Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Eat Foods That Won’t Spike Blood Sugar……………

Good choices that aren’t likely to cause a big rise in your levels include lean meat, poultry, fish, avocados, salad vegetables, eggs, and cheese. Add these items to your plate to help balance the foods you eat that have carbs.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting Calories, fat, and carbs…………

Eat healthier and cut calories, fat, carbs where you can. In many cases, favorite recipes can be modified so they offer a lower fat content. Using reduced fat and calorie ingredients when you can all adds up!

Healthy Snacks for Kids

September 6, 2017 at 5:25 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 Snacks for Kids. Some great Diabetic Friendly recipes that everyone will love. Recipes like; Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn, Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas, and Mini Cheese and Turkey Melts. Find these and more from one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Healthy Snacks for Kids
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)

Snacking Strategies for Kids with Diabetes

Snacks often supply a significant share of children’s daily calories, so it’s important the snacks are nutrition-packed. Offer snacks that supply at least one of the following: protein to support growth, complex carbohydrates for slow-release energy, fiber to aid digestive health, and vitamins and minerals to keep the body running smoothly…….

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon PB2 powdered chocolate-flavor peanut butter over 2 cups piping-hot plain popcorn. Some organic microwave popcorn brands offer varieties without salt or oil. Alternatively, pop plain kernels in a microwave-safe glass popcorn popping bowl or air popper…….

 

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Drain, rinse, and pat dry a 15-ounce can of no-salt-added garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), then spray with nonstick cooking spray and toss lightly with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Bake at 425 degrees F about 30-45 minutes until crunchy. Serving is 1/4 cup roasted chickpeas. Need a faster option? Try sea salt-flavor ChickPz from the Nutty Bean Co………

 

Mini Cheese and Turkey Melts

Place three slices of cocktail bread on a baking sheet, then spread 1 teaspoon honey mustard and place 1 ounce natural deli turkey on each of them. Top each with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 of a cherry tomato, then place under broiler a few minutes until the cheese melts…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Snacks for Kids
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/healthy-snacks-kids

22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

July 30, 2017 at 6:42 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes. Very good article on the foods to avoid with Diabetes and tips on still having your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with satisfying and delicious alternatives. Read the entire article at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

These top food offenders contain high amounts of fat, sodium, carbs, and calories that may increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood sugar, and weight gain. The good news is you can indulge in your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with our satisfying and delicious alternatives.

 

Think Twice Before Eating These Foods

At Diabetic Living, we believe that eating with diabetes doesn’t have to mean deprivation, starvation, or bland and boring foods. However, some foods really are best left on the table or in the store. Everyone — with diabetes or without — would be wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they are high in saturated fat, sodium, calories, or carbs, or might contain trans fats. High amounts of sodium and saturated fat can lead to heart disease, while excess sugars, high carb counts, and added calories can cause unwanted weight gain and blood sugar spikes………

 

Nachos

You walk into a restaurant and you’re feeling starved. A quick scan of the menu and there they are: nachos, one of your favorites. You order them as an appetizer and also order a meal. Unfortunately, most restaurant nacho orders equate to and often exceed an entire meal’s worth of calories, carbs, and fat. For example, a regular order of Chili’s Classic Nachos has 830 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 39 grams of carb…….

 

Coffee Drinks

A simple cup of joe with a little milk or even half-and-half can be a low-calorie beverage perfect for a person with diabetes. But many coffee-shop drinks rival decadent desserts for their high calorie, carb, and fat contents. For example, a 16-ounce Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha (with whipped cream and 2 percent milk) comes in at 470 calories and 63 grams of carb. Similarly, a medium Dunkaccino contains 350 calories, while the large size has almost 500 calories……

 

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Sometimes known as the bad boy on the breakfast buffet, traditional biscuits and gravy is indeed high in calories, fat (particularly saturated fat), and sodium. For example, the McDonald’s Biscuit and Gravy* entree has 570 calories and 13 grams of saturated fat.

That amount of saturated fat may not sound like too much, but consider that the American Diabetes Association suggests eating less than 7 percent of calories from saturated fat — and for most people, this is about 15 grams of saturated fat per day. Similarly, Bob Evans’ Sausage Gravy* recipe has 1,828 milligrams of sodium, exceeding the ADA’s recommended 1,500-milligram maximum per day……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the – 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes
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Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes

June 21, 2016 at 4:51 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online its Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes. Pasta Salads to satisfy all tastes with recipes that include; Italian Pasta Salad, Greek Garden Pasta Salad, and Poblano Pasta Salad. You can find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website, enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh, and easy pasta salad. And with so many variations—we have diabetes-friendly recipes for hot and cold pasta salads, meatless and chicken pasta salads—it’s a foolproof main dish or side dish to bring to any backyard barbecue or potluck.

