Appetizer of the Week – Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes

July 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes. This weeks Recipe is a good one- Easy to prepare, Delicious, Low Carb, and low calorie! To make the Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes you’ll be needing Plum Tomatoes, Cucumber, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, Fresh Mint, Fat Free Sour Cream, Lemon Peel, and Black Pepper. 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/

Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with these quick and easy low-carb stuffed tomatoes! Simply scoop out several plum tomato halves and combine the feta with a few additional ingredients before filling the tomatoes — and your tummy!

Ingredients
2 plum tomatoes (about 1/4 pound), cut lengthwise into halves
1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1 tablespoon crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 stuffed tomato half

1 – Scoop out and discard pulp from tomatoes, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Place tomato shells, cut sides down, on paper towels to drain.

2 – Combine cucumber, feta cheese, mint, sour cream, lemon peel, and pepper in small bowl. Spoon mixture into tomato shells.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 16 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 31 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/feta-stuffed-tomatoes/

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Mediterranean Chili

September 28, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Mediterranean Chili. Made using; Olive Oil, Onions, Bell Peppers, Garlic, No Salt Added Chickpeas, No Salt Added Stewed Tomatoes, Low Sodium Vegetable Juice, Red Pepper Flakes, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, and Basil. It’s only 185 calories and 22 net carbs per serving (1 cup). The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and so much more. Be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mediterranean Chili

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 bell peppers, coarsely chopped (1 green and 1 yellow)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (16 ounces) no-salt-added chickpeas, drained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2 – Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes with their juices, vegetable juice, and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3 – Ladle into shallow bowls; top with feta cheese and basil.

Yield: 5 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 185 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 340 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/mediterranean-chili/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – SPINACH, FETA AND GRAPE TOMATO OMELET

July 3, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a SPINACH, FETA AND GRAPE TOMATO OMELET. This one saves on calroies, fat, and carbs by using Egg Substitute, Fat Free Milk, and Reduced Fat Feta Cheese. It’s 135 calories, 1.5 grams fat, and 5 carbs per serving! Start you day off right with this Diabetic Friendly Recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll not only find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic News, and Diabetes Management Tips. Check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPINACH, FETA AND GRAPE TOMATO OMELET

Ingredients

2 cups egg substitute (500 mL)
3 Tbsp fat-free milk (45 mL)
2 cups (2oz/60 g) loosely packed baby spinach (500 mL)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves (30 mL)
1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered (250 mL)
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves (2 mL)
1/2 cup (2 oz/60 g) reduced-fat feta cheese (125 mL)

Directions

1 – Combine egg substitute and milk in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.
2 – Place spinach and basil in another medium bowl; set aside.
3 – Heat canola oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and rosemary, and cook 2 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Add to bowl with spinach and basil, toss, and cover to allow spinach to wilt slightly and flavors to blend while preparing omelets.
4 – Reduce heat to medium. Wipe skillet clean with a damp paper towel. Coat skillet with canola oil cooking spray and place over medium heat until hot. Pour half of egg mixture into skillet. Cook 5 minutes; as eggs begin to set, gently lift edge of omelet with a spatula and tilt skillet so uncooked portion flows underneath.
5 – When egg mixture is set, spoon half of tomato mixture over half of omelet. Top with half of feta cheese. Loosen omelet with a spatula and fold in half. Slide omelet onto serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/2 omelet.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 135
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 445 milligrams
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spinach-feta-and-grape-tomato-omelet

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