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
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/chunky-veggie-dip/

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Apple-Cheddar Scones

October 1, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for Apple-Cheddar Scones. Another Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipe! To make the Scones some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, White Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Spices, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Unsweetened Applesauce and More! Another Delicious 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/

Apple-Cheddar Scones
Few flavors pair better than crisp apples and a sharp cheese. Get in an autumn state of mind with these hearty scones, which feature the apple-y goodness of Granny Smiths in combination with creamy cheddar.

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup natural or unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 10 scones
Serving size: 1 scone

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2 – Combine all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda in large bowl; mix well. Stir in apple and cheese until well blended.

3 – Whisk applesauce, egg, milk and butter in small bowl until smooth and well blended. Stir into flour mixture until moistened. (Dough will be sticky.)

4 – Knead dough on floured surface 5 times. Pat and stretch into 8-inch circle. Slice diagonally into 10 pieces. Place on prepared baking sheet. Spray tops with cooking spray.

5 – Bake 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove to wire rack; serve warm or cool completely.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 169 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 32 mg, Sodium: 261 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-cheddar-scones/

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Creamy Potato-Broccoli Soup

July 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Creamy Potato-Broccoli Soup. Made using Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, Onion, Potatoes, Frozen Chopped Broccoli, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, and Seasoning. All together is one fine meal! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of delicious and healthy Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Potato-Broccoli Soup
Preparation time: 25 minutes. Cooking time: 30–40 minutes.

Ingredients
1 can (14 ounces) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 large onion, chopped
4 medium potatoes (about 7 ounces each), peeled and coarsely diced
1 1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half
2 teaspoons butter-flavor granules(such as Butter Buds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, partially thawed
1/2 cup finely shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Directions
Combine chicken broth, chopped onion, and diced potatoes in a large pan. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 20–25 minutes, or until potatoes are very tender when pierced with a fork. Drain off liquid and reserve. Remove 2 cups of potato and onion mixture and set aside. In the pan, mash the remaining potato mixture with an electric mixer. Mix in cooking liquid. Whisk in half-and-half, butter-flavor granules, salt, and pepper. Break apart broccoli. Stir broccoli and reserved potatoes and onions into soup. Return to stove, cover, and cook at a gentle simmer for 10–15 minutes, or until soup is heated through and broccoli is tender; stir periodically to prevent sticking. Spoon 1 cup into each bowl and sprinkle with cheese and chopped green onions.

Yield: 6 1/2 cups.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 182 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 390 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/creamy-potato-broccoli-soup/

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