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Cheesy Green Chile Enchiladas

Cheesy Green Chile Enchiladas

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce (see link below), or store-bought sauce (4 oz) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (4 oz) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese Preheat the oven to 350 F. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Add the garlic and chicken broth and cook over medium heat for about 1 minute, until tender. Add the chiles and onion and cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the chicken and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until the chicken is heated through. Coat a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture at the end of one tortilla. Roll up the tortilla and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Spray the enchiladas with cooking spray. Top evenly with sauce and the cheeses. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the enchiladas are heated through and the cheese is melted. Recipe adapted from Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking: More Than 125 Authentic Southwestern Favorites by Kelley Cleary Coffeen, PhD. Available June 2018. Continue reading >>

Jalapeno Mac And Cheese

Jalapeno Mac And Cheese

To make this recipe a little quicker, use a jalapeno salsa or hot sauce instead of roasting the peppers. Use about 1/4 cup or adjust to the spiciness that you prefer. Dinner Foodie Holidays & Entertaining Lunch Sides Vegetarian Comfort Food whole grain rotini or macaroni pasta, brown rice or quinoa pasta Parmesan cheese (plus 2 Tbsp freshly grated, (divided)) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Lay jalapeno peppers on a piece of aluminum foil or a small baking sheet. Place on the top rack of the oven and roast until the skin is blackened, turning occasionally. About 20-30 minutes. Remove the blackened jalapenos from the oven and place in a bowl and immediately cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to cool. Once the peppers have cooled, peel and seed the peppers. Set aside. Note: Protect your hands while doing this with gloves or even plastic sandwich bags to avoid getting and pepper juices on your hands. Once the peppers have finished roasting, turn the oven down to 350 degrees F. While jalapenos are roasting and cooling, add olive oil to a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook the flour for 1-2 minutes, taking care not to brown it. Stir constantly. Slowly whisk in the skim milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Add in the Laughing Cow Lite Cheese Wedges, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, ground nutmeg, salt (optional) and black pepper. Whisking constantly. Add the jalapeno peppers to the cheese mixture and using an immersion blender or stand up blender, blend them until smooth. There will be some texture from the peppers. Set aside. Using a food processor, blend the whole wheat bread, garlic and 2 Tbsps. grated parmesan cheese to make the crumble topping. Set aside. Cook pasta accordi Continue reading >>

Diabetic-friendly Recipe: Homemade Yogurt Cheese

Diabetic-friendly Recipe: Homemade Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt is a healthy food for people who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. It's a cultured milk product made by adding "good" bacteria to milk, skim milk, and/or cream. People used to have to make their own yogurt—a time consuming task of fermenting milk with bacteria in an electric yogurt maker or in custard cups in a pan of 110°F water for up to eight hours. Fortunately, today yogurt is widely available at grocery stores and supermarkets. When buying yogurt, read the labels carefully. This is especially important for people with diabetes. You can ask your registered dietitian for help on how to read food labels. Below, we give you some tips on what to look for when buying yogurt. Blended yogurt (also called Swiss pudding or custard-style yogurt): Blended yogurt contains pureed fruit or other flavoring, as well as starch or gelatin to give the mixture body. Certified organic yogurt: Organic yogurt is made from milk produced by cows raised under strict organic standards, including an organic diet, no use of antibiotics or growth hormones, and a healthy growth environment. Contains active yogurt cultures: This means that the bacterial cultures are still present in the yogurt because it has not been heat-treated. Read the nutrition label carefully to make sure it has not been stabilized with starch or gelatin. Heat-treated yogurt: Some yogurt products have been heated to kill the bacterial cultures, thereby extending the shelf-life of these products. Low-fat yogurt: This type of yogurt contains the same amount of butterfat as the low-fat milk from which they are made—it can be between 0.5% to 2% butterfat. Made with active cultures: The yogurt was probably heat-treated, thereby killing the active cultures that produced it. Non-fat yogurt or fat-free yogurt: The Continue reading >>

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes

It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help. Appetizer recipes Beverage recipes Bread recipes Breakfast recipes Dessert recipes Main dish recipes Salad recipes Sandwich recipes Sauce and dressing recipes Side dish recipes Soup recipes Vegetable recipes Continue reading >>

Is Cheese Safe For People With Diabetes?

