Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Kiwi and Strawberries with Pine Nuts

June 16, 2021 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 Kiwi and Strawberries with Pine Nuts. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Kiwi Fruits, Strawberries, Orange Juice, and Pine Nuts. There’s 57 calories and 8 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/

Kiwi and Strawberries with Pine Nuts
A juicy, low-carb treat that says spring is in the air!

Ingredients
2 kiwi fruits
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Peel kiwis and slice into thin rounds. Arrange on 4 dessert plates.

2 – Wash, hull, and slice strawberries. Arrange over kiwi slices. Drizzle orange juice evenly over each dish. Top evenly with pine nuts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 57 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/kiwi-strawberries-pine-nuts/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Blackberries………

Buying Blackberries – Black berries are available from May to September, but peak in June and July; look for shininess, as the blackberry’s dull color is a good sign of its age. Blueberries: Purchase smooth-skinned, dark blue or purple berries, making sure to avoid juice-stained containers, from mid-June to mid-August.

To store blackberries, put them in a shallow container and place them in a cool spot or in the refrigerator as soon as you can after picking. Fresh blackberries are very perishable and should be eaten or frozen with two or three days of picking.

Healthy Carrot Recipes

June 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Magazine and Website it’s Healthy Carrot Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Carrot Recipes including recipes like Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins, Carrot Cake, and Carrot Soup. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Carrot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious carrot recipes including baby carrots, roasted carrots and glazed carrots. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
Carrot cake meets muffins in this healthy breakfast recipe. Whole-wheat pastry flour along with plenty of carrots and toasted walnuts add fiber while applesauce keeps the muffins moist and helps cut back on sugar………….

Carrot Cake
Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect–people think it’s health food, but it’s usually very high in fat and calories. But our version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don’t worry, it’s still light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple…………

Carrot Soup
This easy carrot soup recipe is a great way to use up a bag of carrots that were forgotten in your produce drawer. The carrots cook together with aromatics like onions, garlic and fresh herbs before being puréed into a silky smooth soup that’s delicious for dinner or packed up for lunch.

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Cherry Cake

June 10, 2021 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 a No-Bake Cherry Cake. You’ll need a Prepared Angel Food Cake along with Fat Free Skim Milk, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Vanilla Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix, and Light Cherry Pie Filling. It’s only 156 calories per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. 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/

No-Bake Cherry Cake
Use summer’s bounty of fresh berries for this scrumptious no-bake cake. Requiring just five simple ingredients and a few simple steps to prepare — no oven required! — it’s the perfect homemade treat for all your warm weather festivities.
Ingredients

1 (10-inch) prepared angel food cake
1 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla sugar-free fat-free instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 can (21 ounces) light cherry pie filling

Directions
1 – Cut cake into bite-sized pieces; press into 11×7-inch baking dish.

2 – Beat milk, sour cream, and pudding mix in medium bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until thickened. Spread over cake in baking dish.

3 – Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1 piece cake (1/12 total recipe).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 326 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/no-bake-cherry-cake/

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Healthy Cherry Recipes

June 10, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Cherry Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cherry Recipes with recipes including Black Pepper Steak with Sour Cherry Sauce, Cherry Sorbet, and Cherry Cobbler on the Grill. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cherry Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cherry recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Black Pepper Steak with Sour Cherry Sauce
Celebrate the fleeting season of sour cherries with this dinner for two. Eating bright red sour cherries may help you sleep better, reduce soreness after a workout, lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk. The tart fruits are highly perishable, so snap them up when you find them and use or freeze them right away. Serve with rice, roasted broccoli and a glass of red wine………

Cherry Sorbet
Try this cherry sorbet recipe with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or some more chopped cherries on top………

Cherry Cobbler on the Grill
If you want an easy cherry cobbler recipe that also keeps your kitchen cool, you’re in luck! This simple cobbler is made with frozen pitted cherries–so there’s no sitting in a stuffy kitchen pitting cherries–and it’s baked in a cast-iron skillet right on your grill so you don’t have to heat up your oven. Try making this summery dessert for your next camping cookout. The sweet smells of tangy cherry filling and a buttery oat topping will have everyone in the campground asking for a bite……………

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Healthy Cobbler Recipes

June 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Cobbler Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cobbler Recipes with recipes including Healthy Peach Cobbler, Low-Carb Blueberry Cobbler, and Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cobbler Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cobbler recipes including berry, peach, pear and strawberry cobbler. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Healthy Peach Cobbler
A healthy peach cobbler is an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing dessert that showcases summer’s sweet produce. Use fresh peaches when they are in season. The rest of the year, you can use frozen peaches for a quick and easy homemade dessert………

Low-Carb Blueberry Cobbler
Old-fashioned desserts like blueberry cobbler never go out of style, but this updated version has significantly fewer grams of sugar than traditional recipes. To cut carbs, gluten-free flours replace wheat flour in the biscuit topping…………….

