Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

February 7, 2017 at 6:13 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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It’s Dessert for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. There are several versions of this recipe on different sites but the one from the CooksRecipes website has the Diabetic version. Its 120 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. And again, you can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

These low-fat, low-sugar banana bars with cream cheese frosting are a winning combination.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

Banana Bars:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups mashed bananas*
1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon banana extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup light butter, softened
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly coat a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2 – Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside
3 – Combine mashed bananas, milk and pineapple juice; set aside.
4 – Beat eggs and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener at high speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add melted butter, vanilla and banana extract; beat at medium speed until blended, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed, just until blended after each addition; do not over-mix. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
5 – Bake 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
6 – Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, beating at medium speed until blended. Stir in vanilla. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting. Chill 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
Makes 24 (2×2 1/4-inch) bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 35mg | Sodium 270mg | Carbohydrates 13g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 5g | Protein 5g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/banana_bars_with_cream_cheese_frosting_recipe.html

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes

January 20, 2017 at 7:19 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Smoothie Recipes. Fire up the blender for these delicious and healthy Smoothie Recipes. Smoothies like; Cherry-Blueberry-Banana Smoothies, Carrot-Mango-Green Tea Smoothies, and Chocolate-Banana Sipper. Find them all on one of my favorite recipe websites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
Healthy Smoothie RecipesDiabetic living logo

When you want something cold and refreshing, nothing tastes better than a fruit smoothie or icy blended drink. For a diabetes-friendly breakfast or snack, break out the blender and try some of these yogurt or nondairy diabetic smoothies packed with berries, veggies, and more.

 

 

Cherry-Blueberry-Banana Smoothies

You only need five ingredients and a blender to enjoy this Greek yogurt smoothie featuring tart cherries, sweet bananas, and smooth almond milk. Enjoy the low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb drink for breakfast or a snack…..

 
Carrot-Mango-Green Tea Smoothies

Not one, not two, but three power foods–carrots, green tea, and chia seeds–kick up the health value of this nondairy smoothie. Mango and ginger add fresh tropical flavor to the 69-calorie drink…..

 
Chocolate-Banana Sipper

Honey, vanilla, cocoa powder, and fresh banana come together in a decadent but low-calorie dessert or snack. Plus, this smoothie has 5 grams of protein and only 23 grams of carb, making it a great post-workout snack…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Smoothie Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/drink/healthy-smoothie-recipes

20 No-Guilt Diabetic Banana Bread Recipes (and Other Snacks Under 250 Calories)

January 11, 2017 at 6:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its 20 No-Guilt Diabetic Banana Bread Recipes (and Other Snacks Under 250 Calories). Delicious Diabetic Friendly Dessert recipes, recipes that include; Banana-Coconut Bread, Cherry-Berry Banana Bread, and Cocoa Hazelnut Banana Bread. Find these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

 

20 No-Guilt Diabetic Banana Bread Recipes (and Other Snacks Under 250 Calories)Diabetic living logo

Banana bread is a classic comfort food that’s perfect for a diabetic breakfast or healthy snack. We’ve added delicious twists to classic banana bread recipes, plus included other recipes for carb-smart breakfasts and snack options for diabetes – all under 250 calories.

 

 

 

Banana-Coconut Bread

This beautiful banana bread boasts whole wheat flour and unsweetened light coconut milk, plus a crunchy topper. Enjoy a slice for a diabetes-friendly breakfast or snack at just 154 calories per serving……

 
Cherry-Berry Banana Bread

Mini loaves make great food gifts for the holidays or special occasions like baby showers or wedding showers. This low-fat banana bread recipe yields eight mini loaves to make a sweet treat any time of day or season……

 
Cocoa Hazelnut Banana Bread

Just when you thought banana bread couldn’t get any better, this diabetes-friendly recipe comes along. Featuring creamy ingredients like Greek yogurt and hazelnut spread (can you say Nutella?), this healthy breakfast bread also makes a delicious midday snack…..

