Soup Special of the Day………….OLD-FASHIONED TOMATO SOUP SUNDAY

February 11, 2018 at 6:44 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – OLD-FASHIONED TOMATO SOUP. The Classic Comfort Food, a hot bowl of Tomato Soup. Add a Grilled Cheese and your Dinner is set! This recipe comes from on of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine (https://diabeticgourmet.com/) The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News, and Diabetes Management Tips. So check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

OLD-FASHIONED TOMATO SOUP
Inhaling the aroma of a steaming bowl of canned tomato soup, while gazing at its velvety orange-red color, recalls for many people comforting childhood memories.

In fact, tomato soup ranks high on the list of American comfort foods. It warms our psyches as much as our bodies, and has the natural sweetness of tomatoes – which are, as everyone by now knows, a fruit……….

OLD-FASHIONED TOMATO SOUP
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 can (28-oz.) diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. ground mace
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. fresh herbs, such as snipped fresh dill, chopped fresh basil or even sprouts! (for garnish, optional)

Directions

1 – Melt the butter in a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute the onion until translucent, 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until the onions are golden, 5 to 6 minutes.
2 – Add the tomatoes with their juices, the sugar, thyme, mace and cayenne. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer the soup until the tomatoes and onion are soft, about 15 minutes.
3 – Let the soup sit 20 minutes, uncovered. Transfer it to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and reduce the mixture to a puree, either pulpy or completely smooth, as desired. Blend in the half-and-half. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.
4 – Serve the soup hot, sprinkling one-fourth of the fresh herbs over each bowl, if using.

Nutritional Information Per serving (1/4 of recipe):
Calories: 105,
Fat: 3 g,
Carbohydrate: 18 g,
Protein: 3 g,
Dietary Fiber: Less than 1 g,
Sodium: 586
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Reduced-Fat Milk, 1 Vegetable

https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/tomato-soup-good-for-body-and-soul/

Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full

July 6, 2017 at 5:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full. Never leave the Dinner Table Hungry, even if you’re on a Diabetic Diet! Delicious, Filling, and Diabetic Friendly Recipes like; Pineapple-Bacon Barbecue Burger, BBQ Chicken Flatbread, Mushroom and Thyme Roasted Beef Tenderloin, and more! Find them all at Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full

If you think following a diabetic diet will leave you feeling deprived and depressed, think again. This recipe collection of diabetes-friendly meals includes classic comfort foods and delicious recipes that span the globe. Find your feel-full happy place while keeping carbs and calories in check.

 

Pineapple-Bacon Barbecue Burger

Gourmet burgers are all the rage, and this one earns five stars. Enjoy sweet and spicy flavors grilled to perfection and served on a toasted Hawaiian sweet roll – all for just 35 grams of carb per burger….

 

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Put this diabetes-friendly pizza recipe at the top of your list. One serving equals two pieces of this sweet and spicy pizza, which has just 34 grams of carb and 299 calories. Compared to takeout, you get all the flavor without the added calories, carbs, and fat…….

 

Mushroom and Thyme Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Sometimes you need an old-fashioned home-cooked dinner. Enjoy this gorgeous tenderloin and vegetable spread, which has just 18 grams of carb per serving. Want potatoes to round out the meal? Try our Three-Cheese Whipped Potatoes that add just 16 grams of carb per 1/2-cup serving…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/surprising-diabetic-meals-make-you-feel-full

Diet-Friendly Comfort Foods

March 1, 2016 at 6:28 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s Diet-Friendly Comfort Foods. Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes and Meatloaf are two of the recipes you’ll find. Check the EatingWell website for great ideas, tips, and healthy recipes. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

Diet-Friendly Comfort FoodsEatingWell2

We’ve made these American classics healthier and diet friendly so that you can indulge and stay slim.
Everyone has one—that special dish that immediately makes you feel good. Unfortunately, comfort foods are notorious diet derailers: high in calories and saturated fat. But don’t despair: we’ve lightened your favorite recipes so they can fit within your calorie goals, while keeping the traditional flavors intact.

 

 

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Add a tossed salad and you have a healthy and hearty meal that will leave you feeling good……..

 
Oven-Fried Chicken
Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in buttermilk to keep it juicy. A light coating of flour, sesame seeds and spices, misted with olive oil, forms an appealing crust during baking. And with only 7 grams of fat per serving rather than the 20 in typical fried chicken—that is good news……

 
Meatloaf
The addition of richly flavored dried mushrooms and the whole-grain goodness of bulgur increases the vitamins and minerals and decreases the saturated fat of this meatloaf. The loaf is free-form, rather than baked in a loaf pan, which means more delicious, browned crust. This recipe is large enough to feed a big group or, even better, have leftovers for a cold sandwich the next day…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diet-Friendly Comfort Foods

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/comfort_foods_to_put_back_in_your_diet

Grilled Ham and Cheese w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

December 1, 2015 at 5:59 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Kraft Cheese, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Ham and Cheese w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

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Started my day off with a couple of Jennie- O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, an Egg Beater’s Egg White Scrambled Egg (topped with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese), and a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A very good start to the day! We have another gloomy and rainy day out there again, in the 50’s though. Rain outside and it was clean the house today on the inside. Dusted, vacuumed, and cleaned the oven today, For dinner tonight, broke out the comfort food to drive those rainy day blues away! I prepared a Grilled Ham and Cheese w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

 

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I used Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat Ham, Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread. I had purchased the Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat Ham at Kroger, on sale the other day. I love all the Boar’s Head Meats and Cheese. Always fresh and lower in calories and sodium. To make the sandwich I buttered one side of both slices of bread with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then on the unbuttered sides layered the Ham and then the Cheese. I then grilled the sandwich in a preheated pan that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Grilling both sides until golden brown. I love a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, but the Ham makes it even better! A Classic Comfort Food Sandwich on rainy and dreary day.

