Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes

August 16, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online Website its – Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes. Diabetic Comfort Food Meals with recipes like; Double-Cheese Potatoes with Ham, Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans, and Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower “Rice”. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes

When you think of your favorite comfort foods, what comes to mind? Casseroles, pizza, chicken, meat loaf, and potatoes? You can eat all of these home-style foods and more even while managing a diabetes meal plan and maintaining a healthy weight.

 

Double-Cheese Potatoes with Ham

Crazy about twice-baked potatoes? You get two loaded potato halves filled with a creamy and cheesy mixture that comes together in minutes in the microwave. Perfect for busy weeknights, these potatoes boast just 219 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 34 grams of carb per serving…..

 

Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans

Quick and easy weeknight meals don’t have to come frozen in a box. This diabetic dinner for two is ready in less than 30 minutes and features simple and fresh ingredients. Enjoy a generous serving for just 35 grams of carb, which includes 1/3 cup of brown rice!…..

 

Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower “Rice”

Looking for low-carb comfort food in a bowl? You won’t believe how quick and easy this healthy pork recipe comes together in a flavorful and creamy tomato-base sauce. Finely chopped cauliflower replaces rice for a hearty and generous diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love……

 

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One of America’s Favorites – Chimichanga

August 14, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A chimichanga with rice

Chimichanga (/tʃɪmiˈtʃæŋɡə/; Spanish: [tʃimiˈtʃaŋɡa]) is a deep-fried burrito that is popular in Tex-Mex, Southwestern U.S. cuisine, and also found in the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca, or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried and can be accompanied with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and/or cheese.

 

Debate over the origins of the chimichanga is ongoing:

The words chimi and changa come from two Mexican Spanish terms: chamuscado, (past participle of the verb chamuscar which means seared or singed, and changa, related to chinga, (third-person present tense form of the vulgar verb chingar, a rude expression for the unexpected or a small insult.

According to one source, the founder of the Tucson, Arizona, restaurant El Charro, Monica Flin, accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep-fat fryer in 1922. She immediately began to utter a Spanish profanity beginning “chi…” (chingada), but quickly stopped herself and instead exclaimed chimichanga, a Spanish equivalent of “thingamajig”.

Woody Johnson, founder of Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen, claims he invented the chimichanga in 1946 when he put some burritos into a deep fryer as an experiment at his original restaurant Woody’s El Nido. These “fried burritos” became so popular that by 1952, when Woody’s El Nido became Macayo’s, the chimichanga was one of the restaurant’s main menu items. Johnson opened Macayo’s in 1952.

Although no official records indicate when the dish first appeared, retired University of Arizona folklorist Jim

A chimichanga with refried beans and rice

Griffith recalls seeing chimichangas at the Yaqui Old Pascua Village in Tucson in the mid-1950s.

Given the variant chivichanga, mainly employed in Mexico, another derivation would have it that immigrants to the United States brought the dish with them, mainly through Nogales into Arizona. A third, and perhaps most likely possibility, is that the chimichanga, or chivichanga, has long been a part of local cuisine of the Pimería Alta of Arizona and Sonora, with its early range extending southward into Sinaloa. In Sinaloa, the chimichangas are small.

Knowledge and appreciation of the dish spread slowly outward from the Tucson area, with popularity elsewhere accelerating in recent decades. Though the chimichanga is now found as part of the Tex-Mex repertoire, its roots within the U.S. seem to be in Pima County, Arizona.

According to data presented by the United States Department of Agriculture, a typical 183-gram (6.5-ounce) serving of a beef and cheese chimichanga contains 443 calories, 20 grams protein, 39 grams carbohydrates, 23 grams total fat, 11 grams saturated fat, 51 milligrams cholesterol, and 957 milligrams of sodium.

 

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken in a Pot

August 8, 2017 at 5:21 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chicken in a Pot. Carrots, Onions, Celery, Chicken are some of the ingredients in this week’s recipe. It’s from one my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Chicken in a Pot
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 medium onions, sliced
2 celery ribs, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
3 pounds chicken, whole or cut up, skin removed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried coarse black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil or fresh basil to taste
1 teaspoon dried parsley or fresh flat-leaf parsley to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 cup water, chicken broth, or white cooking wine

Directions
1 – Place vegetables in bottom of slow cooker. Place chicken on top of vegetables. Add seasonings and water.
2 – Cover. Cook on LOW 8-10 hours, or HIGH 3-1/2 hours (use 1 cup liquid if cooking on HIGH).
3 – This is a great foundation for soups – chicken vegetable, chicken noodle, chicken rice, chicken corn, and other favorites.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 172
Protein: 22g
Sodium: 381 mg
Cholesterol: 65 mg
Fat: 5g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 4g
Carbohydrates: 8g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/774.shtml

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 8, 2017 at 5:19 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Roasted Whole Chicken………

 

To add flavor and keep a whole chicken moist during roasting, gently lift the breast skin, and tuck slices of lemon or orange underneath. Brush with oil, season, and place in a hot oven. Use unwaxed lemons if possible.

Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

August 3, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work. Cheap, Healthy, and Delicious recipes for work. Recipes like; BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches), BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Pastrami Sandwich, and more! Find these and many more all at the EatingWell website and EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

Shelling out cash for prepared food you could have made for less money at home gets old fast. But a healthy lunch doesn’t have to be expensive. Stick to your budget by making your lunch at home and bringing it to work. These healthy lunch ideas clock in at $3 or less per serving.

 

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)
In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts. Look for sprouted-wheat bread in the frozen section or with other specialty breads at your grocery store……

 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy lunch…….

 

Turkey Pastrami Sandwich
If you’re taking this sandwich to go, line one piece of bread with the pastrami and the other with Swiss cheese and tuck the sauerkraut and apple in the middle to keep the bread from becoming soggy…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22371/mealtimes/lunch/budget/for-work/slideshow/cheap-healthy-lunch-ideas-for-work/

Asian-Inspired Recipes

August 1, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Asian-Inspired Recipes. Enjoy your favorite Asian recipes and still eat healthy with these Diabetic Friendly recipes! Delicious recipes like Kung Pao Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Sweet-and-Sour Pork. Find these and so many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Asian-Inspired Recipes
Enjoy your favorite Asian dishes, from Thai to Chinese to Vietnamese to Japanese, without needing a passport.

 

Kung Pao Chicken

This spicy Szechuan dish is made diabetes-friendly with homemade marinade, tons of veggies, and reduced-sodium soy sauce. Tip: When working with the chile peppers, be sure to wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid direct contact with the volatile oils……

 

Shrimp Fried Rice

This veggie-laden shrimp fried rice boasts only 304 calories and 31 grams of carb per serving. Grated fresh ginger adds a pungent taste to this easy make-it-yourself dish…….

 

Sweet-and-Sour Pork

No longer off-limits, this Chinese favorite gets its diabetes-friendly great taste from pureed sweet peppers, pineapple juice, and fresh ginger. Serve over shredded napa cabbage for extra crunch…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Asian-Inspired Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/asian/asian-inspired-recipes

Healthy Pepper Recipes

July 27, 2017 at 6:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Healthy Pepper Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Pepper recipes including; Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta, Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip, and Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Kale and Rice. Find these and much more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget about the EaingWell Magazine which is full of great recipes every issue! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Pepper Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pepper recipes including roasted pepper, stuffed pepper and bell pepper recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans……

 

Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic Greek dip. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it’s a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread……..

 

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Kale and Rice
You can vary the filling by substituting robust mustard greens or collards, or milder greens, such as spinach, escarole or Swiss chard. (Cook the greens until just tender in Step 2.)…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pepper Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19312/ingredients/vegetables/peppers/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 26, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sage of an idea…….

 

To add a rich, intense flavor to chicken or pork roasts, tuck whole sage leaves just under the skin of the chicken or into small slits into the fat of pork before roasting.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 25, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Stir-Fry cuts…..

 

For even cooking, cut all the ingredients the same size. Because stir-fry is a quick a cooking method the whole time while you stir-frying you have to use the highest heat to quickly cook the food. So it’s important to keep the food at an equal size. For example, if you stir-fry pork or chicken with vegetables, try to cut them in equal size, like julienned, slice or cubes.

Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

July 23, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes. Delicious and healthy recipes like Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew, and Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website and don’t forget about the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes
Find healthy, delicious make ahead dinner recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Buffalo Chicken Casserole
We took the classic flavors of Buffalo wings—hot sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery—and created a finger-licking-good casserole. Serve this dish during football season to a hungry crowd and it’s sure to be a hit. We don’t typically recommend ingredients by brand name, but in this case we make an exception for Frank’s RedHot Sauce. It has the perfect balance of spice and tang for this casserole. Texas Pete and Crystal hot sauces are suitable alternatives if you can’t find Frank’s……..

 

Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness……

 

Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake
Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor and only half the calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight supper. The addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber as well…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18701/mealtimes/dinner/make-ahead/

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