, Sea Salt, Golden Raisins, Almonds, and Italian Parsley. Excellent side dish for any meal! 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cauliflower Pilaf
This satisfying faux-rice pilaf not only tastes good, but also makes an impressive side dish.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch asafetida
1/2 cup vegetable stock
Sea salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

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

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the cauliflower florets until they resemble the texture of rice (you can also grate them on the large holes of a box grater). Set aside.

2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the asafetida and cook for about 45 seconds, stirring constantly until fragrant.

3. Add the cauliflower and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly until it softens slightly.

4. Stir in the vegetable stock and season to taste. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes more until the cauliflower is tender.

5. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the raisins, almonds and parsley. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve.

Note: For added color, substitute dried unsweetened cranberries for the raisins. You can also substitute hazelnuts or walnuts for the almonds.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 206 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 237 mg , Fiber: 4 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Grilled Broccoli Rabe

April 17, 2022 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 Grilled Broccoli Rabe. Easy to prepare and all you’ll need is the Broccoli Rabe along with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, and Crushed Red 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Broccoli Rabe
This quick and easy broccoli rabe recipe is packed with nutrition — and flavor! Sometimes, you don’t have the time to cook fresh vegetables but luckily our grilled broccoli rabe is an easy alternative.

Ingredients
1 bunch broccoli rabe, tough lower stems removed
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Pinch of crushed red pepper

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

1 – Immerse the rabe in a large bowl of tap water and let it hang out for 10 to 15 minutes.

2 – Preheat the grill to medium.

3 – Drain the rabe but DO NOT shake off the excess water. Toss the rabe with olive oil and salt and lay it on the grill in an even layer.

4 – Cook the rabe for 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning as needed so all sides grill. The rabe should start to soften and char. If it starts to char too quickly, spray or shake a few drops of water on it.

5 – When the rabe is tender, remove it from the grill, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, and add a sprinkey-dink of salt and crushed red pepper. Serve hot or at room temp.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 274 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Roasted Asparagus

April 10, 2022 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 Roasted Asparagus. To make this week’s recipe you’ll just need 4 ingredients – fresh Asparagus, Olive Oil, Salt, and a Lemon. There’s 21 calories and 1 net carb 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Asparagus
Calling all asparagus lovers! With just four ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this low-carb side is the quintessential asparagus dish! Roasting really brings out the flavor of

this peak-season veggie.

Ingredients
Preparation time:
10 minutes
1 pound fresh asparagus
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 dashes salt
Zest of 1/2 a small lemon

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

1 – Preheat oven broiler. Snap tough ends off asparagus, then rinse and drain asparagus well. Place asparagus in a zip-top bag and drizzle evenly with oil. Seal bag tightly and shake gently to coat asparagus with oil.

2 – Place asparagus in a single layer in a 9″ x 13″ pan. Broil 5 inches from the heat source with the oven or broiler door cracked. After 2 minutes, pull the pan out and shake pan or use tongs to turn asparagus over. Return to the oven and broil 2–3 minutes more, or until crisp-tender. Watch closely and remove if asparagus begins to brown.

3 – Sprinkle lightly with salt and lemon zest, then divide into 4 equal servings.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 21 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 40 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus With Red Onion, Basil, and Almonds

April 3, 2022 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 Asparagus With Red Onion, Basil, and Almonds. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Butter, Red Onion, Asparagus, Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Basil, Salt, Black Pepper, and Almonds. There’s 60 calories and 4 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Asparagus With Red Onion, Basil, and Almonds
Paired with onion, fresh basil, and toasted almonds, asparagus rises to a whole new level in this quick and easy side! Low in calories, carb, and sodium, it’s sure to become a new favorite.

Ingredients
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted*

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

1. Melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions. Cover; cook 5 minutes, or until wilted. Uncover; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and golden brown.

2. Place asparagus and broth in medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 4 minutes. Uncover; stir in onions. Cook about 2 minutes, or until asparagus is crisp-tender and most liquid is evaporated. Stir in basil, salt, if desired, and pepper. Transfer to serving plate. Sprinkle with almonds.

