Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – BABY SPINACH WITH GOLDEN RAISINS AND PINE NUTS

February 28, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – BABY SPINACH WITH GOLDEN RAISINS AND PINE NUTS. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Leaf Spinach, Golden Seedless Raisins, Ground Nutmeg, and Salt. The Dish is 76 calories and 10 net carbs per serving. 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/

BABY SPINACH WITH GOLDEN RAISINS AND PINE NUTS
Sweet golden raisins and crunchy pine nuts make this a fabulous way to get your spinach. Recipe for Baby Spinach With Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts from our Side Dishes recipe section.

Ingredients

4 Tbsp pine nuts
2 bags (10 oz each) leaf spinach, rinsed
2/3 C golden seedless raisins
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt

Directions

1 -In a medium nonstick pan over high heat, cook and stir the pine nuts until they begin to brown lightly and smell toasted, but not burnt. Set the pine nuts aside in another dish.
2 – Return the pan to the burner over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup water. As it begins to boil, add a small handful of the spinach. Cook and stir just until it begins to wilt. Then push it to the side of the pan, and add another 1/4 cup water and handful of spinach. Continue until all the spinach has been cooked, adding the raisins with the last handful of spinach.
3 – Sprinkle with nutmeg and salt. Cook and stir until all the spinach is wilted and the raisins are warm.
4 – Remove from heat. Press out excess water. Place 1 cup spinach and raisins in a serving bowl. Top with pine nuts.
NOTES:
Sweet golden raisins and crunchy pine nuts make this a fabulous way to get your spinach.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings Serving size: 1 cup spinach and raisins

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 76
Fat: 3 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 130 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
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CHICKEN PAD THAI

February 28, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for CHICKEN PAD THAI to pass along. To make this recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Chicken Breast, Honey, Chili Garlic Sauce, Peanut Butter, Zucchini, Pad Thai Stir-Fry Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Cabbage and more! Another Delicious and Healthy Recipe from 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/

CHICKEN PAD THAI
Recipe for Chicken Pad Thai with only 9 grams of carbs per serving from our diabetic Thai recipes area. Includes nutritional info for diabetes meal planning.
Peanuts are a low glycemic index food. Their slow digestion causes sugar to gradually be released into the blood, which can have positive effects on blood sugar control.
Substituting plant-based proteins like peanuts for animal proteins and low-quality carbohydrates can reduce diabetes risk by up to 21-percent.
This recipe is also a good source of Vitamin A (109%), Vitamin C (47%), iron (10%) and calcium (7%).

Ingredients

1 pound chicken breast
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 medium zucchini, spiralized (about 1 cup)
2 medium carrots, spiralized (about 1 cup)
1 cup cooked pad thai stir-fry noodles
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
1 lime, quartered
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

1 – Season chicken with pepper, to taste. In large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and cook chicken until fully cooked and juices are clear.
2 – Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.
3 – To make sauce: In small bowl, whisk together honey, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter and water.
4 – Add zucchini, carrots, rice noodles and chicken to pan; pour sauce over and toss to coat.
5 – Toss in bean sprouts and cabbage.
6 – Serve with lime wedge, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 295
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 792 miligrams
Cholesterol: 60 miligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Sugars: 9 grams
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Appetizer of the Week – Antipasto Italian Roll-Ups

February 27, 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 Appetizer of the Week is Antipasto Italian Roll-Ups. To make these Delicious Roll-Ups you’ll be needing are Fat Free Sour Cream, Sun Dried Tomato Spread, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Basil Leaves, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, and Reduced Fat Salami. Roll it up! 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/

Antipasto Italian Roll-Ups
Craving some quick and easy Italian? Switch up your sandwich game with these tasty antipasto roll-ups, filled with fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced salami and mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients
Preparation time:
Approximately 5 minutes
1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato spread
2 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1 ounce thinly sliced reduced-fat salami

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 roll-up

1. Combine sour cream and sun-dried tomato spread in small bowl.

2. Spread 1 tablespoon tomato mixture down center of each tortilla.

3. Top each with half of basil, bell pepper, mozzarella cheese and salami.

4. Roll up.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 251 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 36 mg, Sodium: 715 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/antipasto-italian-roll-ups/

