Diabetic Dish of the Week – Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Butternut Squash and Cranberries

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is an Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Butternut Squash and Cranberries. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Butternut Squash, Orange Juice, Reduced Sugar Orange Marmalade, Dried Cranberries, Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, Salt, and Black Pepper. 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/

Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Butternut Squash and Cranberries
Get in a fall frame of mind with this delightfully colorful dinner, featuring the seasonal flavors of butter squash and juicy cranberries!

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
1/4 cup orange juice
4 tablespoons reduced-sugar orange marmalade, divided
1/4 cup dried cranberries
4 boneless center-cut pork chops (about 1/4 pound each), trimmed of fat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 pork chop with 1/2 cup squash mixture

1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add squash; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes, or until tender. Stir in orange juice, 2 tablespoons orange marmalade, and cranberries. Cook, uncovered, 1 minute, or until almost all liquid evaporates.

2. Meanwhile, heat large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until barely pink in center (155°F).

3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons marmalade; as marmalade melts, turn chops until coated. Serve pork with squash.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 265 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 71 mg, Sodium: 209 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Open-Face Pear and Walnut Breakfast Sandwiches

October 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday ” Recipe of the Week is an Open-Face Pear and Walnut Breakfast Sandwiches. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Pears, Unsweetened Applesauce, Walnuts, Sugar Substitute, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Multigrain Bread, Shredded Swiss Cheese, and Dried Cranberries. 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/

Open-Face Pear and Walnut Breakfast Sandwiches
Tired of the same old spread at breakfast? You’ll love this seasonal fall sandwich, featuring the flavors of pears, walnuts, cinnamon, and cranberries!

Ingredients
2 pears, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sugar substitute*
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 slices multigrain bread
1/3 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
Chopped dried cranberries

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 slice bread with 1/4 cup topping

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine pears, applesauce, walnuts, sugar substitute, cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl.

2. Toast bread; place on nonstick baking sheet. Top evenly with pear mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 8 minutes, or until cheese melts.

3. Garnish with cranberries.

*This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 194 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 139 mg, Fiber: 5 g
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Appetizer of the Week – Avocado Salsa

October 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Avocado Salsa. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Avocado, Onion, Cucumber, Anaheim Pepper, Tomato, Cilantro, Salt, and Hot Pepper Sauce. There’s only 13 calories and 0 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/

Avocado Salsa
This salsa is bright, fresh and has a definite kick to it. Combining fresh avocado with a few key ingredients, including Anaheim pepper, cilantro and hot pepper sauce, it’s a perfect pairing for tortillas, grilled chicken or salmon.

Ingredients
1 medium avocado, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup peeled seeded chopped cucumber
1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions
Yield: 32 servings (about 4 cups)
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 – Combine avocado, onion, cucumber, Anaheim pepper, tomato, 2 tablespoons cilantro, salt and hot pepper sauce into a medium bowl and gently mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with additional cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 13 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 38 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

October 21, 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 Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars. Sugar Substitute, Spices, Molasses, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Chocolate Chips are just some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make this week’s recipe. There’s 110 calories and 13 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/

Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

One taste of these delightful, low-carb bars and you’ll never look at chocolate chips the same way. Adults and kids alike will be clamoring for these sweet treats once they make their appearance on the dessert table.

Ingredients
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (15 ounces) solid packed pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 container (2 1/2 ounces) puréed baby food prunes
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces nonfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar substitute*
1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
6 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.

2 – In medium bowl mix together flours, 3/4 cup sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

3 – In large bowl stir together pumpkin, eggs, oil, prune purée, molasses, and brown sugar. Mix in flour mixture and stir just until combined.

4 – Spoon into pan, smooth, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack.

5 – In small bowl beat together cream cheeses and 2 tablespoons sugar substitute. Beat in whipped topping. Spread frosting onto cooled cake and top with chocolate chips. Cut into 24 squares.

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 24 servings.

Serving size: 1 square.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 110 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken

October 19, 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 Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken. Made using Skinless Chicken Thighs, Onion, Lemon, Pitted Green Olives, White Vinegar, Herbes de Provence, Bay Leaf, Salt and Pepper, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, and Fresh Parsley. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe to it at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken
This French-inspired recipe uses a slow-cooker, which means you can set it, forget it, and dig into a delicious meal a few hours later!
Ingredients
2 cups chopped onion
2 pounds skinless chicken thighs
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
1/2 cup pitted green olives
1 tablespoon white vinegar or olive brine
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onions in slow cooker. Arrange chicken thighs and lemon slices over onion. Add olives, vinegar, herbes de Provence, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Pour in broth.

