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A Nutritionist's Favorite Low-carb Bbq Chicken Recipe

A Nutritionist's Favorite Low-carb Bbq Chicken Recipe

It's perfect if you have diabetes or try to avoid sugar. Want to enjoy the finger-licking goodness of BBQ chicken, but not a fan of all that sugar in your favorite bottle of BBQ sauce? This sweet and zesty condiment makes almost any food better, but it’s also pretty sweet, and not in a good way. Some popular brands have more than 15 grams of sugar per serving! That means you may unknowingly consume way more sugar than you intended—and during a savory dinner, not even for dessert! (Here are more sneaky condiments to watch out for.) If you’re treating insulin resistance or following a diabetic diet, the sugar in BBQ sauce is something you need to pay attention to, since it can cause an unexpected blood sugar spike you might not be prepared for. In this episode of Diabetes Bites, nutritionist Fiorella DiCarlo, RD, whips up a diabetes-friendly BBQ chicken that uses a low-carb, homemade BBQ sauce that imitates the traditional grilling favorite with way less sugar. But actually, you won’t even need a grill: Fiorella makes this in a slow cooker, so you can enjoy this recipe all year round. This low-sugar BBQ chicken recipe uses dark meat like drumsticks or thighs since these are juicier. Although the chicken breast is usually recommended because it’s lower in fat, dark meat has tons of protein along with iron and vitamin B12. For people managing diabetes, increasing protein intake is beneficial since it helps you stay full while you’re cutting back on carbs. (Here are more foods nutritionists recommend to treat diabetes.) That said, you can totally swap in chicken breast if that’s your jam. Then round out your plate with some seasonal grilled vegetables, and you’ve got a perfect diabetes-friendly dinner. Difficulty: Easy Continue reading >>

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients Directions Rinse and pat dry chicken. Place in a 5-quart or larger crockery slow cooker. Place the peeled and quarted onion, peeled and quartered carrot, and parsley around chicken pieces. Sprinkle with thyme, marjoram, and pepper. Add chicken broth, cover, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. When done cooking, remove and discard the onion, carrot, and parsley. Skim off and discard all surface fat from the broth. Remove the chicken from broth and cool for about 10 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Remove and discard the chicken skin and bones. Shred chicken. Add shredded chicken back to the slow cooker and bring to a simmer. Add diced onion, diced carrots, diced celery, mushroom, and spinach. Simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Just before serving, add cooked noodles to soup and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Nutrition Information Per serving: 285 calories (22% calories from fat), 31 g protein, 7 g total fat (1.8 g saturated fat), 24 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 72 mg cholesterol, 615 mg potassium, 121 mg sodium Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean protein, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch) Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes Center! This is your launching pad for living better with type 2 diabetes. We’ve gathered all the latest type 2 diabetes information, research updates, and advances in devices and medications. And because diabetes impacts every facet of your life, you’ll also find practical advice from leading experts and other people living with type 2 diabetes featured here. That includes mouth-watering, healthy recipes; money-saving tips; advice to help navigate social, professional, and relationship issues; and inspiring personal stories from people just like you. Exp Continue reading >>

Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cookers, also known as Crock-Pots, have been a big hit since the 1970’s. It is a countertop appliance that is used to simmer food at a reduced temperature for a longer period of time. Many people think of dishes like pot roast, pulled pork or soup when it comes to a slow cooker, but you can use it for much more – including cake! One note of caution: raw kidney beans and a few other beans (like broad beans or fava beans) contain the phytohemagglutinin toxin. Boiling destroys this toxin, but the far lower temperature of a slow cooker does not (read more at WikiPedia). Continue reading >>

