“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

June 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, vegetables | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Zucchini, Purple Onion, Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Salad Dressing, Roasted Red Peppers, Cooking Spray, French Rolls, and Sliced Smoked Provolone Cheese. No Meat Needed! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches
Trying a vegetarian approach, or just looking for a meal for Meatless Mondays? These hearty veggie heroes are the perfect centerpiece to a meat-free meal!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 16–22 minutes.

2 zucchini (about 8 inches long), cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/2 large purple onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and separated into rings
4 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
1/2 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1/2 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained
Cooking spray
9 (2-ounce) French rolls
9 (3/4-ounce) slices smoked provolone cheese

Directions
Yield: 9 sandwiches
Serving size: 1 sandwich

1 – Place zucchini slices, onion rings, mushroom slices, and quartered artichoke hearts into a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss to coat vegetables well. Let mixture stand at room temperature 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Gently toss in red peppers to coat with dressing. Drain vegetables and discard remaining dressing.

2 – Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread out vegetables in a 9″ x 13″ pan coated with cooking spray. Roast vegetables for 15–20 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork; carefully stir halfway through cooking. Warm French rolls. Split rolls and place the bottoms on a baking sheet. Drain liquid off vegetables. Spoon about 1/2 cup vegetables on the bottom of each roll. Top each with a slice of provolone cheese and the other half of the roll. Return to the oven for 1–2 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 282 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Sodium: 710 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/roasted-vegetable-sandwiches/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Diabetic Cooking Hints…………..

Use nonstick cooking spray instead of oil, shortening, or butter. If you do use oil, use olive, corn, peanut, sunflower, safflower, vegetable, or flaxseed oil.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – LEMON SPIKED GARLIC GREENS

March 30, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is LEMON SPIKED GARLIC GREENS. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Onion, Garlic, Greens, Salt, and Pepper. The Dish is 48 calories and 7 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMON SPIKED GARLIC GREENS

Ingredients

Garlic-flavored vegetable cooking spray
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 pounds greens, washed, stems removed, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup water
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1 – Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Saute onion and garlic until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
2 – Add greens and water to saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until greens are wilted and tender, about 5 to 8 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

NOTES:
Kale, collard, turnip, or beet greens are excellent choices for this quick-and-easy healthy vegetable.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 Servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 58
Fat: 1.7 grams
Sodium: 43 milligrams
Cholesterol: 53.3 milligrams
Protein: 5.9 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-spiked-garlic-greens

Nachos with a Twist

March 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Nachos with a Twist. To make these Nachos you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Tortilla Chips, Shredded Colby/Jack Cheese, Ranch Dressing, Green Onions, and Butterball Turkey Bacon. Another delicious recipe from the CooksRecipes website! At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe  needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Nachos with a Twist
Ranch dressing replaces the salsa and crumbled pieces of cooked turkey bacon makes a flavorful change from ground beef in this easy to prepare appetizer.

Recipe Ingredients:
Non-stick cooking spray
4 cups tortilla chips
1 cup shredded Colby/Jack cheese
2/3 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup cooked drained crumbled Butterball® Turkey Bacon (about 8 slices)

 

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2 – Place half of the tortilla chips on cookie sheet. Top with half of the cheese, ranch dressing, onions and bacon. Repeat layers.
3 – Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Using a large spatula, carefully slide nachos onto large serving platter to serve.
Makes 8 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/nachos_with_a_twist_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 3, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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A little spray will do it…………………..

if you spray a little cooking spray on, or even brush on a little oil, your honey or syrup will slide right off and give you an accurate measure, every time.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 28, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Prevent Food Storage Stains……….

