Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

October 24, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 – Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. This is just one of many Diabetic Friendly Dessert Recipes that you can find at the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management site along with the Desserts you can find a full selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! So be sure to check it out. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Food Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar substitute*
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large egg
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup fresh blueberries
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar substitute*

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin standard (2 1/2-inch) muffin pan cups with paper baking cups; spray baking cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.

3 – Beat sugar substitute, butter, and oil in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat in egg, lemon peel, and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in blueberries.

4 – Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

5 – For frosting, beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla, powdered sugar, and sugar substitute at low speed until blended; increase to high speed and beat until smooth (do not overbeat or frosting will be too thin). Refrigerate 15 to 30 minutes; spread evenly on cupcakes.

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

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1 cupcake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 159 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 251 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/blueberry-cupcakes-cream-cheese-frosting/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

October 10, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and much more! Plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Recipe Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I left a link to subscribe to the Magazine at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

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.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/wholesome-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-bars/


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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

“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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