Appetizer of the Week – Hot and Spicy Nuts

July 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is, Hot and Spicy Nuts. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Whole Almonds, Pecan Halves, Walnut Halves, Canola Oil, Cumin, Curry Powder, Cayenne Pepper, and White Pepper. The Hot and Spicy Nuts have 96 calories and 2 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/

Hot and Spicy Nuts
Looking for a quick and healthy snack that won’t break the calorie bank? With under 100 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate per serving, these mixed nuts fit the bill. A hint of cayenne, cumin, and curry give this low-carb snack the perfect amount of kick!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15–20 minutes

1/2 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup walnut halves
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Dash of white pepper

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

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss the nuts with oil in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the spices. Add spices to the nuts, stirring until the nuts are covered evenly. Spread the nuts on a baking tray in a single layer. Bake the nuts for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 96 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 1 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/hot-and-spicy-nuts/

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Appetizer of the Week – Teriyaki Chicken Drummies

July 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Teriyaki Chicken Drummies. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Low-Sodium Teriyaki Sauce, Garlic Cloves, Black Pepper, Chicken Drummettes, and Toasted Sesame Seeds. The Chicken Drummies are 160 calories and 2 net carbs. 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/

Teriyaki Chicken Drummies
Ingredients
1 bottle (10 ounces) low-sodium teriyaki sauce, divided
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds chicken drummettes (about 24 pieces total)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds*

Directions
Yield: 12 drummies

1 – Reserve 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce; set aside. Combine remaining teriyaki sauce, garlic, and pepper in shallow baking dish. Add drummettes; marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.

2 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove drummettes from dish; discard marinade. Place drummettes, skin side up, on prepared baking sheet.

3 – Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove drummettes to large bowl. Add reserved 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce; toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

*Note. To toast sesame seeds, spread seeds in small skillet. Shake skillet over medium-low heat about 3 minutes or until seeds begin to pop and turn golden.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 40 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/teriyaki-chicken-drummies/

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Appetizer of the Week – Sweet and Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix

July 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Sweet and Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Egg White, Sugar Substitute, Soy Sauce, Ground Red Pepper, Spoon Sized Shredded Wheat Cereal, Wheat Cereal Squares, Unsalted Mini Pretzel Twists, and Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts. 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/

Sweet and Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix
These easy-to-prepare nibbles are perfect for your next party!

Ingredients
1 egg white
1/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups spoon-size shredded wheat cereal
2 cups wheat cereal squares
2 cups unsalted mini-pretzel twists
1/4 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup snack mix

1 – Preheat oven to 300° F. Coat large nonstick baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2 – Place egg white in large bowl; whisk until foamy. Whisk in sugar substitute, soy sauce, and red pepper.

3 – Combine cereals, pretzels, and peanuts in medium bowl. Add to egg white mixture; toss to coat. Spread in even layer on prepared pan; bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until crispy. Cool completely on pan on wire rack. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

*Note: This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 127 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 216 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/sweet-spicy-whole-grain-snack-mix/

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Appetizer of the Week – Avocado Smash

July 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This Week’s Appetizer of the Week is, Avocado Smash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Avocado, Lime Juice, Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Dijon Mustard, Salt, and Fresh Chives. The Smash is 64 calories and 2 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/

Avocado Smash
This dip takes guacamole to a whole new level. Our indulgent recipe combines avocado, lime juice, Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard for an out-of-this-world dip for raw veggies such as cucumber slices, celery sticks or red bell pepper strips.
Ingredients
1 ripe medium avocado, peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh chives (optional)

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

1 – Roughly mash avocado with fork in shallow bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

Tip: This dip is great with raw veggies, such as cucumber slices, celery sticks, or red bell pepper strips.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 64 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 182 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/avocado-smash-2/

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Appetizer of the Week – CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI

June 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Plain Yogurt, English Cucumber, Fresh Dill, California Avocado, Garlic, and Salt. The recipe is 65 calories and 6 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI
Recipe for California Avocado Tzatziki from our Appetizer recipe section.
Ingredients

1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, halved, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
Salt, to taste

Directions

1 – In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate to allow flavors to blend.
2 – Garnish with avocado and dill, if desired.
3 – Serve with vegetable dippers or toasted pita bread triangles.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 65
Fat: 3.4 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.7 grams
Fiber: 0.8 grams
Sodium: 100 milligrams
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Protein: 3.25 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/california-avocado-tzatziki

