Appetizer of the Week – Potato Salad with Citrus Dressing

November 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Potato Salad with Citrus Dressing. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sweet Potatoes, White Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sesame Seeds, Black Pepper, Parsley, Lemon Juice, and Lemon Peel. A new favorite Potato Salad? 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/

Potato Salad with Citrus Dressing
Sweet potatoes and lemon zest give this potato salad an extra kick of flavor!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10–15 minutes
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes.
Chilling time: 2 hours

1 pound russet potatoes
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled
1 medium white onion
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

Directions
Yield: 4 cups
Serving size: 3/4 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onion into bite-size pieces and place in a medium bowl. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil over the pieces and mix well. Spread pieces in a shallow baking pan and place in oven for about 25–30 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender. Remove from oven and cool. Prepare dressing by whisking together 1 tablespoon oil with sesame seeds, pepper, parsley, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a small bowl. When vegetables cool, place them in a medium-size serving bowl, pour dressing over them, and gently mix. Chill for 2 hours for best flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 48 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mushroom Sliders

October 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Mushroom Sliders. These Sliders are made using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cremini Mushrooms, Onion, Dried Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar, Mini Sandwich Buns, Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, and Crumbled Goat Cheese. 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/

Mushroom Sliders

Looking for the perfect game-day snack to kick off football season? These satisfying sliders, packed with fiber and fall flavor, are sure to score a touchdown with your taste buds!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6 mini sandwich buns (about 1 ounce each), toasted
12 strips (1/2 inch) jarred roasted red pepper, blotted dry
Arugula
3 teaspoons crumbled goat cheese

Directions
Yield: 3 servings
Serving size: 2 sliders

1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; sprinkle with salt, if desired, thyme and black pepper. Cook 7 minutes, or until mushrooms are browned and onions are soft, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat if browning too quickly. Stir in vinegar.

2. Spoon mushroom mixture on bottoms of buns. Top each sandwich with two red pepper strips, arugula, 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and tops of buns.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 273 calories, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 345 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/mushroom-sliders/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing

August 23, 2020 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 Side Dish of the Week is – Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing. It’s an Easy, Low Carb and Low Calorie Dish this week, Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Water, Frozen Green Beans, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shallots, Black Pepper, and Apple Cider. 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/

Green Beans with Apple Cider Dressing
Ready in less than 15 minutes, this low-carb dish is packed with nutrients and full of flavor.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients
3/4 cup water
1 bag (10 ounces) frozen green beans or 10 ounces fresh green beans
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup pasteurized apple cider

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

1 – In a 1-quart saucepan bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans and cover, lower heat to medium and boil about 5–7 minutes. Drain and place in a serving dish. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, combine olive oil and shallots over medium heat and sauté until shallots soften. Sprinkle shallots with black pepper and slowly add cider. Turn heat to low, and keep on heat only until cider is heated, not boiling. Pour liquid over green beans and toss well. Serve warm.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/green-beans-with-apple-cider-dressing/

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 45 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 215 mg, Fiber: 2 g

 

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Appetizer of the Week – Sweet Red Pepper Hummus

August 15, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Sweet Red Pepper Hummus. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fresh Lemon Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Salt, Cumin, Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Garbanzo Beans, Red Bell Pepper, and Olive Oil Flavored Cooking Spray. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Red Pepper Hummus
A delicious dip to serve at any party!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 (19-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
Olive oil-flavored cooking spray

Cooking Directions:
1 – Spray non-stick sauté pan with olive oil spray. Sauté red peppers for 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
2 – In food processor, add all ingredients including red peppers. Purée for 1 minute, scrape the sides, and continue to purée until smooth.
3 – Refrigerate until serving time.
Makes 15 (1/4 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/15 of recipe; 1/4 cup): Calories: 60; Calories from Fat: 15; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 190mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 2g.
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cauliflower Pilaf

July 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Cauliflower Pilaf. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cauliflower, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Asafetida, Vegetable Stock, Sea Salt, Golden Raisins, Almonds, and Italian Parsley. Excellent side dish for any meal! 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/

Cauliflower Pilaf
This satisfying faux-rice pilaf not only tastes good, but also makes an impressive side dish.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch asafetida
1/2 cup vegetable stock
Sea salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the cauliflower florets until they resemble the texture of rice (you can also grate them on the large holes of a box grater). Set aside.

2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the asafetida and cook for about 45 seconds, stirring constantly until fragrant.

3. Add the cauliflower and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly until it softens slightly.

4. Stir in the vegetable stock and season to taste. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes more until the cauliflower is tender.

5. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the raisins, almonds and parsley. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve.

