Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce

July 9, 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 Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce. This incredible and Diabetic Friendly Dessert is made using Angel Food Cake Mix, Chocolate Chips, Strawberries, and Strawberry Sauce (recipe included). 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/

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce
This delicate and colorful strawberry dessert is a fun twist on conventional kabobs. Perfect for your next garden party!

Ingredients
Kabobs:
1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
24 small fresh strawberries
Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows)
Strawberry Sauce:
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 skewer with 2 tablespoons sauce

Kabobs:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir chocolate chips into batter. Gently spoon batter into 3 (8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch) loaf pans.

2 – Bake 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pans on wire racks. Remove from pans; wrap and freeze 2 cakes for another use. Cut third cake into 6 slices; gently tear or cut each slice into 4 pieces.

3 – Alternate 3 cake pieces and 3 strawberries on each of 8 wooden skewers. Serve with Strawberry Sauce.

Strawberry Sauce:
1 – Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan. Whisk water and cornstarch in small bowl until smooth and well blended; stir into strawberry mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly. Purée mixture using hand-held immersion blender or transfer mixture to food processor or blender; process until smooth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 130 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 140 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Savory Bread Pudding

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I also have a Savory Bread Pudding recipe I’m passing along. This one is made using Olive Oil, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Egg Whites, Low Fat Milk, Apple and Maple Chicken Sausage, Whole Wheat Bread, and Shredded Low Fat Cheddar Cheese. This recipe is also 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/

Savory Bread Pudding
The best of both worlds come together with this recipe for bread pudding; combining sweet apples, chicken and maple breakfast sausage for the ultimate fall flavor combo. A great dish if you’re attending a big family dinner or a potluck with friends, this recipe is sure to become a go-to this season!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup diced onion
3 large egg whites
2 cups low-fat (1%) milk
9 small links (6 ounces) fully cooked chicken, apple, and maple breakfast sausage, thinly sliced
8 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread, cut into 1-inch squares
1/2 cup shredded low-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

Serving size:
1/6 of recipe

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 11×7-inch baking dish or shallow casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Heat large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk together egg whites and milk in large bowl. Stir in sausage and bread; mix well. Add cooked vegetables; mix again. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, pressing down lightly. (At this point, dish may be covered and refrigerated up to 6 hours before baking.)

Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed and center is set. Remove from oven. Sprinkle cheese over pudding. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes or until cheese melts slightly. Cut into 6 squares.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 224 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 17 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 34 mg, Sodium: 489 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/savory-bread-pudding/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Mixed Fruit Smoothie

July 2, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 a Mixed Fruit Smoothie. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Banana, Frozen Strawberries, Nonfat Dry Milk Powder, Apple Juice, Honey, and Crushed Ice. Cool down with a Smoothie! 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/

Mixed Fruit Smoothie
If you’re looking for a frosty treat to cool you down during these dog days of summer, you need look no further than this quick and easy Mixed Fruit Smoothie.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed ice

Directions
Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 recipe

1 – Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend on high until smooth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 233 calories, Carbohydrates: 53 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 98 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Calcium: 230 mg
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Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics

July 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Smoothie to pass along for everyone, Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics. This one is made using Ice Cubes, Banana, Blueberries, Vanilla Yogurt, and Skim Milk. Easy to Make and Delicious to drink! 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/

Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics
You only need five minutes and five ingredients to whip up this refreshing drink!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes

1 cup ice cubes
1 medium banana (approximately 6 inches long), sliced and frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (not thawed)
1 container (8 ounces) nonfat, artificially sweetened vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk

Directions
Yield: 2 1/2 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Place ice cubes at the bottom of the blender and add banana slices, blueberries, yogurt, and milk. Cover and blend in pulses until smooth, stopping frequently to stir down the ice. Serve right away. Freeze leftovers in an airtight, microwave-safe container and thaw in the microwave until slushy.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/banana-berry-smoothie/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Lia for passing this hint along………………….

 

When cooking any kind of strawberry dessert, add a splash of aged Balsamic vinegar to the recipe to enhance the flavor of the strawberries.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Cheesecake Bars

June 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Cheesecake Bars. To make this week’s dish you’ll need Fat Free Cream Cheese, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Sugar, Vanilla, Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Egg Substitute, Fat Free Sour Cream, Sugar Substitute, and Raspberries. This will make one refreshing and light Dessert! 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/

Lemon Cheesecake Bars
These elegant cheesecake bars are the perfect way to end any springtime meal. Topped with fresh berries, these seasonal sweet treats provide all the yumminess of cheesecake without being too heavy or dense.

