Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Orange Almond Cake

March 26, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Orange Almond Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need All-Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Granulated Sugar, Almond Paste, Eggs, Cholesterol-free egg substitute, Grated Orange Peel, Vanilla, Powdered Sugar, and Fresh Berries. This sounds like a winning recipe to me! 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/

Orange Almond Cake
Perfect paired with fresh berries, this cake makes a heavenly dessert!

Ingredients
2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting pan
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup almond paste
2 eggs
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Fresh berries (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut circle of parchment paper to fit inside 9-inch round springform or cake pan. Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place paper circle on bottom of pan; spray with cooking spray and dust with flour.

2 – Combine 2/3 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar and almond paste in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Beat in eggs, egg substitute, orange peel, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3 – Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4 – Remove side of pan; transfer cake to platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; serve with berries, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 139 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 42 mg, Sodium: 176 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/orange-almond-cake/

 

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Double Chocolate Biscotti

March 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Double Chocolate Biscotti. Made using Flour, Sugar Substitute, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Salt, Egg Whites, Butter, Chocolate Syrup, Puffed Wheat Cereal, and Sliced Almonds. Plus this Dessert is only 38 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Double Chocolate Biscotti
Satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your carbohydrate count with these chocolately biscotti. This easy-to-prepare recipe makes 24 servings, providing an ideal dessert for your next shindig.

Ingredients
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar substitute
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1/2 cup puffed wheat cereal
4 teaspoons sliced almonds

Directions
Yield: 24 servings
Serving size: 1 biscotti

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2 – Combine flour, sugar substitute, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl.

3 – Melt butter in small saucepan. Pour into small bowl. Stir in chocolate syrup and egg whites. Stir butter mixture into flour mixture to form stiff dough. Stir in cereal.

4 – Turn dough out onto prepared cookie sheet; shape into 12×2-inch log. Press almonds onto log. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Cool completely on wire rack.

5 – Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Using serrated knife, cut loaf into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheet. Bake biscotti 10 minutes. Turn slices; bake 10 minutes more. Cool completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 38 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 58 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/double-chocolate-biscotti/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Hot Fudge Cake

February 20, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Hot Fudge Cake. Made using Sweet’N Low Brown Sugar Substitute, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, Skim Milk, Corn Oil, Vanilla Extract, Brown Sugar, Hot Water, and Light Whipped Topping (optional). Hot Fudge Cake made healthier. 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/

Hot Fudge Cake
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate, and nothing says chocolate quite like this decadent cake!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
10 minutes
Baking time:
30 minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
6 teaspoons Sweet’N Low brown sugar substitute
2 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons corn oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups hot water
Light whipped topping (optional)

Directions
Yield: 9 servings
Serving size: 1/9 of cake

* Preheat oven to 350°F. Place flour, sugar, brown sugar substitute, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Stir in milk, oil, and vanilla extract (batter will have small lumps). Spread batter in an ungreased 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over all; do not stir. Bake for 30 minutes, or until crust forms on top and filling is bubbly. Portion into 9 equal servings. Serve while warm with light whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 134 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/hot-fudge-cake/

 

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Chile Custard Squares

February 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Chile Custard Squares. Start your day off with this week’s recipe of Chile Custard Squares. Made using Eggs, Flour, Baking Powder, Monterey Jack Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Ortega Diced Green Chiles, Butter, and Tortilla Chips. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chile Custard Squares
This tasty southwestern-style egg, chile and cheese casserole makes a great entrée for brunch or dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:
10 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 (7-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Combine eggs, flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Add butter, Monterey Jack cheese, cottage cheese and chiles and butter; stir well. Spoon into 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Top with tortilla chips.
3 – Bake for 15 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cut into squares.

Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/chile_custard_squares_recipe.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins

January 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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These just sounded too good not to pass along, Blueberry Corn Muffins. These are made using All-Purpose Flour, Yellow Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Unsalted Butter, Egg Substitute, Vanilla, Buttermilk, and Blueberries (frozen or fresh). The family will loves these! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Corn MuffinsIt takes no time to whip up a batch of these tasty muffins for your family or friends.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2 – Blend dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
3 – Blend butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute slowly. Scrape sides and continue to mix until butter forms small lumps. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Mix well. Add dry ingredients in three batches. Mix well and scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition.
4 – Fold blueberries gently into batter. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling cups to the top.
5 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Makes 10 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 280mg | Carbohydrates 26g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 2g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_cornmeal_muffins_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – SUGARFREE HALLOWEEN COOKIES

September 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is SUGARFREE HALLOWEEN COOKIES. Just in time for the Halloween Season, SUGARFREE HALLOWEEN COOKIES. The Sugar is replaced by Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener. The Cookies are only 60 calories and 7 carbs per cookie. Perfect Cookie for Halloween for those with Diabetes. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SUGARFREE HALLOWEEN COOKIES
These Halloween cut-out cookies use a sugarfree, no calorie sweetener to cut the carbs to only 7 grams per cookie.

Recipe Yield: 48

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup light butter
1 cup SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon vinegar (white or cider)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Lightly oil a cookie sheet and set aside.
3 – Blend together butters, SPLENDA Granulated Sweetener and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer, or by hand. Blend until butter is softened.
4 – Add egg substitute, water and vinegar. Mix briefly.
5 – Add flours, salt and baking powder. Mix on low speed, until dough is formed. Do not overmix.
6 – Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured work surface.
7 – Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a circle and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate approx. 1 hour, allowing dough to chill.
8 – Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on a floured work surface to desired thickness, approx. 1/4 inch.
9 – Cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies on prepared sheet.
10 – Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on the back.
11 – Cool on a wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 60
Fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 30 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/sugarfree-halloween-cookies

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

July 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES. Brownies, that’s all you have to say! Made using Flour, Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, Oil, Chocolate Extract, and Eggs. Stir well and bake! Dessert without the Guilt. Only 80 calories per Brownie. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

Recipe Yield: Servings: 24

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
2 eggs

Frosting Ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T unsweetened cocoa
1 T skim or 2% milk
1/2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
1/8 tsp butter flavor

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F.
2 – Grease bottom only of 8-inch square pan.
3 – Combine all brownie ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread in greased pan.
4 – Bake at 350 F. for 13-18 minutes, or until top is dry and springs back when touched lightly in center.
5 – Cool for 15 minutes.
6 – Meanwhile, combine all frosting ingredients in a small bowl & mix well.
7 – Spread over top of slightly cooled brownies or cut brownies into squares and drizzle with frosting (as shown, adjust milk to get the right consistency).
8 – Cool completely.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 80
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Cholesterol: 18 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/not-so-guilty-brownies

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Lighten up………….

When making a batter for deep frying, try adding 1/2 teaspoon baking powder for every 1/2 cup flour. The coating will be lighter

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 26, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Batter up………

When making a batter for foods for deep-frying, try adding 1/2 teaspoon baking powder for every 1/2 cup flour. The coating will be lighter.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 9, 2017 at 5:44 PM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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A thank you to Kate V. for passing this poultry hint along…..

 

 

Always refrigerate chicken breasts after flouring, but before cooking. The coating will adhere better that way. Also, for a delicate coating, try adding a teaspoon of baking powder to your batter and club soda instead of water.

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