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Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

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Christmas Archives - Finger Prickin' Good

Christmas Archives - Finger Prickin' Good

December 23, 2016 by Brooke Leave a Comment I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your childs likes/dislikes. Heres this weeks featured lunch packed in an EasyLunchbox : Reindeer Corn Dog ( Applegate corn dog with broken pretzel twists for antlers, 2 candy eyes, and a dab of ketchup)= 24 carbs Fresh Fruit (strawberries, raspberries & pomegranate seeds)= 10 carbs Broccoli & Celery with Ranch (not pictured)= 4 carbs 365 Everyday Value Yogurt Candy Cane Pretzel Flats= 23 carbs For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches . December 20, 2016 by Brooke Leave a Comment In an attempt to cater to those of you who have very young children with type 1 diabetes, I have created a Toddler Tuesday series. Each Tuesday, I pick one of my toddler daughters meals from the week to share with you- the Toddler Tuesday Meal. These featured meals are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try for those of you with younger kids. Plus, all featured meals include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your childs likes/dislikes. Heres this weeks Toddler Tuesday meal, assembled inside an innobaby container : Christmas Cracker Sandwiches (crackers, and lunch meat and cheese cut out using small Christmas cookie cutters)= 10 carbs Fresh Fruit (strawberries, raspberries & pomegranate seeds)= 4 carbs Utz White Cheddar Snowball Cheese Balls Continue reading >>

Favorite Diabetic Brunch Recipes

Favorite Diabetic Brunch Recipes

Diabetic Living / Diabetic Recipes / Breakfast Try our delicious diabetic brunch recipes to plan a scrumptious menu that includes easy egg casseroles, sweet and flaky biscuits, impressive quiches, fun drinks, and fresh and fruity desserts. Your taste buds won't believe this brunch lineup is made up of diabetic recipes! Youd never know this gorgeous cheesy quiche has only 6 grams of carb per serving. Turkey sausage, zucchini, and mozzarella cheese bring big Italian flavor to the all-in-one dish. Diabetes Recipes , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Diabetes Breakfasts Brunch guests will swoon over this stunning coffee cake. Crowned with sliced pears and crunchy hazelnuts, the decadent breakfast has a surprising 207 calories and 32 grams of carb per serving. Diabetes Recipes , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Diabetes Breakfasts Sage, rosemary, and thyme form a triple-threat of flavor in this simple breakfast bake. To round out the low-carb meal, we added turkey and sauted veggies. Diabetes Recipes , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Diabetes Breakfasts Few flavor combinations are as complementary as chocolate and coffee. We married the two using cocoa and instant espresso coffee powder in our low-calorie coffee cake recipe that makes 12 servings. Diabetes Recipes , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Diabetes Breakfasts Who says lasagna is just for dinner? In this Italian-inspired low-carb breakfast casserole, eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese give substance to layers of whole-grain noodles and mixed veggies. Diabetes Recipes , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Diabetes Breakfasts Pumpkin-Walnut Baked French Toast with Maple-Coffee Syrup This time-saving French toast casserole allows you to combine the ingredients the night be Continue reading >>

Diabetic Christmas Recipes

Diabetic Christmas Recipes

It can seem that Christmas is all about eating sugar and carbs ! For those preparing for this annual festive gathering, Christmas often means:- roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, holiday, plum pudding, traditional Christmas cake, cookies, stollen, punch and too many snowballs ! For us Christmas used to be a disaster and we're determined to make every year better - we couldn't seem to avoid sugar-filled puddings and plates piled high of carbohydrates. When Christmas was finally over after all the hype and the crazy food eating that accompanies it we were left wondering how diabetics are supposed to live through and enjoy this holiday season. During the holiday period many diabetics experience the worst levels of the year, mainly because everyone is eating the wrong types of food and far too much sugar. Everywhere you go you're offered foods full of sugar and white flour - the worst enemies of the diabetic. Everything in traditional recipe books is full of sugar, chocolate and fat. We're already planning for a healthy Christmas 2012and looking for recipes that we can enjoy eating during the holiday season. Here's a few ideas to get you going, helping you to re-inventyour holiday dinnersand ensure that you can enjoy the festive season without missing out:- Continue reading >>

