Blueberry Corn Muffins

January 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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These just sounded too good not to pass along, Blueberry Corn Muffins. These are made using All-Purpose Flour, Yellow Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Unsalted Butter, Egg Substitute, Vanilla, Buttermilk, and Blueberries (frozen or fresh). The family will loves these! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Corn MuffinsIt takes no time to whip up a batch of these tasty muffins for your family or friends.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2 – Blend dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
3 – Blend butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute slowly. Scrape sides and continue to mix until butter forms small lumps. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Mix well. Add dry ingredients in three batches. Mix well and scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition.
4 – Fold blueberries gently into batter. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling cups to the top.
5 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Makes 10 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 280mg | Carbohydrates 26g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 2g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_cornmeal_muffins_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 5, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Season your Roast before searing……….

Even if your recipe doesn’t call for it, rubbing the roast with salt and pepper (and other optional dried herbs and spices) before searing it adds extra flavor to the meat as well as to the finished dish.

Herbed Corn on the Cob

December 31, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to pass along for everyone, Herbed Corn on the Cob. All you’ll need to make this recipe is Medium Size Ears of Corn, Butter, Mixed Herbs (such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary),Salt, and Black Pepper. This dish is only 86 calories and 12 net carbs per serving (1 Ear of Corn). The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out soon. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management website, one of my favorite Magazines. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Herbed Corn on the Cob

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs (such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
4 medium ears corn (6 to 7 ounces each), husks removed

Directions
1 – Combine butter, herbs, salt, and pepper in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 30 to 45 seconds or until butter is melted.

2 – With pastry brush, coat corn with butter mixture. Place corn on microwavable plate; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes. Turn; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 ear corn.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 86 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 106 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/herbed-corn-cob/


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Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Cinnamon-Nutmeg Custard

December 26, 2019 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 Cinnamon-Nutmeg Custard. This one is made using Egg Substitute, Skim Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Salt, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, and Boiling Water. The Custard is only 100 calories and 12 net carbs per serving! Celebrate the Holidays Healthy with this week’s recipe of a Cinnamon-Nutmeg Custard. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more all at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. Each issue is filled with great and helpful Diabetes Management Tips and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe to the Magazine at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cinnamon-Nutmeg Custard
Full of the seasonal flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, this custard is almost like eggnog you can eat with a spoon. And with only 100 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrate per serving, it’s the perfect holiday indulgence!

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 65–75 minutes.
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Ingredients
1 cup liquid egg substitute
2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups boiling water

Directions
1 – Heat oven to 325°F. Combine egg substitute, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt, blending until smooth. Arrange six 6-ounce custard cups in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Pour custard mixture evenly into cups. Combine cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle over individual custards. Place baking pan on the oven rack. Pour boiling water into pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake custard until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 65 to 75 minutes. Allow custard to cool. Serve warm or chilled.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 custard cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 100 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 213 mg, Fiber: <1 g, Calcium: 125 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/cinnamon-nutmeg-custard/


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Caprese Salad

December 24, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salad | Leave a comment
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I’ve got another Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along, Caprese Salad. Made using Tomatoes, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, Salt, Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Basil Leaves. The recipe is off the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, and Diabetes Management Tips. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Caprese Salad
Caprese is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, traditionally including sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, plum tomatoes, and basil. The refreshing salad is seasoned with salt, black pepper, and olive oil. At only 73 calories per serving, the salad won’t break your calorie budget.

Ingredients
3 medium tomatoes (3/4 pound total), cut into 8 slices
2 (1-ounce) slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, each cut into strips (24 strips total)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch black pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions
1 – Arrange tomatoes and cheese alternately on plate, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Scatter basil on top.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 73 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 165 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/caprese-salad/

 

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cut back on Salt…………..

Flavor foods with herbs and spices. Make sure your pantry is stocked with herbs and spices that you can use in place of salt. Try using sage, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, and, of course, garlic and pepper.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Bread Pudding Snacks

December 19, 2019 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 Bread Pudding Snacks. Made using Reduced-Fat (2%) Milk, Egg Substitute, Sugar, Vanilla, Salt, Ground Nutmeg, Cinnamon-Raisin Bread, and Butter. Only 72 calories and 12 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll also 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. I’ve left a link to subscribe to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Bread Pudding Snacks
These scrumptious treats deliver classic flavor without all the carbohydrate. This low-carb recipe is easy to prepare and yields 12 servings, making it a perfect dessert for a family get-together.

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
4 cups 1/2-inch cinnamon or cinnamon-raisin bread cubes (about 6 bread slices)
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 medium-size muffin cups with paper baking cups.

2 – Combine milk, egg substitute, sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg, if desired, in medium bowl; mix well. Add bread; mix until well moistened. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

3 – Spoon bread mixture evenly into prepared cups; drizzle evenly with margarine.

4 – Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until snacks are puffed and golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Note: Snacks will puff up in the oven and fall slightly upon cooling.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1 snack cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 93 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/bread-pudding-snacks/

 

 


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Skillet Turkey Chili

December 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in chili, CooksRecipes, turkey, turkey chili | Leave a comment
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I have another Chili Recipe to pass along to every one, Skillet Turkey Chili. A delicious way to use those Turkey Leftovers! Using Turkey Leftovers, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Jalapeño Pepper, Minced Garlic, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Salt, a can of Tomatoes and Green Chiles, and can of Light Red Kidney Beans. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please everyone! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Skillet Turkey Chili
Leftover turkey—when combined with beans, vegetables and spices—makes for a tasty, quick and easy chili.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper
1/2 seeded jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
2 (14.5-ounce) can tomatoes and green chiles
1 (15.5-ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups chopped cooked turkey

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
2 – Stir in tomatoes, beans and turkey. Simmer 5 minutes longer or until heated through.
Makes 8 servings.

Tips:

Served chili topped with grated cheddar cheese, sliced ripe olives, sour cream or salsa.
For spicier version increase amount of jalapeño pepper used. Do not seed peppers.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/skillet_turkey_chili_recipe.html

Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower with Sour Cream

December 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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What goes better with Meatloaf than Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower with Sour Cream. These are made using Baking Potatoes, Cauliflower, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Chives, Salt, and Black Pepper. You can find this recipe, like the Meatloaf Recipe, at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and More! So be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower with Sour Cream

Ingredients
12 ounces baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 1/4 pounds cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Combine cauliflower and potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer about 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain.

2 – Add sour cream, chives, salt, and pepper to saucepan. Using potato masher, mash until blended.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 83 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 233 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/mashed-potatoes-cauliflower-sour-cream/

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Reduce salt in your diet………………..

Prepare more foods from fresh ingredients to lower sodium intake. Most sodium in the food supply comes from packaged or processed foods.

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