Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

August 2, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Twice-Baked Sweet Potato. These Delicious Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are made using Sweet Potatoes, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Brown Sugar Substitute, Ground Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Crushed Pineapple, Walnuts, and Mini Marshmallows. These are some kicked up Sweet Taters! 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/

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Put the fall’s harvest to good use with this classic side dish. With its combination of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, chopped walnuts, and miniature marshmallows, this casserole is so delightful, you won’t even need dessert.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes

4 sweet potatoes (8 ounces each), unpeeled
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, canned in juice
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
I cup miniature marshmallows

Directions
Yield: 8 stuffed potato halves
Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half

1 – Preheat oven to 400˚F. Wrap each sweet potato in foil, place on oven rack, and bake for one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and carefully scoop flesh into a bowl, leaving shells intact with 1/8–1/4 inch of flesh. Place shells in a baking dish and set aside. Using an electric mixer, mash flesh until smooth. Mix in margarine, brown sugar substitute, and spices. Drain pineapple well in a sieve, forcing out extra liquid with the back of a spoon. Stir drained pineapple into mashed sweet potatoes. Spoon filling into shells; sprinkle with walnuts and press on marshmallows. Return to the oven for 8–10 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted and potato is heated through.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 174 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 37 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

May 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes. These are made using White Cake Mix, Sugar Free Lemon Lime Soda, Egg, Egg White, Canola Oil, Flaked Sweetened Coconut, Crushed Pineapple, Cornstarch, and Sugar Free Whipped Topping. A little taste of the Islands in Summer! 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/

Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package (about 18 ounces) white cake mix
12 ounces sugar-free lemon-lime soda
1 egg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted*
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in its own juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 cups sugar-free whipped topping

Directions
Yield:
24 cupcakes

Serving size:
1 cupcake

Preheat oven according to package directions. Line 24 standard (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with paper baking cups

Beat cake mix, soda, egg, egg white, and oil in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups.

Bake 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Combine pineapple with juice and cornstarch in medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping on each cupcake; top with 1 tablespoon pineapple mixture. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

*Note. To toast coconut, spread evenly on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 144 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 155 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pineapple-coconut-cupcakes/

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Habañero Apricot Cocktail Sausages

August 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For this week’s second recipe I have a recipe for Habañero Apricot Cocktail Sausages. The perfect part Appetizer, Habañero Apricot Cocktail Sausages. These are made using JENNIE-O® Habañero Apricot Seasoned Turkey Sausages, which I haven’t tried yet but looking forward to! You’ll also need BBQ Sauce, Crushed Pineapple, Apricot Jam, Cider Vinegar, Light Soy Sauce, Coarse-Grain Mustard, and Jalapeño. I’ve also left info and web link to the Jennie – O Habañero Apricot Seasoned Turkey Sausage. Be sure to check out the Jennie – O site for all the Delicious and Healthy Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Habañero Apricot Cocktail Sausages
Your party is not complete without these tasty cocktail sausages. Mix seasoned turkey sausage with an exciting blend of flavors for a bite-sized appetizer with big-time appeal.

INGREDIENTS
2 (19.5-ounce) packages JENNIE-O® Habañero Apricot Seasoned Turkey Sausage
1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
⅓ cup apricot jam
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
1 tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
1 jalapeño, sliced

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Cut into 2-inch pieces.

2) In Dutch-oven add sausages, barbecue sauce, pineapple, apricot jam, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard and jalapeño. Cook over medium-low heat 20 minutes. Serve with wooden picks.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 220
Protein 14g
Carbohydrates 28g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 20g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 500mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1274-haba%C3%B1ero-apricot-cocktail-sausages

 

Jennie – O Habañero Apricot Seasoned Turkey Sausage
Bring on the sweet heat with all-natural JENNIE-O® Habanero Apricot Turkey Sausage! Perfect for grilling, roasting, or pan frying, these lean turkey sausage links add big flavor to any dish. Add it to soups and pastas, make it a new addition to your homemade pizzas, or serve them up whole with your favorite side dish.

* ALL NATURAL
* GLUTEN FREE
* LEAN
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
CONSUMER GAS GRILL:
TO GRILL:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausages on grill rack 4 inches from heat source. Grill approximately 16 to 18 minutes, turning occasionally. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size109 g

Calories 140
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3g
Added Sugar s3 g 6%
Protein 19 g %
Vitamin D .000 mcg 0%
Calcium .00 mg 0%
Iron 1.10 mg 6%
Potassiumn 470.000 mg 10%

https://www.jennieo.com/products/266-haba%C3%B1ero-apricot-seasoned-turkey-sausage

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