Slow Cooking On Bsd - The Blood Sugar Diet By Michael Mosley

Slow Cooking On Bsd - The Blood Sugar Diet By Michael Mosley

You are here: Home Forums Starting the BSD Slow Cooking on BSD Hello, Im into my second month on the BSD and doing well. Have lost a stone and not finding it too difficult. I have been stir frying a lot and that appeals to my not spending too much time in the kitchen way of life. Now want to bring a bit of a change by using my slow-cooker. Winter coming on, casseroles, stews, etc. might be nice. Obviously Ive got to forget about the potatoes, dumplings, etc so Im wondering if anyone uses a slow-cooker for creating low carb meals. Any tips you can give would be great. Many thanks. CONGRATULATIONS on your one stone loss! That is wonderful. Below is a slow cooker recipe I like for Moroccan Chickpea Stew. Very filling and nice spices. You can adjust the spice & heat level to suit your family. Can also use ground lamb instead of ground turkey if you prefer. Hope you like it. Calories: 342 Fat: 10 g Carb: 38 g Fiber: 8 g Protein: 24 g 3 tbsp poblano pepper, chopped optional can add other hot pepper if desired 2 cups low sodium, 99% fat free chicken broth* 2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley or spearmint, chopped Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and over medium high heat cook ground turkey for 10-12 minutes. Break up the ground meat and mix so meat cooks evenly; place in the slow cooker. To the skillet add the olive oil, onions, pepper, carrots, and celery and saut until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and saut for another 2 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker along with diced tomatoes, chick peas, spices, broth and gently mix well. Cover and cook on LOW heat 6 to 8 hours. Remove bay leaves and serve; garnish with fresh herbs. Replace the chickpeas with canned or dried soybeans (not edamame, the mature bean) and you can cut that massive carb count significantly. One Continue reading >>

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

Eating for overall good health and diabetes prevention just got a whole lot easier with this family-pleasing recipe for Chicken Veggie Stir Fry. Over 80 million Americans of all ages have pre-diabetes, which puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel damage. Obesity, inactivity, a low fiber diet, and a high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages are common risk factors for diabetes. To the rescue is registered dietitian, Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD whose new book, The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan outlines simple eating and exercise strategies aimed at reversing and preventing diabetes. As part of her pre-diabetes diet plan, Hillary recommends filling half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, 25% with a lean protein food, and the remaining 25% with a starchy veggie or whole grain. She’s not anti carb, but instead, she emphasizes the Two Qs: quality (whole grain) and quantity (not too much). I served our stir fry with whole grain brown rice and stuck to a 2/3 cup portion. Continue reading >>

Low Carb Guide To Healthy Eating With Diabetes

Low Carb Guide To Healthy Eating With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide (1). Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications (2, 3). One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet. This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes. What is Diabetes, and What Role Does Food Play? If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively. Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose, which end up as blood sugar. When blood sugar levels go up, the pancreas responds by producing the hormone insulin. This hormone allows the blood sugar to enter cells. In healthy people, blood sugar levels remain within a narrow range throughout the day. In diabetes, however, this system doesn’t work the way it is supposed to. This is a big problem, because having both too high and too low blood sugar levels can cause severe harm. There are several types of diabetes, but the two most common ones are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both of these conditions can be diagnosed at any age. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune process destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Diabetics must inject insulin several times a day to ensure that glucose gets into the cells and stays at a healthy level in the bloodstream (4). In type 2 diabetes, the beta cells at first produce enough insulin, but the body’s cells are resistant to its action, so blood sugar remains high. To compensate, the pancreas produces more insulin, attempting to bring blood sugar down. Over time, the beta cells lose their ability to produce enough insulin (5). Of the three nutrie Continue reading >>

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

If it was socially acceptable to hibernate all winter and watch Netflix all day I would. Especially if we had an unlimited supply of this healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. Give me a good book, my Insanity DVDs and a crock pot full of Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili and there’s a good chance I wouldn’t leave until March (or May if you live in Ohio!). The day I made this chili was the best day of the week. It’s hearty, zippy and feel-good, but healthy at the same time. And it’s bursting at the seams with comforting flavor. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili for days! So how does this all come together, you ask? Easy! Throw it in the slow cooker. The only trick is to get out your blender and mix a cup of the chicken broth with the yogurt to get it blended together. If you just dump the yogurt in the pot it will be lumpy and won’t mix well. When you blend it with the stock it turns the yogurt into a smooth consistency that easily mixes with the rest of the soup. You’re going to be amazed how easy this is. You might even think you’re doing it wrong. But you’re not! And just so you can mentally prepare yourself, you will need a giant bowl or mug, all the delicious healthy toppings (because we love toppings), a ridiculously comfy couch and Netflix (obvi). Oh, and about 8 containers to meal prep and enjoy this addictingly healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili for the rest of the week. Another great recipe with beans is our healthy and delicious one pot Black Bean Soup with Lime Salsa. Give both recipes a try and come back here to tell us which one you liked best! Continue reading >>

The Skinny Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book: Delicious Calorie Counted, Low Carb Recipes For One. The Perfect Cookbook To Complement Your Blood Sugar Diet

The Skinny Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book: Delicious Calorie Counted, Low Carb Recipes For One. The Perfect Cookbook To Complement Your Blood Sugar Diet