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HEARTY IRISH STEW

February 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Healthy Irish Stew to pass along to all of you. With St. Patrick’s Day about a month away I thought I would give you the perfect St. Paddy’s Day Dish to help you celebrate! To make this Stew some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Top Round Beef, Garlic, Spices, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Russet Potatoes, Leeks and more! The Stew is 370 calories and 37 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/

HEARTY IRISH STEW
Turn your St. Patrick’s Day party’s food and drinks into true Irish dining with this delicious, hearty American Irish Stew. It includes beef, onion, carrots, parsnips and potatoes for a Irish-inspired meal to satisfy all of your hungry guests. A great alternative to corned beef for St. Paddy’s Day.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/4 pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 medium parsnips, cut into large chunks (optional)
3 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium beef broth
4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 leek, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1 – In large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add beef and garlic. Cook, gently stirring until meat is evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper.
2 – Add onion, carrots and parsnips. Cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 75 minutes, or until meat is tender.
3 – Stir in potatoes and simmer another 30 minutes. Add rosemary and leeks. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender. To avoid potatoes falling apart, do not overcook.
4 – Serve hot and garnish with parsley, if desired.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 370
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 427 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 43 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/hearty-irish-stew

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

February 25, 2021 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 Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies. Some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Almond Flour, Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Heavy Cream, Dark Chocolate, Coconut Oil and more. Included are recipes for the Cake, Cream Filling, and Chocolate Coating. 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/

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
The best kind of sandwiches are the ones made with cookies, dipped in chocolate, and without all the added sugar! These beauties are also gluten-free.

Ingredients
Cookie Base:
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated Swerve, or sweetener of choice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1-2 tbsp cold water, if needed

Cream Filling:
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup powdered erythritol
2 tsp heavy cream
1/4 tsp non-alcohol mint extract

Chocolate Coating:
5 oz Lily’s Milk or Dark Chocolate
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp non-alcohol mint extract

Directions
Make the cookies:

1. Heat oven to 350°F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment.

2. Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sweetener and xanthan gum.

3. Cut in the soft butter and 1 tbsp cold water until a stiff dough forms. Use your hands to work the dough, and if it’s too stiff, add another tbsp of water.

4. Place the dough on a large piece of parchment and cover with plastic cling wrap. Roll into a thin round, about 1/4 inch thick, and use a round 2-inch cookie cutter (or small glass!) to cut the dough and place cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Re-roll the scraps and repeat until you are out of dough. Bake the cookies for 8–12 minutes; let cool before filling.

Make the filling:

1. Combine butter, powdered sweetener, and mint extract in a medium mixing bowl. Beat together until smooth, add the heavy cream, and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Taste and adjust the mint flavor to your preference.

2. Spread or pipe filling onto half of the cooled cookies and top with another to make a sandwich.

3. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil, stir in mint extract.

4. Dip or drizzle in minty chocolate and arrange on a piece of wax paper or parchment. Let cool and serve!
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-mint-sandwich-cookies/

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Spiced Citrus Tea

February 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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I have a recipe to pass along for Spiced Citrus Tea. You’ll just be needing 5 ingredients to make this Tea – Spiced Citrus Tea Bag, Boiling Water, Orange Juice, Honey, and Orange Slices. Enjoy this Warming and Delicious Tea! 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/

Spiced Citrus Tea
Perfect for a cozy evening spent indoors, this Spiced Citrus Tea requires just a few ingredients and a few minutes.

Ingredients
1 Spiced Citrus Tea bag
Boiling water
1 to 2 teaspoons orange juice
Honey (optional)
Orange slices (optional)

Directions
Yield: 1 serving
1 – Place tea bag in cup or mug. Pour boiling water over tea bag; steep 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bag, pressing out liquid. Discard tea bag. Serve with orange juice and honey, if desired. Garnish with orange slices.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 5 calories, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2.5 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/spiced-citrus-tea/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Salmon Salad

February 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Grilled Salmon Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, Salmon Fillets, Black Pepper, Salt, Spring Mix Salad Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil. Love that Salmon! 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/

Grilled Salmon Salad
Can’t get enough of barbecue season? You’ll love this quick and easy low-carb entrée, served fresh of the grill and full of Mediterranean flavor!

Ingredients
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, divided
4 skinless salmon fillets (about 1/4 pound and 3/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups spring mix salad greens
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 salmon fillet with 1/4 of salad mixture

1. Prepare grill for direct cooking. Brush 2 tablespoons dressing over salmon fillets. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Grill salmon on covered grill over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes, or until center is opaque.

