Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

January 16, 2022 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 Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries. This week’s recipe is made using Vegetable Oil, Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cranberries, Brown Sugar, and Salt. The Dish is 105 calories and 13 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
Dried cranberries and caramelized brown sugar add a delicious and unexpected twist to these stir-fried Brussels sprouts. Simply cook the Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes, stir in the remaining four ingredients and cook for an additional 5 minutes, and enjoy!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and discarded, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts; cook and stir 10 minutes or until crisp-tender and beginning to brown. Add cranberries, brown sugar, and salt; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 105 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 317 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Mini Cornbread Muffins

January 2, 2022 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 Mini Cornbread Muffins. To make these Muffins you’ll be needing Ground Cornmeal, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Sugar, Cholesterol Free Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, and Low Fat Buttermilk. 160 calories and 20 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Cornbread Muffins
You can’t have a real Southern meal without fresh cornbread to accompany your main course. These miniature muffins are the perfect complement to a hearty home-cooked meal — serve them up straight out of the oven and your guests won’t know what hit ’em!

Ingredients
1 cup stone ground cornmeal*
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cholesterol-free egg substitute
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Directions
Yield: 9 servings
Serving size: 2 muffins

1 – Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 mini-muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Mix together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in large mixing bowl.

3 – Mix egg substitute, oil, and milk in medium bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir until just blended.

4 – Spoon batter into mini-muffin tins. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned, and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

*Note: Stone ground cornmeal makes muffins with a rustic, authentic taste, and is found in grocery stores and health food stores.

Note: Freeze extra muffins in well-sealed freezer bag.

Yield: 9 servings.

Serving size: 2 muffins.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 420 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

December 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Minced Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cauliflower, Cooking Spray, Salt, Pepper, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. There’s 56 calories and 2 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/

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower
Following a ketogenic or otherwise low-carb diet? You’ll love this savory side! Made with cauliflower, extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, and shredded parmesan, it contains just 3

grams of carbs per serving, but is jam-packed with flavor!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes

4 teaspoons (or 4 cloves) minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large head cauliflower (about 2 3/4 pounds untrimmed), trimmed and separated into florets
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place garlic, olive oil, and cauliflower in a large zip-top bag; shake to coat cauliflower. Pour into a 9″ x 13″ glass baking dish or large casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Bake for 20–25 minutes (or until tender when pierced with a fork); stir halfway through baking. Remove from the oven, sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese, and return to the oven for 1–2 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 56 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 95 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/roasted-garlic-parmesan-cauliflower/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – BROCCOLI RABE SAUTE

December 12, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is BROCCOLI RABE SAUTE. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Broccoli Rabe, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Roasted Red Peppers, and Slivered Almonds. There’s 110 calories and 11 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/

BROCCOLI RABE SAUTE
Combining red and green vegetables is both festive and healthful. Sometimes rapini can taste a little bitter. If your rapini is on the bitter side, drizzle a tablespoon or so of balsamic vinegar on top of it. Recipe for Broccoli Rabe Saute from our Side Dish recipe section.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
3 bunches rapini (broccoli rabe), about 3 1/4 lb (1.5 kg), rinsed, trimmed and cut into 3-inch (7.6 cm) pieces
3 large garlic cloves, minced or crushed
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
1-1/2 (375 mL) cups diced roasted red bell pepper, from one 12-oz jar (341mL)
3 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted (45 mL)

Directions

1 – Heat very large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; add rapini, garlic and salt. Toss well, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until rapini are tender, turning a few times while cooking.
2 – Add roasted pepper and toasted almonds, toss and serve.
NOTES:
Combining red and green vegetables is both festive and healthful. Sometimes rapini can taste a little bitter. If your rapini is on the bitter side, drizzle a tablespoon or so of balsamic vinegar on top of it.

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

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 110
Fat: 5 grams
Fiber: under 1 grams
Sodium: 55 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/broccoli-rabe-saute

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus Lemon Mustard

December 5, 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 Asparagus Lemon Mustard. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Asparagus Spears, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Brown Mustard, Lemon Juice, and Grated Lemon Peel. The Dish is 39 calories and 5 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/

Asparagus with Lemon & Mustard
A drizzle of lemon-infused brown mustard is the perfect complement to fresh steamed asparagus!

Ingredients
12 fresh asparagus spears
2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon brown mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, divided

Directions
Yield: 2 servings

1 – Fill large saucepan with 1 inch water; bring to a boil over high heat. Place asparagus in steamer basket; steam until crisp-tender. Rinse under cold water; drain and chill.

2 – Combine mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice in small bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel.

