Healthy Recipe Substitutions

January 12, 2017 at 7:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online recipe its Healthy Recipe Substitutions. Check out the Diabetic Living site and their incredible selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
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Make your favorite recipes healthier with a few simple substitutions, and you’ll save on calories, carbs, fat, and sodium. We’ll show you how to enjoy classic recipes on a diabetic diet.

 

 

Use Fat-Free Plain Yogurt, Not Sour Cream

When your recipe calls for: Sour cream
Use this instead: Fat-free plain yogurt
Best for: Sauces and some baked goods

Sour cream is cream treated with lactic acid to give it the trademark tangy flavor. Yogurt has a slightly different tang, but it’s a good substitute in most savory sauces and dips. For sweet dips and sauces, you can use a flavored fat-free yogurt, such as vanilla or strawberry. Yogurt will also yield similar results when substituted for sour cream in baked goods…..

 
Use Crushed Cereal, Not Bread Crumbs

When your recipe calls for: Fine dry bread crumbs
Use this instead: Crushed fiber cereal
Best for: Coatings and toppings

Fine dry bread crumbs are commonly used as coatings for fried or baked fish or chicken or toppings for vegetable and starch casseroles. Substituting cereal will give you a darker, crunchier coating with fewer calories and less sodium……

 
Use Yogurt and Cottage Cheese, Not Sour Cream

When your recipe calls for: Sour cream
Use this instead: Equal parts low-fat yogurt and no-salt-added low-fat cottage cheese
Best for: Dips and salad dressings

Dips and salad dressings made with sour cream are smooth, creamy, and have a tangy zip, but they also can be loaded with fat, calories, and sodium. Get the same smooth tanginess by replacing sour cream with a combination of fat-free yogurt and no-salt-added reduced-fat cottage cheese……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Healthy Recipe Substitutions
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Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas

December 2, 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 Low-Carb Snack Ideas. Low carb ideas to fight off those Snack attacks! From the home of Diabetic Friendly recipes and ideas, Diabetic Living Online.http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic snacks to ease those hunger pains. A cinch to put together, each snack idea has 15-20 grams of carb per serving.

Low-Carb Snack Ideas for People with Diabetes

If you need a pick-me-up between meals, a snack with 15-20 grams of carbohydrate is often the answer. For someone with diabetes, it’s important to eat a fiber-filled and nutrient-rich snack to curb the appetite before the next meal, says Angela Ginn-Meadow, a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Talk to your health care provider about whether a snack will work in your.

 

 

Grapes and Grahams

Want a crunchy, sweet treat that’s quick and easy to whip together? Spread 1 tablespoon light cream cheese on 2 graham cracker squares and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes……

 
Fruit and Nut Yogurt

Need a snack that will help you go the extra mile? Sprinkle 1 tablespoon dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds atop a 6-ounce carton of plain fat-free Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has more protein than its regular counterpart to keep you satisfied longer, and the sweet cranberries will balance the tangy zip of the yogurt…..

 
Cereal Nut Mix

Get a good dose of fiber by mixing 1/2 cup unsweetened miniature shredded wheat cereal, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, and 1 tablespoon roasted pistachio nuts. By using unsalted nuts, you’ll keep the sodium to a record low of 2 milligrams…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/easy-low-carb-snack-ideas

Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas

May 27, 2016 at 4:53 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website – Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas. Looking for a Diabetic Friendly snack, wel here’s some great ideas. Tips and recipes including; Grapes and Grahams, Fruit and Nut Yogurt, and Cereal Nut Mix. See them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
Easy Low-Carb Snack IdeasDiabetic living logo

If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic snacks to ease those hunger pains. A cinch to put together, each snack idea has 15-20 grams of carb per serving.

Low-Carb Snack Ideas for People with Diabetes

If you need a pick-me-up between meals, a snack with 15-20 grams of carbohydrate is often the answer. For someone with diabetes, it’s important to eat a fiber-filled and nutrient-rich snack to curb the appetite before the next meal, says Angela Ginn-Meadow, a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Talk to your health care provider about whether a snack will work in your meal plan.

