March 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a FRUIT SALAD WITH MOJITO DRESSING. To prepare the Fruit Salad you’ll be needing Mano, Pineapple, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Papaya, and Banana. Also included is a recipe for the Mojito Dressing in which you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Lime Juice, Lime Zest, Club Soda, White Rum, Fresh Mint Leaves, and Granulated Sugar. The Fruit Salad is 120 calories and 16 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021!


Fruit Salad

1 mango, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces (about 1 cup/250 mL)
1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into bite-size pieces (about 2 cups/500 mL)
1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries (375 mL)
1/2 small cantaloupe, cut into balls or bite-size pieces (about 1-1/2 cups/375 mL)
1 small papaya, cut into bite-size pieces (about 1-1/2 cups/375 mL)
2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced

Mojito Dressing

1/4 cup canola oil (60 mL)
2 Tbsp lime juice (30 mL)
1 tsp lime zest (5 mL)
1/2 cup club soda (125 mL)
2 Tbsp white rum (30 mL)
2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves (30 mL)
1 tsp granulated sugar (5 mL)


1 – In bowl, combine all fruits and toss lightly.
2 – In container, combine canola oil, lime juice, zest, club soda, rum, mint leaves and sugar. Drizzle dressing over fruit salad. Serve immediately.
The Mojito dressing adds a real sparkle to this colorful fruit salad. Salad can be prepared in advance; add bananas just before serving.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 10 servings.

Serving serving: 1 cup

Calories: 120
Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh that Papaya……….

Rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, papayas help in keeping the heart healthy and fight off heart diseases that might come your way. Plus the Vitamin C, fibers, and potassium promote healthy blood flow and keeps the arteries healthy. The maintenance of cholesterol also helps in warding off many heart diseases.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito

August 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak, Shrimp, Bell Peppers, Sweet Chilies, Papaya, and more! Dinner is served! 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!

Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito

Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Skewers With Sofrito

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Marinating time: 24 hours
Cooking time: 15 minutes.

1 1/4 pounds skinless chicken thigh meat, cut into 20 one-ounce segments
1 1/4 pounds lean skirt steak, fat removed, cut into 10 two-ounce segments
20 large shrimp
1 onion, chopped
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
3 sweet chilies, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green pepper
1 red onion
1 medium papaya (optional)

Yield: 10 skewers
Serving size: 1 skewer


1 – Place chicken pieces, steak pieces, and shrimp in a shallow dish. Place all sofrito ingredients in an electric blender. Blend into a coarse puree. Pour entire contents of blender over chicken, steak, and shrimp. Cover and marinate 24 hours in the refrigerator.

2 – When ready to grill skewers, slice green pepper into 20 strips, cut red onion into 20 wedges, and peel papaya and cut into 20 cubes. To assemble skewers, place 2 pieces of chicken, 1 piece of steak, 2 shrimp, 2 strips of green pepper, 2 wedges of red onion, and 2 cubes of papaya on each skewer, alternating for color and variety. Discard any remaining sofrito. Place the skewers on a hot grill and cook thoroughly, turning to heat evenly, for approximately 15 minutes until chicken and beef are cooked through. (If desired, you may instead broil skewers using the oven broiler.) Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 222 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 115 mg, Fiber: 2 g

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