Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate-Almond Crispy Treats

August 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Chocolate-Almond Crispy Treats. The Treats are made using Gluten-Free Crisp Brown Rice Cereal, Almonds, Light Corn Syrup, Almond Butter, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Salt, and Semisweet Chocolate Chips. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate-Almond Crispy Treats
Why get store-bought when you can go with homemade? These chocolate delights are sure to satisfy — and they’re gluten free, to boot. Crispy brown rice cereal serves as the perfect base for chocolate chips, almond butter, toasted almonds and cocoa for a treat that can’t be beat!

Ingredients
6 cups gluten-free crisp brown rice cereal
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds, toasted*
1 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup almond butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Yield: 24 bars
Serving size: 1 bar

1 – Line 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine rice cereal and almonds in large bowl; set aside.

3 – Combine corn syrup, almond butter, brown sugar, cocoa, and salt in large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth and just begins to boil across surface. Remove from heat.

4 – Immediately stir cereal mixture into saucepan. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Press firmly into prepared pan. Let stand 1 hour or until set. Cut into bars.

*Note: To toast almonds, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring frequently.
Nutrition Information:
Calories: 170 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cauliflower Pilaf

July 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe 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 2020! 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 Dessert of the Week – Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping

May 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping. Oh we have a good one this week, Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping! This one is made using Light Cream Cheese, Honey, Ground Red Pepper, Frozen Fat-Free Whipped Topping, Peaches, Almonds, and Mint Leaves. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping
Make the most of the early summer harvest with this delightful dessert prepared on the grill. With the classic flavor combination of peaches and almonds, this is sure to be a family favorite!

Ingredients
1/2 cup (4 ounces) light cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups thawed frozen fat-free whipped topping
6 peaches, halved and pits removed
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted*
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

1 – Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Gently stir cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in honey and ground red pepper until well blended. Fold in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

3 – Place peaches, cut sides down, on prepared grill. Grill, covered, 2–3 minutes. Turn over; grill 2–3 minutes or until peaches begin to soften. Remove to plate; let stand to cool slightly.

4 – Arrange 2 peach halves, cut sides up, on 6 serving plates. Top evenly with spicy cream cheese topping and almonds. Garnish with mint.

*Note. To toast almonds, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat 1–2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 182 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 107 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Molé

May 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Molé. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are a Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast (Boston Butt Roast), Almonds, Jalapeño, Paprika, Ancho Chile Powder, Lager Beer, Apple Cider, Mexican Chocolate, Rice, and more! That is one kicked up Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast! 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Molé
Serve this incredibly delicious, fork-tender pork dish over a bowl hot rice. Make it a complete meal with a cool, green salad and warm flour tortillas.Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston Butt roast), exterior fat removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons canola or olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 large jalapeño chile, seeds removed and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seed
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
16 ounces lager beer (2 cups)
2 cups apple cider, or juice, pure pressed, pasteurized (not from concentrate)
3 ounces Mexican chocolate, grated or very finely chopped
3 limes, juiced and zested
6 cups hot cooked rice for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:
1 – Pat pork cubes dry with paper towels; season with salt.
2 – Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat in 5 to 6-quart heavy Dutch oven. Add half of the pork. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to bowl. Brown remaining pork in remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add all pork back to Dutch oven.
3 – Stir in onion, almonds, jalapeño and garlic. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender and translucent. Stir in coriander seed, cumin seed, smoked paprika and ancho chile powder; cook for 1 minute. Add beer and apple cider and bring to a simmer. Cover and gently simmer over medium-low or low heat for 2 hours.
4 – If desired, cool mixture. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Spoon and discard fat from top of chilled mixture. Heat mixture over medium-high heat.
5 – Stir in lime juice and zest, and chocolate into hot mixture. Serve over rice.
6 – To Plate: Spoon rice into shallow bowls and top with pork in molé sauce.
Makes 8 servings.

Tip: If Mexican chocolate is unavailable, use 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate plus 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 3 drops almond extract.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 3/4 cup pork molé plus 3/4 cup rice): Calories: 530; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Total Carbs: 57g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 30g; Sodium: 250mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/cider-and-beer-braised_pork_with_chocolate_mole_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Mini Chocolate Toffee-Topped Cupcakes

April 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the week is – Mini Chocolate Toffee-Topped Cupcakes. These are made using a package of Sugar Free Chocolate Cake Mix, Water, Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, Creamy Peanut Butter, Fat Free Whipped Topping, Almonds, Sugar Free Butter Toffee Candy, and Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips. The Cupcakes are 132 calories and 19 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Chocolate Toffee-Topped Cupcakes
Looking for a treat to enjoy with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? These delicate homemade cupcakes are bound to delight! Sure to satisfy even the most discriminating chocoholic, they feature a moist cocoa base capped with crunchy almonds and butter toffee pieces.

