Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake

September 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Apple Pie Filling, Reduced Fat Graham Crackers, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Vanilla Extract, Eggs, Caramel Ice Cream Topping, and Chopped Pecans. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake
A sweet way to end a meal anytime of the year.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
1 (6-ounce) reduced fat graham cracker pie crust
2 (8-ounce) containers nonfat cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/3 cup chopped pecans

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Reserve 3/4 cup of apple pie filling.
2 – Spoon remaining pie filling into crust. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then beat in eggs one at a time. Pour over apple filling in crust.
3 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 35 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven, and cool to room temperature.
4 – In a small saucepan melt caramel with reserved apple filling. Arrange apple slices around outside edge of cheesecake. Spread caramel sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Chill until ready to serve.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 200; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 320mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 8g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/caramel_apple_pecan_cheesecake_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cantaloupe-Berry Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing

July 1, 2021 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 a Cantaloupe-Berry Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Cantaloupe, Fresh Berries, Fresh Mint, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, Honey, Splenda, and Grated Lemon Zest. Salad or Dessert? 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/

Cantaloupe-Berry Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing
A delightfully light and refreshing summer salad featuring fresh and juicy cantaloupe and blueberries!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

1 whole cantaloupe, about 5 inches in diameter
1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and drained
4 sprigs fresh mint (for garnish)
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon honey
2 packets Splenda
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Cut cantaloupe in half and remove seeds from internal cavity. Carefully remove flesh from rind with a sharp knife. Cut melon into bite-size pieces (should yield about 3 cups). In a medium bowl, mix melon with berries. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients with a small whisk or spoon. Scoop 1 cup of fruit into a serving dish, and top with 1/4 cup of dressing. Add 1 sprig of mint for garnish.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 120 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/cantaloupe-berry-salad-with-mint-yogurt-dressing/

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Chicken Dinner Salad with Green Onion Dressing

November 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Dish to pass along, Chicken Dinner Salad with Green Onion Dressing. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make the Dish are Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Onions, Worcestershire Sauce, Dry Mustard, Splenda, and more! 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/

Chicken Dinner Salad with Green Onion Dressing

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes to cook chicken.

4 cooked chicken breasts (3 ounces each), boneless, skinless
4 cups iceberg lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
4 small tomatoes (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter) or 24 grape tomatoes
1 large cucumber (about 8 inches), sliced thinly
1 cup grated carrot
4 ounces green onions
1/4 cup canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 packets Splenda
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 dashes salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 breast on 1 1/2 cups salad

Dressing:

1 – Cut chicken into bite-size cubes and set aside. Place 1 cup torn iceberg lettuce on each of four salad plates. Quarter each tomato and place quarters around each plate, or place 6 grape tomatoes on each plate. Distribute cucumber slices evenly between tomato slices on each plate. Top with grated carrots (1/4 cup per plate) and chicken.

2 – Trim the roots and 2 inches from the tops of the green onions. In a blender or food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and blend thoroughly until well mixed. Pour approximately 1/4 cup dressing over each salad. Top with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 255 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 56 mg, Sodium: 411 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chicken-dinner-salad-with-green-onion-dressing/

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It started off Cool and cloudy but the sun came out later and a high of 57 degrees. Got the cart out of the shed and did a little yard work and got Mom’s Christmas Decorations out of the shed for her. Put out a couple of things outside and then gave a neighbor a hand and put up some lights on his shrubs. It’s Thanksgiving Leftovers for Dinner tonight. I’ve left part of the post from yesterday for item descriptions. Enjoy and take care everyone!

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made an Apple Pie made with Splenda. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

November 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, saving room for Dinner! Cloudy and 54 degrees for our Thanksgiving Day Weather. Not a thing going on. Did a load of laundry and gave Mom a hand in preparing the Feast!

 

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made a Apple Pie made with Splenda. Oh my, more than enough and so delicious! I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

MINIATURE APPLE MUFFINS

October 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for MINIATURE APPLE MUFFINS to pass along. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Splenda, Molasses, Apple Juice Concentrate, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Apples, Old Fashioned Oats, Raisins, and more! Another Healthy and Delicious Recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINIATURE APPLE MUFFINS
With the right amount of spice and a sprinkling of raisins, these bite-size muffins have the flavor of an old-fashioned apple cake.

