Avocado Summer Soup

June 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Soups | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along another Diabetic Friendly Recipe, Avocado Summer Soup. Beat the heat with Chilled Soup! It’s made using Onion, Clove, Canola Oil, Haas Avocados, Lime Juice, Sherry, Low Sodium Chicken Stock, Hot Pepper Sauce, Cilantro, Low Fat Milk, and Kosher Salt. 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/

Avocado Summer Soup
Get a hearty dose of healthful monounsaturated fats in this fragrant and beautifully colored low-carb avocado soup. Chilled and refreshing, it’s perfect for eating al fresco on a hot summer night!

Ingredients
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large ripe Haas avocados
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoon sherry
1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium chicken stock (or 1 1/2 cups homemade chicken broth)
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups low-fat milk
Dash kosher salt

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

1 – Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until soft and fragrant. Set aside.

2 – Peel and chop the avocado. Purée in a blender or food processor with the onion and garlic mixture, the lime juice, and the sherry.

3 – Add chicken broth and hot sauce. Process until blended. Pour into a large serving bowl and add the chopped cilantro and milk. (Use more or less to achieve desired consistency.)

4 – Add salt to taste and chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

5 – Garnish with more chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 125 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 50 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

November 11, 2014 at 6:39 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

 

Ingredients

10 red, yellow, and/or orange miniature sweet peppers (6 to 8 ounces total)
1 – 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, rosemary, tarragon, or thyme, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried oregano, rosemary, tarragon, or thyme, crushed
Finely shredded lemon peel (set aside)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
Fresh oregano leaves (optional)

 

Directions

Halve each sweet pepper lengthwise. Remove the seeds; set peppers aside.
In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, the chopped or dried herb, lemon juice, and the 1 tablespoon milk. Stir in additional milk, if needed to reach piping consistency.
Pipe or spoon cream cheese mixture into pepper halves. Sprinkle cream cheese mixture with lemon peel. If desired, garnish with oregano leaves.

 
Nutrition Facts (Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers)
32 cal., 3 g fat (2 g sat. fat, 9 mg chol., 46 mg sodium, 1 g carb., 0 g fiber, 1 g pro.

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