 

 

Italian Pasta Salad

Basil boosts the flavor of this low-carb pasta salad. Crispy snap peas, sweet pepper, and olives round out the recipe for a veggie-packed side dish……

 
Greek Garden Pasta Salad

No garden needed for this pasta side dish—just fresh veggies! Fat-free or Greek yogurt mixed with light mayonnaise forms a creamy base without the calories and carbs that an everyday pasta salad dressing brings…..

 
Poblano Pasta Salad

Bring this spicy Southwestern salad recipe to a cookout to give the party an extra kick. Top the light, cold pasta salad with crunchy, heart-healthy pumpkin seeds and some queso fresco……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/healthy-pasta-salad-recipes

22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

January 27, 2016 at 6:10 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Here’s an excellent article on 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes. They give you a list of foods to avoid along with healthy and satisfying and delicious alternatives. It’s all on one of my favorite recipe sites the Diabetic Living Online website, Enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

22 Foods to Avoid with DiabetesDiabetic living logo

These top food offenders contain high amounts of fat, sodium, carbs, and calories that may increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood sugar, and weight gain. The good news is you can indulge in your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with our satisfying and delicious alternatives.

 

 

Think Twice Before Eating These Foods

At Diabetic Living, we believe that eating with diabetes doesn’t have to mean deprivation, starvation, or bland and boring foods. However, some foods really are best left on the table or in the store. Everyone — with diabetes or without — would be wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they are high in saturated fat, sodium, calories, or carbs, or might contain trans fats. High amounts of sodium and saturated fat can lead to heart disease, while excess sugars, high carb counts, and added calories can cause unwanted weight gain and blood sugar spikes.

If you see some of your favorite foods on this list, don’t despair: We’ve picked healthier options for you to choose from that taste great. So you can have your fries and eat them, too — provided they’re baked rather than deep-fat fried.

*Nutrition information cited was gathered from company websites or food packaging……

 
Nachos

You walk into a restaurant and you’re feeling starved. A quick scan of the menu and there they are: nachos, one of your favorites. You order them as an appetizer and also order a meal. Unfortunately, most restaurant nacho orders equate to and often exceed an entire meal’s worth of calories, carbs, and fat. For example, a regular order of Chili’s Classic Nachos has 830 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 39 grams of carb…….

 
Coffee Drinks

A simple cup of joe with a little milk or even half-and-half can be a low-calorie beverage perfect for a person with diabetes. But many coffee-shop drinks rival decadent desserts for their high calorie, carb, and fat contents. For example, a 16-ounce Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha (with whipped cream and 2 percent milk) comes in at 470 calories and 63 grams of carb. Similarly, a medium Dunkaccino contains 350 calories, while the large size has almost 500 calories…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/22-foods-to-avoid-diabetes

Burn Fat with These Healthy Snacks

January 26, 2016 at 5:54 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Here’s some more healthy tips to eat healthier in 2016, Burn Fat with These Healthy Snacks. These are all from the EatingWell website. And if you’ve never visited the EatingWell site it’s time, it’s stocked full of healthy and delicious recipes and tips. Check it out soon! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
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Find out why some healthy snacks you can pack help to burn fat.
I never leave home without snacks in my bag. If an appetite emergency strikes, I’m ready. Of course, just because I have a snack doesn’t mean I need to eat it. Munching when you’re not really hungry can rack up lots of extra calories. But judicious use of the right snacks can boost your calorie burn (every time you eat, your metabolic rate increases slightly) and even help you blast fat. Here are three portable snack options packed with fat-burning ingredients.

 
Chile-Spiced Nuts
In one Harvard study, women who ate nuts two or more times a week gained less weight than women who rarely noshed on them. Although nuts are high in calories, researchers think that the combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats help keep you feeling full. And going for nuts with a little zing may even help boost your metabolism. Studies suggest that capsaicin, an antioxidant in chile peppers (and also what makes them hot), increases the body’s metabolic rate—slightly—and may stimulate brain chemicals in a way that helps you feel satisfied……

 

 

Chile-Lime Peanuts
These spicy nuts were inspired by ones sold by street vendors across Mexico. If you can only find salted peanuts, omit the added salt. Add the maximum amount of cayenne pepper if you want an extra hit of spice…..

