Appetizer of the Week – Granola Bars

May 7, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Granola Bars. These Delicious and Healthy Bars are made using Low Fat Granola, Stevia in the Raw, Sweetened Dried Cranberries, Almonds, Ground Cinnamon, Almond Extract, Egg, and Egg Whites. The Granola Bars are 80 calories and 10 net carbs per Bar. 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/

Granola Bars
Looking for a healthy and quick pick-me-up to pack in your child’s lunchbox or take along on a leaf-peeping expedition? You’ll love these low-carb, homemade granola bars. Containing just six wholesome ingredients, they’re the perfect snack for your next adventure!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes

2 cups low-fat granola
2 tablespoons Stevia in the Raw
1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Directions
Yield: 12 bars
Serving size: about 1 ounce

1 – Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper, leaving a margin of paper along the top edges of the pan. Mix the first five ingredients together. In another bowl, mix the almond extract into the lightly beaten eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until evenly distributed. Press mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Carefully grasp the edges of the wax paper to lift the bars from the pan. Place on a cutting board and cut into 12 bars with a sharp knife. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 80 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 40 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Antipasto Recipes

May 7, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Antipasto Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Antipasto Recipes with recipes including Mozzarella with Basil, Tortellini, Pepper and Salami Antipasto Skewers, and Roasted Vegetable Antipasto. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Antipasto Recipes
Find healthy, delicious antipasto recipes including antipasto platters and salads. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mozzarella with Basil
Reinvent this recipe every time you make it by varying the cheese and the herb. Try feta with oregano or dill, or queso fresco with cumin or red pepper flakes……

Roasted Vegetable Antipasto
A zesty vinaigrette makes these roasted Brussels sprouts, fennel, carrots and beets pop. If you can’t find small carrots, halve larger ones crosswise then quarter lengthwise. Serve this vegetable antipasto as a side dish or appetizer……

Tortellini, Pepper and Salami Antipasto Skewers
Fresh and light and fun, these antipasto skewers deliver all of your favorite Italian antipasto ingredients all in one bite. The tortellini are rich and cheesy, the salami adds meaty taste, the peppers bring smokiness and basil finishes with freshness. These antipasto skewers would make for an easy party appetizer, since they can be served cold or at room temperature……

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Healthy, Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes

April 24, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy, Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy, Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes with recipes including Mushroom Pate, Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp, and Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy, Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes
Find quick and easy appetizer recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom Pate
Serve this vegetarian pâté recipe as an appetizer with crackers and pickled onions or try it as a sandwich spread. Nutritional yeast, rich in vitamin B12, adds a cheesy flavor without any dairy. Look for the yellow yeast powder or flakes in natural-foods stores……

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer……

Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
This recipe for spicy Buffalo cauliflower bites is a great vegetarian alternative to Buffalo wings. Roasted cauliflower stands in for chicken and provides more fiber and fewer calories. Serve this easy appetizer with carrot sticks, celery and your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing……

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Appetizer of the Week – Cannellini Bean Soup SATURDAY

April 23, 2022 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 recipe for Cannellini Bean Soup. This week’s recipe uses Cannellini Beans along with Onion, Zucchini, Ham, Diced Tomato, Spices, and more! 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/

Cannellini Bean Soup

This classic bean soup is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s packed with zucchini, ham, tomatoes, and fluffy cannellini. It’s the perfect way to settle into a cozy evening after a busy day!

Preparation time: 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon margarine
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 six-inch zucchini
1 ounce lean ham, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Yield: 4 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup.

1 – In a medium saucepan, combine olive oil and margarine over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until slightly softened. Cut ends off zucchini and cut into slices, about 1/4 inch thick, then cut each slice into quarters and add to onions in pan, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Bring to a low boil, and then simmer 15 minutes over low heat.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 147 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 437 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/cannellini-bean-soup/

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Appetizer of the Week – Ortega Green Chile Guacamole

April 9, 2022 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 an Ortega Green Chile Guacamole. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Avocados, ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles, Green Onions, Olive Oil, fresh Lime Juice, Garlic, and Salt. 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

Ortega Green Chile Guacamole
More zip as you dip; the green chiles make this guacamole a real crowd pleaser.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 medium very ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and mashed
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
2 large green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine avocados, chiles, green onions, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and salt in a medium bowl.
2 – Cover; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3 – Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes 2 cups.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/ortega_green_chile_guacamole_recipe.html

Tortilla Toasts with Avocado-Olive Salsa

April 9, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Tortilla Toasts with Avocado-Olive Salsa. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Tomatoes, Olives, Avocado, Lime Juice fresh Cilantro, Garlic, Salt, Eggs, Low Fat Milk, Flour Tortillas, and Cooking Spray. 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

Tortilla Toasts with Avocado-Olive Salsa

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups seeded and diced tomatoes
1 cup ripe olives, halved
1 cup diced avocado
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons low-fat milk
4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
Cooking spray

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium sized bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and salt. Set aside.
2 – In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Place tortilla in egg mixture and soak for 3 to 5 minutes.
3 – Heat a medium-sized sauté pan over medium heat. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Place one tortilla in the pan and cook for 2 minutes until golden, then flip and continue cooking on other side for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
4 – To serve, place 1 tortilla on each plate and serve with approximately 3/4 cup of salsa.
Makes 4 servings. (1 tortilla and 3/4 cup salsa per serving.)