Ingredients
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon peel, divided
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1 container (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
5 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 10 teaspoons sugar, divided
2 cups raspberries or other berries

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice cheesecake with topping (1/12 of total recipe)

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until smooth. Add lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon peel, and egg substitute; beat until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.

3 – Bake 40 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4 – Combine sour cream and 3 packets sugar substitute in medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Spoon sour cream mixture over cooled cheesecake, smoothing evenly over top; refrigerate overnight.

5 – Toss raspberries with remaining 2 packets sugar substitute 30 minutes before serving; let stand at room temperature. Just before serving, toss berries with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel. Spoon berry mixture on top of cheesecake.

Nutrition Information:
Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1 Fat, 1/2 Meat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/lemon-cheesecake-bars/

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Healthy Cheesecake Recipes

June 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cheesecake Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Cheesecake Recipes with recipes including No-Bake Berry Flag Cake, Hazelnut Crusted Mascarpone Cheesecake and Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. Cheesecake Heaven! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Cheesecake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cheesecake recipes including blueberry, lemon, pumpkin and strawberry cheesecake. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Bake Berry Flag Cake
This American flag cake has a no-bake cheesecake base and is decorated with fresh berries for a patriotic treat that takes just 20 minutes to assemble. Make this easy dessert recipe for a Fourth of July party or any festive summer occasion……………………….

Hazelnut Crusted Mascarpone Cheesecake
This elegant dessert is a real crowd pleaser! Made with a blend of fat-free cream cheese and mascarpone, this decadent cheesecake sits atop a graham cracker and hazelnut crust. For extra taste and presentation points, drizzle with melted chocolate and garnish with pomegranate seeds…………………………..

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
This light and tangy lemon meringue cheesecake gets tons of citrus flavor from lemon juice and zest, as well as a layer of lemon curd between the cake and the fluffy meringue topping. It would be the perfect dessert for any spring or summer party, though we’d happily eat this treat year-round……………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cheesecake Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18279/desserts/cake/cheesecake/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 25, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Use room temperature ingredients………………….

When making cheesecake, using room temperature cream cheese and eggs is absolutely critical. Room temp ingredients blend up smoothly so you don’t have a lumpy cake.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart

June 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart. This dish is made using Corn Flakes, Flaked Coconut, Egg Whites, Pineapple Chunks, Cornstarch, Sugar Substitute, Coconut Extract, Mango, and Banana. One refreshing Dessert! 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/

Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart
Nothing says paradise quite like a heavenly blend of tropical fruits. Combining pineapple, mango, banana and coconut, this divine dessert is sure to transport you to the islands without leaving your backyard.

Ingredients
1 cup cornflakes, crushed
1 can (3 1/2 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
2 egg whites
1 can (15 1/4 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
1 mango, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
1 medium banana, thinly sliced

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 wedge

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2 – Combine cornflakes, coconut, and egg whites in medium bowl; toss gently until blended. Place mixture in prepared pan; press firmly to cover bottom and 1/2 inch up side of pan. Bake 8 minutes or until edge begins to brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

3 – Drain pineapple, reserving juice in small saucepan. Stir pineapple juice into cornstarch until smooth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool completely. Stir in sugar substitute and coconut extract, if desired.

4 – Combine pineapple, mango slices, and banana slices in medium bowl. Spoon over baked crust; drizzle with pineapple juice mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours. Cut into 8 wedges.

Note: The crust can be made 24 hours in advance, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 139 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/tropical-fruit-coconut-tart/

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Apple Crisp Recipe for Diabetics

June 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a 2nd Dessert Recipe from the Diabetes Self Management website to pass along, Apple Crisp Recipe for Diabetics. This one will need Medium Apples, Splenda, Sugar, Cinnamon, Flour Oatmeal, and Margarine. Again 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/

Apple Crisp Recipe for Diabetics
Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes.

9 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup plus 1/4 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1/4 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup trans-fat-free margarine

Directions
Yield: 15 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss apples with 1/4 cup Splenda, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Transfer apple mixture into a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Beat margarine and add the remaining 1/4 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup sugar along with the flour and oatmeal. Blend until well mixed. Evenly distribute flour mixture over apples. Bake for 35–40 minutes on the top rack of the oven until topping is lightly browned and apples are soft.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 170 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-crisp/

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