Appetizer of the Week – Pineapple Yogurt Dip

August 14, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Pineapple Yogurt Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, can Crushed Pineapple, and Granulated No Calorie Sweetener. There’s 30 calories and 2 carbs per serving. 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

Pineapple Yogurt Dip
Cool and creamy, this dip makes a delicious centerpiece for a tray filled with assorted fresh fruits. Serve with brunch or as a healthy addition to a dessert buffet.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free plain yogurt
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener

Cooking Directions:
1 – Process cream cheese, yogurt, pineapple, and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Spoon into a serving dish; cover and chill. Serve with assorted fresh fruit.
Makes 24 (2 tablespoons) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 2 tablespoons): Calories: 30; Calories from Fat: 15; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/pineapple_yogurt_dip_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cantaloupe-Berry Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing

July 1, 2021 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 Cantaloupe-Berry Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Cantaloupe, Fresh Berries, Fresh Mint, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, Honey, Splenda, and Grated Lemon Zest. Salad or Dessert? 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/

Cantaloupe-Berry Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing
A delightfully light and refreshing summer salad featuring fresh and juicy cantaloupe and blueberries!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

1 whole cantaloupe, about 5 inches in diameter
1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and drained
4 sprigs fresh mint (for garnish)
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon honey
2 packets Splenda
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Cut cantaloupe in half and remove seeds from internal cavity. Carefully remove flesh from rind with a sharp knife. Cut melon into bite-size pieces (should yield about 3 cups). In a medium bowl, mix melon with berries. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients with a small whisk or spoon. Scoop 1 cup of fruit into a serving dish, and top with 1/4 cup of dressing. Add 1 sprig of mint for garnish.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 120 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/cantaloupe-berry-salad-with-mint-yogurt-dressing/

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Snack Time Pita Panini

July 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd delicious Appetizer Recipe to pass along to all of you, Snack Time Pita Panini. This one is made using Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 1/3 Les Fat Cream Cheese, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, Ground Cinnamon, Roasted Peanuts, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Raisins, Pita Bread, Banana, and Margarine. 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

Snack Time Pita Panini
The kids can help mix together the peanut butter, chocolate chip and raisin filling, then let them fill the pita breads and add slices of banana before cooking these snack time treats.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons reduced fat creamy-style peanut butter
3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped, roasted peanuts
4 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
4 small (4 inch) pita breads, halved
1 large banana, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix peanut butter, cream cheese, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, yogurt and cinnamon, together in a medium size bowl until well blended.
2 – Stir in the chopped peanuts, chocolate chips and raisins.
3 – Spread the peanut butter mixture inside the pita pockets. Add the banana and brush the outside of the pockets with the melted margarine.
4 – Cook 2 minutes per side in a large skillet or griddle.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 220 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 230mg | Carbohydrates 29g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 16g | Protein 7g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/snack_time_pita_panini_recipe.html

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