Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

March 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Fat Whole Wheat Crackers, Pizza Sauce, Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms, Pickled Banana Rings, and Finely Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. There’s 56 calories and 7 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45–50 seconds.

10 reduced-fat whole wheat crackers (such as reduced-fat Triscuits)
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pizza sauce
2 1/2 slices (1/2 ounce per slice) Canadian bacon
10 thin mushroom slices (about 2 mushrooms)
10 pickled banana pepper rings
1/4 cup finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Yield: 10 mini pizzas
Serving size: 2 mini pizzas

1 – Place crackers close together on a microwave-safe dish. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on top of each cracker. Cut Canadian bacon slices into quarters. (Cut the half-slice in two.) Layer 1 quarter-slice Canadian bacon, 1 banana pepper ring, and 1 mushroom slice on top of each cracker. Sprinkle each evenly with cheese. Microwave uncovered on high for 45–50 seconds, or until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 56 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 201 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/mini-microwave-appetizer-pizzas/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Egg and Bacon Brunch Wraps

March 16, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Egg and Bacon Brunch Wraps. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Egg Substitute, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Canadian Bacon, Hot Red Pepper Sauce, Black Pepper, Whole Wheat Tortillas, and Baby Spinach Leaves. The Wraps are 195 calories and 17 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Egg and Bacon Brunch Wraps
Canadian bacon, hot pepper sauce, and baby spinach make for a winning way to start the day!

Ingredients
1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 slices Canadian bacon, diced
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (7-inch) red chile tortillas or whole wheat tortillas
1 cup baby spinach leaves

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine egg substitute, cheese, bacon, red pepper sauce, and pepper in bowl. Pour into 9-inch glass baking dish sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes, or until egg substitute is set. Remove from oven.

2 – Place tortillas in oven 1 minute or until soft and pliable. Cut egg substitute into quarters. Place 1 wedge in center of each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup spinach leaves. Fold bottom of tortilla to center; fold sides to center to enclose filling and serve immediately.

Note: Canadian bacon comes from the loin of the pig. It is much more meaty and has less fat than traditional bacon. As a result, it tastes more like ham in flavor. In order to reduce the sodium in this recipe, try meatless bacon which is usually made with soy products.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 699 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/egg-and-bacon-brunch-wraps/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Breakfast Bagel Melt

July 21, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Breakfast Bagel Melt. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Egg Substitute, Skim Milk, Salt, Black Pepper, Cooking Spray, Whole Wheat Bagel, Canadian Bacon, Thick and Chunky Salsa, and Fat Free American Cheese. Start you day off with a healthy and delicious dish! 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/

Breakfast Bagel Melt
Looking for a satisfying breakfast when you’re on the run? With only 10 minutes of preparation time, this homemade sandwich beats fast-food hands down!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
2 tablespoons skim milk
2 dashes salt
1 dash black pepper
Cooking spray
1/2 whole wheat bagel (1 1/2 ounces)
1 ounce Canadian bacon
1 tablespoon thick and chunky salsa (optional)
3/4-ounce slice fat-free American cheese

Directions
Yield: 1 melt
Serving size: 1 melt
1 – In a small bowl, whisk together egg substitute, milk, salt, and pepper; set aside. Coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-low heat. Add egg mixture and scramble, stirring frequently, until the egg is firm. Meanwhile, lightly toast bagel half. Top with Canadian bacon, scrambled egg, salsa, and cheese. Warm in a toaster oven, or in a full-size oven 5 inches from the heating element, until the cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 252 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 1,320 mg*, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/breakfast-bagel-melt/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Easy Homemade Diabetic Pizza Recipe

May 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Recipe of the Week is a Easy Homemade Diabetic Pizza Recipe. The Pizza is made using Non Sticking Cooking Spray, Onion, Green Pepper, Mushrooms, Olive Oil, an 8-Ounce Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust, Pizza Sauce, Canadian Bacon, and Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. A healthy and delicious Homemade Pizza Supreme! 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/

Easy Homemade Diabetic Pizza Recipe
Your guests will love this fresh pizza straight out of the oven!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
20 minutes
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon olive oil
8-ounce thin and crispy pizza crust
1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce
2 ounces sliced Canadian bacon or lean ham, cut into half-inch pieces
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Yield: 8 slices
Serving size: 2 slices

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion, green pepper, and mushrooms and sauté over medium heat until soft, about two to three minutes. Remove from heat.

2 – Brush the olive oil over the top of the pizza crust. Spread the pizza sauce over the crust up to half an inch from the edge. Evenly sprinkle the sautéed vegetables, Canadian bacon, and mozzarella over the crust. Place pizza crust on oven rack or cookie sheet in the middle position of the oven. Bake for 7–10 minutes.

3 – Remove from the oven and let sit for 3–5 minutes at room temperature, then cut into eight slices.

Note: Nutrient analysis for the pizza is an approximation and will vary with the brand of pizza crust and types of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 330 calories, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 14 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 650 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/quick-and-easy-homemade-pizza/

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One of America’s Favorites – Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

December 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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An open bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich

A bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is a breakfast sandwich popular in the United States and Canada. The sandwich is typically made with bacon, eggs (typically fried or scrambled), cheese and bread, which may be buttered and toasted. Many similar sandwiches exist, substituting alternate meat products for the bacon or using different varieties of cheese or bread. The sandwich is often served as a breakfast item with coffee. BEC is sometimes used as an acronym for the sandwich, as is BE&C.

Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches are particularly popular in urban areas such as New York City. Their popularity in such settings may be attributed to their ubiquitous availability from numerous convenience stores, food trucks, and other small businesses, and the rapidity with which they can be produced. In addition to their availability at the above locations, restaurants exist with menus themed around variations upon the dish.

