Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Baked Apple Turnovers

August 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Baked Apple Turnovers. To make the Turnovers you’ll be needing Granny Smith Apples, Water, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, All Purpose Flour, Ground Cinnamon, Refrigerated Pie Crusts, and Egg White. 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

Baked Apple Turnovers
Let the kids help with filling and sealing the pastry for these crispy fruit-filled treats.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (15-ounce) container refrigerated pie crusts
1 egg white, lightly beaten

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook apples and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally and breaking up apples with the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes or until apples form a coarse purée. Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and flour; cook 2 to 3 additional minutes, stirring constantly until Splenda® Granulated Sweetener dissolves and mixture is thickened. Stir in cinnamon. Spoon apple mixture into a bowl to cool slightly.
2 – Preheat oven to 425°F (225°C). Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Unroll pie crusts; cut each one into four wedges. Roll each wedge into a 6-inch circle. Place 3 level tablespoons apple mixture on each circle; moisten edges of dough with water and fold dough over to form a half-moon shape. Crimp to seal, and cut vents to release steam. Place on prepared pan; brush tops with egg white.
4 – Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until turnovers are browned. Cool turnovers on a wire rack 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 8 turnovers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 turnover): Calories 290 | Calories from Fat 140 | Fat 16g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 320mg | Carbohydrates 34g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 8g | Protein 3g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/baked_apple_turnovers_recipe.html

APPLE-BALSAMIC SALMON

May 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for APPLE-BALSAMIC SALMON to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Salmon Fillets, Sea Salt, Apple Jelly, Balsamic Vinegar, Granny Smith Apples, Gala Apples, Leeks, and Course Ground Black Pepper. 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/

APPLE-BALSAMIC SALMON

Ingredients

4 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
1/4 to 1 teaspoon fine sea salt (normal table salt can be used)
1/4 cup apple jelly
2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup julienne-cut, unpeeled, Granny Smith or other green apple (1/4 x 1-1/2-inch-long slivers)
3/4 cup julienne-cut, unpeeled Gala or other reddish apple (1/4 x 1-1/2-inch-long slivers)
1/3 cup very thin sliced and quartered leek (white and light green portion only)
Course-ground black pepper

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 450 F. Fold each piece of paper crosswise in half. Cut 4 half-heart shapes 7 inches longer and 4 inches wider than the fillets (the fold edges will be the centers of the hearts). Open each paper or foil heart; set aside.
2 – Lightly sprinkle salmon with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place each fillet near the center on one side of each heart.
3 – Heat apple jelly over low heat or in a microwave oven just until melted. Remove from heat; stir in balsamic vinegar. Spoon mixture evenly over fillets. Toss together apples and leek. Place mixture evenly on top of fillets.
4 – Fold opposite side of each heart up and over the fish and apple mixture. Starting at top of heart, fold edges to seal open sides by making small tight folds. Twist tip of hearts to close packets. Place packets on baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes until fish flakes easily. (Carefully open packets to check doneness.)
5 – To serve, cut packets open by slashing a large X on the top of each, then fold back paper. Transfer packets to dinner plates and serve with rice. Or, if desired, remove fish with apples from packets and place slightly on top of rice; spoon over juices. Season to taste with additional salt and the pepper.
NOTES:
This recipe makes enough balsamic-apple juice for serving over brown rice.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 300
Fat: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 70 milligrams
Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
Protein: 23 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/apple-balsamic-salmon

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLE PIE

December 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is an APPLE PIE. To make this week’s recipe of Apple Pie you’ll be needing Pastry for Crust, Cornstarch, Granulated Equal Spoonful, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Salt, and Granny Smith Apples. So you can find this week’s 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/

Apple Pie
Ingredients

Pastry for double-crust 9-inch pie
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups peeled, cored, sliced Granny Smith or other baking apples (about 8 medium)
* May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – Roll 1/2 the pastry on floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than inverted 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate.
2 – Combine cornstarch, Equal, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sprinkle over apples in large bowl and toss to coat. Arrange apples in pie crust.
3 – Roll remaining pastry into circle large enough to fit top of pie. Place over apples. Seal edges, trim and flute. Cut a few slits in top of pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake in preheated 400F oven 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden and apples are tender.
4 – Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 253
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 224 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 42 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/apple-pie

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Potato and Carrot Kugel

November 29, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Potato and Carrot Kugel. The Dish is made using Carrots, White Potatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Onion, Pepper, Salt, Onion Powder, Sugar, Flour, Egg Substitute, and Reduced Fat Margarine. The Dish is 107 calories and 14 net carbs per serving. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Potato and Carrot Kugel
This hearty dish is light on calories and carbohydrate. Featuring carrots, white potatoes and Granny Smith apples, this casserole will put a good base in your stomach for your Passover celebrations.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes.

