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

February 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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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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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pistachio Pinwheels

January 28, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pistachio Pinwheels THURSDAY

This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Pistachio Pinwheels. To make these Pinwheels you’ll be needing Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, Stick Soft Baking Butter with Canola Oil, All Purpose Flour, Apricot Fruit Spread, Water, Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Pistachios, and Nonstick Cooking Spray. The Pinwheels are 45 calories and 4 net carbs per serving (1 Pinwheel).
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/

Pistachio Pinwheels
These fun cookies combine the sweetness of apricots with the crunch of pistachios for a treat that’s sure to please!

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) soft baking butter with canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons apricot fruit spread
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios, toasted*
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 64 pinwheels
Serving size: 1 pinwheel

1 – *To toast nuts, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

2 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

3 – Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed 30 seconds or until smooth. Beat in butter. Add flour in three batches, beating at low speed until blended. Divide dough into 2 equal portions; shape into rectangles. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 20 minutes.

4 – Stir fruit spread and water in small bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl.

5 – Roll out each piece of dough into 12 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Spread 2 tablespoons apricot mixture onto each rectangle. Sprinkle each with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar-cinnamon mixture and 1/4 cup pistachios. Cut each dough rectangle in half lengthwise into 2 (12 x 5-inch) pieces. Roll up each piece jelly-roll style, starting with long side.

6 – Cut each roll into 16 slices. Place slices on prepared cookie sheets. Spray tops of cookies with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture.

7 – Bake 16 minutes or until golden. Cool 2 minutes on sheets on wire rack. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 45 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 34 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

December 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Mocha Swirl Cheesecake to pass along. To make this Cheesecake some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Eggs, Egg Whites, Instant Coffee Crystals, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and more! Also included is the recipe for the Pie Crust. This recipe is also 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

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Eye catching dessert of cheesecake with a coffee-chocolate mixture swirled throughout. This cheesecake has 47% fewer calories than the original thanks to Equal® and reduced fat dairy products.

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1 1/4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Crust: Combine chocolate crumbs, pecans, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal®. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal® in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites, cornstarch and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
3 – Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Stir in 3 tablespoons Equal®, instant coffee crystals and cocoa until well combined. Pour half of plain batter over crust. Top with 5 spoonfuls of coffee batter. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl coffee batter into cheesecake. Repeat with remaining batters.
4 – Bake in preheated 325°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 171, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 56 mg, sodium 283 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mocha_swirl_cheesecake_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes

November 1, 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 Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes. These Healthy and Delicious Mashed Potatoes are made using Long White Potatoes, Garlic, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Fat Free Half and Half, Chives, Salt, and Pepper. The Dish is 85 calories and 15 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/

Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes
Putting together your menu for Thanksgiving dinner? You can’t go wrong with this classic mashed potatoes recipe…

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes.

2 pounds long white potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 1/2 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Place potatoes and garlic in a large pan, cover with water, place lid on pan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil gently for 15 minutes, or until potato slices break apart when pierced with a fork. Remove from the heat and drain well, reserving garlic cloves along with potatoes. Beat potatoes and garlic with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cream cheese and beat again. Add half-and-half and whip until fluffy. Mix in chives, salt, and pepper and serve while hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 85 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 92 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/garlic-chive-mashed-potatoes/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Strawberry Mousse

August 6, 2020 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 a Strawberry Mousse. This Delicious and Healthy Mousse is made using Strawberry Sugar Free Gelatin, Water, Fresh Strawberries, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Almond Extract, and Reduced Fat Whipped Topping. A perfect Summer Treat! 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/

Strawberry Mousse
This perfectly portioned mousse is the ideal way to close out a lazy summer evening. It’s light on carbs, with only 8 grams per serving, but jam-packed with strawberry flavor!

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Ingredients
1 package (4-serving size) strawberry sugar-free gelatin
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries, divided
1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping, plus additional for garnish (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1. Place gelatin in small bowl. Pour boiling water over gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Pour gelatin mixture into blender; add 1 cup sliced strawberries, cream cheese, cold water and almond extract. Blend 1 minute or until completely smooth.

2. Pour mixture into medium bowl. Thoroughly whisk whipped topping into mixture (make sure gelatin mix does not settle to bottom).

3. Pour mousse into 6 serving cups. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until mousse sets. Top mousse with remaining sliced strawberries and dollop of whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 89 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 138 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Cheesecake Bars

June 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Cheesecake Bars. To make this week’s dish you’ll need Fat Free Cream Cheese, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Sugar, Vanilla, Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Egg Substitute, Fat Free Sour Cream, Sugar Substitute, and Raspberries. This will make one refreshing and light Dessert! 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 Cheesecake Bars
These elegant cheesecake bars are the perfect way to end any springtime meal. Topped with fresh berries, these seasonal sweet treats provide all the yumminess of cheesecake without being too heavy or dense.

Ingredients
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon peel, divided
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1 container (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
5 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 10 teaspoons sugar, divided
2 cups raspberries or other berries

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice cheesecake with topping (1/12 of total recipe)

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until smooth. Add lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon peel, and egg substitute; beat until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.

3 – Bake 40 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4 – Combine sour cream and 3 packets sugar substitute in medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Spoon sour cream mixture over cooled cheesecake, smoothing evenly over top; refrigerate overnight.

5 – Toss raspberries with remaining 2 packets sugar substitute 30 minutes before serving; let stand at room temperature. Just before serving, toss berries with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel. Spoon berry mixture on top of cheesecake.

Nutrition Information:
Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1 Fat, 1/2 Meat.
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