Garden Pasta Salad

January 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Garden Pasta Salad to pass along. To make this Salad some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Penne Pasta, Bell Peppers, Frozen Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Spices, Fat Free Milk, Equal Spoonful 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

Garden Pasta Salad
Who can resist a creamy pasta and vegetable salad that has 31% less calories than the traditional recipe. Use your favorite vegetables in place of those suggested in the recipe if you like.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound penne or medium pasta shells, cooked, drained, cooled
1 large yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup blanched sugar snap peas
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 teaspoons drained green peppercorns, crushed (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine pasta, bell pepper, peas, green onions, snap peas and carrots in salad bowl. Blend mayonnaise, vinegar, milk, parsley, Equal® and peppercorns, if desired.
2 – Stir dressing into salad mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Makes 10 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): calories 196, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 40 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 110 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/garden_pasta_salad_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Crunchy Broccoli Salad Recipe

January 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Crunchy Broccoli Salad Recipe. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be using Fresh Broccoli, Green Onions, Finely Shredded Fat Free Mozzarella, Turkey Bacon, Light Mayonnaise, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Sweet One Sugar Substitute, and White Vinegar. The Salad is 119 calories and 4 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/

Crunchy Broccoli Salad Recipe
If you’re a veggie fan, this healthy and crunchy broccoli salad recipe is just the thing for you.
Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes

1 bunch fresh broccoli (approximately 1 pound)
5 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
5 strips turkey bacon, crisply cooked then crumbled
1/3 cup light mayonnaise (not salad-dressing-type mayonnaise)
1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise (not salad-dressing-type mayonnaise)
4 packets acesulfame-K sweetener (such as Sweet One)
2 tablespoons white vinegar

Directions
Yield: 5 1/2 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Remove stalks from broccoli and discard. Cut broccoli crowns into small florets. In a bowl, combine broccoli florets, green onions, cheese, and crumbled bacon. Set aside.

2 – In a separate bowl, whisk together light mayonnaise, fat-free mayonnaise, sweetener, and vinegar. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 119 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 449 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/crunchy-broccoli-salad/

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BLT Cukes

July 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have 2nd Appetizer to pass along to everyone, BLT Cukes. These are made using Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Bacon, Tomato, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Black Pepper, Salt, and Cucumber. Plus these are only 26 calories and 1 net carb per serving! This recipe also comes 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/

BLT Cukes
These appetizers, bursting with flavor, can be made and refrigerated up to 12 hours ahead of time. There are plenty of veggies packed into this small bite, plus irresistible bacon.

Ingredients
1/2 cup finely chopped lettuce
1/2 cup finely chopped baby spinach
3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup finely diced tomato
1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoons fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large cucumber
1 large cucumber

Directions
Yield: 8 to 10 pieces
Serving size: 1 piece

1. Combine lettuce, spinach, bacon, tomato, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt in medium bowl and mix well.

2. Peel cucumber, trim off ends, and cut in half lengthwise. Use spoon to scoop out seeds and discard the seeds.

3. Divide bacon mixture between cucumber halves, mounding in center. Garnish with parsley and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 26 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 72 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/blt-cukes/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets

September 10, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 3 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets. Made with Unsalted Tuna Packed in Water, Fat-Free Mayonnaise, Celery, Worcestershire Sauce, and Dried Dill Weed are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. The Dish is 237 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management web site. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I left a link to subscribe at the bottom of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets
Tuna sandwiches are an old sack-lunch standby, but with this Mediterranean twist on the traditional, you (or your child) will really look forward to mealtime! Ready in just 10 minutes, the combination of whole-wheat pita, tuna, cheese and assorted veggies is sure to keep hunger at bay for hours

Preparation time: 10 minutes.
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Ingredients
2 large (6 1/2″) whole wheat pita breads, cut in half(this recipe uses only 3 pita halves)
6 ounces unsalted tuna packed in water, drained
3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped celery
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 leaves romaine lettuce
3 slices American cheese, cut in half diagonally to form triangles
6 slices fresh tomato
6 slices cucumber with peel (or peeled if preferred)
6 pitted kalamata or black olives

Directions
Slice pita bread in half. Use only three pita pocket halves for this recipe. Mix tuna salad in small bowl by combining drained tuna, fat-free mayonnaise, chopped celery, Worcestershire sauce, dill weed, and lemon juice. To assemble the pita sandwiches, place one romaine lettuce leaf inside each pita half. Scoop 5 tablespoons of tuna salad mixture (1/3 of recipe) into each pita half. Insert 2 triangles of American cheese into each pita half. Place 2 slices of tomato and 2 slices of cucumber in the pita sandwich. Garnish with two olives. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until serving time.

Yield: 3 pita sandwich halves.

Serving size: 1 pita sandwich half.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 237 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 678 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets

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