 
Popcorn
Don’t forget: this movie-theater favorite is a whole grain and has only 20 calories per cup (just skip the butter). Plus, as Ana Mantica reported in EatingWell Magazine, swapping refined grains for whole grains may help reduce total body fat and belly fat, swapping refined grains for whole grains may help reduce total body fat and belly fat, according to research in the Journal of Nutrition. In this study, people who ate about 3 servings of whole grains a day had about 2.4 percent less body fat and 3.6 percent less abdominal fat than those who ate less than a quarter of a serving. Fiber from whole grains may help you feel full on fewer calories—and possibly fuller than fiber from other sources, such as fruit and vegetables, the authors speculated…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Burn Fat with These Healthy Snacks

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/burn_fat_with_these_healthy_snacks

Easy and Practical Tips for Counting Carbs Accurately

January 17, 2016 at 5:48 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website, Easy & Practical Tips for Counting Carbs Accurately. Here’s some great tips and advice on counting those carbs. Whether you eat at home or eating out, you’ll find some helpful tips to eat healthy! You can find all these tips along with all the healthy and delicious recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

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You can get better at nailing your carbohydrate counts when following a diabetic diet. Hone your carb-counting skills at home with these tried-and-true tips, then eat restaurant meals with confidence.

 

 

Count Carbs More Accurately

Count the grams of carbohydrate you eat. It’s not always a piece of cake (or pie), right? Fortunately, help is near. To dig up practical pointers, we’ve reached out to people with firsthand experience. Learn and more accurately estimate the carbohydrate in the foods you commonly eat and recipes you love with help from these tried-and-true tips for eating at home and dining out.
Eating In

The best place to practice your carb-counting skills is in the privacy of your home. This way you can feel comfortable learning the numbers, compiling your favorite foods, and taking time to improve your health. Slides 3-9 are tips from people who have learned to juggle the numbers at home. To skip to the tips for helping count carbs while eating out, go to Slides 10-16.
Estimate Portions at Home

Face it. You’ll have to do a lot of estimating. The better you train your eyes to estimate portions, the more precise you’ll be. Keep your eyes honest by double-checking your portions.

“Once a month I put my oatmeal, cold cereal, pasta, rice, and other starches I eat in my usual serving bowl or plate. But before I take a bite, I put it in a measuring cup to check up on my estimates,” says Amanda DiMatteo, PWD type 1. Amanda finds that without measuring tools, her portions grow.

 

* Click the link below to get all the Easy & Practical Tips for Counting Carbs Accurately

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/easy-practical-tips-counting-carbs-accurately

Healthy 30-Minute Meals

December 19, 2015 at 6:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Healthy 30-Minute Meals. 30 minutes to prepare and their Diabetic Friendly. You can find a great selection of Diabetic Friendly and delicious recipes on the Diabetic Living Online website! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Fast, delicious, and healthful? You really can have it all with these yummy meals that come together in 30 minutes or less!

 

 

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce

Flavorful chicken is simmered in an easy-to-make wine and chive sauce. Serve with in-season vegetables for a quick side, and you’ll keep this meal low in carbs….

 
Greek Feta Burgers

Forget the other half of the bun for these burgers! Topped with a fresh and simple Cucumber Sauce, tomato, and spinach, these one-of-a-kind burgers offer bold flavors, plus a healthy dose of protein, vitamin C, iron, and calcium…..

 
Open-Face Reubens

Cut out calories and fat by whipping up a flavorful slaw to top this quick-fix classic. Ask for lower-sodium roast beef at your deli counter……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy 30-Minute Meals

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/healthy-30-minute-meals

13 Healthy Holiday Swaps

December 10, 2015 at 5:54 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Passing along 13 Healthy Holiday Swaps, from the Diabetic Living Online website. Some great ideas and tips to making healthier food choices during the Christmas and New Year’s Seasons. Guilt free eating from the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
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Do you have diabetes and wonder: What can I eat at holiday parties and dinners? We have great tips to make healthier choices so you can still be festive while managing your weight and blood sugar goals.

 

 

Best Choices for Holiday Eating

The holidays are all about get-togethers with family, friends, and colleagues — and what holiday gathering would be complete without food? But there’s no need to worry about blowing your calorie and carb budget. With these 13 simple swaps, you can enjoy the holiday season confident and guilt-free.

 

 

Chip Dip

Ready to dip those chips? Choose fresh salsa over cheese dip, and you’ll save 125 calories and 12 grams of carb per 1/2 cup.

Bonus: You’ll save 4 grams of saturated fat — plus, a colorful red and green salsa is sure to complement your holiday decor…..

 

 

Skinny Shrimp

There’s no need to avoid appetizers while mingling. Save 113 calories and 1 gram of carb by selecting three jumbo shrimp and 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce instead of three pigs in a blanket.

Bonus: In addition to saving 4.5 grams of saturated fat by choosing the shrimp, you can also be stylish — it’s hard to look holiday chic when gobbling down something called pigs in a blanket….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all 13 Healthy Holiday Swaps

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/13-healthy-holiday-swaps

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