Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MIXED BERRY KEBABS WITH LEMON-GINGER YOGURT DIP

August 4, 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 a MIXED BERRY KEBABS WITH LEMON-GINGER YOGURT DIP . Included is the recipe for the Dip along with the Kabob. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Ground Ginger, Lemon Juice, Fresh Blackberries, Fresh Raspberries, and Fresh Blueberries. There’s 80 calories and 11 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/

MIXED BERRY KEBABS WITH LEMON-GINGER YOGURT DIP
Recipe for Mixed Berry Kebabs with Lemon-Ginger Yogurt Dip from our Desserts recipe section.

Ingredients

Dip Ingredients

1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
2 packets Splenda No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Kabobs Ingredients

1/3 cup fresh blackberries
1/3 cup fresh raspberries
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
2 each skewers

Directions

Mix dip ingredients together until smooth.
Skewer berries to make two kabobs. Serve each kabob with 1/4 cup yogurt dip.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 2 servings

Serving size: 1 kabob and 1/4 cup yogurt

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 80
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Sugars: 10 grams
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry With Peanuts

July 19, 2022 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 Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry With Peanuts. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Corn Starch, Salt, Ground Ginger, Garlic Powder, Nonstick Cooking Spray, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves, Broccoli Florets, Red Bell Pepper, and Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts. There’s 231 calories and 5 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/

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry With Peanuts
Looking for a quick, easy, and nourishing meal for busy weeknights? This low-carb chicken stir-fry is ready before you can say “Dinnertime!”

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Nonstick cooking spray

1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2 x 1/4-inch strips

1 cup small broccoli florets

1 cup red bell pepper strips

1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1. Combine 1 cup chicken broth with soy sauce, cornstarch, salt, ginger, and garlic powder in small container. Stir until smooth; set aside.

2. Lightly coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over high heat until hot. Add oil; tilt skillet to coat bottom of skillet. Add chicken; stir fry 2 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet.

3. Add remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth to skillet; bring to a boil. Add broccoli and bell pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 minutes, or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

4. Increase heat to high. Add chicken to skillet. Stir sauce and add to skillet. Bring to a boil; boiling 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in peanuts.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 31 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 69 mg, Sodium: 686 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Appetizer of the Week -Peppered Shrimp Skewers

July 9, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Peppered Shrimp Skewers. One of my favorite foods, Shrimp! To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Teriyaki Sauce, Ketchup, Water, Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, Hot Pepper Sauce, Ground Ginger, Large Raw Shrimp, Bell Peppers, and Snow Peas. There’s 79 calories and 6 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/

Peppered Shrimp Skewers
Great as an appetizers, these simple seafood skewers combine shrimp, bell peppers, and snap peas with a spicy peanut butter-based dressing for a satisfying low-carb start to your meal.

Ingredients
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dry sherry or water
2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
32 large raw shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and deveined, with tails on
2 large yellow bell peppers
32 fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed

Directions
Yield: 16 servings
Serving size: 1 skewer

1 – Soak 16 (12-inch) wooden skewers in water at least 20 minutes before assembling kabobs.

2 – Preheat broiler. Coat rack of broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

3 – Combine teriyaki sauce, ketchup, sherry, peanut butter, pepper sauce, and ginger in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 1 minute. Remove from heat; set aside.

4 – Cut each bell pepper lengthwise into 4 quarters; remove stems and seeds. Cut each quarter crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Thread 2 shrimp, 2 bell pepper pieces, and 2 sugar snap peas onto each skewer; place on prepared pan. Brush with teriyaki sauce mixture.

5 – Broil skewers 4 inches from heat 3 minutes; turn. Brush with teriyaki sauce mixture; broil 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. Discard any remaining teriyaki sauce mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 79 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 245 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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BOLD THAI BURGER

July 6, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a BOLD THAI BURGER. Made with 96% lean Ground Beef and combined with green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce. Then the Burger is topped with a sauce that combines combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and lime juice. That’s what makes it a BOLD THAI BURGER! It’s only 273 calories and 23 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/

BOLD THAI BURGER
A unique hamburger topped with the flavors of Thailand, including peanut butter, lime juice and hoisin sauce. Recipe for Bold Thai Burger from our Sandwiches recipe section.

Ingredients

1 pound 96% lean Ground Beef
1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon hot chili sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Salt and pepper
4 whole wheat or white hamburger buns, split

Directions

1 – Combine cabbage and 1 tablespoon lime juice in medium bowl; set aside.
2 – Combine Ground Beef, green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
3 – Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
4 – Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and sesame oil in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
5 – Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun; top evenly with peanut butter mixture and cabbage mixture. Close sandwiches.
NOTES:
A unique hamburger topped with the flavors of Thailand, including peanut butter, lime juice and hoisin sauce.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 273
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4.5 grams
Sodium: 416 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Air Fryer Asian Turkey Meatballs FRIDAY

January 14, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Air Fryer Asian Turkey Meatballs. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, Panko Breadcrumbs, Egg, Garlic Powder, Pepper Sesame Oil, Salt, and Ground Ginger. Also included is a recipe for the Sauce. There’s 285 calories and 19 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2022! https://www.jennieo.com/

Air Fryer Asian Turkey Meatballs
This easy, versatile, and carb-conscious dish is made in your air fryer. Add the Asian Turkey Meatballs over cauliflower rice.

