Is Peanut Butter Good for Diabetics?

September 30, 2020 at 10:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, Food | Leave a comment
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Is Peanut Butter Good for Diabetics?
From the Diabetes Self Management website –

For many, peanut butter is a staple. From growing up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to spreading peanut butter on crackers to, yes, eating a spoonful of peanut butter straight out of the jar, it’s not uncommon for most people’s kitchen cupboards to have a jar or two of this nut butter within easy reach. But is peanut butter all that it’s hyped up to be? And how does it affect your diabetes, if at all?

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What is peanut butter?
The website Wikipedia describes peanut butter as “a food paste or spread made from ground, dry-roasted peanuts. It often contains additional ingredients that modify the taste or texture, such as salt, sweeteners or emulsifiers.”

That description pretty much hits the nail on the head. Peanut butter is so basic that you can make it yourself. Simply toss some roasted peanuts into a food processor and process until a thick, creamy paste forms. You now have peanut butter. Search the internet for how to make peanut butter and you’ll come across plenty of recipes. Some recipes may suggest adding some salt and/or honey, for example……………………………….

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting Calories, fat, and carbs…………

Eat healthier and cut calories, fat, carbs where you can. In many cases, favorite recipes can be modified so they offer a lower fat content. Using reduced fat and calorie ingredients when you can all adds up!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Diabetes management hint………

Fats can have an effect on blood sugar. Go with low-fat dairy products and lean cuts of meat. Butter and olive oil are the fats of choice. Opt for baked or grilled preparations over fried.

Healthy Snacks for Kids

September 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Snacks for Kids. Some great Diabetic Friendly recipes that everyone will love. Recipes like; Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn, Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas, and Mini Cheese and Turkey Melts. Find these and more from one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Healthy Snacks for Kids
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)

Snacking Strategies for Kids with Diabetes

Snacks often supply a significant share of children’s daily calories, so it’s important the snacks are nutrition-packed. Offer snacks that supply at least one of the following: protein to support growth, complex carbohydrates for slow-release energy, fiber to aid digestive health, and vitamins and minerals to keep the body running smoothly…….


Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon PB2 powdered chocolate-flavor peanut butter over 2 cups piping-hot plain popcorn. Some organic microwave popcorn brands offer varieties without salt or oil. Alternatively, pop plain kernels in a microwave-safe glass popcorn popping bowl or air popper…….


Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Drain, rinse, and pat dry a 15-ounce can of no-salt-added garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), then spray with nonstick cooking spray and toss lightly with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Bake at 425 degrees F about 30-45 minutes until crunchy. Serving is 1/4 cup roasted chickpeas. Need a faster option? Try sea salt-flavor ChickPz from the Nutty Bean Co………


Mini Cheese and Turkey Melts

Place three slices of cocktail bread on a baking sheet, then spread 1 teaspoon honey mustard and place 1 ounce natural deli turkey on each of them. Top each with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 of a cherry tomato, then place under broiler a few minutes until the cheese melts…….


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22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

July 30, 2017 at 6:42 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes. Very good article on the foods to avoid with Diabetes and tips on still having your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with satisfying and delicious alternatives. Read the entire article at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

These top food offenders contain high amounts of fat, sodium, carbs, and calories that may increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood sugar, and weight gain. The good news is you can indulge in your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with our satisfying and delicious alternatives.


Think Twice Before Eating These Foods

At Diabetic Living, we believe that eating with diabetes doesn’t have to mean deprivation, starvation, or bland and boring foods. However, some foods really are best left on the table or in the store. Everyone — with diabetes or without — would be wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they are high in saturated fat, sodium, calories, or carbs, or might contain trans fats. High amounts of sodium and saturated fat can lead to heart disease, while excess sugars, high carb counts, and added calories can cause unwanted weight gain and blood sugar spikes………



You walk into a restaurant and you’re feeling starved. A quick scan of the menu and there they are: nachos, one of your favorites. You order them as an appetizer and also order a meal. Unfortunately, most restaurant nacho orders equate to and often exceed an entire meal’s worth of calories, carbs, and fat. For example, a regular order of Chili’s Classic Nachos has 830 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 39 grams of carb…….


Coffee Drinks

A simple cup of joe with a little milk or even half-and-half can be a low-calorie beverage perfect for a person with diabetes. But many coffee-shop drinks rival decadent desserts for their high calorie, carb, and fat contents. For example, a 16-ounce Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha (with whipped cream and 2 percent milk) comes in at 470 calories and 63 grams of carb. Similarly, a medium Dunkaccino contains 350 calories, while the large size has almost 500 calories……


Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Sometimes known as the bad boy on the breakfast buffet, traditional biscuits and gravy is indeed high in calories, fat (particularly saturated fat), and sodium. For example, the McDonald’s Biscuit and Gravy* entree has 570 calories and 13 grams of saturated fat.