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler
Strawberries and rhubarb are one of the great flavor combinations of springtime. Here the duo stars in a traditional strawberry-rhubarb cobbler, redolent with the aromas of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. If you must, you can top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream but quite honestly, it doesn’t need………….

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Vanilla Soufflé Cakes with Molten Chocolate

May 27, 2021 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 Vanilla Soufflé Cakes with Molten Chocolate. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Semisweet Chocolate, Water, Low Fat 2% Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Flour, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Cream of Tarter, and Sugar. The Soufflé is 197 calories and 24 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/

Vanilla Soufflé Cakes with Molten Chocolate
Looking for a dessert the whole family will love? You’ve come to the right place. These delightful golden brown cakes are bursting with a rich chocolate sauce. And with six

individual cakes created, there will plenty for everyone at the table.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Butter and sugar to coat ramekins
2 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1 cup low-fat (2%) cottage cheese
3 eggs, separated
1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup plus 6 pinches sugar

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 ramekin
Equipment: 6 six-ounce ramekins or custard cups

1. Butter the ramekins and coat with sugar, shaking out the excess.

2. To make the sauce: Combine the chocolate and water in a small heatproof bowl set in a skillet of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Place the bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes or more to firm up the sauce while you make the soufflé cakes.

3. To make the soufflé cakes (up to 3 hours in advance): In bowl of food processor, combine cottage cheese, egg yolks, flour, salt, and vanilla extract. Process until the cheese is perfectly smooth, 2–3 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a medium bowl. Set aside.

4. In a clean, dry mixer bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form when the beaters are lifted. Add sugar gradually and beat until stiff and glossy but not dry. Fold one-quarter of the egg whites into the cheese mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites. Pour batter into ramekins. Chill until ready to bake.

5. When the chocolate mixture is firm, use a teaspoon or a tiny scoop to form 6 chocolate balls. Refrigerate the balls on a saucer until needed.

6. To bake: Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Just before baking, sprinkle the top of each soufflé cake evenly with a pinch of sugar. Center a ball of chocolate sauce on top of each cake (the chocolate will sink part way into the cake while baking). Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake 13–15 minutes until the soufflé cakes are puffed golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 197 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 114 mg, Sodium: 249 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/vanilla-souffla-cakes-with-molten-chocolate/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Fig Bars

May 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Fig Bars. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Dried Figs, Granulated Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Quick Oats, Fat Free Skim Milk, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and more! There’s 104 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/

Fig Bars
These homemade Fig Bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Ingredients

1/2 cup dried figs

6 tablespoons hot water

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick oats

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk

1 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 bar (1/12 of total recipe)

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine figs, water and granulated sugar in food processor or blender; process until figs are finely chopped. Set aside.

3 – Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add oil and just enough milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball.

4 – On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12×9-inch rectangle. Place dough on prepared cookie sheet. Spread fig mixture in 2-1/2-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of rectangle. Make cuts almost to filling at 1/2-inch intervals on both 12-inch sides. Fold strips over filling, overlapping and crossing in center. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

5 – Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle over bars. Cut into 12 pieces to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 104 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 g, Sodium: 93 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/fig-bars/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Double Chocolate Fudgies

May 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Double Chocolate Fudgies. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Unsweetened Applesauce, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Equal Spoonful, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, and Salt. The Recipe is 70 calories and 7 carbs per serving. The recipe is 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

Double Chocolate Fudgies
These are rich mini chocolate brownie cups baked in a miniature muffin pan. They are perfect for gift giving or a school bake sale. No one will guess they have 33% less calories than a traditional brownie.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Fill foil or paper cup lined miniature muffin cups with approximately 1 rounded teaspoonful of dough.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
4 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 24 mini muffin cups.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 mini muffin): calories 70 protein 1 g carbohydrate 7 g fat 5 g cholesterol 25 mg sodium 51 mg
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_fudgies_recipe.html

Roasted Dessert Pears

May 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Roasted Dessert Pears to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Bartlett Pears, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Ground Cinnamon, Fresh Lemon Juice, Butter, Maple Flavoring, Orange Juice, and Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. The recipe is 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

Roasted Dessert Pears

A light fruit ending to a luscious meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut in half
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup orange juice
1 pint low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Arrange pears cut side down in an 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking dish. Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, lemon juice, butter, and maple flavoring. Spoon over pears, turning to coat. Pour orange juice in bottom of pan around pears.
3 -Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender.
4 – Serve warm or at room temperature with 1 scoop frozen yogurt.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 130; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 60mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 20g; Protein: 3g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/roasted_dessert_pears_recipe.html

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