Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MINT CHEESECAKE BARS

August 8, 2019 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 – MINT CHEESECAKE BARS. Replacing Sugar in the Dessert will be Splenda sweetener. Graham Crackers, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Eggs, Semisweet Chocolate are just some of the other ingredients that you’ll be needing. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINT CHEESECAKE BARS

Recipe Yield: 20 Servings

Ingredients

Crust

2 tablespoons SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
Filling

12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food color
Chocolate Drizzle
12 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Spray one eight-inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside
3 – Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 8 minutes or until firm.
4 – Mix cream cheese and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, mint extract and green food coloring; mix well.
5 – Pour over prepared crust.
6 – Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until firm.
7 – Refrigerate cheesecake bars 2 hours or until chilled and firm. Melt chocolate and drizzle over the top.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 170
Calories from fat: 100
Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 105 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Sugars: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/mint-cheesecake-bars

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Black Bean Lasagna

June 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Black Bean Lasagna. Made with Black Beans, Onion, Green Sweet Pepper, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and the Seasonings. Take your Lasagna where it’s never been with this week’s recipe! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Black Bean Lasagna
Here’s a crowd pleaser! Serve with a big green salad, tortilla chips and your family’s favorite beverage.

Recipe Ingredients:
9 lasagna noodles (8 ounces)
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans low-sodium tomato sauce or tomato sauce with seasonings
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 (12-ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese
1 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4 cup light dairy sour cream
Tomato slices (optional)
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Mash one can of the beans; set aside.
2 – Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add onion, green sweet pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender but not brown. Add mashed beans, un-mashed beans, tomato sauce, and snipped cilantro; heat through.
3 – In a large bowl combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream; set aside. Spray a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick coating. Arrange three of the noodles in the dish. Top with one-third of the bean mixture. Spread with one-third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice, ending with bean mixture. Reserve the remaining cheese mixture.
4 – Bake, covered, in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Dollop with reserved cheese mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with tomato slices and cilantro, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, up to 1 day, and bake as directed. Or, freeze up to 1 month; thaw frozen casserole in refrigerator overnight, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories: 340, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 5g, cholesterol: 25mg, sodium: 589mg, carbohydrate: 49g, fiber: 8g, protein: 21g, vitamin A: 21%, vitamin C: 31%, iron: 21%.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/black_bean_lasagna_recipe.html

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