Is Cheese Safe For People With Diabetes?

Compared with many other foods, cheese is high in fat and calories and may not be an obvious choice for someone with diabetes. Cheese and diabetes can, however, be a healthful combination. Cheese lovers can enjoy a wide variety of cheeses without elevating blood sugar, raising blood pressure, or gaining weight. For diabetes-friendly meals or snacks, people should choose healthful cheeses and serve them with foods that are rich in fiber and low in calories. Can people with diabetes eat cheese? People with diabetes can safely eat cheese as part of a balanced, healthful diet. Just as with other foods, moderation is the key. A diet mainly consisting of cheese is unhealthy for anyone. When selecting cheeses, people with diabetes need to consider a few things: Calories Cheese is very high in calories and fat. Though calorie content varies among cheese varieties, people with diabetes should avoid overindulging in cheese. Type 2 diabetes is linked with obesity, and losing just a few pounds can reduce the risk of diabetes. There are several steps that people with diabetes can take to help them eat cheese without gaining weight: stick to small servings choose lower-calorie cheeses use cheese as a source of flavor rather than as the main course Saturated fat Cheese is high in saturated fat compared with many other foods. In small quantities, saturated fat is harmless and can actually be beneficial to the body. But excessive intake of saturated fats is linked to weight gain, high cholesterol, gallbladder problems, and heart disease. The American Heart Association recommend a diet that contains no more than 5-6 percent saturated fat. That means that in a 2,000 calorie diet, no more than 120 calories or 13 grams (g) should come from saturated fats. Other experts advise no more than 1 Continue reading >>

11 Healthy Casserole Recipes For Diabetics

11 Healthy Casserole Recipes For Diabetics

Whole-Wheat Mac and Cheese with Spinach Recipe Taste of Home We’ve made this comfort food favorite diabetes-friendly by using whole-wheat pasta, a lightened cheese sauce, and a surprise layer of spinach. Serves 6 Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 45 to 55 minutes • Salt for pasta water, plus 1/4 tsp. for sauce • 1 3/4 cups low-fat (1%) milk, divided • 3 tbsp. flour • 2 cups (6 oz.) grated extra-sharp fat-free cheddar cheese • 1 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese • 1⁄8 tsp. nutmeg • Ground pepper to taste • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach • 2 cups (8 oz.) whole-wheat macaroni • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat an 8-inch-square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for cooking the macaroni. 2. Whisk 1/4 cup of the milk with the flour in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Add the flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce boils and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in the cottage cheese, nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. salt, and pepper. 3. Cook the spinach according to package directions. Drain and press out excess moisture. 4. Cook the macaroni, stirring often, in the boiling water until not quite tender, 4 to 5 minutes. (The macaroni will continue to cook while baking.) Drain, rinse with cold running water, then drain again. 5. Mix the macaroni with the cheese sauce in a large bowl. Spread half of the macaroni mixture in the baking dish. Spoon the spinach on top. Spread the remaining macaroni mixture over the spinach layer. Sprinkle with wheat germ. 6. Bake the casserole until bubbly and golden, 35 to Continue reading >>

10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Snacks

10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Snacks

Healthy Combinations Ready in Minutes When you have type 2 diabetes, a smart strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Snacks with a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar on an even keel throughout the day. "Since a meal should include 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates, a snack should have around 15 to 20 grams," says Katherine Basbaum, MS, RD, a clinical dietitian in the Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation departments at University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. By the same token, she says, fill your snack plate the same way you would for a regular meal. That means half should be non-starchy vegetables, one-quarter should be lean protein, and one-quarter a starchy carb. Here are 10 terrific options for healthy diabetes snacks. Continue reading >>

Can I Eat Cheese With Type 2 Diabetes?

