Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad

February 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Honey, Plain Nonfat Yogurt, Spices, Orange Juice, Avocado, Blueberries 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad
This simple salad uses fresh ingredients that you may already have stocked up in your fridge. Featuring fresh blueberries, mango, avocado and walnuts on a bed of greens drizzled with a honey-and-cinnamon dressing, it’s a great way to get a taste of spring!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 large, ripe avocado, cut into slices
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
2 cups peeled, diced apple
2 cups diced fresh mango
1 (5-ounce) package (8 cups) salad greens
2 tablespoons chopped chives or green onion
2 tablespoons toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.

2. Place avocado, blueberries, apple, and mango in medium bowl and toss with 4 tablespoons salad dressing. Toss salad greens in large bowl with remainder of salad dressing, and distribute evenly between 6 salad plates. Place equal portions of avocado mixture on each serving of greens. Sprinkle with chopped chives and toasted walnuts before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 186 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/avocado-and-blueberry-fruit-salad/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Blueberry-Orange Muffins

February 4, 2021 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 Blueberry-Orange Muffins. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Fat Free Skim Milk, Orange Juice Concentrate, Blueberries 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Blueberry-Orange Muffins
Packed with citrus and juicy berries, these muffins are a great way to kick off the day. Moist and fluffy, they’re best served warm for a burst of breakfast flavor.

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 muffin

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12 standard (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups or line with baking cups; set aside.

2 – Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in large bowl. Beat milk, butter, egg, orange juice concentrate, and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; mix lightly just until moistened (mixture will be lumpy). Stir in blueberries just until berries are evenly distributed.

=Fill prepared muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes (25 to 30 minutes if using frozen berries) or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 149 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 307 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/blueberry-orange-muffins/

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ALMOND BERRY MUFFINS

November 21, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a Diabetic Friendly Recipe for Almond Berry Muffins. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Wheat Pastry Flour, Baking Powder, Ground Flax Seed, Salt, Blueberries, Raspberries, 2% Milk, Eggs, Splenda Sugar Blend, Canola Oil, and Almond Extract. The Muffins have 190 calories and 20 net carbs per Muffin. You can also find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ALMOND BERRY MUFFINS
Fresh berries, nutty whole grains, and chewy flaxseeds combine for a delicious, lightly-sweetened muffin with a delightful texture.

Ingredients

2-1/4 cups whole grain or wheat pastry flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup fresh blueberries
2/3 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup 2% milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
2 -In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, flaxseed, and salt. Whisk to mix. Add berries and stir to coat.
3 – In another bowl, combine milk, eggs, Splenda Sugar Blend, oil, and almond extract. With a fork, beat until smooth.
4 – Pour egg mixture into berry mixture and gently mix with a fork to moisten the dry ingredients. Don’t overmix (a few lumps in the batter are normal). Dollop 1/3 cup of batter into each of the prepared muffin cups.
5 – Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes on a rack before serving.
NOTES:
Fresh berries, nutty whole grains, and chewy flaxseeds combine for a delicious, lightly-sweetened muffin with a delightful texture.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 12 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 190
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 280 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Sugars: 8 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/almond-berry-muffins

Kitchen Hint of the Day!          

September 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When buying Blueberries……………………….

When you buy fresh blueberries, look for berries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned, with a silvery surface bloom and no leaves or stems. Size isn’t an indicator of maturity but color is. Berries should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.

Almond Berry Parfaits

September 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for Almond Berry Parfaits. These are made using Plain Low-Fat Yogurt, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Almond Extract, Sugar Substitute, and Sliced Almonds. This recipe also 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/

Almond Berry Parfaits
Make the most of the berry harvest with this high-fiber and delicious dessert!

Ingredients
1 container (8 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pourable sugar substitute,* divided
2 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds, toasted

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 cup berries

1 – Line strainer with coffee filter or 2 sheets paper towel; place over bowl. Place yogurt in strainer; refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours to drain.

2 – In medium bowl, combine strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Add extract and 2 teaspoons sugar substitute; toss lightly. Chill at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

3 – Transfer drained yogurt to small bowl, stir in remaining 1 tablespoon sugar substitute. Spoon 1/3 cup berry mixture into each of 2 wine or parfait glasses. Spoon half of yogurt mixture over berries. Repeat layering with half of remaining berries, remaining yogurt, and remaining berries. Top with almonds.

*Note: This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 84 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/almond-berry-parfaits/

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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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Multi Grain and Whole Grain Pancake Recipes

April 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Multi Grain and Whole Grain Pancake Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Multi Grain and Whole Grain Pancake Recipes. You’ll find recipes like Egg and Bacon Pancake Breakfast Wraps, Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes, and Blueberry Pancakes. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Multi Grain and Whole Grain Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious multi grain and whole grain pancake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Egg and Bacon Pancake Breakfast Wraps
Maple syrup sweetens up this easy grab-and-go breakfast wrap that adults and kids alike will love. The batter for the pancake is spread thin in the pan like a crepe for easy rolling………………..

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain apple-cinnamon pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of added sugar. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to 1/2 cup of the flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds………………………..

Blueberry Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain blueberry pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of added sugar. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to 1/2 cup of the flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds………………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Multi Grain and Whole Grain Pancake Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 14, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Love those Blueberries…………………….

The fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content in blueberries supports heart health. The absence of cholesterol from blueberries is also beneficial to the heart. Fiber content helps to reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

And to store your fresh blueberries, store them in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days. Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

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Blueberries……………….

The fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content in blueberries supports heart health. The absence of cholesterol from blueberries is also beneficial to the heart. Fiber content helps to reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

Healthy Whole Grain Snack Recipes

February 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Whole Grain Snack Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Whole Grain Snack Recipes with recipes including Banana-Oat Muffins, Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Bars, and Healthy Blueberry Muffins. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Whole Grain Snack Recipes
Find healthy, delicious whole grain snacks from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Banana-Oat Muffins
Whip up a batch of these diabetic-friendly Banana-Oat Muffins for a quick and easy snack or add them to complete a balanced breakfast. These muffins can be eaten over several days or frozen and enjoyed for up to a month…………………………..

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Bars
Dates provide all the sweetness you need for these no-bake energy bars. Each square serves up a hearty dose of protein–thanks to peanut butter and peanuts–as well as fiber from rolled oats. Kids will love the chewy bites with crunchy nuts……………………………….

Healthy Blueberry Muffins
We have reduced the sugar by 50% to make a lower-sugar, whole-grain muffin that is packed with blueberry flavor. Almond flour, rolled oats and Greek yogurt boost the protein and fiber for a satisfying breakfast treat………………………………

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