*Note: To toast almonds, 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: 60 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 25 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Creamy Baked Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

March 29, 2022 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 Dish of the Week is a Creamy Baked Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms. To make this delicious and healthy dish you’ll need; Skinless Chicken Breasts, Spices, Artichokes, and Cremini Mushrooms. 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Baked Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms
With only 14 grams of carbohydrate per serving, this dish is sure to delight your taste buds — and your blood sugar!

Ingredients
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (14 ounces) artichokes packed in water, drained
1 tablespoon butter
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 – Place chicken in 13X9-inch baking dish. Combine paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper in small bowl; mix well. Reserve 1 teaspoon seasoning mixture; set aside. Sprinkle remaining seasoning mixture evenly over chicken. Cut artichokes in half; arrange around chicken.
3 – Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and reserved 1 teaspoon seasoning mixture; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in broth; simmer 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in half-and-half; cook 1 minute. Pour evenly over chicken and artichokes.
4 – Bake 30 minutes or until no longer pink.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a steamed green vegetable such as asparagus, broccoli, or green beans.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 79 mg, Sodium: 425 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Gingered Snow Peas

March 27, 2022 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 Gingered Snow Peas. To make this week’s Side Dish you’ll be needing Snow Peas, Carrots, Peanut Oil, Shallots, Ginger, and Lite Soy Sauce. There’s 45 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Gingered Snow Peas
An excellent source of vitamin C, you’ll love these easy-to-prepare, Asian-style snow peas!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 2 minutes

6 ounces fresh snow peas
2 medium carrots (6–8 inches in length)
1 teaspoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon lite (low-sodium) soy sauce

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

1 – Wash and drain snow peas. Remove pod string with a sharp knife if necessary. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrots into thin strips until you reach the inner core layer of the carrot; discard core. You should get about 1/2 cup or more of shavings from the two carrots. Heat peanut oil in a medium skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add shallots and ginger and stir, then add snow peas and stir-fry approximately 2 minutes until peas are bright green and still crisp. Add soy sauce and carrot shavings and stir-fry only 30–60 seconds more. (Overcooking the carrots will cause them to shrink considerably.)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 45 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 69 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – TANGY APPLE SLAW

March 20, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, 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 APPLE SLAW. To make this Slaw you’ll be needing Shredded Green Cabbage, Carrots, Apple, Bell Peppers, Light Mayonnaise, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Equal Spoonful, Dijon Mustard, Lemon Juice, and Pepper. There’s 152 calories and 13 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

TANGY APPLE SLAW
A take-off on the traditional creamy version of coleslaw. Chopped apples add crunch and a hint of sweetness that is also enhanced by Equal. Recipe for Tangy Apple Slaw from our recipe section.

Ingredients

4 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped unpeeled apple (1 medium)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red or green bell pepper strips
2/3 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream
3 tablespoons Equal ® Spoonful or Granulated*
1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon pepper
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – Combine cabbage, carrots, apple and pepper strips in medium size bowl. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Equal®, mustard, lemon juice and pepper.
2 – Spoon Equal ® mixture over cabbage mixture; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.
NOTES:
A take-off on the traditional creamy version of coleslaw. Chopped apples add crunch and a hint of sweetness that is also enhanced by Equal.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 6

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 152
Fat: 11 grams
Sodium: 331 milligrams
Cholesterol: 15 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs

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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is – Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs. I’ve got one fantastic side dish for this week’s recipe, Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs. Made using Bulgur, Asparagus, Frozen Peas, Italian Parsley, Mint, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Salt and 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs
Italian parsley, fresh mint and citrus juices really pump up the taste of this vibrant seasonal side. The perfect accompaniment to any protein, this dish adds bright flavor to your plate without overpowering every bite.

Ingredients
2/3 cup uncooked bulgur
2 cups sliced asparagus (1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Prepare bulgur according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat. Drain well.

2 – Steam asparagus in steamer basket over boiling water 3 to 4 minutes or until bright green and crisp-tender. Cool under cold running water, drain well, and blot with paper towels.

3 – Combine bulgur, asparagus, peas, parsley, and mint in large bowl. Whisk lemon juice, orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over bulgur mixture; toss gently.

Note: Bulgur is a whole grain that’s high in fiber and protein. It’s also a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 98 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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