Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Fruit Salad with Creamy Banana Dressing

July 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Fruit Salad with Creamy Banana Dressing. Fruit is the key to this week’s recipe! You’ll need; Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melons, Blackberries, Strawberries, Red Grapes, Apples, Bananas, Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lemon Juice, and Ground Nutmeg. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites and Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes site you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Fruit Salad with Creamy Banana Dressing

Ingredients
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup cantaloupe cubes
1 cup honeydew melon cubes
1 cup blackberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 medium apple, diced
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
1 – Combine pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, and apple in large bowl; gently mix.

2 – Combine bananas, yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and nutmeg in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

3 – Pour dressing over fruit mixture; gently toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 125 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 15 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/fruit-salad-with-creamy-banana-dressing/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

July 4, 2019 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 Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops. Who doesn’t like Frozen Bananas Dessert, especially when dipped in Chocolate! You’ll need Bananas, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Vegetable Oil, and Sprinkles. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops
Ingredients
3 bananas,* peeled
6 ice cream sticks or wooden skewers
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup sprinkles, coconut, chopped peanuts or crushed cookies (optional)

Directions
1 – Line baking sheet with waxed paper or foil; set aside. Cut each banana in half. Insert ice cream stick halfway into each banana. Place on prepared baking sheet; freeze 1 hour.

2 – Stir chocolate chips and oil in small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Place toppings on individual plate, if using; set aside.

3 – Remove pops from freezer. Spoon chocolate over each banana while holding over saucepan. Roll in toppings. Return to freezer to harden, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container or resealable freezer food storage bag.

Note: If desired, bananas can be cut into 1-inch pieces, frozen, then dipped in chocolate for individual bites.

*Note: You may substitute 6 baby bananas.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/frozen-chocolate-banana-pops/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

June 27, 2019 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 Frozen Yogurt. Here’s an easy made and low calorie Diabetic Friendly Dessert that’s sure to please, Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt. Made using 5 ingredients; Plain Nonfat Yogurt, Fat Free Half and Half, Sugar, Vanilla, and Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! So be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
1 – Stir yogurt, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended.

2 – Freeze yogurt mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions until soft. Add chocolate chips; freeze until firm.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 52 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-chip-frozen-yogurt/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups

June 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups. All you’ll need to to make this Dessert is; package of Refrigerated Bread Stick Dough, Granny Smith Apples, Equal, Ground Cinnamon, and Butter. It’s 101 calories and 16 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the CooksRecipes website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups
Little apple dumplings that are simple to prepare thanks to refrigerated bread stick dough.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (11-ounce) package refrigerated bread stick dough
2 medium size Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Unroll bread stick dough. Separate at perforations to form 12 strips.
2 – Place 3 to 4 apple slices at the end of each strip.
3 – Combine Equal® and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Equal® mixture over apple slices on each strip of dough.
4 – Beginning at end with apple slices, roll up jelly roll fashion. Arrange apple bundles, seam side down, in bottom of well-sprayed 1-quart oval casserole dish. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-Equal® mixture.
5 – Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 101, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 16 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 5 mg, sodium 194 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cinnamon_apple_roll-ups_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

May 30, 2019 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 – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake. Upside-Down Pineapple Cake just made healthier. Only 165 calories per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you not only find Diabetic Friendly Recipes but also Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake
Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) pineapple slices in juice
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sucralose-based brown sugar substitute
1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Drain pineapple; reserve 3/4 cup juice. Place pineapple rings evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Drizzle molasses evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

3 – Beat sugar substitute, margarine, egg whites, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed until well blended. Add reserved pineapple juice, flour and baking soda; beat until smooth. Pour batter over pineapple.

4 – Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Tip: For maximum flavor, let cake sit overnight before serving.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1/12 of cake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 108 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/upside-pineapple-cake/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Italian Cheesecake

May 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Italian Cheesecake. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are; Graham Crackers, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Sugar Substitute, Fat Free Ricotta Cheese, and Egg Substitute. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Cheesecake
Ingredients
9 whole graham crackers, plus additional pieces for garnish
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar substitute*
1 container (15 ounces) fat-free ricotta cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
Fresh strawberries (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
1 – Spray 9-inch springform pan or deep-dish pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Place graham crackers in resealable food storage bag; crush into fine crumbs with rolling pin. Mix crumbs and brown sugar in small bowl. Stir in butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crumb mixture into bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan. Refrigerate crust while preparing filling.

