Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

May 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake. Upside-Down Pineapple Cake just made healthier. Only 165 calories per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you not only find Diabetic Friendly Recipes but also Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake
Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) pineapple slices in juice
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sucralose-based brown sugar substitute
1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Drain pineapple; reserve 3/4 cup juice. Place pineapple rings evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Drizzle molasses evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

3 – Beat sugar substitute, margarine, egg whites, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed until well blended. Add reserved pineapple juice, flour and baking soda; beat until smooth. Pour batter over pineapple.

4 – Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Tip: For maximum flavor, let cake sit overnight before serving.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1/12 of cake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 108 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/upside-pineapple-cake/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Ice Cream Cake

April 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 – Ice Cream Cake. Made with Crushed Sugar Cones, Unsalted Butter, Sugar Free Light Ice cream, Reduced Fat Whipped Topping, and Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce. It’s only 118 calories and 14 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from The Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Ice Cream Cake

 

Ingredients
5 crushed sugar cones
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 pints (4 cups) no-sugar-added light ice cream, softened at room temperature, divided
1 container (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
3 tablespoons sugar-free hot fudge sauce, warmed (optional)

Directions
1 – Spray 10-inch springform pan or deep-dish pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Place sugar cone crumbs in small bowl. Stir in butter until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press crumbs onto bottom and partially up side of prepared pan. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

3 – Spread one pint of ice cream into crust with rubber spatula. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Spread remaining pint of ice cream over first layer. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Spread whipped topping over ice cream; freeze 2 hours or until firm. If desired, drizzle with fudge sauce after 30 minutes.

4 – Let soften in refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes; slice into wedges to serve.

* Tip: To finely crush sugar cones, place in resealable plastic bag. Remove excess air from bag; seal. Press rolling pin on top of cones to break into pieces. Continue pressing until evenly crushed.

Yield: 16 servings.

Serving size: 1/16 of cake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 35 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/ice-cream-cake/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLESAUCE CAKE

April 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I’m starting a new feature post on Thursday’s, Diabetic Dessert of the Week. For the first Dessert it’s a recipe for APPLESAUCE CAKE. Molasses, Egg Substitute, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, and Unsweetened Applesauce are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So check it out today for some delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLESAUCE CAKE

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup reduced-calorie margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 inch metal cake pan with vegetable cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
2 – In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and molasses with an electric mixer on high speed for approximately 1 minute.
3 – Add egg substitute and vanilla and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Mixture will be liquid.
4 – Add Splenda Granulated Sweetener and beat on medium speed until very smooth, approximately 1 1/2 minutes.
5 – Add flour mixture and applesauce and beat on low speed until mixed, approximately 45 seconds.
6 – Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings Serving size: 1 slice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 170
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 260 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 24 grams
Sugars: 10 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/applesauce-cake

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week -BUFFALO-GIRL’S BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE

December 12, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – BUFFALO-GIRL’S BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE. Besides all the delicious and healthy Buffalo Recipes on the Wild Idea Buffalo website (http://wildideabuffalo.com/) you’ll also find Side Dishes and Desserts, like this week’s recipe! You can always order any of the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

BUFFALO-GIRL’S BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE
If you love chocolate and you love cake, you’ll love this recipe. Dark, dense, moist and lick-your-plate-delicious (if plate licking is allowed in your house). This one’s a keeper for the recipe box.
Ingredients:

6 – tablespoons salted butter
2 – oz. bitter chocolate
12 – oz. semi-sweet chocolate
6 – tablespoons cocoa powder
1 – cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup water
½ – cup milk

2 – tablespoons rum
1½ -teaspoon vanilla
5 – eggs

¾ – cup + 2 tablespoons flour
¾ – teaspoon baking powder
¾ – teaspoon baking soda
½ – teaspoon salt
¼ – cup vegetable oil

Butter
Wax paper
Water

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and one on the bottom. Place a pan of water on the lowest rack.
2 – In a saucepan over low heat, add the first seven ingredients and allow them to melt, stirring occasionally.
3 – Transfer melted ingredients to a mixing bowl. On medium speed, add rum, vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each before adding the other.
4 – Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed, mixing well to ensure all ingredients are incorporated, stopping and scraping the bottom of the bowl a couple of times.
5 – Butter two 8” round cake pans with butter and line the bottom with a circle of wax paper. Buttering the top of the wax paper too.
6 – Divide batter into cake pans. Tap the pan bottom on the counter top a few times to remove any air bubbles. Place the pans in the oven and bake for about 35 minutes.
7 – Remove cakes from the oven and run a knife around the edge of the cake. Invert onto racks that are lined with a piece of wax paper, tapping the bottom of the pan to release cakes. Allow the cakes to completely cool.
8 – Frost with Sour Cream Ganache, recipe follows.