2. Combine greens, tomatoes and remaining 1/3 cup dressing in large bowl; toss gently. Transfer to 4 plates. Top with salmon; sprinkle with basil, if desired.

Note: To broil the salmon, preheat broiler. Place salmon on an oiled broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat 6 to 7 minutes or just until the salmon begins to flake when tested with a fork.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 264 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 493 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/grilled-salmon-salad/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad

February 21, 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 Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Honey, Plain Nonfat Yogurt, Spices, Orange Juice, Avocado, Blueberries and more! 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/

Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad
This simple salad uses fresh ingredients that you may already have stocked up in your fridge. Featuring fresh blueberries, mango, avocado and walnuts on a bed of greens drizzled with a honey-and-cinnamon dressing, it’s a great way to get a taste of spring!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 large, ripe avocado, cut into slices
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
2 cups peeled, diced apple
2 cups diced fresh mango
1 (5-ounce) package (8 cups) salad greens
2 tablespoons chopped chives or green onion
2 tablespoons toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts

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

1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.

2. Place avocado, blueberries, apple, and mango in medium bowl and toss with 4 tablespoons salad dressing. Toss salad greens in large bowl with remainder of salad dressing, and distribute evenly between 6 salad plates. Place equal portions of avocado mixture on each serving of greens. Sprinkle with chopped chives and toasted walnuts before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 186 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 6 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Flourless Chocolate Cake

February 18, 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 Flourless Chocolate Cake. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Semisweet Chocolate, Margarine, Espresso Powder, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, Fat-Free Whipped Topping and more. 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/

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Get all the chocolatey flavor you love without any of the flour! This decadent gluten-free cake is sure to delight.

Ingredients
3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon espresso powder or instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons hot water
4 eggs, separated
2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Thawed fat-free whipped topping (optional)
Fresh raspberries (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10 of cake

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan; line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

2. Melt chocolate and margarine in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently; cool. Dissolve espresso powder in hot water in small bowl.

3. Place 6 egg whites in large bowl; set aside. Beat egg yolks in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed about 5 minutes, or until pale yellow in color. Add 1/3 cup sugar; beat about 4 minutes, or until mixture falls in ribbons from beaters. Slowly beat in melted chocolate mixture and espresso mixture at low speed just until blended. Beat in cocoa and vanilla just until blended.

4. Add salt to egg whites; beat at high speed 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining 1/3 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Stir large spoonful of egg whites into chocolate mixture. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites until almost blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

5. Bake 1 hour, or until cake begins to pull away from side of pan. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; run thin spatula around edge of cake. Carefully remove side of pan. Cool completely. Invert cake; remove bottom of pan and paper from cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve chilled with whipped topping, raspberries and mint, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 190 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 85 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Microwave Beef Casserole Stew

February 16, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Microwave Beef Casserole Stew. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Ground Beef Stew Meat, Baby Red Potatoes, Mushrooms, Baby Carrots, Salt, Black Pepper, Dried Thyme, Flour, and Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Beef Broth. The Stew is 133 calories and 7 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/

Microwave Beef Casserole Stew
Running short on time and looking for a quick and easy meal for dinner? This casserole can be prepared in a little over 30 minutes and doesn’t even require the oven!

Ingredients
Vegetable cooking spray
1 pound beef stew meat, cut into bite size pieces*
1 1/2 cups baby red or Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered (about 6)
1 package (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup baby carrots
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon flour
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup stew

1. Lightly coat 8-inch square glass microwavable baking dish with cooking spray. Place beef in baking dish. Add potatoes, mushrooms and carrots; distribute evenly.

2. Stir together salt, pepper, thyme and flour in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over stew mixture. Pour broth over meat and vegetables. Cover with 9-inch square of waxed paper; microwave on high for 30 minutes. (If microwave does not have turntable, turn baking dish three times.)

3. Remove dish from microwave and let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

Serving suggestion: Serve with a leafy green salad and sliced tomatoes.

Variation: Add 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added, cut green beans, well drained.

*Note: Supermarkets carry packages of cut-up beef for stewing. However, it’s worth it to ask the butcher to cut up his or her best quality beef for stewing.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 133 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 79 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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