Appetizer of the Week – Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam SATURDAY

May 15, 2021 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 Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Yellow Onions, Dry Red Wine, Water, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Soft Goat Cheese, Light Cream Cheese, Thyme, and Loaf French Bread. The Dish is 172 calories and 25 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/

Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam
These crostinis are an elegant appetizer for your next dinner party!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces soft goat cheese
2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, cut into 24 slices (about 1 inch thick), lightly toasted

Directions
Yield: 24 crostinis
Serving size: 2 crostinis

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 10 minutes. Add wine, water, brown sugar, balsamic, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. (If mixture appears dry, stir in a few tablespoons of additional water.) Cool 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2 – Meanwhile, stir goat cheese, cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon thyme in small bowl until well blended.

3 – Spread 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Top with 1 teaspoon onion jam. Garnish with additional thyme.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping

May 28, 2020 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 Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping. Oh we have a good one this week, Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping! This one is made using Light Cream Cheese, Honey, Ground Red Pepper, Frozen Fat-Free Whipped Topping, Peaches, Almonds, and Mint Leaves. 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 Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping
Make the most of the early summer harvest with this delightful dessert prepared on the grill. With the classic flavor combination of peaches and almonds, this is sure to be a family favorite!

Ingredients
1/2 cup (4 ounces) light cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups thawed frozen fat-free whipped topping
6 peaches, halved and pits removed
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted*
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

1 – Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Gently stir cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in honey and ground red pepper until well blended. Fold in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

3 – Place peaches, cut sides down, on prepared grill. Grill, covered, 2–3 minutes. Turn over; grill 2–3 minutes or until peaches begin to soften. Remove to plate; let stand to cool slightly.

4 – Arrange 2 peach halves, cut sides up, on 6 serving plates. Top evenly with spicy cream cheese topping and almonds. Garnish with mint.

*Note. To toast almonds, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat 1–2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 182 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 107 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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