 

 

Grapes and Grahams

Want a crunchy, sweet treat that’s quick and easy to whip together? Spread 1 tablespoon light cream cheese on 2 graham cracker squares and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes…..

 
Fruit and Nut Yogurt

Need a snack that will help you go the extra mile? Sprinkle 1 tablespoon dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds atop a 6-ounce carton of plain fat-free Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has more protein than its regular counterpart to keep you satisfied longer, and the sweet cranberries will balance the tangy zip of the yogurt……

 
Cereal Nut Mix

Get a good dose of fiber by mixing 1/2 cup unsweetened miniature shredded wheat cereal, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, and 1 tablespoon roasted pistachio nuts. By using unsalted nuts, you’ll keep the sodium to a record low of 2 milligrams……..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/easy-low-carb-snack-ideas

One of America’s Favorites – Corn Flakes

December 15, 2014 at 6:32 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Corn flakes

Corn flakes

Corn flakes are a popular breakfast cereal originally manufactured by Kellogg’s through the treatment of maize. A patent for the product was filed on May 31, 1895, and issued on April 14, 1896.

 

 
The accidental legacy of corn flakes goes back to the late 19th century, when a team of Seventh-day Adventists began to develop new food to adhere to the vegetarian diet recommended by the church. Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and corn. In 1894, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients, which also included no alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. The diet he imposed consisted entirely of bland foods. A follower of Sylvester Graham, the inventor of graham crackers and graham bread, Kellogg believed that spicy or sweet foods would increase passions.

This idea for corn flakes began by accident when Kellogg and his younger brother, Will Keith Kellogg, left some

Advertisement for Kellogg's Corn Flakes, c. 1915.

Advertisement for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, c. 1915.

cooked wheat to sit while they attended to some pressing matters at the sanitarium. When they returned, they found that the wheat had gone stale, but being on a strict budget, they decided to continue to process it by forcing it through rollers, hoping to obtain long sheets of the dough. To their surprise, what they found instead were flakes, which they toasted and served to their patients. This event occurred on August 8, 1894, and a patent for “Flaked Cereals and Process of Preparing Same” was filed on May 31, 1895, and issued on April 14, 1896.

The flakes of grain, which the Kelloggs called granose, were a very popular food among the patients. The brothers then experimented with other flakes from other grains. In 1906, Will Keith Kellogg, who served as the business manager of the sanitarium, decided to try to mass-market the new food. At his new company, Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, he added sugar to the flakes to make them more palatable to a mass audience, but this caused a rift between his brother and him. To increase sales, in 1909, he added a special offer, the Funny Jungleland Moving Pictures Booklet, which was made available to anyone who bought two boxes of the cereal. This same premium was offered for 22 years. At the same time, Kellogg also began experimenting with new grain cereals to expand his product line. Rice Krispies, his next great hit, first went on sale in 1928.

There have been many mascots of Kellogg’s Cornflakes. The most popular one is a green rooster named Cornelius (Corny) Rooster, which has been the mascot since his debut. In earlier commercials, he had a speaking part and his catch phrase was “Wake up, up, up to Kellogg’s Cornflakes!” He was voiced by Dallas McKennon and Andy Devine. Later, he stopped talking and simply crowed. The concept of using a stylized cockerel originated in a suggestion by Kellogg family friend Nansi Richards, a harpist from Wales and a Welsh language proponent. The Welsh word for cockerel is ceiliog (pronounced Kellogg).

 

 

 

A former patient of the Battle Creek Sanitarium named C. W. Post started a rival company, as well as the major other brand of corn flakes in the United States, called Post Toasties. Australia’s Sanitarium also manufactures their own brand of corn flakes called Skippy corn flakes. Many generic brands of corn flakes are produced by various manufacturers. In addition, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda Co-operative, etc. have brought out similar products based on cornflakes. A variety of corn flakes that is sold in the United Kingdom is one where honey and nuts have been added to the corn flakes – this is known colloquially as “honey nut corn flakes”, and as Crunchy Nut under the Kelloggs brand name.

