Diabetic Dish of the Week – Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

March 15, 2022 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 Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon. I’ve got a great way to start your day, Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon. You’ll just need 5 ingredients to make this week’s dish; Cholesterol-Free Egg Substitute, Black Pepper, Green Onions, Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, and Smoked Salmon. The dish is only 100 calories and 2 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
This low-carb fish dish is easy to prepare and packed with healthful omega-3 fatty acids!

Ingredients
1 container (16 ounces) cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sliced green onions, with tops
1 ounce chilled reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2 ounces smoked salmon, flaked

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1 – Whisk egg substitute and pepper in large bowl. Coat nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Pour egg substitute into skillet and stir. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture begins to set; stir occasionally while scraping bottom of pan.

2 – Gently fold in green onions, cream cheese, and salmon; cook and stir about 3 minutes or just until eggs are cooked through but still slightly moist.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 100 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 560 mg, Fiber: 0 g
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Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip

January 19, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Delicious and Healthy Appetizer for your upcoming Super Bowl Party – Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip. Made using Crab Meat, Frozen Spinach, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, a jar of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Melba Toast. 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip
This delicious low-carb artichoke dip is perfect for pairing with whole-grain crackers! Featuring real crabmeat, spinach, artichoke hearts and hot sauce, it packs a lot of flavor into a small portion.

Ingredients
1 can (6 1/2 ounces) crabmeat, drained and shredded
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed nearly dry
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (about 6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Melba toast or whole grain crackers (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup

1 – Pick out and discard any shell or cartilage from crabmeat. Combine crabmeat, spinach, cream cheese, artichokes, and hot pepper sauce in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on high 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until heated through, stirring after 1 hour. Serve with melba toast, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 99 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 295 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

October 21, 2021 at 6:02 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 a Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars. Sugar Substitute, Spices, Molasses, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Chocolate Chips are just some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make this week’s recipe. There’s 110 calories and 13 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/

Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

One taste of these delightful, low-carb bars and you’ll never look at chocolate chips the same way. Adults and kids alike will be clamoring for these sweet treats once they make their appearance on the dessert table.

Ingredients
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (15 ounces) solid packed pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 container (2 1/2 ounces) puréed baby food prunes
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces nonfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar substitute*
1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
6 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.

2 – In medium bowl mix together flours, 3/4 cup sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

3 – In large bowl stir together pumpkin, eggs, oil, prune purée, molasses, and brown sugar. Mix in flour mixture and stir just until combined.

4 – Spoon into pan, smooth, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack.

5 – In small bowl beat together cream cheeses and 2 tablespoons sugar substitute. Beat in whipped topping. Spread frosting onto cooled cake and top with chocolate chips. Cut into 24 squares.

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 24 servings.

Serving size: 1 square.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 110 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

September 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Graham Cracker Crumbs, Stick Butter, Equal Spoonful, Orange Juice, Unflavored Gelatin, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Part Skim Ricotta Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Orange Extract, Light Whipped Topping, can Mandarin Oranges, Oranges Sections, and Whipped Topping. There’s 152 calories and 11 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! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAM CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*

Cheesecake Ingredients:

1 cup orange juice
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
2 cups light whipped topping, thawed, if frozen
1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained, coarsely chopped
Oranges sections (optional)
Whipped topping (optional)
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener

** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal. Press mixture onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, pour orange juice into small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over orange juice and let soften 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. Beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup Equal® and orange extract. Add gelatin mixture to cheese mixture; blend until smooth. Refrigerate cheese mixture, or place in freezer, 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Fold in whipped topping and chopped oranges. Spoon over baked crust.
3 – Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with orange sections and whipped topping, if desired. Cut cake into wedges. Nutritional Information

NOTES:
Light fluffy textured cheesecake filled with chopped oranges, reduced-fat cream cheese and ricotta cheese makes a great warm weather dessert.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 152
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 158 milligrams
Cholesterol: 31 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
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Appetizer of the Week – Pineapple Yogurt Dip

August 14, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Pineapple Yogurt Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, can Crushed Pineapple, and Granulated No Calorie Sweetener. There’s 30 calories and 2 carbs per serving. 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

Pineapple Yogurt Dip
Cool and creamy, this dip makes a delicious centerpiece for a tray filled with assorted fresh fruits. Serve with brunch or as a healthy addition to a dessert buffet.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free plain yogurt
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener

