Tuna Cakes with Creamy Cucumber

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I also have a recipe for Tuna Cakes with Creamy Cucumber to pass along. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Cucumber, Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt, Spices, Carrots, Green Onion, Reduced-Fat Mayonnaise, Panko Bread Crumbs, Albacore Tuna in Water and more! 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/

Tuna Cakes with Creamy Cucumber
Ingredients
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt or fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning salt
1/3 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 cup panko bread crumbs, divided
1 can (12 ounces) albacore tuna in water, drained
1 tablespoon canola oil or olive oil, divided
Lemon wedges (optional)

Directions
Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 1 tuna cake and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving

1 – For sauce, stir together cucumber, yogurt, dill, and lemon-pepper seasoning. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

2 – In mixing bowl combine carrots, onion, celery, mayonnaise, and mustard. Stir in 1/2 cup panko. Add tuna and mix until combined.

3 – Place remaining panko in shallow dish. Shape tuna mixture into 5 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Dip patties in panko, lightly coating.

4 – In 10-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Add patties. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to skillet when patties are turned. Serve with yogurt mixture and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

Tip: To reduce the sodium in this recipe, use salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning blend that has no sodium.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 187 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 654 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/tuna-cakes-creamy-cucumber-sauce/

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Appetizer of the Week – TANDOORI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH MINT RAITA

October 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a recipe for TANDOORI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH MINT RAITA. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt, Reduced Fat Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Canola Oil, Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breast, Red Onion, Fresh Mint, and Lime Juice. The Dish is 121 calories and 7 carbs per serving. 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 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

TANDOORI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH MINT RAITA

Ingredients

1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt, divided
1/3 cup reduced fat coconut milk, divided
2 tsp. curry powder, mild or hot
1-2 finely chopped garlic cloves
3/4 tsp. sea salt, divided
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breast
2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
12 (8-inch) bamboo skewers

Directions

1 – In wide, shallow bowl or deep plate, combine 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of coconut milk, curry powder, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix in oil.
2 – Cut chicken lengthwise into 12 strips. Insert skewer into bottom of one chicken strip and work it up lengthwise to top. Repeat with remaining chicken. Place skewers in curry marinade and using your fingers, make sure it coats them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours.
3 – Arrange marinated chicken on paper toweling and blot dry, removing all excess marinade. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat, then coat with cooking spray. Or heat stovetop griddle. Arrange skewers in one layer in pan and cook for 2 minutes, browning chicken. Using tongs, turn skewers and brown on another side, 2 minutes. Turn chicken and cook until it is opaque and hot around skewer at thickest part of chicken. Transfer skewers to serving plate.
4 – While chicken cooks, prepare the Raita. In bowl, combine remaining yogurt and coconut milk with onions, mint, lime juice and remaining salt. When possible, make Raita 30 minutes before serving chicken to allow its flavors to develop and meld. Serve it the day it is made.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings for main course or a snack for 6 or 12 people

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 121
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 297 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/tandoori-chicken-skewers-with-mint-raita

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