 

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the 20 No-Guilt Diabetic Banana Bread Recipes (and Other Snacks Under 250 Calories)
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/healthy-diabetic-snacks/20-no-guilt-diabetic-banana-bread-recipes-and-other-snacks

Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

January 5, 2017 at 6:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online its – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes. Delicious Diabetic Desserts low in calories and carbs. Recipes that include; Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Hazelnut Coffee Cake, and Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes. Fid these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Our Best Diabetic Cake RecipesDiabetic living logo

Our favorite diabetic cake recipes are sure to please your sweet tooth and your blood sugar. We used sugar substitutes and light frostings to keep the diabetic desserts low in calories and carbs. Whether you prefer a rich chocolate cake, gorgeous berry cake, or moist coffee cake, we’ve got fresh, diabetes-friendly recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free!

 

 

Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

In this chocolate-covered cake recipe, bananas lend irresistible moistness, while whole wheat pastry flour makes the diabetic cake a hearty dessert option…..

 
Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Featuring a toasted-hazelnut topping and a sweet chocolate swirl, this warm homemade coffee cake is delicious for dessert or breakfast. Plus, the diabetes-friendly cake contains only 23 carb grams per serving……

 
Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes

Your favorite peanut butter cookies have been transformed into low-carb cupcakes. Each mini cupcake boasts 9 grams of carb…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/our-best-diabetic-cake-recipes

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Christmas Eve Salad

December 9, 2016 at 6:28 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Christmas Eve Salad. Another great recipe idea for the Christmas Dinner Table, Christmas Eve Salad. Made using oranges, jicama, bananas, peanuts, pomegranate seeds, mayo, honey, lime, and spices. A Christmas Eve salad to please everyone! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes all on the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Christmas Eve Salad

INGREDIENTSchristmas-eve-salad

1 lime
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oranges, peeled and sectioned
¾ pound jicama, peeled and cut into julienne strips
2 bananas, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
¼ cup peanuts, chopped
¼ cup pomegranate seeds

 
DIRECTIONS

1) Remove peel from lime. Juice lime. In blender container, combine mayonnaise, lime peel, lime juice, honey, vinegar, chili powder and garlic. Blend until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2) In bowl, combine orange sections and jicama. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
3) Before serving, add bananas and cilantro to orange and jicama mixture. Toss with dressing. Top with peanuts and pomegranate seeds.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories120
Protein3g
Carbohydrates15g
Fiber5g
Sugars7g
Fat6g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium120mg
Saturated Fat1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/925-christmas-eve-salad

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Curried Ham Salad

December 6, 2016 at 6:31 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Curried Ham Salad. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) has recipes to please all tastes or cuisines so check it out soon. They also have some fantastic recipes for the upcoming Christmas Holiday!

 

Curried Ham Salad

Low-fat, low-sugar curried ham salad, served or a bed of Boston lettuce.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
2 packets Equal® sweetener or 3/4 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham or chicken
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
1 medium banana, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin orange sections, chilled and drained
Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves
Toasted coconut (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1- Pour boiling water over raisins to cover; let stand 5 minutes. Drain.
2 – In a small bowl stir together yogurt, milk, curry powder, Equal® sweetener, and paprika; set aside.
3 – In a large bowl combine ham or chicken, apple and raisins. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
4 – Before serving, stir in banana and mandarin oranges. Serve on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired.
* Makes 4 (1 1/4 cups) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 1 1/4 cups): Calories: 261, Protein: 19 g, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 891 mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/curried-ham-salad-diabetic-recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 12, 2016 at 5:59 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save those Bananas….

 
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.

One of America’s Favorites – Fruit Salad

November 7, 2016 at 5:59 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate of fruit salad made of pear, satsuma mandarin, kiwifruit, passion fruit, pomegranate seeds, and Greek yogurt mixed with honey, cardamom and vanilla sugar

A plate of fruit salad made of pear, satsuma mandarin, kiwifruit, passion fruit, pomegranate seeds, and Greek yogurt mixed with honey, cardamom and vanilla sugar

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either in their own juices or a syrup. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail or fruit cup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert.

