Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

February 7, 2021 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 Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Raisins, Acorn Squash, Cooking Spray, Sucralose No-Calorie Sweetener, Ground Cinnamon, Fuji Apples, and Light Butter. There’s 87 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
When hunger strikes mid-morning or mid-afternoon, gather your seasonal ingredients and whip up this simple snack — it will hold you over till the next meal while tantalizing your taste buds and warming you from the inside out.

Ingredients
1/4 cup raisins
2 acorn squash (about 4 inches in diameter)
Butter-flavored cooking spray
2 tablespoons sucralose no-calorie sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium Fuji apples
2 tablespoons light butter

Directions
Yield: 8 servings

1 – Cover raisins with warm water and soak 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2 – Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds. Place squash on baking sheet. Spray inside of each squash quarter with cooking spray. Combine sweetener and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle squash quarters with half of cinnamon mixture. Bake 10 minutes.

3 – Meanwhile, cut apples into quarters; remove cores. Chop apples into 1/2-inch pieces. Drain raisins. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, raisins, and remaining cinnamon mixture; cook and stir 1 minute. Top partially baked squash with equal amounts apple mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples and squash are tender. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 28 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/apple-stuffed-acorn-squash/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles

January 14, 2021 at 6:02 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, Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles. These Delicious Triangles are made using All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Peanut Butter, Light Butter, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, Egg, Vanilla Extract, and NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks. Chocolate and Peanut Butter, what’s not to like! 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

Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles
What’s not to like about this delicious recipe? Chocolate chunks and peanut butter — a great combination that can’t be beat.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) light butter, softened
1/3 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
3 – Combine peanut butter, butter, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks. Press into ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan, distributing chocolate chunks evenly.
4 – Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars; slice each bar in half diagonally.
Makes 42 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/42 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 50mg | Carbohydrates 12g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 8g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chunky_peanut_butter_triangles_recipe.html

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