Ingredients

3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons molasses
2 large eggs
1/3 cup apple juice concentrate, thawed
2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peeled, shredded fresh apple
2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray miniature muffin pans with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.
2 – Beat Splenda Granulated Sweetener, butter, and molasses at medium speed of an electric mixer 1 minute or until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition; add apple juice concentrate and lemon peel, beating until blended.
3 – Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, and salt; add to Splenda Granulated Sweetener mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. Stir in apple, oats, and raisins.
4 – Spoon batter into prepared pans; filling three-fourths full. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Recipe Yield: Yield: 36 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 100
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 125 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Sugars: 4 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/miniature-apple-muffins

Boston-Style Baked Beans

October 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along Boston-Style Baked Beans. This side dish is made using Navy Beans, Bacon, Onion, Yellow Mustard, Splenda, and Molasses. The Dish is 140 calories and 16 net carbs. Another winning recipe from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Boston-Style Baked Beans
A delicious formula for rich and flavorful, diabetic-friendly Boston baked beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, undrained1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/3 cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
2 tablespoons robust molasses

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Drain navy beans and reserve 1 1/4 cups liquid.
3 – Fry bacon in a large skillet until browned. Remove bacon and reserve half of the bacon fat.
4 – Fry onion in reserved bacon fat and cook until translucent. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
5 – Pour beans into a 3-quart baking dish.
6 – Bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 18 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories: 140 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 520mg Total Carbs: 21g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 3g Protein: 9g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/boston-style_baked_beans_recipe.html

Simple Coleslaw Recipe

September 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to pass along, Simple Coleslaw Recipe. This one is made using Reduced-Fat Mayonnaise, Cider Vinegar, Celery Salt, Splenda, Cabbage, Purple Cabbage, and Carrots. This recipe is also 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/

Simple Coleslaw Recipe
A quintessential barbecue side, this quick and easy homemade coleslaw dish is the perfect addition to your next cookout. Requiring just five minutes and 10 minutes of preparation time, you can whip up a batch in a jiffy!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Splenda artificial sweetener
1 bag (16 ounces) shredded coleslaw mix (cabbage, purple cabbage, carrot)

Directions
Yield: 4 1/2 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, celery salt, and Splenda. Place coleslaw mix in a large bowl. Pour dressing over and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow coleslaw to “soften.” Stir well before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 42 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 217 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/simple-coleslaw/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics

September 24, 2020 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 – Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Grated Zucchini, Unsweetened Applesauce, Skim Milk, Splenda, Cocoa Powder, Whipped Topping, Berries and more! 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/

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics
Get your chocolate fix and the nutritional benefits of peak-season zucchini in this crave-worthy cake!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 8 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes.

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups finely grated zucchini (from about 2 medium, 6-inch-long, unpeeled)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 whole eggs plus 1 egg white
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup skim milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Fat-free, nondairy whipped topping (optional)
15 berries of any kind (optional)

Directions
Yield: 15 servings
Serving size: 3″ x 2 1/2″ Square

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Cut into 15 servings (5 rows in one direction and 3 in the other). If desired, top each piece of cake with 1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy whipped topping and a berry of your choice. (Topping provides less than 5 grams of carbohydrate and is considered a free food).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 181 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 268 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/irresistible-chocolate-zucchini-cake/

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Stir-Fried Green Beans SUNDAY

July 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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For today’s 2nd Side Dish I have Stir-Fried Green Beans. These are made using Green Beans, Garlic, Fresh Ginger, Scallions, Dry Sherry, Splenda, Soy Sauce, Water, and Vegetable Oil. The Dish is only 100 calories and 8 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Stir-Fried Green Beans
Garden-fresh green beans are quickly stir-fried with a sweet ginger sauce until tender-crisp in this Asian-inspired recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:
Stir-Fry Sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 scallions (white and green parts) minced
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granular
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

Stir-Fry:
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed, and rinsed
2 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Stir-Fry Sauce: Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
2 – For Stir-Fry: In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil and stir-fry the green beans until they are barely crisp-tender, approximately 2 minutes.
3 – Add the water and continue stir-frying for another two minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender and water has evaporated.
4 – Add the sauce and continue stir-frying for five or six more minutes, until the beans are tender but not over cooked. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe; 1 cup): Calories 100, Carbohydrates 11 g, Protein 2 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 480 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/stir-fried_green_beans_recipe.html

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