Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

October 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. To make this week’s Side Dish you’ll be needing Baby Spinach, Pomegranate Seeds, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Walnuts, Pomegranate Juice, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Honey, Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. There’s 161 calories and 11 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/

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
This quick and easy salad is low in carb but high in flavor. Featuring fresh spinach, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, goat cheese and homemade vinaigrette, it’s the perfect lunch for a late-spring day.

Ingredients
1 package (5 ounces) baby spinach
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (arils)
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted*
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Combine spinach, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and walnuts in large bowl.

2 – Whisk pomegranate juice, oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper in small bowl until well blended. Pour over salad; gently toss to coat. Serve immediately.

*Note: To toast walnuts, spread in single layer in heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from skillet immediately. Cool before using.

Tip: For easier removal of pomegranate seeds, cut a pomegranate into pieces and immerse in a bowl of cold water. The membrane that holds the seeds in place will float to the top; discard it and collect the seeds. For convenience, you can find containers of ready-to-use pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated produce section of some supermarkets.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 161 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Tangy Steamed Green Bean Salad

September 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Tangy Steamed Green Bean Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Whole Green Beans, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Water Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Green Onions, and Cherry Tomatoes. There’s 123 calories and 7 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/

Tangy Steamed Green Bean Salad
Make the most of green bean season with this simple salad! Crisp steamed beans are complemented by red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, green onions, and cherry tomatoes for a

satisfying side.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes.

1 pound fresh whole green beans, washed, ends trimmed off
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 green onions, finely chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Steam green beans in a steamer (or use a steaming basket in saucepan) for about 5 minutes until bright green and still slightly crisp. Immediately rinse under cold running water, until cool to the touch. Drain. Place in a serving dish. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, water, and garlic powder with a small whisk or spoon. Pour over green beans. Add green onions and tomatoes, toss well, and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 123 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/tangy-steamed-green-bean-salad/

 

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Chimichurri Steak Wraps

August 10, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Chimichurri Steak Wraps. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Top Sirloin Steaks, Baby Spinach, Red Bell Pepper, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Parsley, Garlic, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, and Salt. 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! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Chimichurri Steak Wraps
Recipe for Chimichurri Steak Wraps from our Sandwiches and Wraps recipe section.

Ingredients

12 ounces grilled top sirloin steak, cut into slices
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
4 medium whole wheat tortillas (8 to 10-inch diameter)

Chimichurri Sauce:

1 cup fresh parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

1 – Place parsley and garlic in food processor or blender container. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add oil, vinegar and salt; process just until blended.
2 – Spread each tortilla evenly with Chimichurri Sauce, leaving 1/4-inch border around edge. Top with equal amounts spinach, bell pepper slices and beef slices on top two-thirds of tortilla. Fold bottom of tortilla up over filling. Fold right and left sides to center overlapping edges; secure with wooden picks; if desired.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 340
Protein: 30g
Sodium: 410 mg
Cholesterol: 49 mg
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7g
Carbohydrates: 25g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Recipe for Diabetics

August 30, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Recipe for Diabetics. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Quinoa, Black Beans, Red Wine Vinegar, Frozen Corn, Green Bell Pepper, Tomato, Green Onions, Cilantro, Salt, Pepper, Ground Cumin, and Olive Oil. Side Dish or a Meal? 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/

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Recipe for Diabetics
Ready in under an hour, this Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is low in calories and chock-full of fiber — and flavor!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes (cooking and cooling).

1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 medium tomato, chopped
4 green onions (green and white parts), chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 cup olive oil

Directions
Yield: 11 servings
Serving size: about 3/4 cup

1 – Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a two-quart saucepan. Add quinoa and bring back to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water. Remove from heat and fluff. Let cool slightly.

2 – While the quinoa is cooking, toss beans with vinegar, corn, green pepper, tomato, green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, salt, black pepper, cumin, and oil. Add the cooled quinoa to the vegetables and drizzle the dressing over salad. Toss to combine. This salad may be made one day ahead, covered, and chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 170 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 190 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Orange Endive Salad

June 28, 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 Orange Endive Salad. A low carb side that’s bursting with flavor, Orange Endive Salad. To make this Salad you’ll be needing Garlic, Endive, Navel Orange, Red Onion, Rosemary, Orange Juice, Red Wine Vinegar, Grainy Mustard, and Olive Oil. Enjoy! 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/

Orange Endive Salad
Bursting with the juicy flavor of navel oranges, this low-carb salad will satisfy your taste buds without doing a number on your blood sugar! Topped with a quick and easy homemade dressing, you have full control over what goes into this dish.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1 garlic clove, cut in half
1 head curly endive, washed, dried, and torn into pieces
3 small heads Belgian endive, washed, dried, and sliced into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 navel orange, peeled and sectioned, with each section cut into 3 pieces
1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions
Yield: about 8 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Rub the inside of a salad bowl with the cut surfaces of the garlic clove. Discard garlic. Place all greens in the bowl. Add orange pieces, onion, and rosemary. In small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, and mustard. Add the oil while continuing to whisk to create an emulsified mixture. Pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 51 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/orange-endive-salad/

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Chilled Fresh Tomato Basil Soup TUESDAY

June 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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Here’s a recipe for a Chilled Fresh Tomato Basil Soup. To make this refreshing Soup you’ll need Tomatoes, Green Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Fresh Basil, Peperoncinis, Water, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil. It’s only 95 calories and 5 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chilled Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
Pay a visit to your local farmers’ market to snatch up fresh, in-season ingredients for this cool and refreshing summer soup! Once you’re ready, just combine and chill for peak flavors.

Ingredients
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup finely chopped peperoncinis
1 cup water
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and chill 30 minutes for peak flavors.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 95 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 464 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

December 17, 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 recipe for Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Perfect main dish for your Holiday Table, Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Made using Beef Tenderloin, Shallots, Cremini Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Parsley, Red Wine Vinegar, Bread Crumbs, Salt and Pepper. Only 195 calories and 4 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Looking for a diabetes-friendly meal for the holidays?
Luckily, we have a family-friendly alternative: low-carb Beef Tenderloin.

Ingredients
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 shallots, minced
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup dry sherry or red wine vinegar
2 to 3 pounds beef tenderloin
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add mushrooms, cook and stir 8 minutes or until softened. Stir in 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon thyme and 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook and stir 1 minute.

3 – Pour dry sherry into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes or until sherry is reduced by about half. Cool slightly.

4 – Cut beef tenderloin lengthwise. (Do not cut all the way through). Open up beef; cover with plastic or waxed paper. Pound using meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.

5 – Stir bread crumbs into mushroom mixture; spread evenly onto center of beef, leaving 1-inch border around edges. Roll up beef jelly-roll style. Secure with kitchen string at 1-inch intervals. Place beef on rack in shallow roasting pan.

6 – Combine remaining 2 teaspoons oil, 2 cloves garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over beef.

7 – Roast 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare (135°F) or until desired doneness is reached. Remove roast to carving board; tent loosely with foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving and serving. Sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley, if desired.

*Note: To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 59 mg, Sodium: 381 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/holiday-stuffed-beef-tenderloin/

 

 

 


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