Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice

September 5, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Acorn Squash, Spices, Wild Rice, Yellow Onion, Bosc Pear, Walnuts, Sweetened Dried Cranberries, and more! 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

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice
This autumnal side dish goes wonderfully with roasted poultry, ham and pork.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 acorn or dumpling squash
Freshly ground pepper
Freshly ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter – divided use
3/4 cup wild rice
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 Bosc or Anjou pears, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 teaspoons minced sage leaves
2 teaspoons thyme, minced
1/3 cup parsley, minced
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Cut each squash in half crosswise. Scoop out and discard seeds and strings. If necessary, trim top and bottom so that squash will sit level, and place on a rimmed baking sheet, cut side up. Sprinkle each half with a little salt, pepper, and nutmeg, to taste. Using 3 tablespoons butter, dot each half with some butter. Cover pan tightly with foil and bake squash just until moist and tender, about 45 minutes.
3 – Meanwhile, combine rice, chicken broth, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups of water, in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender, about 40 minutes. When rice is done most of the water should be evaporated.
4 – In a 10-inch sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Swirl to coat the pan and sauté onion, garlic, celery, and carrot until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add pears and sauté 2 minutes longer. Cover pan, adjust heat to medium-low, and cook vegetables until crisp-tender, 3 minutes longer. Add sage, thyme, and parsley and sauté 1 more minute. Remove from heat.
5 – In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, sautéed vegetables and pears, walnuts and dried cranberries. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
6 – Mound the rice mixture into the squash halves, dividing it evenly. Cut 1 tablespoon butter into small pieces. Dot each stuffed squash with butter. Cover with foil.
7 – Bake at 350°F (175°C) until heated through, about 20 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.

*Toasting nuts brings out their full, rich flavor. Place nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) until lightly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. Alternatively, nuts can be browned in a microwave. Place nuts in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Watch carefully that they do not burn.
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Granola Bars

October 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for Granola Bars. These Delicious and Healthy Bars are made using Low Fat Granola, Stevia in the Raw, Sweetened Dried Cranberries, Almonds, Ground Cinnamon, Almond Extract, Egg, and Egg Whites. The Granola Bars are 80 calories and 10 net carbs per Bar. 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/

Granola Bars
Containing just six wholesome ingredients, these wholesome, low-carb Granola Bars are the perfect snack for your next adventure!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes

2 cups low-fat granola
2 tablespoons Stevia in the Raw
1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Directions
Yield: 12 bars
Serving size: about 1 ounce

1 – Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper, leaving a margin of paper along the top edges of the pan. Mix the first five ingredients together. In another bowl, mix the almond extract into the lightly beaten eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until evenly distributed. Press mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Carefully grasp the edges of the wax paper to lift the bars from the pan. Place on a cutting board and cut into 12 bars with a sharp knife. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 80 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 40 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Diabetic Spiced Baked Apples Recipe

October 1, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Diabetic Spiced Baked Apples Recipe. It’s Fall and to start it off I have a Diabetic Spiced Baked Apples Recipe. This Delicious Dessert is made using Large Baking Apples, Sweetened Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Unsweetened Apple Juice, and Allspice. Enjoy the Recipe and have an incredible Fall! 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/

Diabetic Spiced Baked Apples Recipe
Nothing says autumn quite like apples. Requiring just five ingredients, these baked apples are a quick, easy and healthy treat, perfect for dessert or a midday snack. So heat up the oven and get ready to fill your home with the delicious and cozy scent of allspice!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 45 minutes

4 large baking apples (approximately 9 ounces each)
2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
2 tablespoons raisins
3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Directions
Yield: 4 apples
Serving size: 1/2 apple

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove the core of each apple, leaving 1/2 inch flesh at bottom. Place cored apples in an 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Fill each apple with 1/2 tablespoon cranberries and 1/2 tablespoon raisins. Fill apples half full of apple juice and pour remaining juice around them in the pan. Sprinkle apples evenly with allspice. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Spoon remaining baking juices over the apples and serve hot or chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 96 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 0 g, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/spiced-baked-apples/

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