 

 

 

A wide variety of different recipes for dishes involving corn flakes exist. A popular example is Chocolate Corn Flake Cakes, and a variant made without syrup to bind the chocolate covered flakes called ‘kalabash’, eaten as a snack food (like popcorn).

Crushed corn flakes can substitute for bread crumbs.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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While perusing the cereal aisle, you’ll quickly realize that hot cereals are cheaper than cold ones. Though they may not be as popular with your family, try saving money by making hot cereal at least once a week. It’s often more nutritious, so it’s worth it to make the switch

Crazy for Quinoa: 35 Recipes for the Healthy Whole Grain

October 24, 2013 at 9:54 AM | Posted in Delish | 1 Comment
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Some healthy and delicious recipes containg Quinoa. It’s all from the Delish web site and you can get all the recipes by clicking the link at the bottom of the post.

 

 

Delish

Crazy for Quinoa: 35 Recipes for the Healthy Whole Grain
Quinoa has been the latest and greatest grain on the market for some time now. Its popularity stems from its healthful qualities as well as its delicious, nutty flavor, which pairs well with a plethora of different foods. Try these 35 quinoa recipes to learn how to cook with this good — and good-for-you — grain.
Looking for more grain dishes? Try these great grain recipes to improve your health.

 

 

Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas – This bright salad is perfect for picnics….
Vitamin-Boosted Salad with Black Quinoa, Fennel, Avocado, and Grapefruit – This gorgeous salad is super healthy and sure to keep you feeling great…..

 

 

 

Quinoa with Roasted Red Pepper, Green Beans, and Red Onion – Protein-packed quinoa is a great pick for the starring grain in this vegetarian dish….

 

 
Get these and 32 more healthy recipes and tips by clicking the link below

 

http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/cooking-quinoa-recipes?src=nl&mag=del&list=nl_dhe_fot_non_102213_quinoa-recipes#slide-1

Village Harvest Brown Jasmine Rice

August 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM | Posted in rice | Leave a comment
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For dinner later today I’m going to prepare Village Harvest Brown Jasmine Rice. First time I’ll be preparing or ever having Jasmine Rice. Here’s a little background on it.

 
Village Harvest Brown Jasmine RiceVillage Harvest Brown Jasmine Rice

Keeping the bran intact and removing only the hull (the outermost layer of grain), brown rice maintains beneficial nutrients lost with further processing, which means more health benefits with every delicious bite. Grown in the heart of Thailand, Village Harvest’s Brown Jasmine Rice has the slightly sweet flavor of traditional jasmine and the benefits of brown rice in every kernel. These soft, moist, long grains are ideal for a variety of cuisines, but essential for preparing authentic Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.

 

 

ingredients
1 Cup Village Harvest Organic Brown Jasmine Rice, rinsed in cold water
2 1/2 Cups Water or Broth
instructions
In a quart pan, combine rice with 2 1/2 cups of water or stock and bring to a boil.

Cover tightly and simmer at low heat for 35 minutes.
Remove from heat. Fluff with fork. Makes about 3 cups of cooked rice.
Number of servings (yield): 4

 
http://www.villageharvestrice.com/our-rice-and-grains/authentic-imported-grains/brown-jasmine-rice/

What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Cold Cereals

September 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Another great article from Diabetic Living On Line web site. You can click the web link at the bottom to read the entire article and cereal rankings.
What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Cold Cereals
By Jessie Shafer and Elizabeth Burt, R.D., L.D.
Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated flakes, O’s, and puffed cereals our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.

Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly
With options ranging from colorful sugar bombs to bland fiber buds, cold cereal choices may seem either tasty-but-bad-for-you or boring-but-healthful. We’re here to show you there’s a happy medium for your breakfast bowl!

Through a series of dietitian approvals for nutritional requirements and taste tests with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, we narrowed 70 qualifying cereals down to six winners and 12 tasty finalists. These “best of the bowl” cereals were awarded our Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Pour one to taste how yummy healthful options can be!