Can I Eat Cheese With Type 2 Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, your body does not metabolize carbohydrates properly, and you have high blood sugar. A healthy diet is an important part of managing your blood sugar levels and preventing diabetes complications. In moderation, cheese can be a regular part of a sensible diet for individuals with this health condition. Video of the Day Following a healthy diet for individuals with diabetes includes consuming controlled amounts of carbohydrates throughout the day. You might have 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates at your meals, and 15 grams of carbohydrates at snacks. An ounce of mozzarella or cheddar each provides less than 1 gram of carbohydrates. For lunch, you could have a whole-grain wrap with cheese and a large apple. As a snack, you could have blue cheese with walnuts and a small piece of fruit. Diabetes, Cheese and Weight Obesity is a major risk factor for type-2 diabetes. If you have type-2 diabetes and are obese, losing weight can help. Cheese is a high-calorie food, so limit your portion sizes. An ounce of cheddar cheese contains 113 calories. Reduce your calorie consumption by selecting reduced-fat or fat-free cheese instead. An ounce of nonfat cheddar cheese contains 44 calories. To promote weight loss, eat your cheese with low-calorie foods. Have low-fat string cheese and grapes for a snack, or melt shredded nonfat cheddar cheese onto steamed broccoli for a side dish. Cheese and Sodium One main concern with cheese is its high sodium content. An ounce of cheddar cheese has 174 milligrams of sodium. Individuals with diabetes are already at risk for heart disease and kidney disease, and a high-sodium diet further increases the risk. Those with diabetes should have no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. An ounce of low-sodium cheddar cheese has only Continue reading >>

Cauliflower

Cauliflower "mac" And Cheese

Healthy Casserole Recipes: 20 of Your Favorites, Including Low-Carb Casseroles! From nutritious breakfast casserole recipes to healthier-for-you dinner casserole recipes, youll find a great selection of casseroles that are both healthy and yummy in this FREE eCookbook! Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy Home > Casseroles > Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese You must be logged in to add a private note. Login | Register We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box. You must be logged in to add a recipe. Login | Register Macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes we've loved since childhood. Now that we're following a diabetic diet, it's not always easy to enjoy some of our childhood favorites. Luckily, we've found a way around that! Our Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese is a low-carb version that's full of that down-home goodness you love. Give it a try and you'll see what we mean! 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine oil, salt, pepper, onion, and cauliflower; toss until cauliflower is evenly coated. Place on baking sheet and cook 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1-1/2 tablespoons margarine; whisk in flour. Add milk and whisk until sauce thickens. Stir in mustard, garlic powder, and cheese until smooth. Add cauliflower and mix well. Pour into 1-1/2-quart baking dish. In a small bowl, melt remaining 1/2 tablespoon margarine and stir in bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over cauliflower. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Looking for another diabetic-friendly version of Continue reading >>

Paula Deen's Top Recipes, Made Diabetes-friendly

Paula Deen's Top Recipes, Made Diabetes-friendly

1 / 9 Back in January, celebrity chef Paula Deen went public with her type 2 diabetes diagnosis around the same time an endorsement deal was announced between Deen and the company that makes the diabetes drug Victoza. Since then, the public has been in an uproar over her full-fat, high-sugar recipes and how they may have contributed to her developing the condition, and it's easy to see why. "If you were to regularly eat the foods that Paula Deen traditionally cooks on her show, it certainly would increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes," says Megan Fendt, nutritionist and certified diabetes educator at the Friedman Diabetes Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. "These types of foods are high in calories, and any calories over and above what our bodies need are stored as fat. And there is a strong link between carrying excess weight and developing diabetes." When she made her announcement on the Today Show, Deen told co-host Al Roker, "I share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people, 'in moderation.' However, it's hard to figure out what constitutes a moderate portion of some of her more famous creations — like battered, deep-fried butter balls and a bacon-and-egg burger served on a glazed donut. The good news is you can enjoy Southern-style cooking with a fraction of the fat, sugar, and calories found in Deen's cooking. Here's our healthier, diabetes-friendly take on Paula's classic cuisine. Continue reading >>

