Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

September 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 a No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Graham Cracker Crumbs, Stick Butter, Equal Spoonful, Orange Juice, Unflavored Gelatin, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Part Skim Ricotta Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Orange Extract, Light Whipped Topping, can Mandarin Oranges, Oranges Sections, and Whipped Topping. There’s 152 calories and 11 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAM CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*

Cheesecake Ingredients:

1 cup orange juice
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
2 cups light whipped topping, thawed, if frozen
1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained, coarsely chopped
Oranges sections (optional)
Whipped topping (optional)
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener

** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal. Press mixture onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, pour orange juice into small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over orange juice and let soften 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. Beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup Equal® and orange extract. Add gelatin mixture to cheese mixture; blend until smooth. Refrigerate cheese mixture, or place in freezer, 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Fold in whipped topping and chopped oranges. Spoon over baked crust.
3 – Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with orange sections and whipped topping, if desired. Cut cake into wedges. Nutritional Information

NOTES:
Light fluffy textured cheesecake filled with chopped oranges, reduced-fat cream cheese and ricotta cheese makes a great warm weather dessert.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 152
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 158 milligrams
Cholesterol: 31 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

July 22, 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 No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Zwieback Toasts, fresh Blueberries, Butter, Unflavored Gelatin, Water, Cream Cheese, Sucralose-Based Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, Frozen Whipped Topping, and Unsweetened Frozen Blueberries. 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/

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
Looking for a decadent and delightful dessert that you can make without turning on the oven? Look no further! This creamy, low-carb cheesecake can be made with just some processing, mixing and a bit of boiling water. Refrigerate to set and serve with some fresh blueberries for a treat that can’t be beat!

Ingredients
8 zwieback toasts*
Fresh blueberries and mint sprigs (optional)
1 tablespoon butter
1 envelope (2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sucralose-based sugar substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
3/4 cup unsweetened frozen blueberries

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of total recipe

1 – For crust, place zwieback toasts and butter in food processor. Cover; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Pat thin layer of crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

2 – For filling, place gelatin in medium bowl. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.

3 – Beat cream cheese, sugar substitute, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in whipped topping. Add dissolved gelatin in steady stream while beating at low speed. (Mixture will become loose and lumpy.) Beat 4 minutes at medium speed until smooth and creamy, scraping side of bowl occasionally.

4 – Fold frozen blueberries into cream cheese mixture; spread in prepared pan. Refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint, if desired.

*Zwieback toast can be found in the baby food aisle of most grocery stores.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 284 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 24 g, Saturated Fat: 15 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 196 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – STRAWBERRY PANNA COTTAS

April 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 STRAWBERRY PANNA COTTAS. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Whole Milk, Unflavored Gelatin, Strawberries, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener – Granulated, Vanilla Extract and Strawberries. The Dessert is 130 calories, and 16 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

STRAWBERRY PANNA COTTAS

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups whole milk
1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 pints strawberries, halved
2 tablespoons Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint strawberries, sliced

Directions

1 – Sprinkle gelatin over milk in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves (do not boil). Set aside to cool.
2 – Process 1-1/2 pints strawberries in a food processor, or until pureed, stopping to scrape down sides. Press strawberries through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Stir cooled milk mixture into strawberry puree. Add Splenda Granulated Sweetener and vanilla, stirring until Splenda Granulated Sweetener dissolves.
3 – Coat 4 (6-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray. Divide strawberry mixture evenly among ramekins. Cover each ramekin with plastic wrap; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight until panna cottas are set.
4 – Run a knife around the edge of each panna cotta and unmold onto serving plates. Serve with sliced strawberries.
NOTES:
Reduced-carb panna cotta that everyone will love!

Recipe Yield: Servings Per Recipe: 4Serving Size: 1 (6-ounce) panna cotta

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 130
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Cholesterol: 15 milligrams
Protein: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie

September 10, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie. The Dessert is made using Water, Unflavored Gelatin, Reduced Fat Coconut Milk, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, Coconut Extract, Reduced-Fat Graham Cracker Pie Crust, and Unsweetened Flaked Coconut. It’s an Easy to make, No Bake, and Diabetic Friendly 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie
Looking for a decadent dessert that’s high in flavor but low in carbs? You’ll love this tropical pie! And with no baking required, it’s perfect for days when you want to stay out of the kitchen and in the sun!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons water
1 packet (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
1 can (about 14 ounces) reduced-fat coconut milk
1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
9 packets sugar substitute or equivalent to 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 reduced-fat graham cracker pie crust
1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice pie

1. Place water in small microwavable bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high 20 seconds or until gelatin is completely dissolved.

2. Combine coconut milk, cream cheese, 8 packets sugar substitute, vanilla, coconut extract and gelatin mixture in blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared crust; cover and chill about 4 hours, or until firm.

3. Before serving, toast coconut in small nonstick skillet over low heat until golden brown. Toss coconut with remaining 1 packet sugar substitute; sprinkle over pie. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 175 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/no-bake-coconut-cream-pie/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Summer Strawberry Orange Cups

August 20, 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 Summer Strawberry Orange Cups. These refreshing Summer Strawberry Orange Cups are made using Strawberries, Unflavored Gelatin, Cold Water, Boiling Water, Reduced Fat 2% Milk, Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, and Vanilla. Beat the Summer Heat with Summer Strawberry Orange Cups! 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/

Summer Strawberry Orange Cups
Nothing says summer quite like a strawberry bursting with juicy flavor. Quick and easy to make, these perfectly portioned desserts feature these delightful fruits!

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

Ingredients
2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed, divided
1 packet (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

Serving size:
1/6 of recipe

1. Cut 1 cup strawberries into thin slices; place in bottom of 6 (8-ounce) dessert bowls or custard cups.

2. Combine gelatin and cold water in small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add boiling water to softened gelatin; stir until completely dissolved.

3. Combine milk, orange juice concentrate and vanilla in medium bowl; mix well. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Stir in gelatin mixture until well blended. Pour evenly over sliced strawberries in bowls. Refrigerate 2 hours, or until completely set.

4. Slice remaining 1 cup strawberries; arrange on top of each dessert.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 89 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 29 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Watermelon Granita

August 13, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Watermelon Granita. You may ask what is a Granita? According to Wiki – Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. To make this one you’ll only need 4 ingredients; Cubed Watermelon, Sugar, Unflavored Gelatin, and Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Only 88 calories and 21 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Watermelon Granita
Nothing says summer like this refreshing ice with real watermelon! Featuring just four ingredients, it’s a cinch to prepare and is the perfect treat for celebrating the warm summer weather.

Ingredients
5 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/2 cup sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Process watermelon in food processor until nearly smooth. (You should have about 3 1/3 cups.)

2 – Combine sugar and gelatin in small saucepan. Gradually stir in juice. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Add to watermelon purée in food processor; process until combined. Pour into 8-inch square baking dish. Cover and freeze about 5 hours or until firm.

3 – Break watermelon mixture into chunks in baking dish. Freeze about 3 hours or until firm. To serve, stir and scrape granita with fork to create icy texture. Spoon into dessert dishes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 88 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 5 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/watermelon-granita/

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* Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, it is available throughout Italy in varying forms. It is related to sorbet and Italian ice; however, in most of Sicily, it has a coarser, more crystalline texture. Wikipedia

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