2 – Cover; cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley before serving.

Yield: 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 75 mg, Sodium: 400 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf

October 17, 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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I’ve got a great Fall Side Dish for this week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week, Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf. Perfect Fall recipe to go with about anything. You’ll need a box of Mushroom and Whole Grain and Wild Rice Mix, Red Delicious Apple, Almonds, Bell Pepper, Onion, and Pepper Flakes. 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/

Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf
Requiring just six ingredients, this quick and easy Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf is the perfect comfort food for fall!
Ingredients
1 (6.7-ounce) box mushroom, whole grain and wild rice mix
1 medium Red Delicious apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup finely chopped red, yellow or orange bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flake

Directions
Yield: 8 servings.
Serving size: 1/2 cup.

1 – In large saucepan, cook rice mix according to package directions, omitting fat.

2 – Stir in apple, almonds, bell pepper, onion, and pepper flakes. Cover; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 131 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 331 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Creamy Pumpkin Pie for Diabetics

October 14, 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 Creamy Pumpkin Pie for Diabetics. Toi make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Skim Milk, Instant Vanilla Sugar Free Pudding Mix, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Canned Pumpkin, Graham Cracker Pie Crust, and Fat Free Whipped Topping. The Pie has 185 calories and 30 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/

Creamy Pumpkin Pie for Diabetics

Nothing says autumn quite like a delicious slice of homemade pumpkin pie! Round out your feast with this lower-fat twist on the classic, which can be prepared and refrigerated up to two days in advance.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 3 hours

1 cup skim milk
2 (1-ounce) packages instant vanilla sugar-free pudding mix
1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
1 cup fat-free whipped topping

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 pie

1 – In a medium mixing bowl, mix skim milk, pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice together until well blended (this mixture will be thick). Add pumpkin and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture in pie crust. Top pumpkin layer with whipped topping and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to two days.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 185 calories, Carbohydrates: 32, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 449 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Tangy Apple Slices

October 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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The perfect Snack recipe, Tangy Apple Slices. To make this Delicious Snack you’ll be needing Balsamic Vinegar, Splenda Brown Sugar Mix, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, and Red Delicious Apples. There’s 81 calories and 18 net carbs per serving. Love them Apples! 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/

Tangy Apple Slices

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend for Baking
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper (or more to taste)
2 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples (about 6 ounces each), cored and thinly sliced

Directions
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, Splenda, and pepper; stir until Splenda dissolves. Place apple slices in a large bowl, drizzle with dressing, and toss to coat well. This dish can be enjoyed alone or on top of salad greens (arugula is especially good) sprinkled with blue cheese and toasted walnuts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 81 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: <1g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 4 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spiced Pork and Apple Stew

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Spiced Pork and Apple Stew. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Lean Cubed Pork Stew Meat, Sweet Onions, Crushed Tomatoes, Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Spices, Red Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Cooking Apples, and more! There’s 209 calories and 22 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/

Spiced Pork and Apple Stew
Pack all your favorite fall flavors into one dish with this savory stew! Juicy pork and apples combine with cinnamon and assorted veggies for a filling homemade dish to warm you

up on those chilly autumn evenings.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 1/4 pounds lean cubed pork stew meat
1 medium sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large or 3 small red or white potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1 1/2 cups baby carrots
2 small cooking apples, cored and cubed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley (optional)

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1. Heat oil in nonstick Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown pork in batches. Add onion and garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, mustard, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 30 minutes.

3. Stir in potatoes, carrots, and apples; simmer, covered, 45 minutes, or until pork and vegetables are tender. Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 209 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 36 mg, Sodium: 427 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

October 10, 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 Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. To make this week’s Side Dish you’ll be needing Baby Spinach, Pomegranate Seeds, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Walnuts, Pomegranate Juice, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Honey, Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. There’s 161 calories and 11 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/

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
This quick and easy salad is low in carb but high in flavor. Featuring fresh spinach, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, goat cheese and homemade vinaigrette, it’s the perfect lunch for a late-spring day.

Ingredients
1 package (5 ounces) baby spinach
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (arils)
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted*
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Combine spinach, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and walnuts in large bowl.

2 – Whisk pomegranate juice, oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper in small bowl until well blended. Pour over salad; gently toss to coat. Serve immediately.

*Note: To toast walnuts, spread in single layer in heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from skillet immediately. Cool before using.

Tip: For easier removal of pomegranate seeds, cut a pomegranate into pieces and immerse in a bowl of cold water. The membrane that holds the seeds in place will float to the top; discard it and collect the seeds. For convenience, you can find containers of ready-to-use pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated produce section of some supermarkets.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 161 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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