13 Healthy Holiday Swaps

December 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

From the Diabetic Living On Line web site, link is at the end of the post.


Diabetic living logo
13 Healthy Holiday Swaps
Do you have diabetes and wonder: What can I eat at holiday parties and dinners? We have great tips to make healthier choices so you can still be festive while managing your weight and blood sugar goals.




Best Choices for Holiday Eating
The holidays are all about get-togethers with family, friends, and colleagues — and what holiday gathering would be complete without food? But there’s no need to worry about blowing your calorie and carb budget. With these 13 simple swaps, you can enjoy the holiday season confident and guilt-free.


Chip Dip
Ready to dip those chips? Choose fresh salsa over cheese dip, and you’ll save 125 calories and 12 grams of carb per 1/2 cup.

Bonus: You’ll save 4 grams of saturated fat — plus, a colorful red and green salsa is sure to complement your holiday decor……

Skinny Shrimp
There’s no need to avoid appetizers while mingling. Save 113 calories and 1 gram of carb by selecting three jumbo shrimp and 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce instead of three pigs in a blanket.

Bonus: In addition to saving 4.5 grams of saturated fat by choosing the shrimp, you can also be stylish — it’s hard to look holiday chic when gobbling down something called pigs in a blanket….



*Click the link below to get all the healthy tips *



10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Portions

August 23, 2013 at 8:09 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

From Diabetic Living On Line 10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Portions. I left the link so you can all the great healthy tips.



10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy PortionsDiabetic living logo

How to Eat What You Love
Diabetes shouldn’t equal deprivation. Moderation is key, and following a few tips can avoid bad habits that leave you with feelings of guilt. From pizza to potatoes, we give you options to enjoy the foods you crave


Favor Whole, Fresh Foods
Processing foods tends to concentrate the calories and carbohydrate. Consider this: For 15 grams of carb, you could eat either 4 fresh apricots or just 1/2 cup apricots canned in juice. And for 15 grams of carb, you could eat either 1-1/4 cups strawberries or a mere 1-1/2 tablespoons all-fruit strawberry preserves…..



Train Your Eyes
A typical 12-ounce baked potato at restaurants has 70 grams of carb, whereas 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) of boiled red-skin potatoes has just 17 grams of carb. Weigh or measure spuds, rice, and other foods at home so you’ll be able to more accurately size up portions when eating out…..


*Get these and more healthy tips by clicking the link below.




Diabetic Recipe – Brisket in Ale

July 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM | Posted in BEEF, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, grilling, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

I was looking for a diabetic friendly recipe for Brisket and came across this one on Diabetic Living On Line web site. It sounds delicious and I’ll try it out on an upcoming grill out.

Brisket in Ale
The flavorful gravy — made from the beer-spiked cooking liquid — is the finishing touch to this tender meat dish.
SERVINGS: 10 servings

1     3- to 4-pound fresh beef brisket
2     medium onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1      bay leaf
1     12-ounce can beer
1/4     cup chili sauce
2     tablespoons no-calorie, heat-stable, granular sugar substitute (Splenda)
1/2     teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4     teaspoon salt
1/4     teaspoon black pepper
1     clove garlic, minced
2     tablespoons cornstarch
2     tablespoons cold water

1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut brisket to fit into a 3-1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. In the cooker place onions, bay leaf, and brisket. In a medium bowl combine beer, chili sauce, sugar substitute, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic; pour over meat in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

3. Using a slotted spoon, tansfer meat and onions to a platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf.

4. For gravy: Skim fat from cooking liquid. Measure 2-1/2 cups of the cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid. In a medium saucepan stir together the cornstarch and cold water; stir in the 2-1/2 cups cooking liquid. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pass gravy with meat. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

* Servings: 10 servings
* Calories170
* Total Fat (g)6
* Saturated Fat (g)2
* Monounsaturated Fat (g)3
* Polyunsaturated Fat (g)0
* Cholesterol (mg)46
* Sodium (mg)216
* Carbohydrate (g)6
* Total Sugar (g)1
* Fiber (g)1
* Protein (g)20


Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.


Health is Wealth

Hapanese Cuisine

Eats and Treats from Your Favorite Half-Asian

Food For Thought

Changing your life, one recipe at a time.


Where you can never have too many slices

A Series by Liz & Angie

Cards (and more) made from the heart.


Making awesome food.

Best of Vegan

Your #1 Resource for Vegan Cooking

The Simple Seagan

Simple recipes for the vegan, who sometimes eats seafood.

Life on Lavender

Building a Beautiful Life as a Single Mama

Today's Furry Moments

Life with 5 chickens, a food-obsessed dog, a cranky beardie and a crazy cat. Oh, and some fish.

Front Porch Bakery

Made-From-Scratch Made Simple


Just another WordPress site.

R & L Foods

Enjoy Our Foods

Tip to Tail Gourmet

Start to finish, Tip to Tail!

Raody Recipes

By Shivangi Rao