It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup

November 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup. Perfect Soup for Halloween or Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie in liquid form! To make this Soup you’ll need; Onion, Apples, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Winter Squash, Evaporated Milk, Fat Free Sour Cream, and Seasonings. The Soup is only 84 calories and 15 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more all at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Food Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link where you can subscribe below. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup
This dish is like pumpkin pie in soup form. Warm, thick, and a big hug on a cold day. You get 5 grams of protein, only 84 calories, and the squash and pumpkin flavors that you crave during the holidays.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 cup diced onion (1/2 medium onion)
1 cup peeled, diced apple (1 medium apple)
3/4 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 box (12 ounces) frozen, cooked winter squash, thawed (see Tips)
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (optional)
Pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Do not brown. Add apple, spice, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute to coat apples. Add broth. Simmer, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender and most stock has evaporated.

2 – Add thawed squash and milk to apple mixture. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until flavors are blended and soup is hot. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with sour cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Tips: To easily thaw frozen box of squash, place in microwavable container. Cover. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave 1 minute more if needed to thaw completely.

Cook’s note: For added flavor, cook 1 clove garlic, minced, and 1 tablespoon minced, peeled, fresh ginger with the onion. Or add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder with the pumpkin pie spice.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 84 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 160 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/easy-pie-holiday-soup/

 

 

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Hidden Pumpkin Pies

October 3, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Hidden Pumpkin Pies. This one just shouts its “Autumn” Solid Pack Pumpkin, Egg Substitute, and Pumpkin Pie Spice are just 3 of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s Dessert. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll not only find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes but also Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more. So be sure to check it out and you also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Hidden Pumpkin Pies
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute or 2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice**
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup honey

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 – Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg substitute, sugar substitute, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl; mix well. Pour into 6 (6-ounce) custard cups or soufflé dishes. Place in shallow baking dish or pan. Pour boiling water around custard cups to depth of 1 inch. Bake 25 minutes or until set.

3 – Meanwhile, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add honey, beating until stiff peaks form.

4 – Spread egg white mixture over tops of hot pumpkin pies. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until tops of pies are golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm.

*Note: This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute.

**Note: Or substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon each ground allspice and ground nutmeg.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 pie.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 133 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/hidden-pumpkin-pies/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chunky Pumpkin Chili

October 17, 2017 at 5:06 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Chunky Pumpkin Chili. The perfect Chili for this time of the year, Chunky Pumpkin Chili. Ground beef, kidney beans, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice make up this week’s dish. The recipe is from one of my recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Chunky Pumpkin Chili
Ground beef and kidney beans are joined by pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in this autumn take on chili.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
1 (46-ounce) can tomato juice
1 (28-ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain.
2 – Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes.
3 – Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin purée. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener.
4 – Simmer 1 hour.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 390; Calories from Fat: 150; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 1200mg; Total Carbs: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 28g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chunky_pumpkin_chili_recipe.html

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

October 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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Came across this recipethat seemed to fit the season and wanted to pass it along, their diabetic friendly cookies.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

1/2 cup margarine, softened
9 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 30 packets Equal® Sweetener or 1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful™
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup raisins, finely chopped
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Equal® for Recipes or 20 packets Equal® Sweetener or 3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons Equal® Spoonful™
Warm skim milk or water
Ground cinnamon

Beat margarine and 9 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 30 packets or 1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful™ until fluffy in large bowl; beat in pumpkin and orange extract.
Mix in combined flours, baking soda, salt, and spices alternately with sour cream. Mix in raisins, orange rind, and pecans.
Spoon batter by heaping teaspoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake cookies in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven until browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
Mix 2 tablespoons Equal® for Recipes or 20 packets or 3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons Equal® Spoonful™ with enough warm milk to make a thin glaze consistency; brush lightly on warm cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 6 dozen.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (2 cookies): 72 cal., 1 g pro., 9 g carbo., 4 g fat, 1 mg chol., 82 mg sodium.

Diabetic Food Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 1 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Apple-Pumpkin Muffins

September 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | 1 Comment
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With the first day of Fall tomorrow this just sounded like a first day of Fall recipe! From one of my favorite sites  diabeticlivingonline.com

Apple-Pumpkin Muffins
Substituting applesauce for some of the butter or oil adds tenderness to these muffins while keeping them low in fat.
SERVINGS: 12 muffins
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 22

Nonstick cooking spray
1-1/4     cups all-purpose flour
1/2     cup whole wheat flour
3     tablespoons toasted wheat germ
2     teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice
1-1/2     teaspoons baking powder
1/2     teaspoon salt
1/4     teaspoon baking soda
1/2     cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, slightly beaten
1     cup canned pumpkin
3/4     cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1/3     cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4     cup packed brown sugar
2     tablespoons cooking oil

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, buttermilk, applesauce, brown sugar, and oil; add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.

3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.

4. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

*Test Kitchen Tip: To make 3/4 cup sour milk, place 2-1/4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup total liquid; stir. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings: 12 muffins
Calories127
Total Fat (g)3
Saturated Fat (g)1
Cholesterol (mg)1
Sodium (mg)192
Carbohydrate (g)22
Fiber (g)2
Protein (g)4

Recipe from:  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/muffins/apple-pumpkin-muffins/

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