Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pumpkin Tartlets

November 24, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Pumpkin Tartlets. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Refrigerated Pie Crust, Solid Pack Pumpkin, Fat Free Skim Milk, Egg, Sugar Substitute, Granulated Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla, Salt, Ground Nutmeg, Ground All Spice, and Fat Free Whipped Topping. There are 122 calories, and 16 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pumpkin Tartlets
Whether you’re looking for a party-perfect treat to serve up on Halloween or a dessert for your Thanksgiving table, this pumpkin-packed recipe is sure to delight!

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 refrigerated pie crust (half of 15-ounce package)
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar substitute*
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash ground allspice
1 1/2 cups fat-free whipped topping

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 tartlet

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 12 standard (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Unroll pie crust on clean work surface. Cut out 12 circles with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter; discard scraps. Press one circle into each prepared muffin cup.

3. Whisk pumpkin, milk, egg, sugar substitute, granulated sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, nutmeg, and allspice in medium bowl until well blended. Spoon about 2 tablespoons pumpkin mixture into each tartlet shell.

4. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Bake 12 to 15 minutes more, or until knife inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. Spoon 2 tablespoons whipped topping on each tartlet just before serving. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and/or nutmeg, if desired.

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

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 131 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Orange Cups

November 13, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Sweet Potato Orange Cups. The Cups are made using Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Orange Juice Apples, Raisins, and Mini Marshmallows. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Orange Cups
Serve as a side dish or dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 small oranges
2 small cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/2 cup chopped apples
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Cooking Directions:
1 – Halve oranges and squeeze over small bowl to loosen centers and extract juice. Place orange halves on baking sheet. Set juice aside.
2 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
3 – Mix potatoes, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, cinnamon, ginger and orange juice together in a medium size bowl until well blended.
4 – Stir in the chopped apples and raisins.
5 – Spoon the potato mixture into the orange halves. Top with the mini marshmallows.
6 – Place filled oranges on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned and center is warm.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 1 orange cup): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 0; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 10mg; Total Carbs: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 1g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_orange_cups_recipe.html

Sensational Pumpkin Bake

November 13, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Sensational Pumpkin Bake. To make this dish you’ll be using Canned 100% Pure Pumpkin, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Butter, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, and Pecans. The recipe is 150 calories and 13 net carbs per serving. 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

Sensational Pumpkin Bake
Try this handsomely spiced baked pumpkin pudding. Makes a great side dish or dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (15-ounce) cans 100% pure pumpkin
4 tablespoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend – divided use
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Combine pumpkin, 3 tablespoons of the Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Pour hot mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon of the Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and pecans in small bowl. Sprinkle over pumpkin.
3 – Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until browned.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 150 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 4.0g) | Cholesterol 15mg | Sodium 320mg | Carbohydrates 17g | Fiber 4g | Sugars 11g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sensational_pumpkin_bake_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts THURSDAY

November 10, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Nonstick Cooking Spray, Granulated Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, White Whole Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt, Ground Ginger, Ground Nutmeg, Baking Soda, Canned Solid Pumpkin, Eggs, Milk, Butter, and Vanilla. Enjoy the Donuts! 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts
Perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving and any time in between, these mini-donuts are jam-packed with cinnamon, ginger and pumpkin flavor!

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
2 eggs
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 36 donuts
Serving size: 2 donuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 36 mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Combine granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.

2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and baking soda in medium bowl; mix well. Beat pumpkin, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Spoon scant tablespoonful batter into each prepared muffin cup.

3. Bake 12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 2 minutes.

4. Working one at a time, dip doughnuts into cinnamon-sugar mixture, turning to coat evenly. Return to wire racks; let stand until set. Serve warm or cool completely.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 115 calories, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 28 mg, Sodium: 157 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pumpkin-spice-mini-donuts/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Middle Eastern Stuffed Squash With Minty Yogurt

October 25, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Middle Eastern Stuffed Squash With Minty Yogurt. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Yellow Squash, Lean Ground Turkey, Ground Cinnamon, Onion, Pine Nuts, Sugar, Ground Cumin, Salt, Ground Red Pepper, Fat Free Mint Yogurt, and Fresh Mint. There’s 250 calories and 12 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Middle Eastern Stuffed Squash With Minty Yogurt
Looking for a new spin on stuffed squash? You’ll love the authentic Middle Eastern flavor of this high-fiber dish, stuffed with turkey, cinnamon, and pine nuts!

Ingredients
4 medium to large yellow squash
12 ounces lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 ounce pine nuts, toasted
3/4 to 1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, or to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 squash halves plus 2 tablespoons sauce per serving

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut squash in halves lengthwise. Scrape out inner pulp and seeds leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Chop pulp and seeds; set aside.

2 – Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add turkey and cinnamon. Cook, stirring to break up meat, until no longer pink. Transfer to plate.

3 – Return skillet to medium-high heat; coat again with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions and reserved chopped squash. Coat with cooking spray. Cook 4 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in turkey mixture, pine nuts, sugar, cumin, salt, and red pepper. Mix well.

4 – Arrange squash halves, cut-side up, in 13×9-inch baking pan. Spoon turkey mixture in equal amounts into each squash half. Cover with foil. Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until squash is tender.