Delicious Calorie Counted, Low Carb Recipes For One. The Perfect Cookbook To Complement Your Blood Sugar Diet The Blood Sugar Diet is for anyone who has concerns about their blood sugar levels, wishes to lose weight in a healthy controlled manner and maintain a healthy diet for life. The Skinny Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book is packe Delicious Calorie Counted, Low Carb Recipes For One. The Perfect Cookbook To Complement Your Blood Sugar Diet The Blood Sugar Diet is for anyone who has concerns about their blood sugar levels, wishes to lose weight in a healthy controlled manner and maintain a healthy diet for life. The Skinny Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book is packed with delicious, low carbohydrate, low calorie, Mediterranean style recipes written in line with the core principals of the Blood Sugar Diet created by Michael Mosley. By following our recipes that are low in carbs, sugar and calories, but still balanced and tasty, your body and blood sugar levels will find an equilibrium that in turn will help you to lose weight. Each chapter is divided simply into calorie counted breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks. You may also be interested in other low calorie titles from CookNation, including our range of 5:2 Fast Diet cookbooks. You can browse all titles at www.bellmackenzie.com Continue reading >>

Comforting Slow Cooked Chili Recipe

Comforting Slow Cooked Chili Recipe

Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey breast 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (8 1/2 ounces) corn, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground turkey until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Cook on “high” for 4 hours; remove lid and stir quickly halfway through. Yield: 8 cups. Serving size: 1 cup. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 214 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 901 mg, Fiber: 5 g Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat. Carbohydrate choices: 2. This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky. Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information. Continue reading >>

Beef And Veggie Chili Made Diabetes Friendly

Beef And Veggie Chili Made Diabetes Friendly

Chili is a food that can be laden with carbs and fat, so I wanted to tweak my recipe to make it more diabetes friendly. The main source of carbs in this recipe are beans- which are full of fiber. Fiber can help to normalize glucose levels. Also, I included cinnamon which has been shown to be beneficial in the diabetes diet. The cinnamon can be increased in the recipe based on your preferences or you could let each person add extra cinnamon to their serving if desired. I would consider this to be a mild chili and would be suitable for the whole family or those who prefer less spicy foods. You may adjust the seasonings up if you like a more spicy chili. In addition, feel free to alter the types of veggies in the ingredients to whatever lower starch veggies you may have on hand. Good additions could include zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. Calorie and carb counts are listed on the recipe for your convenience. Continue reading >>

Slow Cooker Low Carb No-bean Chili

Slow Cooker Low Carb No-bean Chili

This Easy Slow Cooker No-Bean Chili is a hearty, no-bean, low carb, keto, gluten free chili and no one will miss the beans! On a cold winters day there is nothing like a warm bowl of chili served up with a side of corn bread! This comforting meal is amazing whether youre on a low carb diet or not! Even if youre a die hard bean lover when it comes to enjoying your favorite chili, I can almost guarantee, you wont miss the beans here. Its filling, satisfying and delicious! I have to admit when I served this bowl of No-Bean Chili to my hubby, I was sure to get a few snarks and grumbles. In fact, I never even mentioned there were no beans in it when I handed him the bowl. I made sure to have a nice piece of my Grain Free Corn Bread on the side so he wouldnt complain too much. If youre new to my blog then you may not know that my hubby is a non low carber and one who loves his meat, potatoes and carbs. Weve been happily married for 20 years but 13 of them Ive been sugar-free and the last 3-4 low carb. He tried for a short time last New Years to eat low carb, even with all the delicious meals I make, he still cant seem to give up sugar or carbs. Ive learned that you just cant make someone do anything they dont want to do. Motivation has to come from within and no amount of nagging will help the situation as much as I want him to be healthier. At least he eats everything I make and usually loves everything I make, but a NO BEAN CHILI? I was worried Id pushed my luck too far! To my complete surprise he LOVED it! I was shocked! Not because I dont think its fabulous. But because this man of mine loves beans! Shocked I was. Happy But utterly shocked. He said he didnt even mind there werent beans, less tooting later if you know what I mean LOL! The sugar grams you see in the nutrit Continue reading >>

