LEMON POUND CAKE

December 30, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a LEMON POUND CAKE. Equal Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You’ll also be using Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Low Fat Yogurt, and 2% Milk. Sugar Free Pound Cake sure does sound good! 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/

LEMON POUND CAKE
This sugar-free pound cake is easy to make because it uses a reduced-fat baking mix as the base. Lemon yogurt, juice and grated lemon peel provide rich flavor. This is sure to become a favorite with frequent requests. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it really is to make so you can bask in all the praise!

Recipe Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2-1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick)
48 packets Equal sweetener*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup lite lemon flavored nonfat yogurt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*Substitute 2 cups Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F.
2 – Spray a 9 cup Bundt cake pan OR a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Combine baking mix, Equal, cornstarch and lemon peel.
4 – Mix in yogurt, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, milk and flavorings until blended.
5 – Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
6 -Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
7- Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes.
8- Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 137
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-pound-cake

One of America’s Favorites – Fruit Salad

December 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate of fruit salad made of pear, satsuma mandarin, kiwifruit, passion fruit, pomegranate seeds, and Greek yogurt mixed with honey, cardamom and vanilla sugar.

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either in their own juices or a syrup. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail or fruit cup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert.

There are a number of home recipes for fruit salad that contain different kinds of fruit, or that use a different kind of sauce other than the fruit’s own juice or syrup. Common ingredients used in fruit salads include strawberries, pineapple, honeydew, watermelon, grapes, banana, and kiwifruit. Various recipes may call for the addition of nuts, fruit juices, certain vegetables, yogurt, or other ingredients.

One variation is a Waldorf-style fruit salad, which uses a mayonnaise-based sauce. Other recipes use sour cream (such as in ambrosia), yogurt or even mustard as the primary sauce ingredient. A variation on fruit salad uses whipped cream mixed in with many varieties of fruits (usually a mixture of berries), and also often include miniature marshmallows. Rojak, a Malaysian fruit salad, uses a spicy sauce with peanuts and shrimp paste. In the Philippines, fruit salads are popular party and holiday fare, usually made with buko, or young coconut, and condensed milk in addition to other canned or fresh fruit.

Mexico has popular variation of the fruit salad called Bionico which consists various fruits drenched in condensed

There is also an extended variety of fruit salads in Moroccan cuisine, often as part of a kemia, a selection of appetizers or small dishes analogous to Spanish tapas or eastern Mediterranean mezze.

Fruit salad with kiwifruit, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, and oranges

A fruit salad ice cream is also commonly manufactured, with small pieces of real fruit embedded in, flavored either with juices from concentrate, fruit extracts, or artificial chemicals.

Fruit cocktail is often sold canned and is a staple of cafeterias, but can also be made fresh. The use of the word “cocktail” in the name does not mean that it contains alcohol, but refers to the secondary definition “An appetizer made by combining pieces of food, such as fruit or seafood”. Fruit cocktail is sometimes used to make pruno.

In the United States, the USDA stipulates that canned “fruit cocktail” must contain a certain percentage distribution of pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples to be marketed as fruit cocktail. It must contain fruits in the following range of percentages:

* 30% to 50% diced peaches, any yellow variety
* 25% to 45% diced pears, any variety
* 6% to 16% diced pineapple, any variety
* 6% to 20% whole grapes, any seedless variety
*2% to 6% cherry halves, any light sweet or artificially colored red variety (like maraschino cherries)
Both William Vere Cruess of the University of California, Berkeley and Herbert Gray of the Barron-Gray Packing Company of San Jose, California have been credited with the invention of fruit cocktail. Canned fruit cocktail and canned fruit salad are similar, but fruit salad contains larger fruit while fruit cocktail is diced. Commercially, the fruit used was healthy but cosmetically damaged, such as a peach or pear that was bruised on one side. The bruised parts would be cut away and discarded, and the rest would be diced into small pieces.

Healthy Pecan Recipes

November 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Pecan Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Pecan Recipes with recipes including Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Overnight Oatmeal, Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball, and Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon Pecans. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pecan Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pecan recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Overnight Oatmeal
These overnight oats with Greek yogurt, blueberries and pecans are an easy, on-the-go-breakfast. If desired, reheat the oatmeal before adding the toppings…….

Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball
Sweet pear, salty Cheddar cheese and crunchy nuts make this healthy cheese ball recipe an alluring holiday treat. Serve with an array of crudités and crisp party crackers……

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon Pecans
Cooking the sweet potatoes in a slow cooker frees up space on the stove if you’re cooking a big holiday dinner—plus you can serve it straight from the crock if you’d like……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pecan Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19244/ingredients/nuts-seeds/pecan/

Healthy Fruit Salad Recipes

June 16, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fruit Salad Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fruit Salad Recipes with recipes including Fresh Fruit Salad, Mojito Blueberry and Watermelon Salad, and Pineapple and Cucumber Salad. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fruit Salad Recipes

Find healthy, delicious fruit salad recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Fresh Fruit Salad
This refreshing fruit salad is a classic combination that will be the favorite at any potluck or cookout. Serve with a creamy yogurt dressing to take this side (or dessert) to the next level……..

Mojito Blueberry and Watermelon Salad
Inspired by the classic mojito cocktail, this festive and healthy fruit salad gets zing from rum, lime and mint. The optional piment d’Espelette–a sweet, spicy ground pepper from the Basque region of France–adds a hint of heat that’s a nice contrast to the sweet fruit. Look for this spice at specialty stores, well-stocked markets or online. You could also swap in chile-lime seasoning blend (such as Tajín) for a similar subtle kick or omit the spice altogether. Feel free to skip the rum if you prefer an alcohol-free salad. With or without the rum, this salad has summertime backyard BBQ written all over it…………..

