Slow Cooker Soups

May 1, 2016 at 5:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Slow Cooker Soups. Fire up the Crock Pot for these delicious and healthy Slow Cooker Soups recipes. Recipes including; Turkey Tortellini Soup, Chicken Mulligatawny Soup, and Stuffed Pepper Soup. Find these and all the others at the Diabetic Living Online website.



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You’re juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last thing you want to do when you come home is make dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can throw together a few ingredients in the morning and sit down later to a steaming bowl of goodness. And the best part about dinner in one pot: fewer plates to spin on the way to the sink.



Turkey Tortellini Soup

Purchased cheese tortellini helps create a unique broth-base soup with loads of flavor. Stir in spinach just before serving for extra color and nutrients…..
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Curry powder offers a delicious taste to this Asian-inspired soup. Dish it up tonight for a low-calorie meal the whole family will love……
Stuffed Pepper Soup

This hearty bowl of soup is a perfect dish on chilly days. Brown the beef before adding it to the slow cooker to help remove fat……



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Ginger Chicken Kabobs

April 29, 2016 at 4:53 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Came across this recipe (Ginger Chicken Kabobs) on several sites but went with this version off the CooksRecipes website, get grilling!


Ginger Chicken Kabobs

Recipe Ingredients:

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch piecesCooksrecipes 2
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 stalk lemongrass, chopped
1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic
4 green onions, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Cooking Directions:

1 – In bowl of food processor, place canola oil, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, lemon grass, ginger and garlic cloves. Process until lemon grass is chopped fully, about 3 minutes. Transfer to glass bowl. Add chicken thighs to bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours, or overnight, or up to 2 days.
2 – Prepare charcoal or gas grill, or preheat oven broiler.
3 – Thread chicken pieces and green onions, alternating.
4 – Place on grill and cook, turning once, until chicken is firm and opaque, about 6 to 8 minutes per side. Plate on serving platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Makes 4 servings.



Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 196; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Protein: 20g.

Thai Chicken Recipes

April 27, 2016 at 5:06 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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Off the EatingWell website its Thai Chicken Recipes. Recipes including; Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce, Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, and Grilled Thai Chicken Sandwich. Find them all at the EatingWell website.



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From Chicken Satay to Thai chicken stir-fries, healthy Thai chicken recipes for easy Thai dinners at home.
Try making Thai at home with these easy Thai chicken recipes, including Thai chicken curry recipes and Thai chicken stir-fry recipes. From Thai Grilled Chicken to Thai Chicken pizza, we’ve included our best healthy Thai chicken recipes featuring authentic Thai flavors. Enjoy Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce or Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce for a flavor-packed Thai chicken dinner recipe.


Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce
In this recipe for gai yang, or Thai grilled chicken, the chicken marinade is enriched with a little coconut milk, which keeps the meat moist during grilling. Prepare the sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce the day you want to use it, because it loses freshness quickly. If you prefer to use chicken breasts instead of thighs and drumsticks, use 3 bone-in breast halves and cut each in half crosswise for 6 servings total……

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips…..

Grilled Thai Chicken Sandwich
Juicy grilled chicken, onions and peppers combine with a Thai-inspired sauce in this chicken sandwich recipe. We love how the flatbreads made from whole-wheat dough sop up the extra sauce. If you have one large (12-ounce) chicken breast instead of two smaller (6-ounce) ones, cut it in half horizontally before grilling so the chicken cooks in the time specified in this recipe……

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Easy Thai Recipes

April 26, 2016 at 5:19 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Easy Thai Recipes. Recipes that include; Thai Grilled Beef Salad, Pad Thai, and Vegetarian Thai Red Curry. You can find them all at the EatingWell website. EatingWell not only has a fantastic website but also the EatingWell Magazine that is always stocked full of delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy!



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Skip takeout and enjoy a delicious Thai dinner at home with these easy Thai food recipes.
Thai food is easy to make at home with our healthy Thai recipes, including Thai chicken recipes, Thai beef recipes and vegetarian Thai recipes. From Chicken Satay to Thai Bouillabaise, these easy Thai recipes feature authentic flavors of Thai cuisine, including coconut milk, mango, ginger, Thai basil and more Thai ingredients. Try our Thai Grilled Beef Salad for a zesty Thai beef recipe or Pad Thai for a lighter spin on traditional Pad Thai.



Thai Grilled Beef Salad
This zesty Thai grilled beef salad recipe is seasoned with fresh herbs, lime and hot peppers. It is fabulously easy to make at home and great for parties. Toasted rice powder, which you make by toasting then grinding rice in Step 3, adds a pleasant, nutty flavor to the dish. Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes are a traditional cooling counterpoint in this Thai salad. For the best flavor, grind the peppercorns fresh for this recipe……

Pad Thai
This healthy pad thai recipe has less than half the calories and sodium of the traditional Thai-restaurant favorite. Look for dried wide rice noodles, sometimes called “Pad Thai noodles” or “straight-cut,” in the Asian-food section at most supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Serve with sliced cucumbers with a rice vinegar and cilantro vinaigrette…….

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry
This flavorful vegetarian Thai red curry recipe matches sweet potatoes with fresh dandelion greens and asparagus, though you can substitute cauliflower florets, cubed Asian eggplant, squash or carrots. If you’re using cauliflower or eggplant, add them earlier, when the potato is only partially cooked, as they will take longer to cook than asparagus. Classic Thai red curry is flavored with lime leaves and Thai basil. If you find them, use them, but even without them the vegetable curry will still be a knockout……



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Healthy Spring Slow-Cooker Recipes for a Crock Pot

April 20, 2016 at 4:51 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Check out the EatingWell website to find all these Healthy Spring Slow-Cooker Recipes for a Crock Pot. The EatingWell website is stocked full of delicious and healthy recipes like these, Enjoy!



