No-Bake Cherry Cake

June 2, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Dessert to go with that Chicken Dinner on Sunday, No-Bake Cherry Cake. You’ll need a Prepared Angel Food Cake along with Fat Free Skim Milk, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Vanilla Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix, and Light Cherry Pie Filling. It’s only 156 calories per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. Also looking for a good Healthy Recipe Magazine, subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

No-Bake Cherry Cake

Ingredients

1 (10-inch) prepared angel food cake
1 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla sugar-free fat-free instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 can (21 ounces) light cherry pie filling

Directions
1 – Cut cake into bite-sized pieces; press into 11×7-inch baking dish.

2 – Beat milk, sour cream, and pudding mix in medium bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until thickened. Spread over cake in baking dish.

3 – Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1 piece cake (1/12 total recipe).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 326 mg, Fiber: 1 g

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/no-bake-cherry-cake/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS

May 9, 2019 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 – ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS. Graham Crackers, Almonds, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Eggs, Reduced Fat Sour Cream are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Dessert is 120 calories and 8 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Well Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS

Ingredients

Crust:

1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/4 cups graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, finely ground
Filling:

12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 large eggs
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
3 – Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm.
4 – Mix cream cheese and Splenda Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, and mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts; mix well. Pour over prepared crust.
5 – Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 47 minutes, or until firm.
6 – Top with toasted almonds.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 20 Serving Size: 1 bar

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 105 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Sugars: 4 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/almond-cheesecake-bars

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Roasted Eggplant Rolls

February 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Roasted Eggplant Rolls. The perfect Appetizer, it’s only 77 calories and 12 carbs per serving (2 rolls with 2 tablespoons pasta sauce) Along with 2 Egg Plants you’ll need Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onion, Dried Tomatoes, Spinach Leaves, Herbs, and Pasta Sauce. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and much more so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Eggplant Rolls
These eggplant rolls are pretty on a serving platter, full of herbs to make it the perfect Italian dish, and pair excellently with warmed pasta sauce.

Ingredients
2 medium eggplants (3/4 pound each)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 tablespoons (2 oz) fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
1 green onion, minced
4 sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), rinsed, drained and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
16 fresh stemmed spinach leaves
1 cup meatless pasta sauce

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Spray 2 nonstick baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Trim ends from eggplants. Cut eggplants lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Discard outside slices that are mostly skin (You will have about 16 slices total). Arrange slices in single layer on prepared baking sheets.

2. Combine lemon juice and olive oil in small bowl; brush lightly over both sides of eggplant slices. Bake 22 to 24 minutes or until slightly golden brown, turning once. Transfer eggplant slices to plate; cool.

3. Meanwhile, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, green onion, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and pepper in small bowl until blended.

4. Spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture evenly over each eggplant slice. Arrange spinach leaf on top, leaving 1/2-inch border. Roll up, beginning at small end. Lay rolls, seam side down, on serving platter. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with warmed pasta sauce.

Yield: 8 servings (16 rolls).

Serving size: 2 rolls with 2 tablespoons pasta sauce.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 77 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 213 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/roasted-eggplant-rolls/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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I came across these Healthy Dairy Hints and Tips at the Joslin Diabetes Center website. (https://www.joslin.org/index.html)

* Try low fat cheeses, skim or low-fat milk, and low-fat and non-fat yogurt.
* Use evaporated skim milk when making cream sauces.
* Cook with an egg substitute.
* Try fat-free half and half in coffee.
* Use small amounts of trans fat-free margarine.
https://www.joslin.org/info/Healthy_Cooking_Techniques_and_Diabetes.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week -Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon

January 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is -Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon. Made using Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, Fat Free Sour Cream, Chicken Soup, Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, Bacon, and Spices. It’s off the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management site they have a fantastic choice of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetic News, and more! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon
Ingredients
1 package (32 ounces) frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 container (16 ounces) fat-free sour cream
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine potatoes, sour cream, soup, cheese, green onions, bacon, hot pepper sauce, and garlic salt in large bowl. Spoon evenly into prepared dish.

3 – Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cooked through. Stir before serving.

