“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Orange Pecan Whole Wheat Scones

July 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is, Orange Pecan Whole Wheat Scones. Start your day off with a Healthy and Delicious Scone! To make the Scones you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Grated Orange Peel, Margarine, Orange Juice, Reduced Fat Buttermilk, Pecans, and Non Stick Cooking Spray. 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/

Orange Pecan Whole Wheat Scones
Bursting with citrus flavor from orange peel and juice and just a hint of crunch from chopped pecans, these whole-grain homemade scones are sure to delight!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 18 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 packed tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
2 tablespoons margarine, softened
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 9 scones
Serving size: 1 scone

1 – Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flours, 1 1/2 packed tablespoons brown sugar, and orange peel. Cut in margarine with a fork until the mixture forms a dry crumbly dough. Stir orange juice and 3/4 cup buttermilk together in a small bowl and slowly add to crumbly dough, mixing with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms. Fold in chopped pecans. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. With floured hands, divide dough into 9 equal portions. Form each portion of dough into a triangle and place on baking sheet. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. With a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with a small amount of the buttermilk mixture. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes until the scones are golden and cooked through. Remove and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 152 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Georgia Pecan Vegetable Torte with Cheddar

July 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Georgia Pecan Vegetable Torte with Cheddar. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Chopped Pecans, Sweet Potato, Onion, Frozen Spinach, Cheddar Cheese, Yellow Squash, Jar Roasted Red Pepper, and more! 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

Georgia Pecan Vegetable Torte with Cheddar
A meatless main-course dish, this torte is a mosaic of vegetable flavors and colors, enriched with layers of cheese and pecan. Serve it warm or at room temperature with a simple green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup chopped pecans – divided use
1 large sweet potato (approximately 12 ounces)
Salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced (not separated into rings)
2 (10-ounces each) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese flavored with chives (about 1 1/2 cups) – divided use
2 medium (5-ounces each) yellow squash
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red pepper, drained, sliced and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Oil the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
2 – Peel the sweet potato and slice crosswise into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Arrange the sweet potato in overlapping layers in bottom of pan, sprinkling lightly with salt and ground black pepper. Cover pan with foil and bake 20 minutes.
3 – Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet and sauté onion until tender; set aside. Drain the spinach and squeeze in a colander to remove excess liquid. Combine spinach, 1 cup cheese, salt and ground black pepper to taste and mix well; set aside.
4 – Uncover pan and spread spinach mixture evenly on top of sweet potato layer; sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans.
5 – Slice the yellow squash crosswise into very thin (about 1/8-inch thick) rounds and layer in pan alternating with the onion.
6 – Top with 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup cheese, the basil, salt and ground black pepper. Arrange red pepper pieces in a single layer on top.
7 – Place pan on a rimmed baking sheet and press down on torte with the back of a metal spatula to squeeze out any remaining excess liquid. Drain the liquid, brush the red pepper layer lightly with oil and bake torte on top of baking sheet 20 minutes.
8 – Sprinkle torte with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and pecans and bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until cheese melts and pecans are lightly toasted.
9 – Cool at least 15 minutes.
10 – To serve, run a thin knife around the inside edge of pan to loosen torte. Remove sides of pan and cut into wedges to serve.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 330; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 13g; Sodium: 266mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/georgia_pecan_vegetable_torte_with_cheddar_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Variable Vegetable Strata

July 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Variable Vegetable Strata. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Day Old Bread, Cooked Vegetables, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Eggs, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Milk, Mustard, Basil Leaves, and Ground Black Pepper. 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

Variable Vegetable Strata
Assemble this vegetable strata several hours prior to baking. An excellent dish for brunch or supper.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 slices day-old bread
1 to 2 cups chopped cooked vegetables, your choice
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Grease an 8x8x2-inch (or 2-quart rectangular) baking dish. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Evenly sprinkle half of the cubes into prepared dish. Sprinkle vegetables and cheese over cubes. Sprinkle with remaining cubes.
2 – In medium bowl, beat together eggs, soup, milk and seasonings. Pour over bread-vegetable mixture. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean and top is golden brown, about 50 to 60 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/variable_vegetable_strata_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Vegetable Custard

June 28, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is an Italian Vegetable Custard. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Eggs, Flour, Yellow Summer Squash, Zucchini, Sliced Olives, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Dried Basil Leaves, Garlic Salt, Tomato, Onion, and Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese. 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/

Italian Vegetable Custard
Italian Vegetable CustardRecipe courtesy of The Incredible Edible Egg™.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups coarsely shredded yellow summer squash
1 cup coarsely shredded zucchini
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained – divided use
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
6 very thin tomato slices
1 small onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
2 – Beat eggs and flour in medium bowl until smooth. Add yellow squash, zucchini and 1/4 cup olives; mix well. Spread in greased 8-inch square baking pan.
3 – Bake in center of 450°F (230°C) oven just until custard is set, about 10 minutes.
4 – Mix Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic salt; sprinkle over custard. Top evenly with tomato, remaining olives, onion and Jack cheese.
5 – Bake until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.

Lighter Option – Recipe can be made with reduced-fat cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 186; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 214mg; Total Carbs: 19g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 11g; Sodium: 338mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/italian_vegetable_custard_recipe.html

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

June 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Vegetable Broth, Shell Pasta, Zucchini, ) Italian-Seasoned Diced Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Basil, and Black Pepper. The Soup is 126 calories and 15 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/

Italian Pasta Soup With Fennel
Jam-packed with shell pasta and veggies, this light, broth-based soup is perfect for a transitioning from winter to spring. And with only about 20 minutes of preparation time, it’s an easy way to quickly quench a craving for home cooking.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta
1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 can (about 14 ounces) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Dash black pepper (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup.