5 – Combine yogurt and mint in small bowl and refrigerate. Serve squash with yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 250 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 237 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/middle-eastern-stuffed-squash-with-minty-yogurt/

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Happy Holiday Pumpkin Pie

October 15, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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The Holiday Seasons will be here before you know it. So here’s a Dessert Recipe to please them all, Happy Holiday Pumpkin Pie. The Pie has a reduction of both fats and sugar without losing that Pumpkin Pie flavor. To make this Pie you’ll be needing are Splenda® Granular, Cornstarch, Ground Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Salt, Fat Free Half and Half, Egg Substitute, Heavy Cream, and Pure Vanilla Extract. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Happy Holiday Pumpkin Pie
The reduction of both fats and sugar in this tasty pumpkin pie recipe means those monitoring their diet can have a happy holiday with pie!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 Prepared Pie Crust

Filling:
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
3/4 cup Splenda® Granular
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fat free half-and-half
1/2 cup egg substitute
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Blend pumpkin purée, Splenda®, cornstarch, spices, and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well blended Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
3 – Pour into prepared pie crust.
4 – Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set in the center and the crust is golden brown.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Total Calories 170, Calories from Fat 70, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 140 mg, Total Carbohydrate 21 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 4 g, Vitamin A 170%, Calcium 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 8%.
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

October 10, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” of the Week is Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, Skim Milk, Canned Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Ground Cinnamon, and Artificial Sweetener. 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Get that fall feeling first thing in the morning. Start off your day with this quick and easy oatmeal, ready in just about 10 minutes. Featuring pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, one bite will take you straight to pumpkin paradise!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 5 minutes.

1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Artificial sweetener to taste

Directions
Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 recipe

1 – Combine oats, milk, pumpkin, and spices in a small pan; whisk together. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until oatmeal reaches desired consistency. Stir in artificial sweetener and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 292 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 135 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/pumpkin-spice-oatmeal/

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GRANNY SMITH’S APPLE CRISP

October 9, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a Dessert that’s Diabetic Friendly and perfect for the Fall Season, GRANNY SMITH’S APPLE CRISP. To make this Dessert Recipe you’ll be needing Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Ground Cinnamon, Orange Zest, Orange Juice, Granny Smith Apples, Old Fashioned Butter, Butter, Crisp Rice Cereal, and Chopped Walnuts. There’s 160 calories and 17 net 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 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

GRANNY SMITH’S APPLE CRISP
A perfect warm dessert to serve a cool autumn day. Recipe for Granny Smith’s Apple Crisp from our Dessert recipe section.

Ingredients

1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Make Filling: whisk together Splenda Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice in a large bowl; add apples and toss to coat. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; set aside.
3 – Make Topping: stir together oats, Splenda Granulated Sweetener, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; cut butter in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cereal and walnuts. Spoon topping over apples.
4 – Bake 45 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve warm.
NOTES:
A perfect warm dessert to serve a cool autumn day.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup crisp

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 160
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 45 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
Sugars: 10 grams
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

October 6, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Canned Solid Packed Pumpkin, Skim Milk, Vanilla Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding and Pie Filling Mix, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Ground Cloves, Reduced Fat Whipped Topping, and Gingersnap Cookies. There’s 138 calories and 17 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits
Pumpkin is king, especially when it comes to fall desserts. And what’s even better than a tasty pumpkin mousse? A tasty pumpkin mousse that doesn’t require turning on the oven! These treats come together in just a few minutes and only require an hour in the fridge to set. They’re positively gourd-geous!

Ingredients
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla fat-free sugar-free instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups thawed reduced-fat whipped topping, divided
4 gingersnap cookies, crushed

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of total recipe

1. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add pumpkin, milk, pudding mix, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; beat 1 minute, or until smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping.

2. Spoon 1/4 cup mousse into each of eight 6-ounce dessert glasses. Spoon 2 tablespoons whipped topping over each dessert. Top with 1/4 cup mousse. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

3. Just before serving, top each parfait with remaining whipped topping and gingersnap crumbs.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 249 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/no-bake-pumpkin-mousse-parfaits/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

September 18, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Twice-Baked Sweet Potato. These Delicious Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are made using Sweet Potatoes, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Brown Sugar Substitute, Ground Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Crushed Pineapple, Walnuts, and Mini Marshmallows. These are some kicked up Sweet Taters! 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Put the fall’s harvest to good use with this classic side dish. With its combination of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, chopped walnuts, and miniature marshmallows, this casserole is so delightful, you won’t even need dessert.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes

4 sweet potatoes (8 ounces each), unpeeled
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, canned in juice
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
I cup miniature marshmallows

Directions
Yield: 8 stuffed potato halves
Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half

1 – Preheat oven to 400˚F. Wrap each sweet potato in foil, place on oven rack, and bake for one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and carefully scoop flesh into a bowl, leaving shells intact with 1/8–1/4 inch of flesh. Place shells in a baking dish and set aside. Using an electric mixer, mash flesh until smooth. Mix in margarine, brown sugar substitute, and spices. Drain pineapple well in a sieve, forcing out extra liquid with the back of a spoon. Stir drained pineapple into mashed sweet potatoes. Spoon filling into shells; sprinkle with walnuts and press on marshmallows. Return to the oven for 8–10 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted and potato is heated through.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 174 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 37 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes/

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