Diabetic Dish of the Week – Authentic Meatloaf

December 10, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Classic Comfort Food Recipe for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Authentic Meatloaf. Made using 2 types of Meat – Ground Turkey and Ground Beef. You’ll also be needing Tomato Sauce, Egg Whites, Reduced Sodium Chunky Salsa, Oatmeal, Onion, No Salt Added Mushrooms Stems and Pieces, Garlic, and Seasonings. Dinner is served! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and More! So be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Authentic Meatloaf

Ingredients
3/4 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
2 egg whites
4 tablespoons reduced-sodium chunky salsa, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup finely minced onion
1/3 cup canned no-salt-added mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
8 ounces lean ground turkey
8 ounces 96% lean ground beef

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray piece of aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place foil on broiler pan; set aside.

2 – Mix 1/2 cup tomato sauce, egg whites, 3 tablespoons salsa, and pepper in medium bowl. Stir in oatmeal, onion, mushrooms, and garlic.

3 – Place ground turkey and ground beef in large bowl; mix lightly to combine. Stir in tomato mixture; mix well.

4 – Transfer meat mixture to prepared pan; shape into 4 x 8-inch rectangular loaf. Mix remaining 1/4 cup tomato sauce and 1 tablespoon salsa in small bowl; drizzle on top of meat loaf.

Bake 55 minutes or until cooked through (165°F). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/authentic-meatloaf/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Almond French Toast with Peach Compote

December 3, 2019 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 – Almond French Toast with Peach Compote. Wow what a Delicious and Healthy way to start your day off! Some of the ingredients you’ll need are Sugar Substitute, Peaches, Sugar Free Peach Fruit Spread, Egg Whites, Multigrain Bread, Almonds, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management and more so be sure to check it out. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue filled with great Tips and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I left a link to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Almond French Toast with Peach Compote
Topped with Peach Compote, our flavorsome Almond French Toast is the ultimate Sunday morning breakfast food with the family.

Preparation time: Approximately 25 minutes.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons sucralose-based sugar substitute
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peeled and sliced peaches, thawed and drained
2 tablespoons no-sugar-added peach fruit spread
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3 tablespoons sucralose-based sugar substitute
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 slices multigrain bread
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Directions
1. For Peach Compote, stir 3 tablespoons sugar substitute into 1/3 cup water in medium saucepan until dissolved. Add peaches; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until peaches soften.

2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons water with fruit spread in small bowl; stir into peach mixture in saucepan. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon. Cover; keep warm.

3. For Almond French Toast, combine milk and 3 tablespoons sugar substitute in large shallow dish; whisk until sugar substitute dissolves completely. Whisk in eggs, egg whites, almond extract and salt. Place bread in dish and let stand, turning once, about 3 minutes or until egg mixture is absorbed. Sprinkle both sides of bread slices evenly with almonds, pressing to adhere.

4. Spray griddle or large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Place bread slices on griddle; cook, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Serve toast topped with Peach Compote.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 toast slice with 1/4 cup compote.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 277 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 106 mg, Sodium: 222 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/almond-french-toast-with-peach-compote/

 


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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe

November 28, 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 Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe. Made using Fat Free Skim Milk, Egg Whites, Sugar, Margarine, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cubed Whole Wheat Bread, Raisins, and Dried Apples. The Dessert is 150 calories per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips and more. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link where you can subscribe to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
No matter what your day brings, end it with this indulgent bread pudding. This easy-to-prepare recipe comes together quickly and yields 12 servings, making it an ideal dessert for a group of family and friends.

Ingredients
2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
4 egg whites
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
12 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apples

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Whisk milk, egg whites, sugar, margarine, vanilla, and cinnamon in large bowl until well blended and sugar is dissolved. Stir in bread cubes, raisins, and dried apples. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon into prepared casserole.

Bake 35 minutes or until browned and heated through. Serve warm.

Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 214 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/old-fashioned-bread-pudding/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps

October 21, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps. Made using Portabella Mushroom Caps, Eggs, Egg Whites, Whole Wheat Grated Bread Crumbs, Nonfat Milk, Mrs. Dash Low-Sodium Garlic and Herb Blend, Frozen Spinach, and Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese.190 calories per serving. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes. Be sure to check the CooksRecipes site out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps
Recipe Ingredients:
4 portabella mushrooms, 3-inches in diameter
Cooking spray
3 large eggs
6 large egg whites
1/2 cup whole wheat grated bread crumbs (panko)
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1 teaspoon low-sodium garlic and herb blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
1 cup cooked chopped frozen spinach, drained with excess liquid squeezed out
1/2 cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese – divided use

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place oven rack in center of oven; preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Remove portabella stems; wipe clean with damp paper towel. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, and place mushroom caps on baking sheet.
3 – In a mixing bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients, except 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
4 – Coat 10-inch non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat over medium flame. Cook and scramble egg mixture until it just starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
5 – Using a large spoon, scoop partially-cooked, hot egg mixture into portabella caps. Sprinkle tops with remaining Parmesan cheese.
6 – Bake about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 190; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 145mg; Total Carbs: 14g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 17g; Sodium: 330mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/herbed_spinach_quiche_portabella_caps_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Turkey and Veggie Meatballs with Fennel

September 17, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 a Turkey and Veggie Meatballs with Fennel. Made using Lean Ground Turkey along with Green Onions, Green Bell Peppers, Old Fashioned Oats, Carrots, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Egg Whites, Garlic, and Seasonings. The recipe comes from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link at the bottom to where you can subscribe. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Turkey and Veggie Meatballs with Fennel
Ingredients
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 egg whites
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Directions
1 – Combine all ingredients except oil in large bowl; mix well. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls.

2 – Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 11 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning frequently. Use fork and spoon for easy turning. Serve immediately or cool and freeze.*

*Note: To freeze, cool completely and place in gallon-size resealable food storage bag. Release any excess air from bag and seal. Freeze bag flat for easier storage and faster thawing. This will also allow you to remove as many meatballs as needed without them sticking together. To reheat, place meatballs in a 12×8-inch microwavable dish and cook on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds or until hot.

Serving suggestion: Top with a lower-sodium meatless marinara sauce.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 6 meatballs.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/turkey-and-veggie-meatballs-with-fennel/

 

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Apricot Dessert Soufflé

September 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 4 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Apricot Dessert Soufflé. Made with Dried Apricots along with Apricot No-Sugar-Added Pourable Fruit, Eggs, Egg Whites, Cream of Tarter, and Seasonings. It’s only 148 calories and 13 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious, Healthy and Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I left a link to how to subscribe to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apricot Dessert Soufflé

Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup apricot no-sugar-added pourable fruit*
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 egg yolks, beaten
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Add pourable fruit and apricots; cook and stir 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; whisk in egg yolks. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in small bowl at high speed with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into apricot mixture. Spoon into 1 1/2-quart soufflé dish. Bake 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.** Serve immediately.

*Note. 3/4 cup apricot fruit spread mixed with 1/4 cup warm water can be substituted.

**Note. Soufflé will be soft in center. For a firmer soufflé, increase baking time to 35 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 123 mg, Sodium: 151 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apricot-dessert-souffle/

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Healthy Omelet Recipes

December 29, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Omelet Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Omelet Recipes like; Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins, Fast Omelet-Topped Rosemary Veggies, and Bacon Cheddar and Chive Omelet. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Omelet Recipes
Find healthy, delicious omelet recipes, from EatingWell, including cheese, egg white and spinach omelets.

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don’t have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch………

Fast Omelet-Topped Rosemary Veggies
This quick and easy omelet is the perfect solution to breakfast or brunch. This low-calorie omelet packs a protein punch and offers a unique flavor combination guaranteed to help jump start the day……….

Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Omelet
In this satisfying healthy breakfast recipe, bacon and cheese are tucked into the omelet. The key to this omelet is cooking the eggs over low heat so the curds set up nice and soft. A splash of milk in the eggs is added insurance to keep the omelet from turning rubbery……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Omelet Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21525/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/eggs/omelets/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 2, 2016 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Make those Rolls Special…..

 
Before you put rolls in the oven, make a delicious glaze for their tops. Lightly beat an egg white with a tablespoon of milk and brush on each roll. Everyone will love them!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 14, 2016 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Thank you to Ellie for passing this hint along….

 

When beating egg whites, add a teaspoon of cold water and you will almost double the quantity.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 12, 2015 at 6:04 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Ann J. for passing this Hint along…….

 
When beating egg whites, add a teaspoon of cold water and you will almost double the quantity.

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