Chilled Cucumber Soup

July 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Chilled Cucumber Soup. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Cucumber, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, fresh Dill, Salt, White Pepper, Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, and Sprigs of Fresh Dill. 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/

Chilled Cucumber Soup
Who says soup has to be hot? This light and creamy low-carb cucumber soup recipe is perfect for relaxing on a warm summer evening. And what’s more, you need only a handful of ingredients to whip up this refreshing dish!

Ingredients
1 large cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup packed fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
1 1/2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
Sprigs fresh dill (optional)

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

1 – Place cucumber in food processor; process until finely chopped. Add sour cream, 1/4 cup dill, salt, and white pepper, if desired; process until fairly smooth.

2 – Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in broth. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Ladle into shallow bowls; garnish with dill sprigs.

3 – Vegan Variation: Substitute dairy-free sour cream for regular. Use only vegetable broth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 67 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 236 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/chilled-cucumber-soup/

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Appetizer of the Week – CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI

June 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Plain Yogurt, English Cucumber, Fresh Dill, California Avocado, Garlic, and Salt. The recipe is 65 calories and 6 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO TZATZIKI
Recipe for California Avocado Tzatziki from our Appetizer recipe section.
Ingredients

1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, halved, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
Salt, to taste

Directions

1 – In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate to allow flavors to blend.
2 – Garnish with avocado and dill, if desired.
3 – Serve with vegetable dippers or toasted pita bread triangles.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 65
Fat: 3.4 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.7 grams
Fiber: 0.8 grams
Sodium: 100 milligrams
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Protein: 3.25 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/california-avocado-tzatziki

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