Chili Cups

May 29, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a second Appetizer to pass along, Chili Cups. To make this recipe you’ll be needing a can of Chili with Beans, Refrigerated Biscuits, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Just 3 ingredients to make these Delicious Chili Cups! 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

Chili Cups
A great party food idea! Garnish these tasty chili cups with sour cream, green onions and black olives for an extra special treat.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) can chili with beans
1 (10-count) can refrigerated biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Place 1 round of biscuit dough into each of 10 muffin cups, pressing dough into bottoms and up sides of cups. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon chili into each cup; sprinkle with cheese.
3 – Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are browned.
Makes 10 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/chili_cups_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week -Mushroom and Cheese Crostini

May 22, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Mushroom and Cheese Crostini. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Basil Leaves, Parsley, Gorgonzola Cheese, Black Pepper, French Bread, and Grape Tomatoes. The Crostini are 133 calories and 16 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/

Mushroom and Cheese Crostini

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes.

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
4 ounces baby portabella mushrooms
(about 8–10 mushrooms), cleaned, stems removed, and sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1 ounce Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 loaf whole-grain Italian or French bread, about 3 inches wide and 2 inches high
4 grape tomatoes, cut in slices

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 slices

1 – Heat a small skillet over medium heat; add olive oil, minced garlic, and mushroom slices, and cook until mushrooms are slightly soft. Remove from heat and place in a food processor. Tear basil and parsley leaves into pieces and add to processor along with cheese and black pepper. Pulse until well combined. Slice off eight bread slices, each 1/3 inch thick. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon spread, and place on a broiler-safe tray. Broil until edges of bread are browned, just a few minutes. Remove and top with slices of tomato and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 133 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 296 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/mushroom-and-cheese-crostini/

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Appetizer of the Week – Baked Ravioli Bites

May 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Baked Ravioli Bites. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing packaged BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil, and Assorted Vegetable Toppings. 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

Baked Ravioli Bites
Decorated with artful toppings, these ravioli bites are irresistible additions to a night of entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian dry bread crumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
Assorted toppings*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat broiler. Grease baking sheet.
2 – Dip prepared ravioli into beaten eggs, coating both sides, then into bread crumbs, coating both sides. Place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray top of breaded ravioli with cooking spray.
3 – Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn and spray with additional cooking spray; broil for 1 minute or until edges begin to brown.
4 – Top each ravioli with 1 teaspoon pesto and choice of assorted toppings.
Makes 45 appetizers.

*Cherry tomatoes, cut in half and tossed with olive oil and chopped fresh basil; black and green olives, pitted and sliced; small fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half; finely diced red and yellow bell peppers; sliced marinated artichoke hearts

Tip: Visit the olive bar in your favorite gourmet market to find a variety of flavorful toppings.

Note: Try substituting BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli and BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/45 of recipe): Calories: 50 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/baked_ravioli_bites_recipe.html

Creamy Tuna Spread

May 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Creamy Tuna Spread to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Garlic, Canned Tuna, MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, NESTLÉ Media Crema, Flat Leaf Parsley, and French baguette. The recipe is also 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

Creamy Tuna Spread
Serve this creamy tuna spread warm on toasted French bread slices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (6-ounce) cans tuna packed in water, drained
2 to 3 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1 (7.6-ounce) can NESTLÉ Media Crema
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley – divided use
20 slices toasted French baguette

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Add tuna and bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
2 – Stir in media crema and 2 tablespoons parsley. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through.
3 – Spread tuna mixture evenly over bread slices; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. Serve warm.
Makes 10 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/creamy_tuna_spread_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Game Time Guacamole

April 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Game Time Guacamole. This week’s recipe is made using Haas Avocados, Lemon Juice, Green Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Garlic, Oregano, Jalapeño, Salt, and Pepper. 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

Game Time Guacamole

Recipe Ingredients:
6 ripe Hass avocados
2 1/2 ounces lemon juice (about 1/4 cup)
4 tablespoons sliced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons tomatoes, seeded, diced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut each ripened avocado in half. Remove the seeds and scoop out the pulp.
2 – Add the lemon juice to the avocado pulp. Mix well using a masher.
3 – Add the remaining ingredients, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper, mix well.
4 – Serve with tortilla chips, pita bread or veggie crudités.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/game_time_guacamole_recipe.html

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