Ingredients
1 package (about 16 ounces) sugar-free chocolate cake mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tablesoons natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 (8-ounce) container thawed frozen fat-free whipped topping
1 ounce slivered almonds, toasted*
12 sugar-free butter-toffee hard candies, lightly crushed**
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Yield: 48 mini cupcakes
Serving size: 2 mini cupcakes

1- Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 48 mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine cake mix, water, egg substitute, and oil in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at low speed 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Spoon heaping tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin cup.

3 – Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

4 – Meanwhile, microwave peanut butter in small microwavable bowl on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds or until slightly melted. Place whipped topping in medium bowl. Fold peanut butter into whipped topping until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Combine almonds, crushed candies and chocolate chips in small bowl; set aside.

5 – Top each cupcake evenly with whipped topping mixture and chocolate chip mixture.

*Note: To toast almonds, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 8 to 10 minute or until golden brown, stirring frequently

**Note: To crush candy, place in a sealed plastic bag. Use rolling pin or meat mallet to crush candies.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 172 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/mini-chocolate-toffee-topped-cupcakes/

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One of America’s Favorites – Peanut Butter

February 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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“Smooth” peanut butter in a jar

Peanut butter is a food paste or spread made from ground, dry-roasted peanuts. It often contains additional ingredients that modify the taste or texture, such as salt, sweeteners, or emulsifiers. Peanut butter is popular in many countries. The United States is a leading exporter of peanut butter and itself consumes $800 million of peanut butter annually.

Peanut butter is served as a spread on bread, toast, or crackers, and used to make sandwiches (notably the peanut butter and jelly sandwich). It is also used in a number of breakfast dishes and desserts, such as peanut-flavored granola, smoothies, crepes, cookies, brownies, or croissants. It is similar to other nut butters such as cashew butter and almond butter.

The two main types of peanut butter are crunchy (or chunky) and smooth (or creamy). In crunchy peanut butter, some coarsely-ground peanut fragments are included to give extra texture. The peanuts in smooth peanut butter are ground uniformly, creating a creamy texture.

In the US, food regulations require that any product labelled “peanut butter” must contain at least 90% peanuts; the remaining <10% usually consists of “…salt, a sweetener, and an emulsifier or hardened vegetable oil which prevents the peanut oil from separating”. In the US, no product labelled as “peanut butter” can contain “artificial sweeteners, chemical preservatives, natural or artificial coloring additives.” Some brands of peanut butter are sold without emulsifiers that bind the peanut oils with the peanut paste, and so require stirring after separation. Most major brands of peanut butter add white sugar, but there are others that use dried cane syrup, agave syrup, or coconut palm sugar.

Organic and artisanal peanut butters are available, but their markets are small.

A tractor being used to complete the first stage of the peanut harvesting process

Production process
Planting and harvesting
Due to weather conditions, peanuts are usually planted in spring. The peanut comes from a yellow flower which bends over and infiltrates the soil after blooming and wilting, and the peanut starts to grow in the soil. Peanuts are harvested from late August to October, while the weather is clear. This weather allows for dry soil so that when picked, the soil does not stick to the stems and pods. The peanuts are then removed from vines and transported to a peanut shelling machine for mechanical drying. After cropping, the peanuts are delivered to warehouses for cleaning, where they are stored unshelled in silos.

Shelling
Shelling must be conducted carefully lest the seeds be damaged during the removal of the shell. The moisture of the unshelled peanuts is controlled to avoid excessive frangibility of the shells and kernels, which in turn, reduces the amount of dust present in the plant. After, the peanuts are sent to a series of rollers set specifically for the batch of peanuts, where they are cracked. After cracking, the peanuts go through a screening process where they are inspected for contaminants.

Roasting
The dry roasting process employs either the batch or continuous method. In the batch method, peanuts are heated in large quantities in a revolving oven at about 800 °F (427 °C). Next, the peanuts in each batch are uniformly held and roasted in the oven at 320 °F (160 °C) for about 40 to 60 minutes. This method is good to use when the peanuts differ in moisture content. In the continuous method, a hot air roaster is employed. The peanuts pass through the roaster whilst being rocked to permit even roasting. A photometer indicates the completion of dry roasting. This method is favored by large manufacturers since it can lower the rate of spoilage and requires less labor.