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and pasta; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

2 – Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Ladle into shallow bowls; top with cheese, basil, and black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 126 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/italian-pasta-soup-with-fennel/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Diner Griddle Cakes  

May 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Diner Griddle Cakes. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Vanilla Yogurt, and Buttermilk. No Meat needed to start the day with this week’s recipe. 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

Diner Griddle Cakes
The vanilla yogurt and buttermilk contributes to the tenderness of these pancakes as well as giving them a subtle sourdough-like flavor that goes well with butter and warm maple syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 to 4 tablespoons butter to grease griddle

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt; set aside.
2 – In a small bowl, beat eggs; add yogurt and mix well. Stir in buttermilk and melted butter.
3 – Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients all at once and whisk just until moistened.
4 – Heat griddle and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat (300ºF / 150ºC for electric griddle).
5 – Pour 1/4 cup batter into griddle for each pancake. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until underside is golden, then flip. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more, until center springs back when gently pressed. Use additional butter, if necessary to prepare remaining batter.

Makes 24 pancakes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/diner_griddle_cakes_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Zucchini-Tomato Frittata

May 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Zucchini-Tomato Frittata. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Zucchini, Broccoli Florets, Eggs, Egg Whites, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Spices and more! The Dish is 160 calories and 10 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/

Zucchini-Tomato Frittata
Jam-packed with veggies, including zucchini, tomato, broccoli, onion and bell peppers, this low-carb egg dish is a nutrient-rich way to start your day!

Ingredients

Nonstick olive oil-flavored cooking spray

1 cup sliced zucchini

1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup diced red or yellow bell pepper

3 whole eggs, lightly beaten*

5 egg whites, lightly beaten*

1/2 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 cup rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes (1 ounce dry), coarsely chopped**

1/4 cup chopped green onions with tops

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Paprika (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 frittata wedge

1. Preheat broiler. Spray 10-inch ovenproof skillet with cooking spray. Place zucchini, broccoli and bell pepper in skillet; cook and stir over high heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

2. Combine whole eggs, egg whites, cottage cheese, tomatoes, onions, basil and ground red pepper in medium bowl; mix well. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. Cook, uncovered, gently lifting sides of frittata so uncooked egg flows underneath. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, or until frittata is almost firm and golden brown on bottom. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with parmesan.

3. Broil about 5 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown on surface. Garnish with paprika, if desired. Cut into 4 wedges. Serve immediately.

*Note: Or, substitute with cholesterol-free egg substitute to equal 6 large eggs.

**Note: To rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes, pour 1 cup boiling water over tomatoes in small bowl. Let soak 5 to 10 minutes, or until softened; drain well.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 163 mg, Sodium: 305 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/zucchini-tomato-frittata/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spring Vegetable Ragoût

May 10, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spring Vegetable Ragoût. To make this week’s Recipe some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Leeks, Garlic, Frozen Corn, Yellow Squash, Edamame, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Spices, Herbs, and More! The Dish is 156 calories and 20 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/

Spring Vegetable Ragoût
This hearty vegetarian ragoût is chock-full of flavorful fresh vegetables, including leeks, yellow squash, edamame, carrots and cherry tomatoes. And with less than 10 minutes of preparation time required, it’s perfect for a busy weeknight!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
1 cup vegetable broth
8 ounces yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)
6 ounces frozen shelled edamame
1 small package (4 ounces) shredded carrots
3 cups small cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and black pepper (optional)
Minced fresh parsley (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups ragoût (without added salt and black pepper seasoning)

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic; cook and stir just until fragrant. Add corn, broth, squash, edamame and carrots; cook and stir about 5 minutes, or until squash is tender.

2. Stir in tomatoes, tarragon, basil and oregano. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 2 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 111 mg, Fiber: 5 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese Enchiladas with Green Chiles

April 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Cheese Enchiladas with Green Chiles. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing ORTEGA Enchilada Sauce, ORTEGA Salsa – Homestyle Recipe, Corn Tortillas, Monterey Jack Cheese, and ORTEGA Whole Green Chiles. 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

Cheese Enchiladas with Green Chiles
Cheese enchiladas are rich in flavor; make them even better with garden style salsa and whole green chiles. Serve with pinto beans and savory Spanish rice.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (10-ounce) can ORTEGA Enchilada Sauce
1 cup ORTEGA Salsa – Homestyle Recipe
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 12 strips
1 (7-ounce) can ORTEGA Whole Green Chiles, cut into 3 strips each, 15 strips total
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
2 – Combine enchilada sauce and salsa in a medium bowl; mix well. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the sauce mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
3 – Heat tortillas, one at a time, in a lightly greased medium skillet over medium heat for 20 seconds on each side or until soft. Place 1 strip of cheese and 1 strip of chile in the center of each tortilla; roll up. Place seam-side down in baking pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese and chiles. Ladle remaining sauce over enchiladas; sprinkle with shredded cheese.
4 – Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove cover; bake for additional 5 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Makes 6 (2 enchilada) servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheese_enchiladas_with_green_chiles_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Garden Italian Salad

April 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Garden Italian Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Broccoli Florets, Cauliflower Florets, Carrot Green Pepper, Celery, Cucumber, Fat Free Italian Dressing, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mushrooms. There’s 34 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Garden Italian Salad
Get a hearty dose of veggies with this easy and authentic Mediterranean dish!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: at least 4 hours

1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup prepared fat-free Italian salad dressing
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

Directions
Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Drop in broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots and blanch for 3 minutes. Remove vegetables and run cold water over them to cool. Drain well. In a large bowl, toss together broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green pepper, celery, and cucumber. Pour dressing over mixed vegetables. Cover the bowl and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours. Add tomatoes and mushrooms just prior to serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 34 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 239 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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