Many variations of the sandwich exist. Common choices for cheese include American, cheddar, provolone, and Swiss. The bacon can be substituted with many other types of preserved or seasoned meat like breakfast sausage, ham, back bacon (Canadian bacon), or pork roll. Various types of bread roll can be used as the bread for the sandwich, such as a croissant, bagel or kaiser roll. Tomato is sometimes used as an addition, and more robust versions include a hash brown. The dish can also be served as a burrito or taco. The eggs are commonly scrambled or prepared as an omelette, but are occasionally fried. Either whole eggs or egg whites may be used.

A typical sandwich with these ingredients has about 20 grams of fat and 350 calories. A version has been adapted to make a low carbohydrate meal. In the United States, the bacon egg and

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich using Canadian bacon

cheese sandwich has also been modified into a prepackaged food product as a Hot Pocket (170 calories and 7 grams of fat) and a Lean Pocket (150 calories and 4.5 grams of fat).

In the United States, Sonic Drive-In offers a bacon egg and cheese “toaster”. Arby’s offers a “Sourdough Bacon, Egg & Swiss” with 500 calories and 29 grams of fat. Burger King serves up a “Croissan’wich with Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (360 calories and 22 grams of fat) as well as a “Double Croissan’wich with Sausage, Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (610 calories and 46 grams of fat). In New Zealand and some parts of Australia a “Massive McMuffin” is offered with ketchup, bacon, egg, American cheese and two sausage patties. For a time, Burger King offered an “Enormous Omelet Sandwich” with two egg patties, two strips of bacon, two slices of cheese and a sausage patty.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Low Fat Cooking Hints…………..

* Remove the skin from poultry. (You can do so after cooking, since the meat doesn’t absorb much of the fat.)
* For the leanest option when preparing ground meat recipes, ask your butcher to grind skinned, boneless turkey or chicken breast.
* Use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Eat healthier…….

When possible use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 25, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting calories…….

 

Use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bacon ‘n’ Egg Pockets

April 7, 2015 at 5:23 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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Start your day off with this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bacon ‘n’ Egg Pockets. Only 162 calories and 18 carbs (16 net Carbs).
Bacon ‘n’ Egg Pockets

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 pocket
Ingredients

2 eggs
4 egg whites
3 ounces Canadian-style bacon, chopped
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sliced green onion (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Nonstick cooking spray
2 large whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved crosswise
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces) (optional)
Directions

1 – In a medium bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, Canadian bacon, the water, green onion (if desired), and salt. Beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater until well mixed.
2 – Lightly coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add egg mixture to skillet. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. Using a spatula or a large spoon, lift and fold the partially cooked eggs so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking about 2 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but is still glossy and moist. Remove from heat immediately.
3 – Fill pita halves with egg mixture. If desired, sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 pockets.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 162 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 118 mg chol., 616 mg sodium, 18 g carb. (2 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 13 g pro.

 

Blackened Grouper w/ Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Boiled Mini Carrots,…

December 27, 2013 at 6:31 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, risotto, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper w/ Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Wheat Bread

 

 

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It’s been a chilly but a sunny and beautiful day out today! Started the day off by making an Egg, Canadian Bacon, and English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich with the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker I had purchased about a month ago. Love this thing, it makes a perfect sandwich every time! Since it was above freezing I took my car and Mom’s over to a local car wash and had them both cleaned, and both needed it! Went to the grocery and home for the day. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Grouper Fillet w/ Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Wheat Bread.

 

 

 

Last night before I went to bed I laid one of the Gulf Coast Grouper Fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. A friend of mine who goes down to the gulf Side of Florida quite often always brings me back some of his fresh caught Grouper. These are always some of the finest tasting Grouper I’ve ever had! i started by rinsing the fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it into smaller pieces. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. Then I got out my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. Is there any better pan? You can’t stain it, you fry in it, bake in it, and all temperatures. Just make sure you clean it and keep it seasoned, it will last a life time and then some! Anyway added Canola Oil to the skillet and heated it on medium high. When the pan was fully heated I added my Grouper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! This fish is just soooo good, hard to describe! Moist and bursting with flavor. I hope my friend catches a lot of grouper while he’s down there after the first of the year, and keeps me in mind!

 

 

 

For one side dish I made some Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto. I used Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto. Quick, easy, and delicious Risotto dish. Ready in about 25 – 30 minutes. I added some fresh sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms to it as it was cooking. Then when it was ready I sprinkled some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese on it. Then I also boiled some Mini Carrots and had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Lundberg Creamy Parmesan RisottoLundberg Risotto2
Enjoy the delectable flavor of rich, aged Parmesan cheese in this elegant Italian-style risotto. We created this delicious gourmet side dish by blending quality ingredients like Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, and spices with our creamy Arborio rice. You’ll love how the individual kernels plump, creating a rich, creamy sauce while the rice grains remain separate and al dente. Preparing this tasty risotto takes about 20 minutes and requires minimal stirring. It’s an easy, convenient way to add gourmet flair to any meal.

Cooking Instructions

In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan, sauté rice in ½ Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of seasoning pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese is desired. Serve piping hot.
Ingredients

Eco-Farmed Arborio Rice, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Blend (Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese {Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes}), Salt, Whey, Buttermilk Powder, Dried Cane Syrup, Natural Flavors (Cheese, Dairy), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Dried Parsley, Yeast Extract, Butter (Cream, Salt), Rice Flour, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Expeller-Pressed Safflower or Sunflower Oil, Pepper, Lactic Acid, Nonfat Milk, Enzyme-Modified Cheddar Cheese, Turmeric. Contains Milk.
http://www.lundberg.com/products/risottos/Creamy_Parmesan_Risotto.aspx

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