Pineapple and Cucumber Salad
Enjoy this sweet, refreshing salad alongside grilled meat or fish to cut through the richness and refresh the palate. If you like a little heat, adding jalapeño will give you the kick you crave. While packs of prechopped pineapple are convenient, they’re almost always more expensive. When pineapple is in season, it’s best to buy fresh and chop it yourself. Look for a pineapple with a golden-yellow exterior, which is a good indicator of ripeness……………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fruit Salad Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18136/salad/fruit/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Low fat cooking hints………..

* Use low-fat yogurt, low-fat milk, evaporated skim milk or cornstarch instead of cream in sauces or soups.

* Use pesto, salsas, chutneys and vinegars in place of sour creams, butter and creamy sauces.

* Choose lean meats and reduced-fat dairy products and limit processed foods to minimise hidden fats. Nuts, seeds, fish, soy, olives and avocado are all healthier options because they include the essential long-chain fatty acids and these fats are accompanied by other good nutrients.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Is Greek yogurt really better for you?……….

While regular yogurt tends to have fewer calories and more calcium, Greek yogurt has more protein and less sugar — and a much thicker consistency. Both types pack probiotics and support digestion, weight loss, and heart health.

 

Greek yogurt is considered a superfood partly because it provides more protein than regular yogurt. A 170 gram (six ounce) serving of Greek yogurt has just as much protein as 85 grams (three ounces) of lean meat, which makes it a great alternative source of protein.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Mashed Potatoes……………..

Add cream cheese to your mashed potatoes so they are extra creamy. Add boursin cheese for potatoes that rich, creamy, and lighter in calories. Add a teaspoon of Wasabi powder for spicy Japanese style potatoes. Mash your potatoes with Greek yogurt to make a healthier version that is still creamy and tangy. You can also add minced garlic or garlic powder which enhances potatoes, especially when followed by a healthy sprinkling of shredded cheese. Bottled ranch dressing or dry ranch dressing mix offers a zesty kick. Other favorites are dill, chives and crumbled bacon. Enjoy those Mashed Taters!

Healthy Banana Recipes

August 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Banana Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Banana Recipes with recipes including Peanut Butter-Banana Frozen Yogurt Cake, Coconut Banana Cream Pie, and Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Overnight Oats. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Banana Recipes
Find healthy, delicious banana recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peanut Butter-Banana Frozen Yogurt Cake
This grown-up version of ice cream cake is a little sweet and a little salty. The yogurt cake gets its distinct flavor from freeze-dried banana slices–they can be pulverized into a powder (unlike regular dried bananas, which have a chewy texture)……………………….

Coconut Banana Cream Pie
Can’t decide between coconut cream and banana cream? In this simple recipe, we’ve combined two delicious desserts into one, so you don’t have to choose! The creamy coconut filling spooned over luscious ripe bananas in an oil-based pastry crust makes for a dessert that’s surprisingly low in fat……………………………….

Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Overnight Oats
We’ve taken classic Elvis-sandwich flavors–banana, bacon and peanut butter–and stirred them into easy overnight oats in this healthy breakfast recipe. Make a bunch of jars at the beginning of the week for ready-when-you are morning meals all week long…………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Banana Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19193/ingredients/fruit/banana/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Healthy cooking hints……………….

To save on fat and calories, use low-fat plain yogurt in place of sour cream or mayonnaise, and buy low-fat cheese and milk instead of full-fat versions, says O’Rourke. Add flavor to vegetables with low-fat cheese, nuts, salad dressing or margarine with no trans fat; then add herbs and spices. Blatner suggests an Italian blend on green beans, curry on cauliflower, cumin on sauteed bell peppers, and lemon pepper on broccoli.

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Grilled Greek-Style Pork Roast with Yogurt Sauce

April 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Grilled Greek-Style Pork Roast with Yogurt Sauce. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing a Boneless Pork Loin Roast, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Oregano, Garlic, Yogurt, Cucumber, Red Onion, and Spices. A Delicious Pork Roast with a Yogurt Sauce, Dinner is served! 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Grilled Greek-Style Pork Roast with Yogurt Sauce
Lemon, garlic and oregano are the ‘trinity’ of Mediterranean cooking. And this culinary triumvirate marries perfectly with pork. If desired, thinly slice leftovers and tuck into pita pocket bread, topped with Yogurt Sauce. Serve roast with Italian bread, marinated tomatoes, rice pilaf and roasted asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin roast
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place pork in large self-sealing bag. Add olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper and 6 garlic cloves to bag; seal bag and toss gently to combine thoroughly. Refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
2 – Remove pork from marinade; discarding marinade.
3 – Prepare medium-hot banked fire in covered kettle-style grill.
4 – Grill pork over indirect heat, away from fire, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until internal temperature reads 150°C to 155°F (approximately 65°C).
5 – Let rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve with Yogurt Sauce.
6 – For Yogurt Sauce: Stir together yogurt, cucumber, onion, 1 garlic clove, coriander, salt and red pepper flakes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 250 calories Protein 35 grams Fat 10 grams Sodium 290 milligrams Cholesterol 85 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 4 grams Fiber 0 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/grilled_greek-style_pork_roast_with_yogurt_sauce_recipe.html

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