Nutritional Guidelines

Every cereal tested had to meet these health requirements per serving (without milk):

— 150 calories or less

— Less than 30 percent of calories from fat

— 1 g saturated fat or less

— 0 g trans fat

— 30 g carb or less

— Less than 8 g sugars

— At least 3 g fiber

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/best-cereals-to-eat-with-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.618512&esrc=nwdlo091812

Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly

February 25, 2012 at 10:43 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly

Good article on Breakfast Cereal from www.diabeticlivingonline.com. You can read all the results by clicking the link at the bottom of the post.

With options ranging from colorful sugar bombs to bland fiber buds, cold cereal choices may seem either tasty-but-bad-for-you or boring-but-healthful. We’re here to show you there’s a happy medium for your breakfast bowl!

Through a series of dietitian approvals for nutritional requirements and taste tests with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, we narrowed 70 qualifying cereals down to six winners and 12 tasty finalists. These “best of the bowl” cereals were awarded our Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Pour one to taste how yummy healthful options can be!

Nutritional Guidelines

Every cereal tested had to meet these health requirements per serving (without milk):

— 150 calories or less

— Less than 30 percent of calories from fat

— 1 g saturated fat or less

— 0 g trans fat

— 30 g carb or less

— Less than 8 g sugars

— At least 3 g fiber

Flavored Flakes Finalists

After analyzing the nutrition content of hundreds of cereals, we were surprised to find some brands that were previously thought to be too high in sugar and calories that actually qualified for our taste test. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes was one such example. Its new formula for a reduced-sugar cereal with added fiber makes it one of several healthful options.

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes with Fiber, Less Sugar

Per serving (3/4 cup): 110 cal., 0 g total fat, 0 mg chol., 160 mg sodium, 26 g carb. (3 g fiber, 8 g sugars), 2 g pro.

Kellogg’s Special K Cinnamon Pecan

Per serving (3/4 cup): 120 cal., 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 180 mg sodium, 24 g carb. (3 g fiber, 7 g sugars), 2 g pro.

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/best-cereals-to-eat-with-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.581108&esrc=nwdlo022112&email=2933188293

What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Cold Cereals

February 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM | Posted in breakfast, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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Ran across this on Diabetic Living On Line and thought I would pass it along to all you cereal lovers! You can follow the link at the end of the post to read the entire article.

What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Cold Cereals

By Jessie Shafer and Elizabeth Burt, R.D., L.D.
Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated flakes, O’s, and puffed cereals our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.

Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly

With options ranging from colorful sugar bombs to bland fiber buds, cold cereal choices may seem either tasty-but-bad-for-you or boring-but-healthful. We’re here to show you there’s a happy medium for your breakfast bowl!

Through a series of dietitian approvals for nutritional requirements and taste tests with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, we narrowed 70 qualifying cereals down to six winners and 12 tasty finalists. These “best of the bowl” cereals were awarded our Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Pour one to taste how yummy healthful options can be!

Nutritional Guidelines

Every cereal tested had to meet these health requirements per serving (without milk):

— 150 calories or less

— Less than 30 percent of calories from fat

— 1 g saturated fat or less

— 0 g trans fat

— 30 g carb or less

— Less than 8 g sugars

— At least 3 g fiber

Flavored Flakes Finalists

After analyzing the nutrition content of hundreds of cereals, we were surprised to find some brands that were previously thought to be too high in sugar and calories that actually qualified for our taste test. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes was one such example. Its new formula for a reduced-sugar cereal with added fiber makes it one of several healthful options.

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes with Fiber, Less Sugar

Per serving (3/4 cup): 110 cal., 0 g total fat, 0 mg chol., 160 mg sodium, 26 g carb. (3 g fiber, 8 g sugars), 2 g pro.

Kellogg’s Special K Cinnamon Pecan

Per serving (3/4 cup): 120 cal., 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 180 mg sodium, 24 g carb. (3 g fiber, 7 g sugars), 2 g pro.

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/best-cereals-to-eat-with-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.578571&esrc=nwdlo020712&email=

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