Total Time – 30 minutes
Serving Size – Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients
1 – 16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
¾ cup – panko breadcrumbs
1 – egg
3 teaspoons – garlic powder
2 teaspoons – pepper
1 teaspoon – sesame oil
1 teaspoon – salt
½ teaspoon – ground ginger

Sauce:
½ cup – stir fry sauce
1 tablespoon – soy sauce
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 teaspoon – sesame oil
1 teaspoon – garlic paste –
Salt, to taste
Cauliflower Rice, for serving
Chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired

Directions
1) Preheat air fryer to 400°. In large bowl, combine meatball ingredients. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.

2) In batches, arrange meatballs in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

3) Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until warmed. Prepare cauliflower rice according to package directions.

4) Serve meatballs and sauce over cauliflower rice. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition
Calories – 285
Protein – 26.6g
Carbohydrates – 19.7g
Fiber – .6g
Sugars – 5.4g
Fat – 10.8g
Cholesterol – 136.5mg
Sodium – 1813.2mg
Saturated Fat – 2.7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/air-fryer-asian-turkey-meatballs/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

December 16, 2021 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 some Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. ‘Tis the Season for Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. To make these Cookies some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, Light Brown Sugar, Molasses, Egg and more! The Cookies are 59 calories and 7 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
These delightful, low-carb cookies combine spicy gingerbread with rich chocolate for a combination that’s sure to become a festive favorite. Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to create fun designs, or try our modified Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops recipe for bite-sized treats.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons molasses
1 egg
White decorating icing (optional)

Directions
Yield: About 2 dozen cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie

1 – Combine flour, cocoa, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add chocolate; beat until blended. Add molasses and egg; beat until well blended.

2 – Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into disc; wrap each disc tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out 1 disc of dough between sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with 5-inch cookie cutters; place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

4 – Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing, if desired.

* Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops: Decrease flour to 1 3/4 cups. Shape 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly. Do not refrigerate before baking. Bake as directed. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/chocolate-gingerbread-cookies/

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MOLASSES COOKIES

October 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Molasses Cookies, and see look and sound incredible! To make these Cookies you’ll be needing Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Ground Allspice, Salt, Trans Free Margarine, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Dark molasses, and Egg White. There’s 70 calories and 10 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MOLASSES COOKIES
This whole grain cookie, with the rich flavor of dark molasses, goes great with a glass of cold milk. Recipe for Molasses Cookies from our Dessert recipe section.

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pinch Pinch of salt
1/2 cup trans-free margarine
1/4 cup SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg white

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat several cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray. On a sheet of waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt. Stir with a fork to blend. Set aside.
2 – In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat margarine until smooth. Add SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend, molasses, and egg white. Mix slowly to incorporate, then beat until smooth. Gradually stir in the reserved flour mixture until well blended. Dough will be soft but not sticky.
3 – Using your palms, roll dough into 3/4-inch balls (1 level teaspoon). Place, separated, on prepared pans. Use the back of a fork to press down on tops of cookies in an X, making a crosshatch pattern.
4 – Bake for 8 minutes, or until edges are set. Let stand on the sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool. Continue until all the dough is baked.
NOTES:
This whole grain cookie, with the rich flavor of dark molasses, goes great with a glass of cold milk.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 23 servings

Serving size: 3 cookies

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 70
Fat: 3 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 130 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Sugars: 3 grams
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Strawberry Blueberry Salsa

July 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Strawberry Blueberry Salsa. To make this Salsa you’ll be needing Strawberries, Blueberries, Green Bell Pepper, Carrot, Onion, Cider Vinegar, Jalapeño Pepper*, and Ground Ginger. The Salsa is 19 calories and 4 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Strawberry Blueberry Salsa
You’ll love this fresh and fruity homemade salsa! Featuring peak-season berries, it’s a cinch to prepare and the perfect accompaniment to chicken, pork, or fish.

Ingredients
3/4 cup chopped strawberries
1/3 cup chopped blueberries
2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped carrot
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper*
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Let stand 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve with grilled chicken, pork, or fish.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 19 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/strawberry-blueberry-salsa/

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

December 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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‘Tis the Season for Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, and they are Diabetic Friendly! To make these Cookies some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, Light Brown Sugar, Molasses, Egg and more! The Cookies are 59 calories and 7 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/

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
These delightful, low-carb cookies combine spicy gingerbread with rich chocolate for a combination that’s sure to become a festive favorite. Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to create fun designs, or try our modified Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops recipe for bite-sized treats.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons molasses
1 egg
White decorating icing (optional)

Directions
Yield: About 2 dozen cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie

1 – Combine flour, cocoa, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add chocolate; beat until blended. Add molasses and egg; beat until well blended.

2 – Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into disc; wrap each disc tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out 1 disc of dough between sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with 5-inch cookie cutters; place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

4 – Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing, if desired.

* Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops: Decrease flour to 1 3/4 cups. Shape 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly. Do not refrigerate before baking. Bake as directed. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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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.
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