Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Almond Cheesecake Bars - 8g Carbs, 0g Fiber, 4g Sugar

 

Almond Cheesecake Bars - 8g Carbs, 0g Fiber, 4g Sugar

From: Splenda
Light and creamy cheesecake bars topped with toasted almonds.
Servings: 20
Serving Size: 1 bar

  >>  Crust
1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/4 cups graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, finely ground

  >>  Filling
12 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 large eggs
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm.

Mix cream cheese and Splenda Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, and mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts; mix well. Pour over prepared crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 47 minutes, or until firm.

Top with toasted almonds.

Servings: 20
Serving Size: 1 bar
Nutritional per Serving: 120 Calories, 8g Fat, 3.5g Saturated Fat, 35mg Cholesterol, 105mg Sodium, 4g Protein, 8g Carbs, 0g Dietary Fiber, 4g Sugars

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[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes - 43 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 20 g sugars

 

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes - 43 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 20 g sugars

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1 Tbsp packed brown sugar or sugar substitute equivalent to 1 Tbsp (NOTE)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp finely shredded orange peel, divided
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 medium orange
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp snipped fresh mint
Nonstick cooking spray

In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.

In a second bowl, use a fork to combine the egg whites, milk, pumpkin puree, ricotta, brown sugar, olive oil, 1 teaspoon orange peel, vanilla and cider vinegar until creamy.

Add pumpkin mixture to reserved flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile peel and section orange over a small bowl. Squeeze any remaining juice from the membranes over the segments (about 2 tablespoons).

Stir in honey, mint and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of orange peel. Set aside.

Spray a griddle or heavy skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Using the back of a spoon, spread batter into 3 to 4 inch pancakes. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown. Turn over when surfaces are bubbly and edges are slightly dry.

To serve, top with orange mixture.

NOTE: If you use a sugar substitute you will have to recalculate the nutritional information.

Servings: 2
Nutrition pr Serving: 303 cal., 10 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 574 mg sodium, 43 g carb. (5 g fiber, 20 g sugars), 12 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges: Fat 1, Fruit 0.5, Starch 2, Lean Meat 1, Other Carb 0.5

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Egg in a Cloud - 13g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 2g Sugar

 

Egg in a Cloud - 13g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 2g Sugar

From: www.eggs.ca
This simple breakfast or brunch dish makes great use of the different physical properties of just one egg. By separating the whites from the yolks, whites are whisked to form the "cloud" supporting a lightly broiled yolk topped with melted cheese.
Time to prepare: 5 min
Serves: 2

2 slices whole wheat bread
2 eggs, separated
Pinch pepper
2 Tbsp shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese

1. Toast bread. Place on baking sheet.

2. Beat egg whites and pepper in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Spread half of beaten egg whites on each slice of toast. Make indentation in middle of egg whites with back of spoon.

3. Broil about 5 inches from heating element until egg whites are golden colored, about 1 minute.

4. Remove from oven and carefully drop one egg yolk in each indentation. Sprinkle cheese over top.

5. Place under broiler until cheese melts and yolks are slightly set, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Notes
If desired, gently fold in a pinch of Italian seasoning or other dried herbs to stiffly beaten egg whites.
It is easier to separate the egg white from the yolk when the egg is cold. A small funnel is handy for separating egg whites from yolks. Place the funnel over a measuring cup. Crack the egg over the funnel. The white will run through and the yolk will remain in the funnel.
Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl; plastic bowls can have a greasy film which can prevent foaming.

Serves: 2
Nutrition per Serving: 172 Calories 172, 9g Fat, 3.5g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 242mg Sodium, 11g Protein, 13g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 2g Sugar


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

 

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

1 cup All Bran Buds cereal OR All Bran Original cereal
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp each, salt and fresh cracked pepper
2 tsp plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 clove garlic
4 cups fresh chopped spinach (1 cup of frozen spinach, thawed and drained)
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme

Process cereal in a food processor until it has reached a
breadcrumb-like texture. Transfer to a large plate and toss with parsley
and half the salt and pepper.

In a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tsp of the oil over medium high
heat. Cook shallots until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook
one minute. Stir in spinach and cook until spinach and wilted and no
liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Let cool. Stir in ricotta, Parmesan and
thyme.

Butterfly chicken by slicing breast in half lengthwise, keeping one end
connected. Stuff each chicken breast by dividing the ricotta mixture
evenly into each chicken breast. Fold over to close and repeat with
remaining chicken breasts.

Dip stuffed chicken breasts into egg and then into the cereal crumb
mixture, pressing gently to evenly coat. In a large oven-proof skillet,
heat oil over medium heat and brown chicken on all sides. Transfer to
375 degrees F oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, about 25
minutes.