Celebrate A Diabetes-friendly Christmas

Celebrate A Diabetes-friendly Christmas

For many people with diabetes Christmas can be a tough - how do you resist temptation when it's lurking around every corner? Follow our tips and you can join in the fun. For many people with diabetes Christmascan bea tough time of the year- how do you resist temptation when its lurking around every corner? The good news is that, with a bit of planning, you can also have fun, while keeping your blood sugar levels under control and your waistline in check. 1) Eat moderately and watch your portion sizes If you have diabetes, you dont have to eat a different plate of food as the rest of your family. By making a few changes, opting for healthier foods and keeping the naughty treats at a minimum, you can also join in the fun. On Christmas morning it's important to not eat a huge breakfast or even your regular breakfast, says Liesbet Delport, dietician and co-author of the Eating for Sustained Energylow-GI low-fat cookbook series.. Rather eat just a bit of low-GI fruit salad (not more than a cup), together with two tothree heaped tablespoons of low-fat yoghurt and maybe just a sprinkle of muesli, as the rest of the day a lot of food is probably going to beconsumed. At teatime, you can have one piece of lower GI lower fat fruit cake, rather than a Christmas mince pie, which will probably be high fat and high GI. For lunchon Christmas day, try to eat a normal plate of food, says Delport. Your plate should look like this: 1/4 meat, 1/4 low-GI starch and 1/2 vegetables and/or salads.If there's more than one type of meat and more than one type of starch,all the meat shouldstill have to fit into 1/4 of your plate and so does the starch! Choose the lower GI options. Don't feel tempted to have another lunch-time helping, Delport cautions, if you're not hungry, just eat saladto compen Continue reading >>

Diabetic Christmas Recipes

Diabetic Christmas Recipes

The holidays can be a tricky time for those trying to manage their blood sugars. From the trays of Christmas cookies to the sugar-laden cocktails and brown sugar-glazed ham, its easy to fall off track. However, creating a diabetic-friendly Christmas menu is not only feasible; its easy, decadently delicious, and really something worth celebrating. Were here to help you celebrate the season with these low-sugar recipes that are guaranteed to receive rave reviews. Braised Turkey Roulade with Pancetta, Shallots, and Porcini Gravy Mushrooms, pancetta, and shallots add worlds of savory depth, while keeping the sugar content very low. This dish is visually stunning and much simpler to carve than a whole turkey. The lean protein will also help balance out the carbohydrates that may be plentiful in the side dishes. Mixed Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with Shallot-Port Reduction An assortment of peppercorns paired with a slightly sweet sauce deepens the flavor of this ultra-tender beef tenderloin. Packed with satiating protein and with very little sugar, this satisfying main will be the star of your spread. Tangy Greek yogurt and cream cheese join forces for a creamy result that does this delicious appetizer justice. Enjoy this low sugar, protein-rich dip with whole grain crackers, pretzels, or raw vegetables. Continue reading >>

16 Diabetic-friendly Holiday Recipes | Reader's Digest

16 Diabetic-friendly Holiday Recipes | Reader's Digest

When you've got a jam-packed day ahead, turn to this slow-cooker recipe. It'll be a favorite in your home in no time. Recipe shared by Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon. Wine and mushrooms lend elegance to this oh-so-simple pork dish. Use pre-sliced mushrooms and minced garlic to save time. Cleanup is one-pan easy. Recipe shared by Kim Gillis, High Falls, New York. My favorite brunch dish got a makeover with egg substitute and lower-fat cheese. The lightened-up version still tastes delicious, but it won't weigh you down! Recipe shared by Alice Hofmann, Sussex, Wisconsin. I wanted a hash brown casserole I could feel good about eating. This light version keeps the cozy flavor while nixing a lot of the fat. Recipe shared by Kelly Kirby, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. My family begs me to make this recipe during the holidays. They like it because pumpkin pie spice enhances the flavor of the sweet potatoes. I like the fact that it can be made a day ahead and warmed before serving. Recipe shared by Senja Merrill, Sandy, Utah. Now THIS is a ham: sweet and smoky, with just enough clove and ginger flavor to let you know you're in for a holiday treat. Recipe shared by Sharon Tipton, Winter Garden, Florida. My mom used to dress up peas with buttered cracker crumbs when I was little and it remains one of my favorite dishes. Just about any type of savory cracker can be substituted, including herb-flavored varieties. Recipe shared by Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Creamy mozzarella and Swiss cheeses create the base for these tasty veggies, while a hint of cayenne pepper gives them a kick guests will adore. Recipe shared by Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California. Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables Recipe I appreciate this recipe because it includes a side dish of roasted pota Continue reading >>

