Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Fig Bars

May 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Fig Bars. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Dried Figs, Granulated Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Quick Oats, Fat Free Skim Milk, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and more! There’s 104 calories and 17 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/

Fig Bars
These homemade Fig Bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Ingredients

1/2 cup dried figs

6 tablespoons hot water

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick oats

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk

1 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 bar (1/12 of total recipe)

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine figs, water and granulated sugar in food processor or blender; process until figs are finely chopped. Set aside.

3 – Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add oil and just enough milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball.

4 – On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12×9-inch rectangle. Place dough on prepared cookie sheet. Spread fig mixture in 2-1/2-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of rectangle. Make cuts almost to filling at 1/2-inch intervals on both 12-inch sides. Fold strips over filling, overlapping and crossing in center. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

5 – Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle over bars. Cut into 12 pieces to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 104 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 g, Sodium: 93 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/fig-bars/

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Cran-Apple Oatmeal

February 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Cran-Apple Oatmeal. To make this Breakfast Oatmeal you’ll be needing 2% Milk, Dried Cranberries, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Quick Oats, Apple, Equal Spoonful, Pecans, and Vanilla Extract. 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

Cran-Apple Oatmeal
Cran-Apple Oatmeal is prepared with milk, and combined with dried cranberries and fresh apple to create a hot breakfast cereal that’s hard to resist.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups 2% or skim milk
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
3/4 cup chopped apple
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine milk, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
2 – Add oats and apple. Simmer, uncovered 5 to 6 minutes for old-fashioned (1 to 2 minutes for quick), stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
3 – Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®, nuts and vanilla.
Makes 2 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): calories 387, protein 16 g, carbohydrate 64 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 20 mg, sodium 437 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cran-apple_oatmeal_recipe.html

Fruited Granola

January 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Snack to pass along, Fruited Granola. Some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Quick Oats, Almonds, Honey, Spices, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Banana Chips and more! Snack on! 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/

Fruited Granola
Prepare this granola on the weekend and you’ll have a scrumptious snack or breakfast treat on hand for the rest of the week!

Ingredients
3 cups quick oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup honey
1/2 cup wheat germ or honey wheat germ
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups whole grain cereal flakes
1/2 cup dried blueberries or golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
1/2 cup dried banana chips or chopped pitted dates

Directions
Yield: about 20 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F.

2 – Spread oats and almonds in single layer in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently.

3 – Combine honey, wheat germ, butter, and cinnamon in large bowl until well blended. Add oats and almonds; toss to coat completely. Spread mixture in single layer in baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Break mixture into chunks.

4 – Combine oat chunks, cereal, blueberries, cranberries, and banana chips in large bowl. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Tip: Prepare this granola on the weekend and you’ll have a scrumptious snack or breakfast treat on hand for the rest of the week!

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 210 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 58 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/fruited-granola/

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PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS

November 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along, PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS. To make these Bars you’ll be needing Stick Butter, Equal Spoonful, Brown Sugar, 2% Milk, Creamy Peanut Butter, Egg, Vanilla, All Purpose Flour, Quick Oats, Baking Soda, Salt, and Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. There’s 6 calories and 7 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 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS
A bar cookie that combines two favorites – chocolate chips and peanut butter – in vanilla dough.

Ingredients

1/2 cup stick butter, softened
1 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick oats, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1 – Beat butter, Equal and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until blended. Gradually mix in combined flour, oats, baking soda and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
2 – Spread mixture evenly in well-sprayed 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven 23 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
NOTES:
A bar cookie that combines two favorites – chocolate chips and peanut butter – in vanilla dough.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 48 servings
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 68
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 42 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/peanut-butter-chocolate-bars

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon-Ginger Apple Crisp

October 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 3 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Lemon-Ginger Apple Crisp. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Apple Slices, Brown Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Ground Ginger, Quick Oats, and Margarine. 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/

Lemon-Ginger Apple Crisp
Looking for a sweet and healthy treat? Avoid heavy desserts that can weigh you down. This light apple crisp highlighted by lemon and ginger is the perfect way to relax after a long day!

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6th of recipe

Ingredients
6 cups peeled apple slices
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon margarine, melted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 – Combine apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, lemon juice, lemon peel, and ginger in 2-quart ovenproof microwavable baking dish; toss to coat evenly.

3 – Combine remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, oats, and margarine in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.

4 – Microwave on HIGH 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble.