7 Healthy Slow-cooker Recipes For Diabetics

7 Healthy Slow-cooker Recipes For Diabetics

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe taste of home Enjoy this chicken on its own or serve over cooked whole-grain pasta. Adapted from Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta, Canada Serves 6 Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 4 hrs. • 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 lbs.), cut up, skin removed • 2 tbsp. canola oil • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips • 1 jar (6 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained • 2 garlic cloves, minced • Pinch of salt • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano • 1/4 tsp. dried basil • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1. Place flour in large plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Transfer to 5-qt. slow cooker. 2. Top with onions, green pepper, and mushrooms. In small bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, salt, oregano, and basil; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve. Per serving: 277 cal, 11 g fat (3 g sat), 15 g carbs, 29 g protein, 2 g fiber, 85 mg chol, 463 mg sodium, 146 mg calcium Slow-Cooked Pot Roast Recipe taste of home The aroma alone is satisfying! Serve this homey, fork-tender pot roast with potatoes and a green salad. Adapted from Vera Carroll, Medford, Massachusetts Serves 6 Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 6 hrs. • 1 large sweet onion, chopped • 1 cup sliced baby portobello mushrooms • 1 (3-lb.) beef rump roast or bottom round roast •1/2 tsp. salt • 1/4 tsp. pepper • 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth • 1 tbsp. brown sugar • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce • 2 tbsp. cornstarch 1. Place onion and mushroom Continue reading >>

8-week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook (paperback) (clare Bailey & Sarah Schenker)

8-week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook (paperback) (clare Bailey & Sarah Schenker)

8-week blood sugar diet cookbook (Paperback) (Clare Bailey & Sarah Schenker) get it by Tue, Apr 10 with standard shipping. Combat diabetes with this essential companion to New York Times bestselling Dr. Michael Mosleys groundbreaking The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, featuring over a hundred delicious and healthy recipes. The8-Week Blood Sugar Diet revealed new, staggering scientific studies on diabetes and demonstrated a revolutionary 8-week plan, including an 800-calorie daily diet, to reverse the diseases effects. Now continue battling diabetes with these simple and delectable recipes that can lower your blood sugar level and help you shed unwanted pounds. Also discover updated nutritional advice, tips for home cooks of every skill level, and detailed menu plans. Its never too late to fight off diabetes, and with the recipes in The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook, its possible to ensure more long-term health benefits in an easy and effective manner! Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, Health + Wellness Continue reading >>

35 Slow Cooker Recipes For Weight Loss

35 Slow Cooker Recipes For Weight Loss

Fire up the slow cooker for easy weeknight dinner recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious. Fire up the slow cooker for easy weeknight dinner recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious. On the quest to create wholesome, flavorful meals, theres often one serious hurdle: time. But whether you want a meal you can leave alone to slowly cook during the day or while you run errands, crock pots got you covered. Plus, it saves energy and lowers the risk of burning foodso even the not-so-culinary-blessed can partake. From soups and meat dishes to oatmeal and cider, these healthy slow cooker recipes will get your meals on the table and a smaller waistline in the meantime. Looking for even more easy ways to shrink your belly? Check out these 50 Ways to Lose 10 PoundsFast ! Nutrition per 1.3 cup serving: 507 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 220 mg sodium, 87 g carbs, 23 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 28.3 g protein Although fall may be behind us, that doesnt mean our pumpkin obsession is. High in fiber, low in calories and full of vitamin A(this recipe provide over a days worth)pumpkins deserve their praise. And combining them with chili just makes this winter staple that much more enticing. Still pumpkin crazed? Check out these 20 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Weight Loss . Get the recipe from Begin Within Nutrition . Nutrition per 1.7 cup serving: 263 calories, 8.2 g fat (2.3 g saturated), 285 mg sodium, 16.8 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 28.2 g protein (calculated without salt) Low cal, low carb, and high proteinthis bowl is one serious weapon for weight loss. It contains detoxing celery, Vitamin A boasting carrots, and endurance-boosting onion. Plus, unlike most soups, its salt count isnt through the roof. This especially important when youre trying to shed a few be Continue reading >>

One-pot Comfort Shepherd's Pie: The Diabetes Fast-fix Slow-cooker Cookbook

One-pot Comfort Shepherd's Pie: The Diabetes Fast-fix Slow-cooker Cookbook

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions, cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ground beef, cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the beef mixture and bring to a boil over medium- high heat. Place mixture in slow cooker with the tomato paste, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Top with the mixed vegetables. In the same skillet, prepare topping. Combine remaining 1 1/3 cups water with the margarine and 1/4 teaspoon salt in the skillet and bring to a boil over medium- high heat. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the potato flakes and milk until blended. Spoon the potatoes on top of the vegetables, spread evenly over all. Cover and cook on low only for 3 hours. Turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 15 minutes, uncovered, to absorb liquid and thicken slightly. Continue reading >>

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