Note: For added color, substitute dried unsweetened cranberries for the raisins. You can also substitute hazelnuts or walnuts for the almonds.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 206 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 237 mg , Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/cauliflower-pilaf/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

July 12, 2020 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 recipe for SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Sugar Snap Peas, Reduced Sodium Soy sauce, Sesame Oil, Red Pepper Flakes, Honey, and Sesame Seeds. The Dish is 90 calories and 8 net carbs per serving. The Recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS
Ingredients

2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 lb. sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil (can use toasted sesame seed oil)
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
1 tsp. honey
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Directions

1 – Place oven rack in highest position and preheat broiler.
2 – In mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil and garlic. Add snap peas and toss to coat well.
3 – On baking dish, place snap peas in single layer. Broil until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
4 – While peas are cooking, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper flakes and honey.
5 – After removing snap peas from oven, gently toss with soy sauce mixture. Garnish with sesame seeds.
6 – Serve hot or chilled as side dish. Hot is most common.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 90
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated Fat: .5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 140 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/sesame-sugar-snap-peas

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

July 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Pasta with Broccoli Rabe. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Salt, Broccoli Rabe, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Red Pepper Flakes, Ziti Pasta, and Tomatoes. 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/

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe
A traditional Italian dish! Replace broccoli rabe with broccoli for a milder flavor.

Ingredients
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound broccoli rabe*, stems trimmed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound ziti pasta
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

1 – Bring large pot of water to boil. Add salt and broccoli rabe. Cook until broccoli is tender-crisp and still bright green, about 5 minutes. Remove broccoli from pot, leaving cooking water in pot. Rinse broccoli quickly under cold, running water or dunk in ice-water bath. Set aside.

2 – Heat oil in large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper and cook just until garlic begins to sizzle, about 1 minute. Turn off heat.

3 – Bring pot with broccoli cooking water to boil. Add pasta and cook until just tender. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water.

4 – Chop broccoli into 1-inch pieces. Add broccoli to skillet holding oil, garlic, and red pepper mixture. Cook mixture over medium heat until hot. Add pasta and tomatoes to skillet with broccoli mixture. Toss together, adding pasta water as needed to keep dish moist.

*Note: Broccoli rabe, also called rapini, has 6- to 9-inch stalks with clusters of tiny, broccoli-like buds. It has a stronger, slightly bitter flavor. Broccoli can be substituted for a milder flavor

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 379 calories, Carbohydrates: 60 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 111 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/pasta-with-broccoli-rabe/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf MONDAY

June 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf. It’s made using Brown Rice, Pine Nuts, Spinach Leaves, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil Leaves, Salt, and Red Pepper Flakes. 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/

Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf
Make the most of the seasonal ingredients beginning to fill up your kitchen with this pilaf recipe. A delicious addition to any meal, this simple side dish requires just a few simple ingredients tossed together with some herbs and oil.

Ingredients
2 cups hot cooked brown rice or bulgur
1 1/2 ounces pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
2 ounces spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions
* Place hot rice in large bowl, add remaining ingredients and toss gently, yet thoroughly until spinach is slightly wilted.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spinach-pine-nut-whole-grain-pilaf/

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Seafood Sunday – Crab and Portabella Mushroom Fettuccine

May 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Seafood Sunday | Leave a comment
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Well I’m moving on from Pork Roast Sunday Dinner to Seafood Sunday. Crab and Portabella Mushroom Fettuccine is this week’s recipe. Made using Fettuccine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Cooked Crabmeat, Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper, Lemon, Basil Leaves, and Black Pepper. I love Seafood and Fish! 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/

Crab and Portabella Mushroom Fettuccine

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5–10 minutes
Cooking time: 10–12 minutes.

1/2 pound enriched, dry fettuccine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
3/4 pound cooked crabmeat (or cooked imitation crabmeat, which is much lower in cholesterol)
4 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, washed and stems trimmed
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 lemon
2 teaspoons basil leaves
Black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup crab mixture over 1/4 of pasta

* Boil fettuccine in a stockpot or large saucepan according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add crushed garlic and stir quickly a few times with a heat-resistant spatula or spoon. Add crabmeat, mushrooms, and peppers, and sauté until the mushrooms and peppers just start to deepen in color and soften slightly. Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of one half into the pan. Reserve the other half and cut into wedges to use as a garnish on the finished dish. Add basil leaves and black pepper, and sauté until combination is well mixed. Drain fettuccine when cooked through. Serve crab mixture over cooked fettuccine.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 321 calories, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 85 g, Sodium: 515 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/crab-and-portabella-mushroom-fettuccine/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grape Tomato Salad with White Beans and Cucumber

April 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grape Tomato Salad with White Beans and Cucumber. It’s made using canned Great Northern Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cilantro, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lime Juice, Salt, and Pepper. 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/

Grape Tomato Salad with White Beans and Cucumber
Requiring just a few simple steps, the quick and easy salad with homemade dressing is high in fiber — and flavor.

Ingredients
1 cup canned Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup grape tomato halves
1 cup 1/2-inch diced cucumber
2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 -Combine beans, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and cilantro in large bowl.

2 – Whisk oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over salad and mix gently.

*Note. Always be sure to rinse and drain canned beans. Rinsing and draining can eliminate up to 40% of the sodium in canned beans.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 119 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 291 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/grape-tomato-salad-white-beans-cucumber/

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