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When the weather’s warming up, pull out your crock pot for healthy spring slow-cooker recipes.
Your slow cooker is the perfect tool to prepare an easy meal to bring to spring picnics and potlucks. Our healthy spring slow-cooker recipes for your crock pot also make delicious dinners that practically prepare themselves. Try our Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions or Barbecue Pulled Chicken for a flavorful spring slow-cooker recipe.



Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions
Traditional pulled pork is barbecued, which gives it a smoky flavor. But the slow cooker happens to be the absolute easiest way to cook pulled pork—and you can get a hint of smoke by adding chipotle chile. Serve the pulled pork with potato salad, collard greens and grits. Or make it into a sandwich and serve it on a bun with coleslaw……

Barbecue Pulled Chicken
This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste……

Slow-Cooker Picadillo
Picadillo, a Latin American-style hash, is usually made with ground beef. This one uses bison or lean beef and plenty of spices including chili powder, cumin, oregano and cinnamon…..



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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken Waldorf Salad

April 19, 2016 at 5:26 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chicken Waldorf Salad. The perfect salad for any meal. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes on the CooksRecipes website (

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Colorful entrée salad that makes great use of leftover chicken. Substitute your favorite variety of apple for a flavor change.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast*Cooksrecipes 2
2 cups chopped cored Red Delicious apples
1 cup sliced celery
2/3 cup halved seedless grapes
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful**
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Red leaf lettuce
Chopped pecans (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine chicken, apples, celery, grapes and 1/4 cup pecans in bowl. Blend mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard and Equal®; stir into chicken mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2 – Spoon salad onto lettuce-lined plates; sprinkle with additional chopped pecans, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.

*Note: Cubed, lean smoked ham can be substituted for the chicken. Pineapple chunks can be substituted for the grapes. Spoon salad into a hollowed-out pineapple half to serve.

**May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories 260, protein 23 g, carbohydrate 24 g, fat 9 g, cholesterol 57 mg, sodium 426 mg.

Better Choice: On-The-Go Lunches

April 17, 2016 at 4:50 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Better Choice: On-The-Go Lunches. If you have to eat out, eat as healthy as you can. Find healthy choices from Panera, Subway, and more! It’s all from the Diabetic Living Online website, Enjoy.



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Fast-food restaurants aren’t ideal for a healthy meal, but sometimes there’s no alternative. So how can you make the best of your quick lunch? These meals get the Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ stamp—they’re all acceptable options within recommended daily limits.



Approved for You

Does it feel impossible to make healthy choices on the go? Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ picks are smarter options when you have to stop for a drive-through meal. They might not meet your nutritional needs perfectly, but these winners are the best choices when there’s no time to pack or make lunch. Just be mindful of sodium and calories for the rest of the day.




Order half of a Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT—a comfort-food makeover with roasted turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, and avocado on sourdough bread—and a half-order of the Classic Salad (field greens, romaine lettuce, and veggies) with BBQ Ranch Dressing. Pick up a medium Tropical Hibiscus Tea to drink……


Skip a carb-heavy sandwich and go for a veggie-packed Double Chicken Chopped Salad with Fat-Free Italian Dressing. Side with apple slices and a 21-oz. Minute Maid Lite Lemonade…..



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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 15, 2016 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Try a marinade…..


Marinate red meats in wine to tenderize. Marinate chicken in buttermilk to tenderize.

Our Best Diabetic Recipes for Spring

April 13, 2016 at 5:28 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Our Best Diabetic Recipes for Spring. Diabetic Friendly recipes that include Easy Berry Puff Pancake, Creamy Coconut-Lime Chicken with Pasta, and Creamy Coconut-Lime Chicken with Pasta. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website!

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The start of spring calls for fun dishes featuring fresh ingredients. We packed tons of seasonal fruits and veggies into these diabetes-friendly recipes for healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts that work for a variety of diets.



Easy Berry Puff Pancake

Crowned with almonds and topped with fresh berries, this low-carb pancake recipe comes together in the oven and makes a gorgeous spring-inspired breakfast for two…….

Creamy Coconut-Lime Chicken with Pasta

Combine low-fat Greek yogurt and coconut milk to get a creamy pasta sauce with tropical flair. Toss the sauce with whole wheat linguine and pan-fried chicken strips for an all-in-one meal that has just 27 grams of carb per serving…..

Cashew-Cilantro Pesto with Veggie Noodles

Create gluten-free “veggie noodles” by cutting cucumber, radish, and carrot into thin ribbons. We tossed the veggie noodles with homemade pesto for a no-cook low-carb meal that’s suited to a raw diet…..



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Lunches for 400 Calories or Less

April 9, 2016 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Start having a healthy lunch! From the EatingWell website its Lunches for 400 Calories or Less. Lunch recipes like Garden Pasta Salad, Thai-Style Melon & Beef Salad, and Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas. Check out all these healthy and delicious recipes at the EatingWell website!



Lunches for 400 Calories or Less

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Most people will lose weight on a daily diet of 1,500 calories, which is the total calorie count for all the food pictured here. And keeping your lunch to 400 calories, or less, will help you keep your diet on track. These light lunch menus deliver some protein and fiber to keep you feeling satisfied, yet leave room for a healthy mid-afternoon snack.



Garden Pasta Salad
205 calories
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals……

Thai-Style Melon & Beef Salad
150 calories
We give this Thai-style beef salad a sweet twist by adding thin matchsticks of melon to the mix……

Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas
333 calories
Make a perfect summer supper: grill spice-rubbed chicken breasts and tuck them into whole-wheat pitas along with fresh vegetables and a tangy yogurt sauce……



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