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 216; Calories From Fat: 40; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Total Carbs: 26g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 7g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/tortilla_toasts_with_avocado-olive_salsa_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Spicy Shrimp Appetizers

March 26, 2022 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 – Spicy Shrimp Appetizers. These are made using Water, Shelled Cooked Medium Shrimp, Tomato Paste, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Basil, Pepper, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Leaf Lettuce. This one has 87 calories and 2 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/

Spicy Shrimp Appetizers
Requiring just 12 minutes of preparation time, this tasty and elegant shrimp appetizers are perfect for your next garden party!
Ingredients
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

2 quarts water
1 pound shelled and cooked medium frozen shrimp (21–24 count)
1/4 cup no-added-salt tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2–3 drops hot pepper sauce
24 toothpicks
3 leaf lettuce leaves for presentation

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: about 3 shrimp

1 – Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add frozen shrimp and cook approximately 3 minutes until shrimp are heated through. Drain.

2 – In a small bowl, whisk together tomato paste, garlic, crushed red pepper, olive oil, basil, black pepper, and hot sauce. Pour mixture into a large skillet and heat at a low heat, stirring constantly. Add hot, cooked shrimp and stir to coat with sauce. Place 1 toothpick in each shrimp. Serve immediately on a large plate covered with 3 lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 112 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/spicy-shrimp-appetizers/

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Seafood Appetizer Recipes

March 26, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Seafood Appetizer Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Seafood Appetizer Recipes with recipes including Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms, Garlic-Sautéed Shrimp, and Crab-Artichoke Dip. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Seafood Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious seafood appetizer recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
This crab-stuffed mushroom recipe is perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other holiday parties or any other time you need a quick and easy appetizer. The filling is light and fresh thanks to hearts of palm, a tender vegetable with a mild flavor (similar to artichokes) that doesn’t mask the rich, sweet flavor of fresh crabmeat……

Garlic-Sautéed Shrimp
Peeled shrimp may be convenient, but here the shells–and heads if you are lucky enough to find them still on–are transformed into a quick stock that adds a boost of flavor. Serve the garlic-sautéed shrimp as an appetizer or use them as a topping for pasta or risotto……

Crab-Artichoke Dip
This hot crab-artichoke dip is baked and served right in the skillet. Tangy artichoke hearts team up with sweet crab bound by mild cream cheese and gooey mozzarella. Kale adds color and texture to this party favorite……

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Appetizer of the Week – Garlic-Herb Parmesan Dipping Sticks SATURDAY

March 12, 2022 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 Garlic-Herb Parmesan Dipping Sticks. To make these you’ll be needing Refrigerated Pizza Dough, Light Garlic-and-Herb Spreadable Cheese, Shredded Italian Cheese Blend, Dried Oregano, and Marinara Sauce. 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/

Garlic-Herb Parmesan Dipping Sticks
These dipping sticks are perfect for pairing with marinara sauce or ranch dressing!

Ingredients
1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup light garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese
3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Warm marinara sauce and/or reduced-fat ranch salad dressing (optional)

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 2 dipping sticks

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch square. Place prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.

3 – Spread garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese evenly over crust. Layer evenly with Italian cheese blend, Parmesan cheese, and oregano. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

4 – Slice lengthwise into 8 rows; slice opposite direction into 3 rows. Serve with marinara sauce or ranch for dipping, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 135 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 404 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/garlic-herb-parmesan-dipping-sticks/

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Chicken Appetizer Recipes

March 12, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Chicken Appetizer Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Chicken Appetizer Recipes with recipes including Air-Fryer Buffalo Wings, Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Chicken Parmesan Dip. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Chicken Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken appetizer recipes including chicken fingers, chicken wings and chicken kabobs. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Air-Fryer Buffalo Wings
A sports bar favorite comes home with these deliciously crispy chicken wings, which require just 10 minutes of active prep time, thanks to the air fryer. In fact, one of EatingWell’s recipe testers declared this air-fryer Buffalo wing recipe “a reason to buy an air fryer.” Add a spicy sauce, carrot sticks, celery sticks and ranch dressing for dipping and you have a healthy take on wings that’s sure to score……

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings
Don’t save these wings for game night–they’re easy enough to make that you can feel comfortable preparing them whenever you’re having friends over. And since they’re made with pieces of boneless chicken breast, you can eat them with a fork and eliminate messy fingers!…..

Chicken Parmesan Dip
No breading and frying here! Layer on the cheese and tomatoes using leftover chicken (or turkey) in this healthy dip recipe. Pair with soft Italian bread and a salad for an easy dinner or serve it as an appetizer for your next party……

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