Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

February 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Chunky Veggie Dip. Grab your favorite Tortilla Chips and dig in! To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Bell Peppers, Onion, Red Pepper Flakes, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, Diced Pimientos, Baked Tortilla Chips and more! The Dip is 47 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/

Chunky Veggie Dip
Add some flair to your tortilla chips or crudités with this low-carb homemade dip. It’s chock-full of flavor, not fat or calories!

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos
3/4 teaspoon salt
Baked corn tortilla chips

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup dip

1. Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add red and green peppers, onion, celery, water and red pepper flakes. Cover; cook on low 3 hours, or until celery is tender.

2. Combine milk and cornstarch in small bowl, stirring until cornstarch dissolves. Add to pepper mixture with Cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Press down on cream cheese with rubber spatula until well blended. Stir in pimientos and salt. Cover; cook 15 minutes, or until thickened. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Variation: Use soft corn tortillas instead of chips. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges and bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Chips will firm as they cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 47 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 254 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/chunky-veggie-dip/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Upside-Down Taco

March 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Upside-Down Taco. I’ve got a Protein Packed, Delicious, and Healthy Upside-Down Taco. Made using Fat-Free Refried Beans, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix, Cooking Spray, White Rice, Chopped Green Chilies, Finely Shredded Reduced-Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Diced Tomato, Purple Onion, Baked Tortilla Chips, Fat-Free Sour Cream, and Salsa. 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/

Upside-Down Taco
Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes

1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
1 tablespoon dry taco seasoning mix
Cooking spray
2 cups cooked white rice (warm slightly if using leftover rice)
1 can (4 1/4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded, reduced-fat, mild Cheddar cheese
Toppings:
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup chopped purple onion
2 cups crumbled baked tortilla chips (about 30 chips)
4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
4 tablespoons salsa

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

* Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, stir together beans and taco seasoning until mixed well. Set aside. Coat an 8″ x 8″ pan with cooking spray. Layer rice in bottom of pan. Dollop on seasoned refried beans and spread over rice. Spoon on green chilies. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. (At this point, the casserole can be refrigerated for baking later.) Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and beans are heated through. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, and crumbled tortilla chips. (If all of the casserole will not be eaten at one time, then add these toppings to each individual serving, because they will not reheat well when the rice/bean portion of the casserole is reheated. Store remaining toppings in individual zip-top bags.)

Use a large spatula to serve. Each serving may be garnished with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 tablespoon salsa.

This recipe can be doubled to make a 9″ x13″ casserole.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 345 calories, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 1,217 mg*, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/upside-down-taco/

 

 

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