5 – Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 179 calories, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 26 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/lemon-ginger-apple-crisp/

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Mexi-Meatball Kabobs

August 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I’m also passing along a Meatball Appetizer, Mexi-Meatball Kabobs. Something a little different for all the Meatball lovers out there! These are made using Lean Ground Beef, Quick Oats, NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, Eggs, Ketchup, Taco Seasoning Mix, Black Pepper, Bell Peppers, Salsa, and Sour Cream. This recipe also comes 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

Mexi-Meatball Kabobs
With a blend of Tex-Mex seasonings, these fun mini-sized meatballs on skewers are perfect for party-goers of all ages…and are sure to hit the spot for those craving that South-of-the-Border flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
3 pounds lean ground beef
2 cups quick oats
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup ketchup
2 (1.25-ounce) packets taco seasoning mix
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 large bell peppers (any color), cut into 60, 1-inch pieces
60 (4-inch) wooden skewers
Salsa and sour cream (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Foil-line 3 baking sheets and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2 – Combine ground beef, oats, evaporated milk, eggs, ketchup, taco seasoning and black pepper in large bowl until just mixed. Form mixture into 120, 1-inch meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheets.
3 – Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Drain on paper towels, if needed.
4 – Thread two meatballs and one piece of pepper on each skewer. Place on large serving platter. Serve with salsa and sour cream.
Makes 60 appetizer servings.

Tips:

* Meatballs can be made and baked ahead of time, refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen up to 3 months and heated prior to serving.
* Meatballs can also be served individually with toothpicks and dipping bowls of salsas.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/30 of recipe or 2 kabobs): Calories: 110 Calories from Fat: 30 Total Fat: 3.5 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 260 mg Carbohydrates: 8 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 3 g Protein: 11 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/mexi-meatball_kabobs_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cranberry Pancakes

April 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Cranberry Pancakes. Start the day off right with this week’s recipe for Cranberry Pancakes. Made using Fresh Cranberries, Sugar, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Quick Oats, Corn Meal, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Egg Substitute, Unsweetened Applesauce, Reduced-Calorie Stick Margarine, Skim Milk, Cooking Spray. Let’s get Breakfast going! 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/

Cranberry Pancakes
Start your day off on the right foot! Fresh cranberries, cinnamon and unsweetened applesauce mixed into the batter add some seasonal flavor to this traditional breakfast dish.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: Approximately 7–8 minutes per batch.

1 cup fresh cranberries (freeze 2 hours for easier chopping)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 cup natural, unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons reduced-calorie stick margarine, melted
1 cup skim milk
Cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 16 pancakes
Serving size: 2 pancakes

1 – Place cranberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a blender or food processor and process until chopped, leaving some large pieces. Set aside. In a large bowl stir together flours, oats, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside. Place egg substitute, applesauce, melted margarine, and milk in another large bowl. Mix well using a whisk or electric mixer on low. Add dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in chopped cranberries.

2 – Coat a hot, nonstick griddle or skillet with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake on griddle and cook at medium heat. Turn pancakes over to finish cooking when tops begin to look dry and edges look cooked (after about 5–6 minutes). Re-coat griddle with cooking spray between batches.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 276 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk, 1 other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 2 1/2.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/cranberry-pancakes/

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PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BITES

January 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a second Diabetic Dessert to share, PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BITES. This one is made using Cornflakes, Quick Oats, Seedless Raisins, Chunky Peanut Butter, Egg Substitute, Equal Spoonful, Honey, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Equal Sweetener. Cornflakes, Peanut Butter, and Honey together in one Bite, I’ll take it! The Recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes and Tips. Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BITES

Ingredients

2 cups cornflakes
1 cup quick oats, uncooked
2/3 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup egg substitute OR 4 egg whites
1 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – Combine cornflakes, oats and raisins in large bowl.
2 – Combine peanut butter and egg substitute in medium bowl. Stir in Equal, honey, vanilla and cinnamon until well blended. Spoon over cereal mixture. Toss gently to combine. Let stand 5 minutes.
3 – Preheat oven to 350F. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on lightly sprayed baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden and dough is set. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack.
4 – Store in airtight containers at room temperature.
NOTES:
This hearty cookie is filled with lots of fiber and good flavor. Chunky peanut butter, oats, raisins and cornflakes provide fiber; a touch of honey, Equal and ground cinnamon add great flavor.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 2-1/2 dozen (1 per serving)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 56
Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 42 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/peanut-butter-granola-bites

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