3 – Preheat oven to 300°F. Beat cream cheese and sugar substitute in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add ricotta; beat until blended. Slowly add eggs and egg substitute; beat until well blended. Beat in cornstarch, flour, and vanilla. Beat in sour cream just until blended. Pour filling into prepared crust; place pan on baking sheet.

4 – Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes or until top of cheesecake is golden and just set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with strawberries, mint, and graham cracker pieces.

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

Yield: 18 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 154 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 296 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/italian-cheesecake/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs

May 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs. Have your Éclairs and eat them too with these Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs. You’ll be using a package of Sugar-Free Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix and a package of Sugar-Free Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix. The Recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs

Recipe Ingredients:
Dough:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter(no substitutes)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs

Vanilla Filling:
1 1/4 cups cold fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (1-ounce) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup fat-free whipped topping

Chocolate Topping:
1 1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 (1.4-ounce) package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; seal.
2 – Cut a 1-inch hole in one corner of bag. Pipe eight 3 1/2-inch logs onto an ungreased baking sheet.
3 – Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°F (205°C); bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each to allow steam to escape; cool.
4 – Carefully cut off tops. Set the tops aside. Remove soft dough from the inside with a fork.
5 – For Vanilla Filling: In a mixing bowl, beat milk, vanilla and pudding on low speed for 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold in whipped topping; set aside.
6 – For Chocolate Topping: In another mixing bowl, beat milk and chocolate pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened.
7 – Spoon vanilla filling into éclairs; replace tops. Spread with chocolate topping.
Makes 8 éclairs

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 éclair): 170 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol. 418 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrates, trace fiber, 6 g protein. diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sugar-free-chocolate-eclairs-recipe.html1/2

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS

May 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS. Graham Crackers, Almonds, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Eggs, Reduced Fat Sour Cream are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Dessert is 120 calories and 8 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Well Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS

Ingredients

Crust:

1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/4 cups graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, finely ground
Filling:

12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 large eggs
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
3 – Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm.
4 – Mix cream cheese and Splenda Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, and mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts; mix well. Pour over prepared crust.
5 – Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 47 minutes, or until firm.
6 – Top with toasted almonds.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 20 Serving Size: 1 bar

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 105 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Sugars: 4 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/almond-cheesecake-bars

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Frozen Berry Ice Cream

May 2, 2019 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 – Frozen Berry Ice Cream. This delicious Dessert is made using Strawberries, Peaches, Blueberries, Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, and Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s only 69 calories and 15 carbs per serving! The Recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips. Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Frozen Berry Ice Cream

Ingredients
8 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed
8 ounces frozen unsweetened peaches, partially thawed
4 ounces frozen unsweetened blueberries, partially thawed
6 packets sugar substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sugar-free, low-fat vanilla ice cream
16 blueberries (optional)
4 small strawberries, halved (optional)
8 peach slices (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine partially thawed strawberries, peaches, blueberries, sugar substitute, and vanilla in food processor. Process until coarsely chopped.

2 – Add ice cream; process until well blended.

3 – Serve immediately for semi-soft texture or freeze until ready to serve. (If frozen, let stand 10 minutes to soften slightly.) Garnish each serving with 2 blueberries for “eyes,” 1 strawberry half for “nose,” and 1 peach slice for “smile.”

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 69 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 23 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/frozen-berry-ice-cream/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Ice Cream Cake

April 25, 2019 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 – Ice Cream Cake. Made with Crushed Sugar Cones, Unsalted Butter, Sugar Free Light Ice cream, Reduced Fat Whipped Topping, and Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce. It’s only 118 calories and 14 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from The Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Ice Cream Cake

 

Ingredients
5 crushed sugar cones
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 pints (4 cups) no-sugar-added light ice cream, softened at room temperature, divided
1 container (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
3 tablespoons sugar-free hot fudge sauce, warmed (optional)

Directions
1 – Spray 10-inch springform pan or deep-dish pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Place sugar cone crumbs in small bowl. Stir in butter until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press crumbs onto bottom and partially up side of prepared pan. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

3 – Spread one pint of ice cream into crust with rubber spatula. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Spread remaining pint of ice cream over first layer. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Spread whipped topping over ice cream; freeze 2 hours or until firm. If desired, drizzle with fudge sauce after 30 minutes.

4 – Let soften in refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes; slice into wedges to serve.

* Tip: To finely crush sugar cones, place in resealable plastic bag. Remove excess air from bag; seal. Press rolling pin on top of cones to break into pieces. Continue pressing until evenly crushed.

Yield: 16 servings.

Serving size: 1/16 of cake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 35 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/ice-cream-cake/

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