It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Creamy Yellow Squash Soup

February 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a recipe for Creamy Yellow Squash Soup. A delicious and healthy Soup made with; Yellow Squash, Green Bell Pepper, Onion, Reduced-Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Spices. Warm up these cold Winter Days with this week’s recipe! It comes from another one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, tips on managing your Diabetes, Diabetic News, and more! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Yellow Squash Soup

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium, 99% fat-free chicken broth
1 cup fat-free buttermilk
1 tablespoon diet margarine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions
1 – Heat Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Add squash, bell pepper, and onion. Spray vegetables with cooking spray. Cook and stir 6 minutes or until onion begins to brown.

2 – Add thyme, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover. Cook 20 minutes.

3 – Working in 1-cup batches, place mixture in blender or food processor. Cover. Purée. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Return soup to Dutch oven over medium heat. Add buttermilk, margarine, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin and pepper. Cook until heated through. Serve topped with cheese.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 cup soup plus 2 tablespoons cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 113 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 401 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/creamy-yellow-squash-soup/

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Stovetop Shepherd’s Pie

December 19, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I came across a good recipe for these cold Winter’s Days and Nights, Stovetop Shepherd’s Pie. Some of the ingredients you’ll need are; Lean Ground Turkey, Onion, Green Bell Pepper,Worcestershire Sauce, Spices, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Stovetop Shepherd’s Pie
Ingredients
8 ounces lean ground turkey
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 2/3 cups water, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 1/4 cups fat-free (skim) milk
1 1/3 cups instant mashed potatoes
2 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions
1 – Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add turkey. Cook, stirring to break up meat, until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels if necessary; set aside.

2 – Add onion and bell pepper to skillet. Cook 4 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring frequently. Add cooked turkey, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, 1/3 cup water, cumin, and ground red pepper. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Cover; set aside.

3 – Bring remaining 1 1/3 cups water and salt, if desired, to a boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in milk and potatoes. (Do not whisk.) Spoon mashed potatoes evenly over turkey mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Place skillet over medium-low heat. Cover; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese melts.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 2/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 289 calories, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 253 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/stovetop-shepherds-pie/

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