Cooking Directions:
1 – Process cream cheese, yogurt, pineapple, and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Spoon into a serving dish; cover and chill. Serve with assorted fresh fruit.
Makes 24 (2 tablespoons) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 2 tablespoons): Calories: 30; Calories from Fat: 15; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/pineapple_yogurt_dip_recipe.html

Apple Cinnamon Grill

July 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a recipe for a Apple Cinnamon Grill. To make this Delicious Grilled Sandwich you’ll be needing Yogurt Spread, Whole Grain Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Granny Smith Apple, Low Sugar Red Raspberry Preserves, and Ground Cinnamon. 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/

Apple Cinnamon Grill
Filled with cream cheese, Granny Smith apple, and low-sugar red raspberry preserves on cinnamon raisin bread, this grilled sandwich is out of this world!

Ingredients
4 teaspoons vegetable-oil-and-yogurt spread
8 slices whole grain cinnamon raisin bread
1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
1 medium Granny Smith apple (about 5 ounces), thinly sliced
1/4 cup low-sugar red raspberry preserves
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 sandwich

1. Spread 1/2 teaspoon spread onto one side of bread slices. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on opposite side of four bread slices. Arrange apple slices over cream cheese. Spread 1 tablespoon preserves on opposite side of remaining four bread slices; sprinkle with cinnamon. Place on top of apples to create sandwich.

2. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Grill sandwiches 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 265 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 3 g  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/apple-cinnamon-grill/

 

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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
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

April 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Cups. Included is the recipes for both the Crust and Filling. There’s 120 calories and 10 net 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! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
A chocolate wafer crust forms the base for this peanut butter filled chocolate cheesecake cup. Recipe for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cheesecake Cups from our Dessert recipe section.
Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
36 reduced-fat chocolate wafers
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
5 tablespoons light butter, melted
Peanut Butter Center:
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
3 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese

Chocolate Filling:
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 3/4 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces sugar-free chocolate, melted

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Make Crust: Crush cookies into fine crumbs. Blend all crust ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir until well blended. Set aside.
3 – Make Peanut Butter Center: Place all center ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
4 – Make Chocolate Filling: Melt chocolate in small saucepan over low heat. Set aside. Place cream cheese and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a small mixing bowl. Beat until soft. Slowly add skim milk. Mix, using a wire whisk, until smooth. Add melted chocolate. Stir well. Add egg substitute and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
5 – Assemble Cups: Place 24 mini size foil baking cups on a sheet pan. Evenly divide crust between the 24 baking cups. Firmly press crusts into the bottom of the cups. Place approx. 1/2 teaspoon of the peanut butter center in the center of each crust-lined baking cup. Spoon chocolate filling into each baking cup. Firmly tap sheet pan on counter top to remove any air bubbles.
6 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Chill for approximately 2 hours before serving. Drizzle optional melted chocolate over the top for a garnish.
Makes 24 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 95 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
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Banana Rolls

February 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Banana Rolls to pass along. I seen these and I had never heard of them before. So to make these Rolls you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Bananas, Vanilla Extract, and Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. 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

Banana Rolls
Serve these kid-friendly treats warm or cold. Makes a terrific breakfast treat, too.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8 ounce) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 bananas
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 (10-ounce) cans reduced fat crescent rolls

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Mix Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cream cheese, bananas and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl using a hand mixer. Mix until creamy.
3 – Place crescent rolls on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread about 1 tablespoon of filling onto each crescent roll and roll into crescent shape.
4 – Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories 180 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 8g (sat 3.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 360mg | Carbohydrates 21g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 8g | Protein 4g.
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Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

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Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Chunky Veggie Dip. Grab your favorite Tortilla Chips and dig in! To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Bell Peppers, Onion, Red Pepper Flakes, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, Diced Pimientos, Baked Tortilla Chips and more! The Dip is 47 calories and 2 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/

Chunky Veggie Dip
Add some flair to your tortilla chips or crudités with this low-carb homemade dip. It’s chock-full of flavor, not fat or calories!

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos
3/4 teaspoon salt
Baked corn tortilla chips

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup dip

1. Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add red and green peppers, onion, celery, water and red pepper flakes. Cover; cook on low 3 hours, or until celery is tender.

2. Combine milk and cornstarch in small bowl, stirring until cornstarch dissolves. Add to pepper mixture with Cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Press down on cream cheese with rubber spatula until well blended. Stir in pimientos and salt. Cover; cook 15 minutes, or until thickened. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Variation: Use soft corn tortillas instead of chips. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges and bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Chips will firm as they cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 47 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 254 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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