To protect your containers from tomato-based stains, coat the inside with nonstick cooking spray before adding the leftovers to keep the plastic as good as new.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Diabetic Buffalo Chicken Recipe

February 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Diabetic Buffalo Chicken Recipe. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Dried Parsley, Garlic Powder, Celery Sticks, and Reduced Fat Blue Cheese Dressing. There’s 154 calories and 0 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Diabetic Buffalo Chicken Recipe
With only 1 gram of carbohydrate per serving, this Buffalo chicken appetizer is to score a touchdown with your guests!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes (includes baking time)

Cooking spray
1 pound cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
1/2 cup red hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
3 tablespoons melted, reduced-calorie margarine
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Celery sticks
Reduced-fat ranch or blue cheese salad dressing

Directions
Yield: 42 pieces
Serving size: 7 pieces

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray, and place chicken bites in the baking dish. In a bowl, combine Red Hot sauce, margarine, parsley, and garlic powder. Pour evenly over chicken. (If you wish, you can refrigerate the combined chicken and sauce until you are ready to heat and serve.) Bake for 20 minutes. Put a toothpick in each piece of chicken and place on serving tray. Serve with celery sticks and salad dressing.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 154 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 209 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/buffalo-chicken-bites/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

February 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Raisins, Acorn Squash, Cooking Spray, Sucralose No-Calorie Sweetener, Ground Cinnamon, Fuji Apples, and Light Butter. There’s 87 calories and 17 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
When hunger strikes mid-morning or mid-afternoon, gather your seasonal ingredients and whip up this simple snack — it will hold you over till the next meal while tantalizing your taste buds and warming you from the inside out.

Ingredients
1/4 cup raisins
2 acorn squash (about 4 inches in diameter)
Butter-flavored cooking spray
2 tablespoons sucralose no-calorie sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium Fuji apples
2 tablespoons light butter

Directions
Yield: 8 servings

1 – Cover raisins with warm water and soak 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2 – Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds. Place squash on baking sheet. Spray inside of each squash quarter with cooking spray. Combine sweetener and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle squash quarters with half of cinnamon mixture. Bake 10 minutes.

3 – Meanwhile, cut apples into quarters; remove cores. Chop apples into 1/2-inch pieces. Drain raisins. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, raisins, and remaining cinnamon mixture; cook and stir 1 minute. Top partially baked squash with equal amounts apple mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples and squash are tender. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 28 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/apple-stuffed-acorn-squash/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Where’s the Beef Bean Burgers

December 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Where’s the Beef Bean Burgers. To make these Burgers you’ll be using Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Quick Cooking Oats, Egg Substitute, Ketchup, Garlic Powder, Liquid Smoke, Cayenne Pepper, Green Onions, Cooking Spray, and Corn Oil. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Where’s the Beef Bean Burgers
Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 4–6 minutes.
Standing time: 15 minutes

1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
1/4 cup no-salt-added ketchup
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 dashes cayenne pepper
2 green onions, finely chopped
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons corn oil

Directions
Yield: 5 burgers

Serving size: 1 burger

1 – Combine rinsed and drained pinto and black beans in a large bowl; mash well using a potato masher. Stir in oats, egg substitute, ketchup, garlic powder, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, and green onions; mix well. Allow mixture to stand 15 minutes to thicken, then shape into 5 (4-inch) patties approximately 1/2-inch in thickness.

2 – Coat a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray, add oil, and warm over medium to medium-high heat. Add burgers and cook 2–3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned; turn using a large spatula to prevent burgers from breaking apart. Serve on whole wheat buns topped with favorite burger toppings.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 215 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 305 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/wheres-the-beef-bean-burgers/

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Turkey And Stuffing Supreme Recipe for Diabetics

October 20, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for Turkey And Stuffing Supreme Recipe for Diabetics. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Turkey Breast, Campbell’s Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup, Fat-Free Processed Swiss Cheese, and Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Turkey. Enjoy! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Turkey And Stuffing Supreme Recipe for Diabetics
Ready in less than an hour and requiring only five ingredients, this creamy entree uses cooked diced breast as its base, making it the perfect encore for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes

Cooking spray
2 cups (about 8 ounces) diced cooked turkey breast
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup
4 slices (3/4 ounce each) fat-free processed Swiss cheese
1 box (6 ounces) Stove Top stuffing mix for turkey, prepared according to directions but omitting margarine

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8″ x 8″ pan with cooking spray. Layer turkey in bottom of pan. Top evenly with soup, cheese slices, and then prepared stuffing (spread stuffing to edges of pan). Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking an additional 15 minutes, or until bubbly.

2 – This recipe can be made one to two days ahead and stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. It may be doubled to make a 9″ x 13″ casserole.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/turkey-and-stuffing-supreme/

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 296 calories, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 1,257 mg*, Fiber: 1 g

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