“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Chickpea Burgers

November 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Chickpea Burgers. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Chickpeas, Carrots, Herbed Croutons, Parsley, Onion, Egg Whites, Garlic, Grated Lemon Peel, Salt, Pepper Cooking Spray, Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, and Tomato Slices. 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/

Chickpea Burgers
Chickpeas, lentils and other legumes are the ideal diabetes management trifecta: They lower blood sugar after meals, lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and increase “good” (HDL) cholesterol. Work

some into your meal plan with these tasty vegetarian burgers!

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup herbed croutons
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 egg white
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray
4 whole-grain hamburger buns
Tomato slices, lettuce leaves and salsa (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Place chickpeas, carrots, croutons, parsley, onion, egg white, garlic, lemon peel, pepper and salt, if desired, in food processor; process until blended. Shape mixture into 4 patties.

2. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook patties 4 to 5 minutes, or until bottoms are browned. Spray tops of patties with cooking spray; turn and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned.

3. Serve burgers on buns with tomato, lettuce and salsa, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 271 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 272 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chickpea-burgers/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Lower-Fat BLT

October 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 Dish of the Week is a Lower-Fat BLT. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Canadian Style Bacon, Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Low-Fat Cholesterol-Free Mayonnaise, Basil Leaves, and Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning Blend. 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/

Lower-Fat BLT
Craving a BLT but trying to avoid all the fat in the standard sandwich? You’ll love this Lower-Fat BLT, which uses Canadian bacon and low-fat mayo!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Nonstick cooking spray
8 ounces Canadian-style bacon (eight 1-ounce slices)
4 whole-grain hamburger buns, toasted
4 lettuce leaves
4 large, ripe tomato slices (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/4 cup low-fat, cholesterol-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash original seasoning blend

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 sandwich

Dressing:

1 – Spray a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook bacon (about 3–4 slices at a time) on both sides until slightly browned (2–3 minutes total). Separate toasted hamburger buns. On one side, layer bacon, lettuce, and tomato. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Spread 1 tablespoon of dressing on the other side of the bun, then join sides to complete the sandwiches.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 233 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 28 mg, Sodium: 911 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/lower-fat-blt/

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