 

 

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For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. Also had a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat Ham
A sweet treat that is nutritious and delicious. This ham has 100% pure maple syrup and golden honey baked right in, making it a great choice for sandwiches and salads alike.

 

Boars Head MAPLE GLAZED HONEY COAT® HAM
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Serv Size 2 oz (56g)
Serving Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 570mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
http://boarshead.com/products/ham/150-maple-glazed-honey-coat-ham

Comfort Food Recipes

October 22, 2015 at 5:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Soups, Pot Pies, and Cakes are just a sample of the Comfort Food Recipes you’ll in this collection of recipes. It’s all from the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

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Comfort foods live up to their name, dishing up warmth and good memories with their familiar hearty flavors. We’ve given your favorite comfort food recipes for fall and winter a healthy makeover, so they still have all of the good taste you remember but with fewer carbs, calories, and fat.

 

 

Hearty Ham and Potato Soup

Warm up a chilly fall or winter day with this creamy soup with a low-carb secret: To save calories and carbs, our recipe uses cauliflower to thicken the base……
Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Cake

A secret ingredient — pureed cantaloupe — makes this warm, nutty diabetic cake moist while also cutting fat. Serve it for a scrumptious diabetic breakfast or low-calorie dessert……

 
Crispy Chicken Pot Pies

Our take on this classic comfort food has a crisp, buttery phyllo lattice topper. We made the savory pie more healthful by using chicken breast instead of dark meat……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Comfort Food Recipes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/comfort-food-recipes

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes with Dark Leafy Greens

October 16, 2015 at 5:18 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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You can eat healthy and have it delicious with these Healthy Comfort Food Recipes with Dark Leafy Greens recipes from the EatingWell website! Load the Greens up in Spanakopita Loaded Potatoes and Ham & Chard Stuffed Shells, dishes the family will love. You can find these recipes and plenty more healthy and delicious recipes on the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes with Dark Leafy GreensEatingWell2

Healthy and delicious recipes with dark leafy greens.
How do you improve classic comfort foods? Load them with dark leafy greens for a blast of flavor and a boost to your health. Dark leafy greens are a good source of vitamin K, calcium and carotenoids—antioxidants that may help reduce type 2 diabetes and lower your risk of cancer. Get a healthy dose of greens with these recipes for Spanakopita Loaded Potatoes, Ham & Chard Stuffed Shells, Spinach & Tuna Noodle Casserole and more.

 
Spanakopita Loaded Potatoes
In this healthy take on twice-baked potatoes, spinach, feta, garlic and oregano are stuffed into the potato shells along with the mashed potatoes. Serve with steak or chicken sprinkled with oregano or marjoram……

 
Kale & White Bean Potpie with Chive Biscuits
In this vegetarian white bean potpie recipe, kale and hearty white beans are topped with easy, homemade chive biscuits. If desired, add a little shredded Gruyère or Cheddar cheese to the biscuit dough……

 
Ham & Chard Stuffed Shells
In this healthy stuffed shells recipe, tons of dark leafy chard replaces some of the cheese. Kale and/or collards are good substitutes for the chard as well. Serve with a salad with Italian vinaigrette……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Comfort Food Recipes with Dark Leafy Greens

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/healthy_comfort_food_recipes_with_dark_leafy_greens

Diet-Friendly Comfort Foods

February 26, 2015 at 6:25 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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Diet-Friendly Comfort Foods, all from the EatingWell website! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Diet-Friendly Comfort FoodsEatingWell2

We’ve made these American classics healthier and diet friendly so that you can indulge and stay slim.
Everyone has one—that special dish that immediately makes you feel good. Unfortunately, comfort foods are notorious diet derailers: high in calories and saturated fat. But don’t despair: we’ve lightened your favorite recipes so they can fit within your calorie goals, while keeping the traditional flavors intact.

 

 

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Add a tossed salad and you have a healthy and hearty meal that will leave you feeling good…..

 

Oven-Fried Chicken
Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in buttermilk to keep it juicy. A light coating of flour, sesame seeds and spices, misted with olive oil, forms an appealing crust during baking. And with only 7 grams of fat per serving rather than the 20 in typical fried chicken—that is good news…..

 

Meatloaf
The addition of richly flavored dried mushrooms and the whole-grain goodness of bulgur increases the vitamins and minerals and decreases the saturated fat of this meatloaf. The loaf is free-form, rather than baked in a loaf pan, which means more delicious, browned crust. This recipe is large enough to feed a big group or, even better, have leftovers for a cold sandwich the next day.

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diet-Friendly Comfort Foods

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/comfort_foods_to_put_back_in_your_diet?sssdmh=dm17.786233&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd022315

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