That amount of saturated fat may not sound like too much, but consider that the American Diabetes Association suggests eating less than 7 percent of calories from saturated fat — and for most people, this is about 15 grams of saturated fat per day. Similarly, Bob Evans’ Sausage Gravy* recipe has 1,828 milligrams of sodium, exceeding the ADA’s recommended 1,500-milligram maximum per day……..


* Click the link below to get all the – 22 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 2, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Less Fat and Calories in your diet……..

A good way to decrease the amount of fat and calories in your recipes is to use fat-free milk or 1% milk instead of whole or reduced-fat (2%) milk. For extra richness, try fat-free half-and-half or evaporated skim milk.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 22, 2016 at 6:09 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 4 Comments
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When possible avoid frying, sauteing, and the deep fat fryer which requires a lot of added oil. Instead stick with baking, broiling, grilling, poaching, or steaming, which all use little, if any, added fat. Broiling and grilling are terrific for meats because the drippings are allowed to fall away from the food while cooking. Use Lean Meats also when you can.

Fried Walleye w/ Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and..

December 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and French Bread




Well their saying we could get our first measurable snow fall of the season! Yes, they said that magic four letter word “Snow”! Myself I enjoy it and go on as normal but with a lot of the people in this area it puts them in panic mode! A friend of mine that works at Kroger already called me earlier and said that panic has already set in. There’s been lines all day at the check-outs, he said that people were buying items like they were going to be stranded for weeks! This area is so funny! Anyway I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and French Bread.


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I had a couple of Walleye Fillets in the freezer that I laid in the fridge to thaw overnight. I had purchased them from Costco a couple of weeks back. We had some already and they were incredible! I rinsed them off in cold water and patted dry with paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till all fillets were well coated. I then fried them in Canola Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Along with Crappie their my favorite Fresh Water Fish to eat.




For one side dish I prepared some of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. These are a perfect Potato Dish for any Seafood. They come Seasoned, just heat in a skillet about 10-12 minutes until heated through. I also heated up a can of Walmart Brand Sliced Carrots along with a slice of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later tonight a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.






Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced PotatoesSimply Potatoes Diced

We peel and dice fresh potatoes and add just enough delicate onion, red bell pepper and garlic to make our Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. They make the perfect side dish to go from skillet to table. We’ve already done all the washing, peeling, dicing and spicing so you don’t have to.

Simply Potatoes – Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes
Servings: 1
Calories 80 Sodium 350 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 19 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

Diet-Friendly Dinners: 12 Low-Fat Chicken Recipes

November 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM | Posted in chicken, Delish | Leave a comment
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Some great Low-Fat Chicken Recipes from the Delish web site. The link is at the bottom of the post.




Diet-Friendly Dinners: 12 Low-Fat Chicken Recipes
Lighten up a dinner staple with these low-fat chicken recipes. Chicken fricassee, chicken paprikash, chicken tenders, even fried chicken get a low-fat makeover — proof that you can enjoy your favorite recipes with a healthy spin. Every recipe has less than 10 grams of fat per serving, so you can eat a filling dinner without overdoing it.


Get more healthy chicken recipes from our easy, low-calorie chicken recipes and our healthy chicken recipes and ideas.



Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas for Two

Grill spice-rubbed chicken breasts and tuck them into whole-wheat pitas along with fresh vegetables and a tangy yogurt sauce for a warm-weather, low-fat chicken dinner…..

Apricot Chicken and Hash

In just 30 minutes you can have this healthy chicken dinner on the table — veggies and all. A lemon-apricot glaze adds a hint of sweetness to the chicken that contrasts well with the potato-and-pepper hash…..



* Click the link below to all the recipes!

Cheddar Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

October 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM | Posted in bison, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cheddar Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries


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Back to a beautiful, sunny, Autumn Day, in the 20’s this morning starting out though. Not much going on today, most of my friends are in downtown Cincinnati for the Bengals late afternoon Football Game. For dinner it was a Cheddar Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries.



I used Great Range Ground Bison. I seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and pan fried it in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. Came out medium rare with a nice char on the outside with a little pink and juicy in the middle! I made that switch to Buffalo, or Bison, quite a while back and have never missed Beef. I just love the taste of Buffalo over Beef and the way it cooks up. I served it on an Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bun and topped the Burger with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar. For a side I baked up some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.






Great Range Ground BisonGreat Range Ground Bison

All natural (Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients). Raised without antibiotics, no added hormones (Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in bison). US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Great Range Brand is proud to bring you the same premium natural bison products served in the nation’s finest restaurants. Enjoy the flavor of Great Range!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Servings Per Container: 4

Calories 190
Calories from Fat 100
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 11 g (17%)
Saturated Fat 4 g (20%)
Cholesterol 60 mg (17%)
Sodium 60 mg (3%)
Total Carbohydrate 0 g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0 g (0%)
Sugars 0 g
Protein 23 g





Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style FriesOre Ida Simply


You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg

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