3 – Divide asparagus between 2 plates. Spoon 2 tablespoons dressing over each serving. Top with 1/4 teaspoon lemon peel.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 39 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 294 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/asparagus-lemon-mustard/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Casserole

November 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Sweet Potato Casserole. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Sweet Potatoes, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Milk, Orange Juice, Panko Bread Crumbs, Pecans, Syrup, and more! The Casserole is 190 calories and 26 net 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

Sweet Potato Casserole
A diabetic-friendly side dish to serve with turkey or ham during the holiday season.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup panko crumbs*
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons maple syrup

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
2 – Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet; bake for 1 hour or until done. Cool to touch. Peel and mash. Reduce oven to 350°F (175°C).
3 – Combine sweet potatoes and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into baking dish.
4 – Combine panko and remaining ingredients; sprinkle crumb mixture over top of casserole. Bake for 1 hour or until casserole is thoroughly heated.
Makes 14 (1/2 cup) servings.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that is sold in some supermarkets and in Asian food markets. They are delicate crisp crumbs that add a light crisp texture to foods.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14 of recipe; 1/2 cup): Calories: 190; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 95mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_casserole_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Orange-Spice Cranberry Sauce

November 14, 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 an Orange-Spice Cranberry Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Orange, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce. There’s 49 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/

Orange-Spice Cranberry Sauce
This quick and easy whole berry cranberry sauce features the flavors of fresh orange and pumpkin pie spice. It’s a perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving feast!

Ingredients
1 small orange
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce

Directions
Yield: 16 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1. Grate orange peel; reserve. Peel white pith from orange; discard pith. Quarter orange. Remove seeds. Place orange quarters, 1 tablespoon reserved peel, and pie spice in food processor bowl. Process to a coarse texture. (You will have about 1/2 cup pulpy liquid.)

2. Add orange mixture and pie spice to cranberry sauce. Stir gently, taking care to leave berries whole.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 49 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 4 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/orange-spice-cranberry-sauce/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe for Diabetics

November 7, 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 Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe for Diabetics. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Oranges, Granny Smith Apples, Cranberries, and Splenda. There’s 49 calories and 12 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/

Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe for Diabetics
Had enough of cranberry sauce out of a can? This low-carb, homemade version of the traditional Thanksgiving side will quickly become a family favorite!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 24 hours

2 oranges
2 Granny Smith apples, cored
1 (12-ounce) package cranberries, washed
18 packets Splenda artificial sweetener (or 3/4 cup Splenda granular)

Directions
Yield: 11 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Peel oranges. Place peel from one orange in food processor (discard the other peel) and process until finely chopped. Remove any seeds from oranges and process oranges, apples, and cranberries, one at a time, in a food processor. Mix orange peel, oranges, apples, cranberries, and Splenda in a bowl until the sweetener is mixed throughout the fruit. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 49 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/fresh-cranberry-relish/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Sautéed Garlic Green Beans

October 31, 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 Sautéed Garlic Green Beans. To make this week’s Side Dish you’ll be needing Water, Low Sodium Chicken Broth Cubes, Salt, Fresh Green Beans, Olive Oil, Red Onion, Garlic Cloves, Red Pepper Flakes, Lemon, and Lemon Zest. There’s 72 calories and 10 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/

Sautéed Garlic Green Beans
This nutritious and delicious side dish, made from simple ingredients, adds elegance to any meal!

Ingredients
3-4 cups water
3-4 low-sodium chicken broth cubes (1 cube usually makes 1 cup of broth)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pounds fresh green beans
1 tablespoon olive oil or fat-free olive oil or canola oil spray
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 slices fresh lemon (optional)
2 teaspoons lemon zest (optional)

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

Equipment

Large skillet
Large pot
Tongs
Cutting board
Chef’s knife

1. In a pot of 3-4 cups of boiling water, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, broth, and green beans. Boil the green beans until just tender, about 7-10 minutes. Place in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil or use the fat-free spray to cook onions until they are translucent. Add the garlic and let it cook for about 2 minutes.

3. Add the green beans and toss with the onions and garlic. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Pour green beans in a serving bowl and squirt with lemon juice and top with lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/sauteed-garlic-green-beans/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers

October 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Red Onions, Garlic, Green Bell, Red Bell Peppers, Equal® Spoonful*, Spices, Northern Beans, Black Beans, and more. 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

White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers
The recipe’s name tells you the ingredients, but not the fact that there are only 4 grams of fat per serving in this satisfying salad. It can be made up to 1 day before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red and green bell pepper rings

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in medium skillet until crisp-tender. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Stir in vinegar, chopped peppers, parsley, Equal®, salt and pepper.
3 – Pour onion mixture over combined beans in serving bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.
Makes 8 servings.
*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 174, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 78 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/white_%26_black_beans_with_onions_%26_peppers_recipe.html

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