Cooling
After dry roasting, peanuts are removed from the oven as quickly as possible and directly placed in a blower-cooler cylinder. There are suction fans in the metal cylinder that can pull a large volume of air through, so the peanuts can be cooled more efficiently. The peanuts will not be dried out because cooling can help retain some oil and moisture. The cooling process is completed when the temperature in the cylinder reaches 86 °F (30 °C).

Blanching
After the kernels have been cooled down, the peanuts will undergo either heat blanching or water blanching to remove the remaining seed coats. Compared to heat blanching, water blanching is a new process. Water blanching first appeared in 1949.

Heat blanching
Peanuts are heated by hot air at 280 °F (138 °C) for not more than 20 minutes in order to soften and split the skins. After that, the peanuts are exposed to continuous steam in a blanching machine. The skins are then removed using either bristles or soft rubber belts. After that, these skins are separated and blown into waste bags. Meanwhile, the hearts of peanuts are segregated through inspection.

Water blanching
After the kernels are arranged in troughs, the skin of the kernel is cracked on opposite sides by rolling it through sharp stationary blades. While the skins are removed, the kernels are brought through a one-minute hot water bath and placed on a swinging pad with canvas on top. The swinging action of the pad rubs off the skins. Afterward, the blanched kernels are dried for at least six hours by hot air at 120 °F (49 °C).

After blanching, the peanuts are screened and inspected to eliminate the burnt and rotten peanuts. A blower is also used to remove light peanuts and discolored peanuts are removed using a color sorting machine.

Grinding
After blanching the peanuts are sent to grinding to be manufactured into peanut butter. The peanuts are then sent through two sizes of grinders. The first grinder produces a medium grind, and the second produces a fine grind. At this point, salt, sugar and a vegetable oil stabilizer are added to the fine grind to produce the peanut butter. This adds flavor and allows the peanut butter to stay as a homogenous mixture. Chopped peanuts may also be added at this stage to produce “chunky” peanut butter.

Packaging

A jar of commercial “creamy” peanut butter

Before packaging, the peanut butter must first be cooled in order to be sealed in jars. The mixture is pumped into a heat exchanger in order to cool it to about 120 °F (49 °C). Once cool, the peanut butter is pumped into jars and vacuum sealed. This vacuum sealing rids the container of oxygen so that oxidation cannot occur, preserving the food. The jars are then labelled and set aside until crystallization occurs. The peanut butter is then packaged into cartons distributed to retailers, where they are stored at room temperature and sold to consumers.

A 2012 article stated that “China and India are the first and second largest producers, respectively”, of peanuts. The United States of America “…is the third largest producer of peanuts (Georgia and Texas are the two major peanut-producing states)” and “more than half of the American peanut crop goes into making peanut butter.”

Nutritional profile
In a 100 gram amount, smooth peanut butter supplies 588 Calories and is composed of 50% fat, 25% protein, 20% carbohydrates (including 6% dietary fiber), and 2% water (table).

Peanut butter is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of dietary fiber, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, niacin, and vitamin B6 (table, USDA National Nutrient Database). Also high in content are the dietary minerals manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper (table). Peanut butter is a moderate source (10–19% DV) of thiamin, iron, and potassium (table).

Both crunchy/chunky and smooth peanut butter are sources of saturated (primarily palmitic acid, 21% of total fat) and monounsaturated fats, mainly oleic acid as 47% of total fat, and polyunsaturated fat (28% of total fat), primarily as linoleic acid).

Peanut allergy
For people with a peanut allergy, peanut butter can cause a variety of possible allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potential effect has led to banning peanut butter, among other common foods, in some schools.

Symptoms
* Shortness of breath
* Wheezing
* Tightening of the throat
* Itching
* Skin reactions such as hives and swelling
* Digestive problems

Peanut butter cookies, a popular type of cookie made from peanut butter and other ingredients

As an ingredient
Peanut butter is included as an ingredient in many recipes: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter cookies, and candies where peanut is the main flavor, such as Reese’s Pieces, or various peanut butter and chocolate treats, such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and the Crispy Crunch candy bar.

Peanut butter’s flavor combines well with other flavors, such as oatmeal, cheese, cured meats, savory sauces, and various types of breads and crackers. The creamy or crunchy, fatty, salty taste pairs very well with complementary soft and sweet ingredients like fruit preserves, bananas, apples, and honey. The taste can also be enhanced by similarly salty things like bacon (see peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich), especially if the peanut butter has added sweetness.

One snack for children is called “Ants on a Log”, with a celery stick acting as the “log”. The groove in the celery stick is filled with peanut butter and raisins arranged in a row along the top are “ants”.