  • Sour Cream GanacheA perfect not-too -sweet, chocolate frosting with just the right amount of tang!Ingredients:
    24 – ounces semi-sweet chocolate, broken in bits or use chips
    2 – tablespoons butter
    16 – ounces sour cream, at room temperature.
    1 – teaspoon vanillaPreparation:

    1 – In double boiler, melt chocolate with butter.
    2 – Place sour cream in a glass bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds.
    3 – Whisk in melt chocolate and stir until well incorporated.
    4 – Whisk in vanilla.
    5 – Let the ganache rest until it has set up a bit for ease in frosting cakes. *Or, you can pour over cakes if you prefer less frosting.

  • https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/buffalo-girls-best-chocolate-cake

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes

September 27, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes like; No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies, Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries, and Creamy Chocolate Gelato. Find these healthy and delicious desserts and more all the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegan chocolate recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies
Sweetened with dates, these whole-grain bars provide energy and protein, thanks to nut butter. With just 5 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make these delicious, chewy brownies with no added sugar. Whip up a batch as a healthy dessert or for grab-and-go energy bars for a healthy snack……..

Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries
In this quick dessert recipe, fresh strawberries top nondairy chocolate “ice cream” for a cooling treat…………

Creamy Chocolate Gelato
This ultra-chocolaty, dairy-free Sicilian-style gelato—made without eggs or cream—is relatively lean but still creamy-smooth and flavorful. The coconut milk used for the base gives it a silky, rich mouthfeel and a subtle coconut flavor……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20334/lifestyle-diets/vegan/dessert-baking-recipes/chocolate/

Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes

June 28, 2018 at 5:01 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 Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes like; Peaches and Pound Cake Kabobs, Shrimp Kabobs with Lemon Marinade, and Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Vegetable Rice. Find these recipes and all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes
Kabobs are easy to throw together for a summertime grilled meal. The options are endless for what you can add to the skewers — just mix and match your favorite vegetables and fruits with a healthy protein, such as chicken or shrimp. Enjoy 25 of our favorite boldly flavored kabobs.

Peaches and Pound Cake Kabobs
Assemble and grill this fruity diabetic snack in just 15 minutes using fresh or frozen peach wedges and cubes of pound cake. Choose Splenda Granular or Sweet’N Low for a sugar substitute to cut calories……………..

Shrimp Kabobs with Lemon Marinade
Enjoy plump, lemon-infused grilled shrimp with cherry tomatoes and green onions for only 4 grams of carb. This easy kabob recipe also packs 35 grams of protein per serving………….

Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Vegetable Rice
This kabob recipe boasts summer vegetables such as zucchini, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and sweetpeppers. Pack a little heat with the help of crushed red pepper and Cajun seasoning for a filling chicken-and-rice recipe that has only 300 calories per serving…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/healthy-grilled-kabob-skewer-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Angel Food Cake………..

An Angel Food Cake can be left in the pan and covered tightly with foil for up to 24 hours or until you are ready to frost it,

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 12, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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1/2 an apple will work………

If you need to store a cake more than a day or two, put half an apple in the container. The apple will provide just enough moisture to keep the cake from drying out too soon.

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

March 11, 2018 at 6:01 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 recipes like; Banana-Coconut Bread, Cocoa Hazelnut Banana Bread, and Trail Mix Balls. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

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

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…………

Trail Mix Balls
You’ll love these low-carb snacks that are easy to make and handy to store. The recipe yields 15 servings, which makes the perfect healthy snack to keep the family fueled up all week long. Plus you get two Trail Mix Balls for just 17 grams of carb……..

* Click the link below to ge 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

Diabetic Dish of the Week – LEMON POUND CAKE

January 30, 2018 at 6:49 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week it’s Dessert – LEMON POUND CAKE. Equal Sweetner replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You’ll also be using Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Low Fat Yogurt, and 2% Milk. Sugar Free Pound Cake sure does sound good! You can fond this recipe along with all the other delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMON POUND CAKE
This sugar-free pound cake is easy to make because it uses a reduced-fat baking mix as the base. Lemon yogurt, juice and grated lemon peel provide rich flavor. This is sure to become a favorite with frequent requests. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it really is to make so you can bask in all the praise!

Recipe Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2-1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick)
48 packets Equal sweetener*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup lite lemon flavored nonfat yogurt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*Substitute 2 cups Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F.
2 – Spray a 9 cup Bundt cake pan OR a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Combine baking mix, Equal, cornstarch and lemon peel.
4 – Mix in yogurt, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, milk and flavorings until blended.
5 – Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
6 -Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
7- Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes.
8- Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 137
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-pound-cake

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