July 4, 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 Vegetable Lasagna. To make the Lasagna some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Garlic Cloves, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Carrot, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Spices, Dry Red Wine, Ricotta Cheese, Basil Pesto, Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, and more! 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!

This recipe may be doubled and made in a 9×13 baking dish for 12 servings. Recipe for Vegetable Lasagna from our Main Dishes recipe section.


6 pieces Dreamfields Lasagna
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped zucchini (1 small zucchini)
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons commercial basil pesto
Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


1 – Preheat oven to 375ºF.
2 – Cook lasagna according to package directions. Drain and cut each piece in half.
3 – Meanwhile, heat olive oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, red onion and black pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add wine; cook 3 minutes or until wine has evaporated. Add pasta sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
4 – In a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and pesto.
5 – Spray 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 3/4 cup vegetable-pasta sauce in bottom of baking dish. Arrange 4 noodle halves over sauce. Top with one-third of cheese-pesto mixture, then 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers twice, using any remaining sauce on top. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
6 – Cover and bake at 375°F 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
This recipe may be doubled and made in a 9×13 baking dish for 12 servings.

Calories: 331
Calories from fat: 37
Fat: 14 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 652 milligrams
Cholesterol: 24 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams

Appetizer of the Week – Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam SATURDAY

May 15, 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 Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Yellow Onions, Dry Red Wine, Water, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Soft Goat Cheese, Light Cream Cheese, Thyme, and Loaf French Bread. The Dish is 172 calories and 25 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!

Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam
These crostinis are an elegant appetizer for your next dinner party!

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces soft goat cheese
2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, cut into 24 slices (about 1 inch thick), lightly toasted

Yield: 24 crostinis
Serving size: 2 crostinis

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 10 minutes. Add wine, water, brown sugar, balsamic, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. (If mixture appears dry, stir in a few tablespoons of additional water.) Cool 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2 – Meanwhile, stir goat cheese, cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon thyme in small bowl until well blended.

3 – Spread 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Top with 1 teaspoon onion jam. Garnish with additional thyme.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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