Nonstick cooking spray
2 large carrots (1/2 pound), peeled and grated
8 ounces white potato (2 small), peeled and grated
1 large Granny Smith apple (3–4 inches in diameter), peeled, cored, and grated
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup liquid egg substitute
3 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine, melted

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – nonstick skillet, spray nonstick cooking spray, then add carrots, potato, apple, and onion. (Spray with additional cooking spray or add 1–2 tablespoons water to prevent sticking if necessary.) Stir constantly, and cook only until vegetables have softened slightly. Spoon vegetable mixture into casserole dish. Combine black pepper, salt, onion powder, sugar, flour, egg substitute, and melted margarine in a small bowl and whisk together. Pour liquid over vegetables, and stir gently to make sure mixture is evenly distributed in dish. Bake for 35–40 minutes or until kugel is firm to the touch in center and lightly browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 107 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 262 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/potato-and-carrot-kugel/

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It started off Cool and cloudy but the sun came out later and a high of 57 degrees. Got the cart out of the shed and did a little yard work and got Mom’s Christmas Decorations out of the shed for her. Put out a couple of things outside and then gave a neighbor a hand and put up some lights on his shrubs. It’s Thanksgiving Leftovers for Dinner tonight. I’ve left part of the post from yesterday for item descriptions. Enjoy and take care everyone!

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made an Apple Pie made with Splenda. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

November 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, saving room for Dinner! Cloudy and 54 degrees for our Thanksgiving Day Weather. Not a thing going on. Did a load of laundry and gave Mom a hand in preparing the Feast!

 

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made a Apple Pie made with Splenda. Oh my, more than enough and so delicious! I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

Spiced Apple Butter

September 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Spiced Apple Butter to pass along to all of you. It’s made using Granny Smith Apples, Low Calorie Apple Juice, Dark Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, and Ground Cloves. This recipe is also 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spiced Apple Butter
Serve this delightful fresh apple butter with mini rice cakes, apple slices, or crackers.

Ingredients
2 pounds Granny Smith or any tart apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 6 1/2 cups)
1 cup low-calorie apple juice cocktail or cider
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions
Yield:
2 cups (about 16 servings)

Serving size:
2 tablespoons

1 – Combine apples and apple juice cocktail in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes or until apples are very tender.

2 – Purée apple mixture in batches in blender, returning blended apple mixture to saucepan after each batch.* (Or use hand-held immersion blender.)

3 – Add brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to apple mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes or until thickened, stirring and scraping up bottom and sides of saucepan frequently. Cool completely.

4 – Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 month.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with mini rice cakes, apple slices, and/or crackers.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 54 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 3 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/spiced-apple-butter/

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Cinnamon Apple Biscuits

July 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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I came across a recipe for Cinnamon Apple Biscuits. Is it for Breakfast, Brunch, or Dessert you choose! To make this dish you’ll be needing Refrigerated Biscuits, Butter, Eqaul Spoonful, Ground Cinnamon, Granny Smith Apples, and Apple Juice. 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

Cinnamon Apple Biscuits
Little “apple pie” bites that are quick and easy to make thanks to refrigerated biscuit dough. A terrific treat for guests that drop in unexpectedly.

Recipe Ingredients:
5 jumbo refrigerated biscuits, cut into quarters
1/4 cup stick butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful*
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced into thin circles, cut in half
3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate, thawed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Roll biscuit quarters in melted butter. Coat biscuit pieces with combined Equal® and cinnamon.
2 – Arrange biscuits in 8-inch round cake pan.
3 – Stand 8 apple halves around the edge. Fill in remaining apples pieces between the biscuit quarters.
4 Sprinkle any remaining butter and Equal® cinnamon mixture over the top.
5 – Drizzle thawed apple juice over the top. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 235, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 28 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 16 mg, sodium 425 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cinnamon_apple_biscuits_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Week! Friday

December 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Granny Smith Apple…………………….

Researchers also found that eating Granny Smith’s can help combat against chronic inflammation, which can lead to diabetes. Apples are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, but are also high in water content — which can help you stay full, not to mention hydrated.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Apple Walnut Cake

November 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Apple Walnut Cake. It’s Apple season! To make this week’s recipe you’ll need; Granny Smith Apples (2 large), Flour, Baking Powder, Apple Pie Spice, Sugar Substitute, Brown Sugar, Butter, Fat Free Skim Milk, Eggs, Vanilla, and Walnuts. A perfect Dessert for the Fall and Winter Seasons. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! I’ve left a link where you can subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple Walnut Cake
Craving a cozy treat to warm you up on these cool fall nights? You can’t go wrong with this combination of baked apples and apple pie spice, all folded into a moist cake and topped with walnuts.

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups chopped sliced Granny Smith apples (about 2 large apples)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar substitute*
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
3/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place apples in prepared pan.

2 – Combine flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt in small bowl.

3 – Whisk sugar substitute, brown sugar and margarine in medium bowl until blended. Whisk in milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until smooth. Pour over apples. Sprinkle walnuts over batter.

4 – Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean and apples are tender. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm; refrigerate leftovers.

*Note: This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 9 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 204 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 71 mg, Sodium: 403 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-walnut-cake/

 

 


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