YIELDS: 6 servings

PER CHICKEN BREAST: 340 Calories, 38 g Protein, 16 g Carbohydrate, 15 g
Fat, 7 g Dietary Fibre

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Chopped Broccoli Salad - 25g Carbs

 

Chopped Broccoli Salad - 25g Carbs

From: Richoux, Ranae (2014-09-18). Raw Food Salads and Snacks: Healthy, Quick and Easy Raw Food Snacks and Salads (Everyday Series) (Kindle Locations 344-349). Culinary Canary. Kindle Edition.
Time: 5 min 

2 cups broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup grapes, halved
1/2 cup strawberries, halved
2 Tbsp avocado oil
2 Tbsp pecans, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to mix well. Divide between four plates and enjoy.

Servings: 4
Nutrition per Serving: 240 Calories, 12g Fat, 5mg Cholesterol, 250mg Sodium, 25g Carbs, 5g Protein
Vitamin A: 20% Calcium: 8% Vitamin C: 140% Iron: 10%


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Asparagus Hummus - 37.5g Carbs, 11.2g Fiber, 6.7g Sugar

 

Asparagus Hummus - 37.5g  Carbs, 11.2g Fiber, 6.7g Sugar

By Saad Fayed - Middle Eastern Food Expert

Most people are familiar with the traditional hummus made from tahini and chickpeas. Did you know that hummus is made with many types of vegetables, meat, and even fruit! Asparagus is no exception -- it makes for a flavorful hummus that is healthy and also delicious. A win-win in my book!

I prefer to use fresh asparagus in any recipe that calls for the vegetable. To me, canned asparagus is too salty and too soft. If you cannot find fresh asparagus, canned asparagus can be substituted, however omit any additional salt in the recipe. You can cut the saltiness by rinsing the canned asparagus in cold water before using. Make sure you dry it thoroughly with a paper towel or drain completely in a colander before using it.

1 16 oz can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/2 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed of white ends
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp lemon juice

1. Drain chickpeas, but save the liquid from the can and set aside. If your hummus is too thick, you can use the excess liquid to thin it out instead of water.

2. Combine chickpeas, asparagus, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender. Blend until desired consistency. If hummus is too thick, add more olive oil or liquid from chickpeas 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. If hummus is too thin, add additional beans or asparagus (if available) until desired thickness is achieved.

How to Serve Asparagus Hummus - -
Asparagus hummus is best served with starch like warm pita bread, crackers, or baguette slices. I have found that most people prefer asparagus hummus warm, so you may heat in the microwave or stovetop before serving. Others may prefer it cold -- it all depends on your personal preference. I like it either way, but find the asparagus flavor is much stronger and singular when cold. If you really like asparagus, you may like it chilled, as well!

Store hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Other varieties of hummus usually keep longer, but I have found the asparagus just doesn't keep very well after a few days.

After being in the refrigerator for a few hours, you will find that the olive oil has separated from the other ingredients. The result is a pool of yellow liquid on top. This is completely normal! Simply stir the hummus until well combined and enjoy!

You can make this dish ahead, but I would not recommend any longer than 24 hours prior to serving it.

Nutrition From: www.caloriecount.about.com
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 104 g
Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
Nutrition per Serving: 313 Calories, 124 Calories from Fat, 13.8g Total Fat, 1.9g Saturated Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 24mg Sodium, 594mg Potassium, 37.5g Total Carbs, 11.2g Dietary Fiber, 6.7g Sugars, 12.9g Protein
Vitamin A 5% - Vitamin C 10% - Calcium 10% - Iron 27%
Nutrition Grade: A

Good points:
    No cholesterol
    Very low in sodium
    High in dietary fiber
    High in manganese


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[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Ricotta Dill Salmon Patties - 8g Carbs, 1g Fiber

 

Ricotta Dill Salmon Patties - 8g Carbs, 1g Fiber

From: www.joybauer.com
These brightly flavored salmon patties are a simple, inexpensive way to get a big dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fats!

Prep time 10 min
Total Time 20 min
Servings: 4

Good for:
    Bone Health
    Eye Health
    Arthritis
    Mood
    Hair
    Skin
    PMS
    Memory
    Heart Health
    Cancer Prevention

Take note:
    Quick Meal
    Contains Dairy
    Contains Egg

15 oz canned wild salmon, well drained
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 large egg whites (may substitute 1 whole egg)
2 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
1 scallion (green onion), minced
1 Tbsp lemon zest (optional)

Add the salmon to a large mixing bowl (remove the skin and large bones if desired). Mash with a fork.

Add the ricotta, oats, egg whites (or egg), dill, scallion, and lemon zest (if using) and mix well. Form the salmon mixture into 4 patties.

Liberally coat a large sauté pan with oil spray, and preheat the pan over medium-high heat. Add the salmon patties and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until golden brown on the outside and cooked through on the inside.

Servings: 4
Serving size: 1 salmon patty
Nutrition per Serving:
210 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2.5g Saturated Fat, 60mg Cholesterol, 25g Protein, 8g Total Carbs, 1g Dietary Fiber, 630mg Sodium


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