It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Green Chile Swirl

October 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Green Chile Swirl. This one just screams Fall is here! Made using Diced Mild Green Chiles, Light Sour Cream, Solid-Pack Pumpkin, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth, and Spices. Perfect Soup to warm up those crisp Fall Nights! 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/

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Green Chile Swirl
With the leaves changing and the temperatures dropping, it’s the perfect time to make a batch of comforting soup to keep you cozy for all of fall. This delicious, steaming dish has a bit of a kick from the chili powder and ground red pepper and is just the thing to warm your body and soul.

Ingredients
1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles
1/4 cup light sour cream, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine chiles, 1/4 cup sour cream, and cilantro in food processor or blender; process until smooth.*

2 – Combine pumpkin, broth, water, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and red pepper, if desired, in medium saucepan; stir in 1/4 cup green chile mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3 – Ladle soup into four serving bowls; top each serving with small dollops of remaining green chile mixture and additional sour cream, if desired. Run tip of spoon through dollops to swirl.

*Note. Or omit food processor step by adding green chiles directly to soup. Finely chop cilantro and combine with sour cream. Dollop soup with sour cream-cilantro mixture as directed.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 bowl soup (1/4 of total recipe) without additional sour cream.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 276 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/spicy-pumpkin-soup-with-green-chile-swirl/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Hidden Pumpkin Pies

October 3, 2019 at 6:03 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 – Hidden Pumpkin Pies. This one just shouts its “Autumn” Solid Pack Pumpkin, Egg Substitute, and Pumpkin Pie Spice are just 3 of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s Dessert. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll not only find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes but also Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more. So be sure to check it out and you also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Hidden Pumpkin Pies
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute or 2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice**
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup honey

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 – Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg substitute, sugar substitute, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl; mix well. Pour into 6 (6-ounce) custard cups or soufflé dishes. Place in shallow baking dish or pan. Pour boiling water around custard cups to depth of 1 inch. Bake 25 minutes or until set.

3 – Meanwhile, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add honey, beating until stiff peaks form.

4 – Spread egg white mixture over tops of hot pumpkin pies. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until tops of pies are golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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

**Note: Or substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon each ground allspice and ground nutmeg.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 pie.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 133 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/hidden-pumpkin-pies/

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