Double Chocolate Brownies

June 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website its Double Chocolate Brownies. These Brownies are only 105 calories and 10 carbs per serving! You’ll be using Applesauce and Equal to keep those calories and carbs in check. This just one of the many Diabetic Desserts that you can find at the Cooks site. Full selections for Appetizer and Snack Recipes, Beverage and Punch Recipes, Bread Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Entrée Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Salad and Dressing Recipes, Sauce and Condiment Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, and Soup and Chili Recipes. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Double Chocolate Brownies
Applesauce replaces part of the fat, sweetener all of the sugar, plus you get double the chocolate flavor with both cocoa and chocolate chips—so who can resist these delicious brownies?

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons stick butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Spread batter in sprayed 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 brownies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 1 brownie): calories 105; protein 2 g; carbohydrate 10 g; fat 7 g; cholesterol 38 mg; sodium 77 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_brownies_recipe.html

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Jamaican Curried Rice TUESDAY

March 20, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Jamaican Curried Rice. Add flavor to your next Meal with this week’s recipe – Jamaican Curried Rice. Using rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection recipes to please all tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/jamaican_curried_rice_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – LEMON POUND CAKE

January 30, 2018 at 6:49 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week it’s Dessert – LEMON POUND CAKE. Equal Sweetner replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You’ll also be using Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Low Fat Yogurt, and 2% Milk. Sugar Free Pound Cake sure does sound good! You can fond this recipe along with all the other delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMON POUND CAKE
This sugar-free pound cake is easy to make because it uses a reduced-fat baking mix as the base. Lemon yogurt, juice and grated lemon peel provide rich flavor. This is sure to become a favorite with frequent requests. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it really is to make so you can bask in all the praise!

Recipe Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2-1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick)
48 packets Equal sweetener*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup lite lemon flavored nonfat yogurt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*Substitute 2 cups Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F.
2 – Spray a 9 cup Bundt cake pan OR a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Combine baking mix, Equal, cornstarch and lemon peel.
4 – Mix in yogurt, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, milk and flavorings until blended.
5 – Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
6 -Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
7- Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes.
8- Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 137
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-pound-cake

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chocolate Cheesecake

August 15, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chocolate Cheesecake. That’s right Chocolate Cheesecake, and its Diabetic Friendly! It had reduced fat and the big one is 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe for Cheesecake. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out all the delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes when at the site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Chocolate Cheesecake
This delicious chocolate cheesecake is not only greatly reduced in fat, but also has 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe. It will become a favorite!

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1/2 cup finely ground almonds
Cheesecake Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 ounces (4 squares) semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Fresh raspberries, optional
Fresh mint, optional
* May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener.

Crust pictured above made with chocolate wafer crumbs

Directions

1 – For Crust, spray bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle almonds over bottom, patting gently onto pan; set aside.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Gently mix in chocolate until blended. Pour batter over crust.
3 – Bake in preheated 325F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with fresh raspberries and mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 197
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 231 mg
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Fat: 16g
Carbohydrates: 7g
Exchanges: 1/2 milk, 3 fat

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/989.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Cranberry Apple Crisp

June 6, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Cranberry Apple Crisp. Equal Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the dish. The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Ingredients

Filling:

 

3 cups peeled, cored, sliced apples
2 cups fresh or frozen thawed cranberries
1 cup Equal Spoonful*
Topping:

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup Equal Spoonful**
* Substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener
** Substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Filling, combine apples, cranberries and 1 cup Equal in an ungreased 10-inch pie plate.
2 – For Topping, combine flour, pecans, melted butter and 1/2 cup Equal. Mix until well blended. Sprinkle flour mixture over apples and cranberries in pie plate.
3 – Bake in preheated 350F oven 55 to 60 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 145
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 67 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 18g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/876.shtml

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

May 7, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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Passing along a Diabetic Friendly Dessert along to everyone,Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. It’s only 164 calories and 8 carbs per serving! Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries.

 

 

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
Cheesecake Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
Chocolate curls (optional)
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener
Directions

1 – For Crust, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons Equal. Press onto bottom and 1/2-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and cornstarch. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Pour remaining batter over baked crust.
3 – Add melted chocolate and fat-free milk to 1/2 cup reserved cheesecake batter; mix well. Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture on top of cheesecake. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl chocolate batter into cheesecake.
4 – Bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 164
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 235 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Exchanges: 1 milk, 2 fat
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/990.shtml

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust

December 13, 2016 at 6:19 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Dessert – Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust. A reduced fat Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Cookie Crust! Splenda replaces the Sugar and you’ll use Reduced Fat Cream Cheese. This one comes from the CooksRecipes website. Check out Cooks (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) if you’re looking for a Christmas Recipe or any other recipe you may need. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 
Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust

Add this recipe to your holiday repertoire. Crushed gingersnap cookies form the crust of a reduced fat cheesecake made with canned pumpkin and spices. Garnished with fresh cranberries, it’s hard to resist.

 

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, meltedCooksrecipes 2
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful**
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping:
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Crust: Combine gingersnap crumbs, 3 tablespoons Equal® and butter. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated 325°F (160°C) oven 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese, 1 1/4 cups Equal®, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in pumpkin. Mix in eggs and egg whites. Mix in cornstarch and vanilla until blended.
3 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes.
4 – Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons Equal® and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gently spread over top of cheesecake. Return to oven and bake 3 to 4 minutes until sour cream mixture is set. Remove cheesecake to wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 8 servings.

 

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of cheesecake): calories 196, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 13 g, fat 13 g, cholesterol 64 mg, sodium 271 mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/pumpkin-cheesecake-diabetic-recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Fruit Baked Apples

October 11, 2016 at 4:49 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Fruit Baked Apples. Equal replaces the Sugar needed for the recipe. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website along with allthe other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Fruit Baked Apples

A great cold weather dessert, spiced dried fruit mixture fills fresh apples that are baked in an apple cider sauce. The apples fill the house with tempting aromas as they bake.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*Cooksrecipes 2
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
2 cups apple cider or juice
1 (6-ounce) package dried mixed fruit, chopped
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
8 tart baking apples

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine Equal®, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium saucepan. Stir in cider and dried fruit. Heat to boiling.
2 – Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit is tender and cider mixture is reduced to about 1 cup. Stir in butter until melted.
3 – Remove cores from apples, cutting into but not through bottoms. Peel 1-inch around tops. Place apples in greased baking pan. Fill centers with fruit. Spoon remaining cider mixture over apples.
4 – Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven about 45 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
* Makes 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/fruit-baked-apples-diabetic-recipe.html

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