Colorful Fruit Medley for Diabetics

August 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, fruits | 2 Comments
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I’ve got the perfect Diabetic Friendly Dish to beat the Summer Heat, Colorful Fruit Medley for Diabetics. To make this Recipe you’ll be needing Strawberries, Blackberries, Grapes, Kiwi, Cantaloupe, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple, Apple, Banana and Artificial Sweetener. Slice, Chunk, Cube and serve! The Dish is 45 calories and 8 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/

Colorful Fruit Medley for Diabetics
Yield: 12 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup blackberries
1 cup green grapes
1 kiwifruit, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced
3 cups cubed cantaloupe
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges in juice, drained
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1 red apple, cubed
1 nine-inch banana, sliced
Artificial sweetener (optional)

Directions
1 – In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to mix. Sweeten to taste with artificial sweetener, if desired. If not serving immediately, wait and add apple and banana at serving time.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 45 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 6 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/colorful-fruit-medley/

 

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Snack Time Pita Panini

July 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd delicious Appetizer Recipe to pass along to all of you, Snack Time Pita Panini. This one is made using Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 1/3 Les Fat Cream Cheese, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, Ground Cinnamon, Roasted Peanuts, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Raisins, Pita Bread, Banana, and Margarine. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Snack Time Pita Panini
The kids can help mix together the peanut butter, chocolate chip and raisin filling, then let them fill the pita breads and add slices of banana before cooking these snack time treats.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons reduced fat creamy-style peanut butter
3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped, roasted peanuts
4 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
4 small (4 inch) pita breads, halved
1 large banana, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix peanut butter, cream cheese, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, yogurt and cinnamon, together in a medium size bowl until well blended.
2 – Stir in the chopped peanuts, chocolate chips and raisins.
3 – Spread the peanut butter mixture inside the pita pockets. Add the banana and brush the outside of the pockets with the melted margarine.
4 – Cook 2 minutes per side in a large skillet or griddle.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 220 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 230mg | Carbohydrates 29g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 16g | Protein 7g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/snack_time_pita_panini_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Mixed Fruit Smoothie

July 2, 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 a Mixed Fruit Smoothie. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Banana, Frozen Strawberries, Nonfat Dry Milk Powder, Apple Juice, Honey, and Crushed Ice. Cool down with a Smoothie! 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/

Mixed Fruit Smoothie
If you’re looking for a frosty treat to cool you down during these dog days of summer, you need look no further than this quick and easy Mixed Fruit Smoothie.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed ice

Directions
Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 recipe

1 – Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend on high until smooth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 233 calories, Carbohydrates: 53 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 98 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Calcium: 230 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/mixed-fruit-smoothie/

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Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics

July 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Smoothie to pass along for everyone, Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics. This one is made using Ice Cubes, Banana, Blueberries, Vanilla Yogurt, and Skim Milk. Easy to Make and Delicious to drink! 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/

Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics
You only need five minutes and five ingredients to whip up this refreshing drink!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes

1 cup ice cubes
1 medium banana (approximately 6 inches long), sliced and frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (not thawed)
1 container (8 ounces) nonfat, artificially sweetened vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk

Directions
Yield: 2 1/2 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Place ice cubes at the bottom of the blender and add banana slices, blueberries, yogurt, and milk. Cover and blend in pulses until smooth, stopping frequently to stir down the ice. Serve right away. Freeze leftovers in an airtight, microwave-safe container and thaw in the microwave until slushy.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/banana-berry-smoothie/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart

June 18, 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 Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart. This dish is made using Corn Flakes, Flaked Coconut, Egg Whites, Pineapple Chunks, Cornstarch, Sugar Substitute, Coconut Extract, Mango, and Banana. One refreshing Dessert! 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/

Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart
Nothing says paradise quite like a heavenly blend of tropical fruits. Combining pineapple, mango, banana and coconut, this divine dessert is sure to transport you to the islands without leaving your backyard.

Ingredients
1 cup cornflakes, crushed
1 can (3 1/2 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
2 egg whites
1 can (15 1/4 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
1 mango, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
1 medium banana, thinly sliced

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 wedge

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2 – Combine cornflakes, coconut, and egg whites in medium bowl; toss gently until blended. Place mixture in prepared pan; press firmly to cover bottom and 1/2 inch up side of pan. Bake 8 minutes or until edge begins to brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

3 – Drain pineapple, reserving juice in small saucepan. Stir pineapple juice into cornstarch until smooth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool completely. Stir in sugar substitute and coconut extract, if desired.

4 – Combine pineapple, mango slices, and banana slices in medium bowl. Spoon over baked crust; drizzle with pineapple juice mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours. Cut into 8 wedges.

Note: The crust can be made 24 hours in advance, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 139 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/tropical-fruit-coconut-tart/

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It’s Nuts I tell you….FRUIT CHIPS

January 17, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its FRUIT CHIPS. These Fruit Chips are crunchy and delicious snacks made from real fruit. Fruit including; banana, pineapple, honeydew, apple, and star fruit. This is just one of many healthy and delicious items that you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So check out their site today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

FRUIT CHIPS
Fruit chips are a crunchy and delicious snack made from real fruit. Want something sweet without added sugar? Think you like our veggie chips? You haven’t tried anything until you try these! Crunchy and naturally sweet fruit chips are unbelievably good and totally addicting. Just wait until you crunch into banana, pineapple, honeydew, apple, and star fruit. You will love them!

