Diabetic Dessert of the Week – PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE

September 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 a PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE. This one just screams the upcoming Fall Season! It’s made using; Fat Free Cream Cheese, Eggs, Splenda Brown Sugar, Low Fat Maple or Vanilla Yogurt, Rum Flavoring, and Seasoning. This is is just one of many Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

3 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese, warmed in a microwave for 15 seconds
1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
3 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup low-fat maple or vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon imitation maple or rum flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup thinly sliced crystallized ginger (garnish)

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2 – Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in pumpkin, yogurt, flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, maple flavoring, and vanilla.
3 – Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake until outer rim is puffy and center is slightly wobbly, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and run a butter knife around the inner edge but do not remove the pan side. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate warm cake, uncovered, until cold. Then cover with foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to 3 days). Remove 1 hour before serving.
4 – When ready to serve, carefully remove side of pan. Cut into 12 wedges with wet knife wiped clean between cuts. Garnish with crystallized ginger, if desired.
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-maple-crustless-cheesecake

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI

September 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 2 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI. Just the name of DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI makes you do the Chili drool! This one is made using; Extra Lean Ground Beef, Kidney Beans, Green Bell Peppers, Stewed Tomatoes, Dark Stout Beer, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Roasted Cumin, Sodium-Free Beef Bouillon Granules, and Salt. The recipe comes from one of my favorite sites, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI
Ingredients

2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
1-1/2 lb extra lean ground beef (or 1 lb extra lean ground beef and 15-oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained)
2 cups diced green bell peppers
1 cup diced red onion
3 cans (14.5 oz each) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
1 bottle (12 oz) dark stout beer
3 Tbsp chili powder
1-1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1-1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika (optional)
1 Tbsp sodium-free beef bouillon granules
1 tsp salt

Toppings:

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 medium lime, cut into 6 wedges

Directions

1 – Heat 1 Tbsp canola oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in two batches, brown beef, about 3-4 minutes per batch, stirring frequently.
2 – Meanwhile, in a saute pan heat remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil and cook bell peppers and onions 4 minutes or until onions are soft, stirring frequently. Stir into cooked beef. Add stewed tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and bouillon. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in salt.
3 – Serve chili with choice of toppings placed in three small bowls.
NOTES:
Like most chili recipes, the flavors are more blended if the chili is served the next day. This dish freezes well, too.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings. Serving size: 1-1/3 cups chili.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 240
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 480 milligrams
Cholesterol: 45 milligrams
Protein: 20 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/deep-dark-and-stout-chili

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS

August 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS. Made using; Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Baby Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Be sure to check it out for any meal recipes or ideas. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS
Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed baby arugula
2 cups halved cherry and/or grape tomatoes, assorted colors if possible
1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
Salt and pepper (optional)

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse in cold water or in ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
2 – Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss with pasta.
3 – Add arugula, tomatoes and cheese to pasta. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 262
Calories from fat: 37
Fat: 11 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 143 milligrams
Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/lemony-angel-hair-toss

Diabetic Dessert of the Week -SUGAR FREE PUMPKIN BREAD

August 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 -SUGAR FREE PUMPKIN BREAD. Splenda replaces the Sugar in this recipe. Some of the other ingredients you’ll be needing are; Can of Pumpkin, Low Fat Plain Yogurt, Raisins, Spices, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SUGAR FREE PUMPKIN BREAD
Sweet and spicy, this pumpkin bread makes a wonderful holiday treat. Substituting yogurt for eggs and oil reduces fat and cholesterol and Splenda reduces the carbohydrate and calories. If regular sugar is used, the total calories would be 103 and carbs would be 20 grams.

Recipe Yield: 32

Ingredients
1 can pumpkin (15 ounce)
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup yogurt, low-fat plain
1-1/2 cups flour (all purpose)
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 – In a large mixing bowl, beat together pumpkin, sugar, oil, and yogurt.
3 – In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and salt; add to pumpkin mixture, stirring until just moistened.
4 – Stir in raisins.
5 – Pour into 2 greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans and bake until done, about 55 minutes.
6 – Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 66
Fat: 1.9 grams
Saturated Fat: .4 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 121 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Sugars: 3.6 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/sugarfree-pumpkin-bread

Diabetic Dish of the Week – CREAMY TUNA MAC CASSEROLE

August 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – CREAMY TUNA MAC CASSEROLE. Made using Macaroni Pasta, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Fat Free Sour Cream, Can of Tuna, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Onions, Egg, Salt and Pepper, Potato Chips, and Paprika. The dish is 29 calories and 19 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other many Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CREAMY TUNA MAC CASSEROLE

Ingredients

2 (8 oz) packages Skinny Noodles Macaroni
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 Cup fat-free sour cream
1 (6 oz) can tuna, drained
1-1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 Cup chopped onions
1 egg, whisked
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Cup finely crushed potato chips
1 pinch paprika

Directions

1 – Pre-heat oven to 400F.
2 – Open packages of Skinny Noodles Macaroni into a colander.
3 – Rinse with warm water and drain well. Pat dry noodles with paper towels.
4 – Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
5 – Add noodles and dry fry for 3-4 minutes; turn off heat and let sit.
6 – In a large bowl mix all ingredients except potato chips and paprika. Add Skinny Noodles and mix again, add salt and pepper to taste.
7 – Transfer content to a lightly greased 1.5 quart casserole dish, sprinkle top with crushed chips and paprika and cook for 30 – 35 minutes.
8 – Remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 299
Fat: 15 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Cholesterol: 73 milligrams
Protein: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/creamy-tuna-mac-casserole

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL

August 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL. Some of the the ingredients you’ll be using are; Chickpeas, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Herbs, Spices, Pita Bread, more! This recipe can be found at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL

Ingredients

1 (19-oz/540 mL) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, chopped
2-4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (30 mL)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (30 mL)
1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
pinch dried chili flakes
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (plus extra, if needed) (60 mL)
1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
canola oil for cooking
fresh pitas, tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion accompaniments

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 425F (220C).
2 – Place chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cumin, salt, and chili flakes in bowl of food processor and pulse until combined but still chunky.
3 – Add flour and baking powder and pulse until it turns into soft mixture that you can roll into balls without sticking to your hands. (Add another spoonful of flour if it seems too sticky.)
4 – Roll dough into meatball-sized balls and gently flatten each into little patty.
5 – Place patties on heavy-rimmed baking sheet, preferably one that’s dark in color. Brush each patty with canola oil, flip them over and brush other side.
6 – Roast for 15 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 10 minutes, until crisp and golden on both sides.
7 – Serve warm, wrapped in pitas, with tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.
NOTES:
Falafel, crispy vegetarian patties made of chickpeas, garlic, onion and spices make an easy, inexpensive dinner or unique party food – serve small falafel balls with tzatziki for dipping.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 20 falafel patties.Serving size: 3 falafels.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 180
Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 150 milligrams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/oven-roasted-falafel

Diabetic Dish of the Week – GRILLED ONION BURGER

July 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a GRILLED ONION BURGER. Made using 95% Lean Ground Beef along with toppings of Sweet Onion, Salt and Pepper, Lettuce, and Tomato Slices all served on a Hamburger Buns (Split and Toasted). The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes to please everyone! Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

GRILLED ONION BURGER

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds 95% lean ground beef
1 large sweet onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns, split, toasted
Lettuce leaves
Tomato slices

Directions

1 – Lightly shape Ground Beef into four 3/4-inch thick patties. Brush onion slices with oil.
2 – Place patties and onion slices on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Grill onions, 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, brushing with oil and turning occasionally.
3 – Season burgers and onions with salt and pepper as desired.
4 – Line bottom of each bun with lettuce. Place burgers on top of lettuce. Top with tomatoes and grilled onions. Close bun.
NOTES:
Here’s a healthier version of a classic burger topped with grilled onions and all the fixings.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 368
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 324 milligrams
Protein: 39 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/grilled-onion-burger

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – HUMMUS

July 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – HUMMUS. Start the party, here’s the perfect “Meatless” appetizer, Hummus! Made using Chickpeas, Garlic, Sesame Tahini, Lemon, Olive Oil, and Cayenne Pepper. Only 49 calories and 5 net carbs per serving. The Recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Self Management website, also a fantastic Magazine that you can subscribe to. At the Diabetes site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management tips, Diabetes News, and more! So be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HUMMUS

Ingredients

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, reserve 1 tablespoon liquid
3-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons olive oil
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

* Combine all ingredients into a blender until smooth, using 1 tablespoon chickpea liquid if necessary to make a smooth spread.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 49
Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 33 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/hummus

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

July 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 – NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES. Brownies, that’s all you have to say! Made using Flour, Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, Oil, Chocolate Extract, and Eggs. Stir well and bake! Dessert without the Guilt. Only 80 calories per Brownie. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NOT SO GUILTY BROWNIES

Recipe Yield: Servings: 24

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
2 eggs

Frosting Ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T unsweetened cocoa
1 T skim or 2% milk
1/2 tsp chocolate extract or flavor
1/8 tsp butter flavor

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F.
2 – Grease bottom only of 8-inch square pan.
3 – Combine all brownie ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread in greased pan.
4 – Bake at 350 F. for 13-18 minutes, or until top is dry and springs back when touched lightly in center.
5 – Cool for 15 minutes.
6 – Meanwhile, combine all frosting ingredients in a small bowl & mix well.
7 – Spread over top of slightly cooled brownies or cut brownies into squares and drizzle with frosting (as shown, adjust milk to get the right consistency).
8 – Cool completely.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 80
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Cholesterol: 18 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/not-so-guilty-brownies

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – INDONESIAN TOFU AND VEGETABLE STEW

July 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a recipe for an INDONESIAN TOFU AND VEGETABLE STEW. Tofu, Lime, Onion, Vegetables, and Spices make up this delicious and healthy dish! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes to please all! Looking for Meal ideas, be sure to check them out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

INDONESIAN TOFU AND VEGETABLE STEW
Ingredients

1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger (15 mL)
Juice of one medium sized lime
1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil, divided (20 mL)
1 (12 oz / 350 85 g) block of firm or extra firm tofu, diced into cubes
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)
1 tsp ground coriander (5 mL)
1/4 tsp ground cloves (1 mL)
1 cup sodium-reduced vegetable or chicken broth (250 mL)
1 cup light coconut milk (250 mL)
2 cups green beans, cut in 2 inch (5 cm) pieces (500 mL)
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium zucchini, diced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro (30 mL)

Directions

1 – In a bowl, marinate tofu with the ginger, lime juice and 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) canola oil. Toss well to coat. This can be done about 30 minutes ahead of time and up to overnight in the refrigerator.
2 – In a large saucepan, no lid required heat remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil. Add onion and cook for about 6 minutes or until softened and slightly browned. Add garlic, cumin, coriander and cloves and stir for 2 minutes.
3 – To saucepan, add stock and coconut milk. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
4 – Add green beans, bell pepper and zucchini and cook for about 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Add marinated tofu and cook an additional 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. Serve over steamed brown rice or quinoa, if desired.
NOTES:
With a light coconut lime flavor, this recipe features green beans, bell peppers and zucchini. If you have other fresh veggies on hand, then you can add them as well.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings.Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 290 milligrams
Protein: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/indonesian-tofu-and-vegetable-stew

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