Plumpy’nut is a peanut butter-based food used to fight malnutrition in famine-stricken countries. A single pack contains 500 calories, can be stored unrefrigerated for 2 years, and requires no cooking or preparation.

As animal food
Peanut butter inside a hollow chew toy is a method to occupy a dog with a favored treat. A common outdoor bird feeder is a coating of peanut butter on a pine cone with an overlying layer of birdseed.

Teriyaki Turkey and Rice

January 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s 2nd Jennie – O Turkey Recipe is a Recipe for Teriyaki Turkey and Rice. With this recipe you’ll be needing JENNIE-O Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, Red Peppers, Red Onion, Pineapple, Teriyaki Sauce, Frozen Green Peas, Jasmine Rice, Almonds, and Cilantro. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH IN 2020!

Teriyaki Turkey and Rice
Fresh, fruity and flavorful, this Asian weeknight dinner recipe is brimming with fresh veggies, tender stir-fried turkey tenderloins and crunchy almonds. Low in fat and under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
¾ cup thinly sliced red onion wedges
1 cup pineapple pieces
⅓ cup teriyaki sauce
1 cup frozen green peas
2 cups jasmine rice, cooked
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat wok or skillet over high heat. Add oil and stir-fry turkey strips 5 to 7 minutes or until well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add red pepper, onion and pineapple. Stir-fry 3 minutes or until peppers are tender-crisp.
3) Add teriyaki sauce, peas, rice, almonds and cilantro; stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes or until hot.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 330
Protein 27g
Carbohydrates 41g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 9g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 770mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/529-teriyaki-turkey-and-rice

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Wild Rice Soup

January 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, rice, Soups | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Wild Rice Soup. I love Wild Rice and here’s the perfect recipe to use for Wild Rice, Wild Rice Soup. Made using Olive Oil, Onion, Celery, Carrots, Flour, Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Wild Rice, Ham, Almonds, Turmeric, Skim Milk, and Dry White Table Wine. Put it all together and the Soup is on! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wild Rice Soup
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 1 hour, including rice cooking time.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup minced onion
1 cup minced celery
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup flour
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups cooked wild rice*
1/3 cup ham, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped slivered almonds
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup evaporated skim milk
2 tablespoons dry white table wine

Directions
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, celery, and carrots until tender. Whisk the flour into the broth until there are no lumps. Add the broth to the sautéed vegetables and cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute or until the mixture has thickened. Reduce heat and stir in rice, ham, almonds, and turmeric. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the evaporated skim milk and wine, then heat to desired serving temperature.

* To make 2 cups of cooked wild rice, combine 1/2 cup wild rice with 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir once, then cover and simmer over low heat until the water is absorbed and the rice is fluffy, about 45 minutes.

Yield: 5 servings.

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 240 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 640 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/wild-rice-soup/

 

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just Nuts……………..

Nuts make great snacks. Choose unsalted nuts as a snack and use them in salads or main dishes. Add almonds, walnuts, or pecans instead of cheese or meat to a green salad.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Almond French Toast with Peach Compote

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Almond French Toast with Peach Compote. Wow what a Delicious and Healthy way to start your day off! Some of the ingredients you’ll need are Sugar Substitute, Peaches, Sugar Free Peach Fruit Spread, Egg Whites, Multigrain Bread, Almonds, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management and more so be sure to check it out. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue filled with great Tips and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I left a link to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Almond French Toast with Peach Compote
Topped with Peach Compote, our flavorsome Almond French Toast is the ultimate Sunday morning breakfast food with the family.

Preparation time: Approximately 25 minutes.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons sucralose-based sugar substitute
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peeled and sliced peaches, thawed and drained
2 tablespoons no-sugar-added peach fruit spread
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3 tablespoons sucralose-based sugar substitute
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 slices multigrain bread
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Directions
1. For Peach Compote, stir 3 tablespoons sugar substitute into 1/3 cup water in medium saucepan until dissolved. Add peaches; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until peaches soften.

2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons water with fruit spread in small bowl; stir into peach mixture in saucepan. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon. Cover; keep warm.

3. For Almond French Toast, combine milk and 3 tablespoons sugar substitute in large shallow dish; whisk until sugar substitute dissolves completely. Whisk in eggs, egg whites, almond extract and salt. Place bread in dish and let stand, turning once, about 3 minutes or until egg mixture is absorbed. Sprinkle both sides of bread slices evenly with almonds, pressing to adhere.

4. Spray griddle or large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Place bread slices on griddle; cook, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Serve toast topped with Peach Compote.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 toast slice with 1/4 cup compote.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 277 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 106 mg, Sodium: 222 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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