Ingredients
Banana, honeydew melon, pineapple, star fruit, apple, non hydrogenated, canola oil, dextrin. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 60
%DV
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2%
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One of America’s Favorites – Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon Sandwich

June 9, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich

Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich

The peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, or peanut butter and banana sandwich, sometimes referred to as an Elvis sandwich or simply the Elvis, consists of toasted bread slices with peanut butter, sliced or mashed banana, and sometimes bacon. Honey is seen in some variations of the sandwich. The sandwich is frequently cooked in a pan or on a griddle. The recipe for the sandwich has been published in numerous cookbooks and newspaper stories. It is sold commercially in restaurants that specialize in peanut butter sandwiches, such as Peanut Butter & Co.

 

 

 
The peanut butter and banana sandwich has been referred to as a favorite of Elvis Presley, who was renowned for his food cravings such as the Fool’s Gold Loaf, a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon, peanut butter, and grape jelly. Books on Elvis Presley’s favorite foods and culinary tastes, as well as other published reports on his taste for peanut butter and banana sandwiches with or without bacon, have made the sandwich widely associated with Presley. It is often referred to using his name.

Presley’s fondness for peanut butter and banana sandwiches is well established, but bacon is not mentioned in all accounts. A book about Presley and his mother, Gladys Presley, though, says he had “sandwich after sandwich of his favorite—peanut butter, sliced bananas, and crisp bacon”. Another passage describes him talking “feverishly until dawn” while “wolfing” down the sandwiches (described in this instance as being made with mashed banana).

A news report suggests that, based on renditions of sandwiches named after him, Presley ate his with caramelized bananas and crispy bacon on grilled Hawaiian bread, and grilled by his mother or his cook in bacon fat. The Good, the Bad, and the Yummy describes it as consisting of half a banana and a piece of bacon per sandwich, browning the sandwiches in a frying pan with butter, cutting the sandwiches into wedges, and piling them high.

 

 

 
The sandwich has had numerous variations, many of which were billed as “Elvis Presley’s” or owing to “Elvis” himself. Nigella Lawson of Nigella Bites cooking show, featured “Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich” in a 2007 episode that was made of white bread, butter, a banana and peanut butter.

Another cooking show “Sara’s Secrets” featured “The Elvis” with the Peanut Butter & Co.’s recipe, which includes 8 slices of bread, butter, a banana, peanut butter, 12 slices of bacon and honey.

A variant on the sandwich is the peanut butter banana club sandwich, which combines the sandwich with a club sandwich by adding lettuce, brown sugar and lemon juice. Another version of the sandwich was sold under the name The Memphis at the “all peanut butter sandwich” restaurant P.B. Loco prior to the company going out of business, which added honey and substituted bacon bits for bacon strips.

The sandwich has also been featured in a cookbook for canines in The Everything Cooking for Dogs Book. The book suggests alternative fillings including sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin, and apples.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 24, 2013 at 7:36 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Never throw out overripe bananas! Stick them in the freezer once they get completely brown, and you can still use them later for banana bread and other baking projects.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM | Posted in fruits, Kitchen Hints, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Refrigerating your produce can help it keep longer, but not all produce does well in the cooler temperatures. The majority of fruits and vegetables handle cold fairly well, but naturally enough, the exceptions are tropical fruits, whose cells are just not used to the cold. Bananas will suffer cell damage and release a skin-browning chemical, avocados don’t ripen when store below 45 degrees, and citrus fruit will develop brown-spotted skin. These fruits, as well as squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, melons, and pineapples, are best stored at 50 degrees – so keep them out of the fridge unless you’ve already cut them and need to keep them fresh. Most other vegetables, including lettuce, carrots, and cabbage, will do better in your refrigerator, as will fruits like apples, and pears. Garlic, onions, shallots, and potatoes should never be refrigerated because the cold will cause sprouting, loss of flavor, or conversion of their starch to sugar. Keep these foods out of the fridge (at a little cooler than room temperature,if possible) and in a dark cabinet. Humidity is also an important factor, so fruits and vegetables should always be stored in the refrigerator crisper bins, which will prevent them from drying out.

Product Review: Banana Dippers/Dark Chocolate and DOLE Banana Dippers with Almonds

July 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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Banana Dippers/Dark Chocolate and DOLE Banana Dippers with Almonds

 

Dole Banana Dippers
Snacking just got sweeter with Dole Banana Dippers Dark Chocolate Banana Slices. The goodness of bananas comes together with the rich, indulgent taste of dark chocolate. Dole Banana Dippers are fresh-frozen banana slices covered in chocolate. Each individual pack contains four slices at 100 calories per pack! Simply pull from your freezer and enjoy anytime, anywhere!*NEW_LINE*

Dole Banana Dippers Dark Chocolate Banana Slices:
The goodness of bananas comes together with the rich, indulgent taste of dark chocolate
Fresh-frozen banana slices covered in chocolate
100 calories per pack*NEW_LINE*

 

 

Nutrition FactsServing Size 4 slices (about 44g) Servings Per Container about 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 3g 3%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 1%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g

 
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