Diabetic Dish of the Week – Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

August 27, 2019 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 Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Tomato-Avocado Salsa. One Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Appetizer! Made using; Plum Tomatoes, Avocado, Red Onion, Jalapeño Pepper, Lemon Juice, Cilantro and all served on a Whole Wheat Flatbread. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self-Management Magazine, one of my favorite Magazines! I left that link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Tomato-Avocado Salsa
Looking to add a bit of south-of-the-border style to your next garden party? High-fiber whole grains and homemade salsa make this zesty app a winner!

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 avocado, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper*
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups white whole wheat flour or 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup white flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
7/8 to 1 cup water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour for rolling
2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and let chill.

2 – To make flatbreads, mix white whole wheat flour and salt in medium bowl. Make a well in center of flour. Add water gradually while mixing dough. (Depending on the type of flour, the amount of water needed may vary slightly.) (Dough should be soft and easy to roll into a ball.) Knead dough 1 to 2 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover and let sit 10 minutes or longer.

3 – Preheat oven to broil. Lightly spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Place 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for rolling in shallow container.

4 – Divide dough into 8 balls. Press to flatten. Roll each flat ball in flour. Then roll each flat ball into approximately 1/4-inch-thick oval.

5 – Place 3 to 4 flatbreads on baking sheet. Broil 2 to 3 minutes (the flatbreads will puff) about 5 to 6 inches from heat source until top is light brown. Turn over and broil 1 to 2 minutes until light brown. If desired, lightly brush tops of flatbreads with butter to keep them moist. Serve immediately or place in airtight container to serve later. Just before serving, top with salsa.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1 flatbread with 2 tablespoons salsa per serving.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/whole-wheat-flatbreads-with-tomato-avocado-salsa/

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Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives

June 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives. Made using Boneless Chicken Breasts along with Onion, Garlic, Whole Cinnamon Sticks,Cumin, Turmeric, Ground Pepper, Lemons, Plum Tomatoes, and Green Olives. This looks and sounds like one delicious Chicken Dish! The recipe comes from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, and Diabetic news so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 1 hour.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (approximately 4 ounces per breast)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sticks whole cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 lemons
2 small plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
18 large green olives

Directions
Heat olive oil in a large pan. Place chicken breasts in hot oil and cook on all sides until slightly browned on surface. Remove from pan and set aside. To pan add onion, garlic, cinnamon sticks, cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring, until onion is cooked. Return chicken to pan and cover. Squeeze the juice of two lemons, reserving lemon peels. Add lemon juice to pan. Slice lemon peels into strips and add to pan with chopped tomatoes, water, and olives. Cover the pan and bring contents to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 minutes, until chicken is tender, occasionally lifting the lid to stir mixture and check that liquid available in pot is adequate to avoid burning. When chicken is done, arrange contents on a platter, discarding cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately. (This dish is excellent served with couscous.)

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 chicken breast with 3 green olives.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 181 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 194 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/moroccan-lemon-chicken-with-olives/

The Sunday Pizza – Southwest Meat and Chili Pizza

September 20, 2015 at 5:30 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday Pizza | 1 Comment
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For this week’s Sunday Pizza it’s a Southwest Meat and Chili Pizza. Made with Ground Beef and spiced up with Salsa, Green Chilies, and Red Onion! A classic from the CooksRecipes website. Which is loaded with all kinds of delicious recipes! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 
Southwest Meat and Chili Pizza

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

1 pound lean ground beef
Salt, to taste
1 (16-ounce) package pre-baked thick pizza crust (12-inches)
1 1/4 cups prepared thick and chunky salsa
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend or shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, well drained
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup thin red onion slivers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

 

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
In large nonstick skillet, brown ground meat over medium heat or until outside surface is no longer pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Season with salt.
Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Spread salsa over crust; sprinkle with half of cheese. Top with meat, chilies, tomatoes, onion and remaining cheese.
Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until toppings are hot and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Cut into 8 wedges and serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/pizza_recipes/southwest_meat_and_chili_pizza_recipe.html

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