Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Orange Cups

November 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Sweet Potato Orange Cups. The Cups are made using Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Orange Juice Apples, Raisins, and Mini Marshmallows. 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

Sweet Potato Orange Cups
Serve as a side dish or dessert. This recipe was a contest submission by Sallie C. of Cameron, North Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 small oranges
2 small cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/2 cup chopped apples
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Cooking Directions:
1 – Halve oranges and squeeze over small bowl to loosen centers and extract juice. Place orange halves on baking sheet. Set juice aside.
2 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
3 – Mix potatoes, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, cinnamon, ginger and orange juice together in a medium size bowl until well blended.
4 – Stir in the chopped apples and raisins.
5 – Spoon the potato mixture into the orange halves. Top with the mini marshmallows.
6 – Place filled oranges on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned and center is warm.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 1 orange cup): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 0; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 10mg; Total Carbs: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 1g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_orange_cups_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

August 2, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Twice-Baked Sweet Potato. These Delicious Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are made using Sweet Potatoes, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Brown Sugar Substitute, Ground Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Crushed Pineapple, Walnuts, and Mini Marshmallows. These are some kicked up Sweet Taters! 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/

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Put the fall’s harvest to good use with this classic side dish. With its combination of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, chopped walnuts, and miniature marshmallows, this casserole is so delightful, you won’t even need dessert.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes

4 sweet potatoes (8 ounces each), unpeeled
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, canned in juice
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
I cup miniature marshmallows

Directions
Yield: 8 stuffed potato halves
Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half

1 – Preheat oven to 400˚F. Wrap each sweet potato in foil, place on oven rack, and bake for one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and carefully scoop flesh into a bowl, leaving shells intact with 1/8–1/4 inch of flesh. Place shells in a baking dish and set aside. Using an electric mixer, mash flesh until smooth. Mix in margarine, brown sugar substitute, and spices. Drain pineapple well in a sieve, forcing out extra liquid with the back of a spoon. Stir drained pineapple into mashed sweet potatoes. Spoon filling into shells; sprinkle with walnuts and press on marshmallows. Return to the oven for 8–10 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted and potato is heated through.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 174 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 37 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes/

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S’more Treats

July 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Dessert to pass along, S’more Treats. These are made using Cocoa Flavored Sweetened Cereal, Margarine, Sucralose-Brown Sugar Blend Sweetener, Mini Marshmallows, and Semisweet Chocolate. This Treat is 89 calories and 16 carbs per S’more Square. 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/

S’more Treats
With just 16 grams of carbohydrate per serving, this traditional summer treat is sure to hit the spot without sending your blood glucose skyrocketing. For a slightly thicker treat, use an 8-inch square baking pan. Campfire optional!

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups cocoa-flavored sweetened rice cereal
6 low-fat honey graham crackers, broken into 1/4-inch pieces
3 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon sucralose-brown sugar blend sweetener
3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows, divided
1 square (1 ounce) semisweet or milk chocolate, melted (optional)

Directions
Yield:
16 servings

Serving size:
1 square

1 – Spray 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Combine cereal and graham cracker pieces in large bowl.

2 – Combine margarine and sucralose–brown sugar blend in large microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH 25 to 30 seconds or until margarine is melted. Add 2 1/2 cups marshmallows; microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, or until marshmallows are melted and smooth.

3 – Add marshmallow mixture to cereal mixture; stir to coat. Add remaining 1 cup marshmallows; stir until blended. Press evenly into prepared pan using waxed paper. Cool completely. Drizzle with chocolate, if desired. Cut into squares to serve.

Tip: For a slightly thicker treat, use an 8-inch square baking pan.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 89 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 79 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/smore-treats/

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