 
There are a number of home recipes for fruit salad that contain different kinds of fruit, or that use a different kind of sauce other than the fruit’s own juice or syrup. Common ingredients used in fruit salads include strawberries, pineapple, honeydew, watermelon, grapes, banana, and kiwifruit. Various recipes may call for the addition of nuts, fruit juices, certain vegetables, yogurt, or other ingredients.

One variation is a Waldorf-style fruit salad, which uses a mayonnaise-based sauce. Other recipes use sour cream (such as in ambrosia), yogurt or even mustard as the primary sauce ingredient. A variation on fruit salad uses whipped cream mixed in with many varieties of fruits (usually a mixture of berries), and also often include miniature marshmallows. Rojak, a Malaysian fruit salad, uses a spicy sauce with peanuts and shrimp paste. In the Philippines, fruit salads are popular party and holiday fare, usually made with buko, or young coconut, and condensed milk in addition to other canned or fresh fruit.

Mexico has popular variation of the fruit salad called Bionico which consists various fruits drenched in condensed

Fruit salad with kiwifruit, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, and oranges.

Fruit salad with kiwifruit, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, and oranges.

milk and sour cream mix.

There is also an extended variety of fruit salads in Moroccan cuisine, often as part of a kemia, a selection of appetizers or small dishes analogous to Spanish tapas or eastern Mediterranean mezze.

A fruit salad ice cream is also commonly manufactured, with small pieces of real fruit embedded in, flavored either with juices from concentrate, fruit extracts, or artificial chemicals.

 
Fruit cocktail is often sold canned and is a staple of cafeterias, but can also be made fresh. The use of the word “cocktail” in the name does not mean that it contains alcohol, but refers to the secondary definition “An appetizer made by combining pieces of food, such as fruit or seafood”. Fruit cocktail is sometimes used to make pruno.

In the United States, the USDA stipulates that canned “fruit cocktail” must contain a certain percentage distribution of pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples to be marketed as fruit cocktail. It must contain fruits in the following range of percentages:

* 30% to 50% diced peaches, any yellow variety

A bowl of fruit salad.

A bowl of fruit salad.

* 25% to 45% diced pears, any variety
* 6% to 16% diced pineapple, any variety
* 6% to 20% whole grapes, any seedless variety
* Few to no cherry halves, any light sweet or artificial red variety (like maraschino cherries)
Both William Vere Cruess of the University of California, Berkeley and Herbert Gray of the Barron-Gray Packing Company of San Jose, California have been credited with the invention of fruit cocktail. Canned fruit cocktail and canned fruit salad are similar, but fruit salad contains larger fruit while fruit cocktail is diced.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 21, 2016 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Mickey for passing this hint along…….

 

 

Bananas may be stored in the refrigerator. The cold will turn the skin brown but will not damage the fruit inside. This will also slow down ripening. This is the only way you can keep them for any length of time.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Mini Chip Muffins

September 5, 2016 at 5:18 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Banana Mini Chip Muffins. It’s a combination of Bananas and Chocolate all in a Mini Muffin! You can find this recipe and all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the CooksRecipes website – http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Banana Mini Chip Muffins

The big flavors of chocolate and banana pack these adorable little muffins.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flourCooksrecipes 2
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup light butter, softened
1/3 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/3 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 large egg
1 (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°F). Spray 48 mini-muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
2 – Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
3 – Combine butter, Splenda® Sugar Blend, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and vanilla in large bowl; beat at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually mix in flour mixture; stir in morsels. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan, filling cups 2/3 full.
4 – Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on wire rack. Remove muffins from pans to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 48 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories 90 | Calories from Fat 35 | Fat 3.5g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 55mg | Carbohydrates 13g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 8g | Protein 1g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/banana_mini_chip_muffins_recipe.html

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