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 Dessert of the Week – GINGER SNAPS

September 1, 2022 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 GINGER SNAPS. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Molasses, Canola Oil, Egg Substitute, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Ground Ginger, Ground Cloves, and Cinnamon. There’s 110 calories and 16 carbs per serving (2 cookies). 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/

GINGER SNAPS
Enjoy the aroma of these heavily spiced ginger cookies while they bake. For best results, allow to cool for a few hours in the fridge. Recipe for Ginger Snaps from our Desserts recipe section.

Ingredients

2/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup molasses*
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup egg substitute
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
8 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
*Use Robust Molasses for a more robust molasses flavor.

**Cookie Dough can also be rolled out and cut into circles or shapes.

Directions

1 – Mix Splenda Granulated Sweetener, sugar, butter, molasses and oil together in a medium mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until creamy. Scrape sides of the bowl. Add egg and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix until blended.
2 – Divide dough in half. Roll into logs approx. 1 1/2 inches wide and 14 inches long. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or freeze for 1 1/2 hours or until firm.
3 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil cookie sheets.
4 – Slice cookies approx. 1/4 inch thick. ** Place on prepared sheets.
5 – Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
NOTES:
Enjoy the aroma of these heavily spiced ginger cookies while they bake. For best results, allow to cool for a few hours in the fridge.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 36 servings
Serving Size: 2 cookies

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 110
Fat: 4.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 75 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Sugars: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/ginger-snaps

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spicy Apples

October 10, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for an Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spicy Apples. This one has Fall Recipe written all over it! To make this Dish you’ll be needing Acorn Squash, Apple, Butter, Brown Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg and Ground Cloves. 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

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spicy Apples
This is an ideal side dish for the holidays, but don’t let that stop you from serving it anytime during the fall and winter season.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 acorn squash, halved
1 apple, peeled cored and sliced
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar, firmly packed
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 dash ground cloves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Grease a 1-quart baking dish.
3 – Halve an acorn squash and remove the seeds.
4 – Place the squash, skin side up, in the dish and cover. Bake for 30 minutes.
5 – In a medium bowl combine the apple, butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
6 – Turn cut sides of the acorn squash up and top with the apple mixture.
7 – Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until the apples are tender.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/acorn_squash_stuffed_with_spicy_apples_recipe.html

Gingerbread Cake

December 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Holiday Dessert to pass along, Gingerbread Cake. To make this cake you’ll be needing Unsweetened Applesauce, Molasses, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, All Purpose Flour, Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Cloves. 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

Gingerbread Cake
Who can resist a warm freshly baked gingerbread cake? This is a reduced calorie version that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray Bundt pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Pour applesauce, molasses, and vegetable oil into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs. Stir well.
3 – Blend remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix well.
4 – Add dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture. Stir well.
5 – Pour cake batter into prepared pan.
6 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven.
7 – Cool cake in pan on a wire rack approximately 20 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool.
Makes 12 servings.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with sautéed apples or non-dairy topping.
Place 1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a blender. Blend covered, on high approximately 30 seconds. Sprinkle the finely ground Splenda over the cake like powdered sugar.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 170; Calories from Fat: 45; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Sodium: 240mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 3g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/gingerbread_cake_recipe.html

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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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Spiced Halibut, Pineapple, and Pepper Skewers

June 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, 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 Grilled Spiced Halibut, Pineapple, and Pepper Skewers. It’s Grilling Season! To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Lemon Juice, Garlic, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Boneless Skinless Halibut Steaks, Pineapple, and Bell Peppers. 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/

Grilled Spiced Halibut, Pineapple, and Pepper Skewers
Put a tropical twist on your next barbecue with these spicy skewers!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 pound boneless skinless halibut steak, about 1 inch thick
1/2 small pineapple, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 24 pieces
1 large green or red bell pepper, cut into 24 pieces

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 2 skewers

1 – Combine lemon juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves in large resealable food storage bag; knead until blended.

2 – Rinse fish; pat dry. Cut into 12 (1- to 1 1/4-inch) cubes. Add fish to bag. Press out air; seal. Turn gently to coat fish with marinade. Refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour. Soak 12 (6- to 8-inch) wooden skewers in water while fish marinates.

3 – Alternately thread 2 pieces pineapple, 2 pieces pepper, and 1 piece fish onto each skewer.

4 – Prepare grill for direct cooking. Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray. Place grid 4 to 6 inches above heat. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place skewers on grid. Cover or tent with foil; grill 3 to 4 minutes over medium-high heat or until grill marks appear on bottom. Turn skewers over; grill 3 to 4 minutes more or until fish begins to flake when tested with fork.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 84 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 23 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/grilled-spiced-halibut-pineapple-and-pepper-skewers/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Ham

December 31, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, 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 recipe for Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Ham. Made using a 9 pound bone-in and Fully Cooked Spiral-Cut Smoked Ham Half, Pomegranate Juice, Orange Marmalade, Ground Cloves, and Dijon Mustard. The Ham is only 122 calories and 5 carbs per serving. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out soon. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management website, one of my favorite Magazines. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Ham
The seasonal flavors of pomegranate juice, orange marmalade, ground cloves and Dijon mustard add some zing to this baked ham. Use this as the centerpiece for your next holiday feast, and your guests are guaranteed to go back for seconds.

Ingredients
1 (9 pound) bone-in, fully cooked, spiral-cut smoked ham half
1 cup pomegranate juice
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Unwrap ham; trim fat. Place, flat side down, on roasting pan. Cover loosely with foil. Bake 1 hour 45 minutes.

2 – Meanwhile, heat juice in small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 40 minutes or until juice is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Remove pan from heat. Let stand 10 minutes to cool slightly. Stir in marmalade, cloves, and mustard until smooth and well blended.

3 – Remove foil from ham; brush evenly with orange-pomegranate glaze. Increase oven temperature to 425°F.

4 – Bake 15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Yield: 36 servings.

Serving size: 1/36 of total recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 37 mg, Sodium: 794 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/orange-pomegranate-glazed-ham/

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