15 Breakfast Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

15 Breakfast Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

Drop Scones Drop scones, also called Scotch pancakes, are easy to make and perfect for a healthy breakfast on the weekend, or even as a simple dessert. Served with creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt and sweet, succulent berries, they are quite irresistible. Blueberry Popovers Similar to Yorkshire puddings, popovers are a much-loved treat, and the sweet version here is perfect for breakfast or brunch. The batter is baked, and the blueberry popovers are served with sweet, fresh berries to add extra vitamin C. Apple and Hazelnut Drop Scones Drop scones are an almost instant snack or breakfast treat. The thick batter is made by simply stirring together a few basic pantry ingredients, and the scones cook in minutes. Here they are flavoured with diced apple and toasted hazelnuts. Top with a little light maple syrup and enjoy warm from the pan. Breakfast Muffins Muffins are perfect for breakfast, providing the energy boost the body needs to start the day. This particular breakfast muffin recipe is packed full of good ingredients that add fibre, vitamins and minerals, too. Summer Berry Muffins Fresh summer berries add delicious flavour, colour and nutrition to these tempting berry muffins. They are best fresh from the oven, but are also good once cooled-an ideal addition to a lunchbox, or for breakfast on the go. Apricot-Pecan Muffins Packed with fresh fruit and nuts, and delicately spiced with cinnamon, these homemade apricot and pecan muffins are lower in fat and sugar than store-bought muffins, and contain no trans fats or preservatives. Cinnamon-Raisin Bread This whole-wheat bread loaf studded with raisins tastes good plain or with a little light butter or margarine spread on it. It’s also wonderful toasted for breakfast, when the gentle aroma of warm cinnamon makes a soothing Continue reading >>

Diabetic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Diabetic Snickerdoodle Cookies

These Diabetic Snickerdoodle Cookies make a great sweet treat for those watching their carbs. A yummy and delicious dessert that everyone will enjoy. Tis the season for Christmas cookies! Theyre everywhere, arent they? If you have diabetes, resisting against the cookie temptation can be tough this time of the year. Several of my relatives have diabetes. I have learned, over the years, how to make things less carby and more diabetic friendly like these AMAZING, delicious, drool-worthy Diabetic Snickerdoodle Cookies. Egg whites. Take the extra step in separating the eggs. They also sell egg whites in a container, making things oh so much easier. The reduction in fat is totally worth it. If you cant find the Stevia-in-the-Raw kind, you can always use regular Stevia or any other sugar substitute. These cookies are sooooo yummy and delicious. Make a batch for your family, and I bet they would never know the difference. Not only that, but these Diabetic Snickerdoodle Cookies are perfect for Christmas morning con un cafecito. One of the things Ive learned about diabetes is that is preventable. Just because my dad and all my aunts and uncles have it, doesnt mean I will. Education is key for prevention. We can live healthier despite the health conditions affecting us as Latinos. Continue reading >>

What To Eat At Christmas If You Have Diabetes

What To Eat At Christmas If You Have Diabetes

Enjoying the indulgent festive season can be a struggle for people with diabetes. Pav Kalsi, clinical advisor at Diabetes UK, shares some tips to enjoy Christmas if you have the condition... Eating at Christmas is part of the fun, and there’s no need to completely miss out on certain foods. But a healthy diet is important for managing diabetes, so if you have the condition then you can always consider having healthy versions of classic Christmas dishes. This might mean adapting recipes so that they are more balanced, lower in fat and include plenty of vegetables and fruit. If you are planning a party it’s also a good idea to keep healthy snacks such as vegetable crudités or dried fruit around so that you’ve got an alternative. Festive glucose glitch At some point during the festive period, you may find that you have higher blood glucose levels than normal due to being less active than usual, overindulging or changing your routine. Don’t worry about one or two high readings as this shouldn’t affect your long-term diabetes control, but aim to avoid persistently high readings in order to avoid compromising your health. Don't get stuck on the sofa Making sensible food choices and keeping physically active could help you to control blood glucose levels, blood pressure and blood fats and to manage weight. There are lots of easy and fun ways to fit in some physical activity. A brisk walk is a great way to stay active – and it still counts if it’s in a shopping centre checking out the sales. Jumping about with the children, dancing at a party, or skating at a local or pop up ice rink all help towards keeping healthy during a typically overindulgent period. Make sensible choices (but still enjoy yourself!) Here are some examples of the kind of easy ways you can cu Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Christmas

Diabetes And Christmas

Christmas brings seasonal joy and the comfort of the family. With a wealth of food available though, it can also be a trying time. Keeping discipline to control sugar levels and portions can be particularly difficult. So for those of us for who willpower doesnt come too easily, here are our tips for enjoying sensible eating at Christmas. Its very easy to get carried away by whats on the table. To reduce the chance of this happening plan how much you intend to eat and make a point of sticking to it. If youre not cooking, find out what will be served in advance. For sensible drinking see Diabetes and alcohol Its best to make this plan at a time when youre not hungry as hunger can distort your judgement. Dont forget to factor in that alcohol contains high calorie content and also causes sugar levels to fluctuate. Plan how much or whether you will drink and stick to this too. Its a good idea to let you your family know in advance of the Christmas meal too so they wont offer you anything youve planned not to have. Its a well drilled family that gets the Christmas meal to the table on time. If the meal is taking longer to prepare, it can lead to an unusually long period of hunger and anticipation. Say you actually wanted to overeat, the best way would be to make yourself very hungry before eating. One way to avoid being so ravenous is to break the delay. Protein and/or non-starchy vegetable based pre-meal snacks are a good choice as they are filling and slowly broken down. Having a glass of water before you start your meal is an easy and effective way of reducing your food intake; it makes you feel full earlier on, thus reducing your appetite. Base your meal on non-starchy vegetables Vegetables are the staple of sensible eating. Make sure that vegetables account for a good p Continue reading >>