Yield: 12 servings. Serving size: about 3/4 cup per serving.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/hash-brown-casserole-with-bacon/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Roasted Pumpkin Soup

October 2, 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 – Roasted Pumpkin Soup. Pumpkin and Fall all in a Diabetic Friendly Soup! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which is full of delicious and diabetic friendly recipes. Also don’t to forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Roasted Pumpkin Soup
What could make a more delectable (and appropriate) seasonal meal on a chilly autumn night than a bowl of hearty pumpkin soup?
Serve this recipe with a crunchy green salad and a warm slice of whole grain toast for a truly sweet and satisfying Halloween treat.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Yield: Makes 5 servings.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
3-1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh sage, as garnish
Low-fat sour cream, as garnish (optional)
Directions

1 – In a medium saucepan, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. When hot, add the cinnamon, onions, carrots, celery, ginger and garlic to the pan. Saute, stirring occasionally, until lightly caramelized, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the canned pumpkin, stirring into the vegetables. Add chicken stock to the pan and bring the stock to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook the soup for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
2 – Remove the soup from the heat and process in batches in the food processor. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh sage and a dollop of low-fat sour cream (if desired).

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
111 calories
6 g total fat
<1 g saturated fat
11 g carbohydrate
3 g protein
4 g dietary fiber
437 mg sodium
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/october-and-pumpkins-go-hand-in-hand/

Turkey and Salsa Dip

September 15, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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It’s almost game time and you want a snack to have during the game! How about some Turkey and Salsa Dip! Delicious and healthy Dip, perfect for your Tortilla Chips! Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, which also makes some delicious Tacos or Burritos. You can make these in 15 minutes or less and its 340 calories and 27 net carbs. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey and Salsa Dip
This hearty dip is sure to win over any game day crowd. Featuring lean protein, salsa and cheese, it’s ready in 15 minutes flat. Serve it with tortilla chips at your next party.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
½ cup chopped green onion
1 (15.5-ounce) jar salsa
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped ripe olives
8 ounces tortilla chips

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add turkey to 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle half green onions over turkey and top with salsa. Spread sour cream over salsa and sprinkle cheese over top.
3)Garnish with remaining green onions and olives. Serve with tortilla chips.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 340
Protein 16g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 17g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/32-turkey-and-salsa-dip

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 16, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Greek Yogurt………….

Use Greek yogurt as a healthy substitute for mayo, sour cream, heavy cream and more!

Poblano Fajita Turkey Tacos

February 13, 2018 at 6:40 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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From the Jennie – O Turkey website its Poblano Fajita Turkey Tacos. Made with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast along with Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce, Sour Cream, Taco Seasoning Mix, and a recipe for PICO DE GALLO. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH IN 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Poblano Fajita Turkey Tacos
With grilled Poblano peppers, onions and fresh pico de gallo, this taco recipe will literally spice up your taco night. It’s quick and easy to make, too — ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
½ cup fat-free sour cream
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
½ cup water
PICO DE GALLO
1 cup chopped plum tomatoes
¼ cup white onion, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 jalapeño, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
10 corn or flour tortillas
4 Poblano peppers, grilled and cut into strips
2 red onions, cut into thick slices, grilled and separated into rings
1 cup queso fresco cheese, crumbled

DIRECTIONS
1) In blender, combine sour cream and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Blend until combined. Set aside.
2) In large skillet, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add taco seasoning and water. Cook until water is evaporated, stirring occasionally.
3) To make the pico de gallo, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired.
4) Spread each tortilla with sour cream mixture. Fill tacos with turkey, grilled peppers, onions, pico de gallo and queso fresco cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 32g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 960mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/797-poblano-fajita-turkey-tacos

Turkey Nachos

November 3, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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I got another great appetizer to pass along from the Jennie – O Turkey website, Turkey Nachos. Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey along with all your other favorite Nacho Ingredients! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Turkey Nachos
This is na-cho average nacho recipe! Dig in to homemade tortilla chips topped with savory ground turkey, fresh avocado, fresh cilantro and fresh jalapeño. Kid-friendly and ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
12 CHI-CHI’S® soft taco-size tortillas, cut into quarters
cooking spray
1 cup salsa verde
½ cup low-fat sour cream
¼ cup diced red onions
1 avocado, sliced
½ cup cilantro sprigs
2 jalapeño, thinly sliced
lime wedges, if desired
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Spray tortillas with cooking spray. In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook tortilla quarters in batches 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
3) Arrange tortilla wedges on serving plate. Top with salsa verde, turkey, sour cream, red onion, avocado, cilantro and jalapeño slices. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 400
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 45g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Fat 16g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 790mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/804-turkey-nachos

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