“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Diabetic Greek Salad Recipe

August 16, 2021 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 Diabetic Greek Salad Recipe. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Kalamata Olives, Capers, Parsley, and Crumbled Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese. Also included is a recipe for the Dressing. 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 Greek Salad Recipe
Crunchy and refreshing, this low-carb authentic Greek recipe is the perfect complement to any Mediterranean-themed meal.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
1 medium cucumber (about 7 inches long), thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1/3 cup Kalamata olives
2 teaspoons capers
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat Feta cheese
Dressing:
1 clove garlic, crushed (or 1 teaspoon bottled garlic)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of salad

1 – Combine tomato slices, cucumber slices, and onion rings on a large platter or in a large bowl. Top with olives, capers, parsley, and crumbled Feta.

2 – Place garlic, pepper, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender and pulse 4 times. With the food processor or blender running (hold lid partially over top of blender to keep ingredients from splashing out), carefully pour oil in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth. Pour dressing over salad and serve (if salad is in a bowl, toss gently to coat).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 130 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/greek-salad/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese

July 18, 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 Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Salt, Black Pepper, Mixed Spring Greens, Blueberries, Reduced-Fat Crumbled Feta Cheese and Chopped Walnuts. The Recipe has 145 calories and 5 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/

Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese
Blueberries are a superfood! Get the antioxidant boost of these juicy fruits in this quick and easy salad. It takes just nine ingredients and a few simple steps to throw together.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 cups mixed spring greens (5 ounces)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted*

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

1. Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, if desired, and pepper in large bowl.

2. Add greens and blueberries; toss gently to coat. Top with cheese and walnuts. Serve immediately.

*To toast nuts, place in nonstick skillet. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until nuts begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove immediately to plate to cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 146 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/spring-greens-with-blueberries-walnuts-and-feta-cheese/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mediterranean Scramble Pitas

March 16, 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 Mediterranean Scramble Pita. Made using Canola Oil, Zucchini, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Dried Rosemary, Stuffed Green Olives, Italian Parsley, Egg Substitute, Multigrain Pita Bread Rounds, and Crumbled Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese. 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/

Mediterranean Scramble Pitas
Packed with fiber, these delicious Greek pitas are the perfect way to try the Mediterranean diet!

Ingredients
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 cup sliced zucchini and/or yellow squash
1 cup diced green bell peppers
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
12 small stuffed green olives, quartered
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
2 multigrain pita bread rounds, halved and warmed
1 ounce reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 filled pita half

1 – Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and bell peppers; cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and rosemary; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in olives and parsley. Place in medium bowl. Cover to keep warm.

2 – Wipe out skillet with paper towel. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Cook egg substitute until set, lifting edges to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath.

3 – Fill each warmed pita half with equal amounts of eggs and half of feta. Top with vegetable mixture and remaining feta.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 554 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/mediterranean-scramble-pitas/

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