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Spray 9 x 13 pan with Pam. Prepare potatoes as directed. While preparing potatoes, fry, cool, and crumble bacon -- or use the pre-cooked "real" bacon from Costco in the "cold section". Spread potatoes in pan. Beat the eggs with the milk, then pour over potatoes. Top with cheddar cheese. Scatter the crumbled bacon over the top of the cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 approx 50-60 minutes. Check often and if getting browner than you like, just cover with foil. Advertisement Continue reading >>

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Jump-start your morning by whipping up something new and tasty for breakfast. Ingredients Steps In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet. As mixture begins to set at bottom and side, gently lift cooked portions with spatula so that uncooked portion can flow to bottom. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist. Remove from heat and keep warm. Spread refried beans and salsa on tortillas to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on microwavable plate; microwave each burrito uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until tortilla and beans are very warm and cheese is starting to melt. Cut eggs in half. Place each half on center of each tortilla. Fold top and bottom ends of each tortilla about 1 inch over filling; fold right and left sides over folded ends, overlapping. Cut each burrito in half. Serve with sour cream and cilantro. "> Continue reading >>

6 Diabetic Christmas Desserts

6 Diabetic Christmas Desserts

Cherry Ricotta Crumble Cake Recipe Here . Are you worried about what to have for your Christmas dessert? Celebrations like this can be tough when youre diabetic but that doesnt mean its impossible to find the balance between enjoyment and health. You can have your cake and healthy blood sugar too! Here are some of my favourite simple diabetic Christmas dessert ideas. 6 SPECIAL DIABETIC CHRISTMAS DESSERT IDEAS 1. No-Churn Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream (Low Carb) If we were spending Christmas at home this year, this would be my Christmas dessert pick. Its quick, theres virtually no prep and its light enough that youll be happy to make some room for a little sweet treat to round off your Christmas feasting. Plus hello, ice cream! Another light and easy one thats perfect with frozen berries. Make it ahead or just whip it up in 10 minutes when youre ready for something sweet. A little more complex, but worth the extra effort! Here in Australia its cherry season at Christmas time which makes this cake a no-brainer, however its also super lovely with frozen cherries if youre a northern hemisphere reader! These little shortcakes are a lovely balance between decadence and goodness. They have raspeberries baked into the cakes and are packed with fresh strawberries and cream. Although you could use any berries. Another great last minute option, you can knock these together in 10 minutes. Perfect if your oven (and kitchen) is going to be fully occupied getting the main course ready. I love the strawberry version but frozen raspberries make an excellent alternative. If your Christmas dessert must include chocolate, then this is the one for you ! Its super easy (no baking required) and can be made ahead so you can relax and enjoy opening your presents! For more help navigating the Ch Continue reading >>

Diabetic Christmas Dinner Ideas: 20 Festive & Healthy Holiday Recipes | Diabetic Recipes | Pinterest | Dinner Ideas, Dinners And Holidays

Diabetic Christmas Dinner Ideas: 20 Festive & Healthy Holiday Recipes | Diabetic Recipes | Pinterest | Dinner Ideas, Dinners And Holidays

The Big Diabetes Lie- Recipes-Diet - Diabetic Christmas Dinner Ideas: 20 Festive Healthy Holiday Recipes Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years. 25 Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes- Include these low-sugar and low-carb recipes with your holiday menu. Your diabetic friends and family will thank you! How to Cook For a Diabetic - Incredible Appetizer Recipes For Diabetics by Elizabeth Charles, diabetic-friendly dinner ideas recipes for Orange-Scented Beef Stir-Fry, Garlic-Chile Flank Steak, Beef & Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff, Foiled-Baked Asian Chicken and more! The Ultimate Diabetic Diet - Includes 30 Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Desserts! by Jennifer Jenkins #DiabetesDiet, Every one of these tempting breakfast favourites can fit your diabetic recipes for Low-Carb Drop Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, Corn Bread and Garlic and Cheese Grits. Diabetic Meals in Minutes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Diabetes Diabetic Meals in Minutes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Top 100 Recipes of 2014 for Everyday Diabetic Recipes - Check out all of your favorites in one place from dinner to breakfast to appetizers to dessert and more! Made the pork chop recipe and we loved it. Easy Diabetic Recipes: 6-Ingredient Meals Root Beer-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes - Diabetic Living As breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it's great to have several delicious options to keep you going until lunch. Try some of these great low-carb options with recipes for Breakfast Casserole, Crepes, Breakfast Deviled Eggs, Eggs Benedict an Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years. chi Continue reading >>

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