The 21 Best Snack Ideas If You Have Diabetes

The 21 Best Snack Ideas If You Have Diabetes

The 21 Best Snack Ideas If You Have Diabetes Written by Brianna Elliott, RD on January 14, 2018 Choosing healthy snacks can be difficult when you have diabetes. The key is to choose snacks that are high in fiber, protein and healthy fats. These nutrients will help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Its also important to snack on nutrient-dense foods that promote overall health. This article discusses 21 excellent snacks to eat if you have diabetes. Hard-boiled eggs are a super healthy snack for people with diabetes. Their protein content really makes them shine. One large hard-boiled egg provides 6 grams of protein, which is helpful for diabetes because it keeps your blood sugar from rising too high after you eat ( 1 , 2 ). In one study, 65 people with type 2 diabetes ate two eggs daily for 12 weeks. By the end of the study, they experienced significant reductions in their fasting blood sugar levels. They also had lower hemoglobin A1c, which is a measure of long-term blood sugar control ( 3 ). Eggs are known to promote fullness, an important aspect of managing type 2 diabetes. This disease is associated with a greater likelihood of becoming overweight and developing heart disease ( 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 ). You can enjoy a hard-boiled egg or two for a snack on their own, or garnish them with a healthy topping like guacamole. Yogurt with berries is an excellent diabetes-friendly snack for a variety of reasons. First, the antioxidants in berries may reduce inflammation and prevent damage to cells of the pancreas, the organ responsible for releasing hormones that lower blood sugar levels ( 8 , 9 ). Additionally, berries are a great source of fiber. For example, a 1-cup (148-gram) serving of blueberries provides 4 grams of fiber, which helps slow digestion and stabilize bl Continue reading >>

Macaroni And Cheese - Diabetic Recipe

Macaroni And Cheese - Diabetic Recipe

This is a light and tasty macaroni and cheese. Great for dieters, Diabetics and anyone wanting a light meal. Serve this with a light salad or vegetable. Adapted from a recipe posted in Sucessful living with diabeties along with the photo. Read more If this is to bland you can add spices to it. I have modified this recipe from the original one. See less Feel free to use any of the below tags. Click one to add it. 2 ounces elbow macaroni, un-cooked ( Low carb Dreamfields for diabetics) 1 ounces Velveeta Light cheese or Alpine Lace Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Combine flour and 2 tablespoons milk; stir until smooth. Combine flour mixture, remaining milk, and margarine in a saucepan, stirring well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Add cheese, salt, and pepper; stir until cheese melts. Add egg substitute, stirring constantly. Combine cooked macaroni and cheese mixture. Pour into a 1 cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and paprika. Bake, un-covered, at 350 for 20 minutes. Yield: 2 servings. Note: You may add seasons and spices to your liking. I have modified this recipe by changing some of the ingredients. Nutritional Values: Calories per serving: 256, Fat: 6.3g, Carbohydrate: 14g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 550mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 13.7g Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest. If you made this, attach a rating to your comments. I guess with only 2 tbsp of bread crumbs regular or whole wheat would not matter much to the GI but I tend to go overboard with toppings! Sounds good but better if made with Dreamfields pasta yes? Continue reading >>

Triple Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Triple Cheesy Mac & Cheese

1 package (8 ounces) light cream cheese (Neufchatel, 1/3 less fat), cut into 8 cubes 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper (optional) 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded 2% milk sharp Cheddar cheese, divided 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided Preheat oven to 375*F. Spray 2-1/2 quart casserole/baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet (or Dutch oven) over medium heat; saut onion and garlic 3 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Add milk and cream cheese to skillet; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until cream cheese has melted, stirring frequently; do not boil (cream cheese does not need to melt completely). Toss pasta and sauce together. Stir in Cheddar cheese (reserve 2 tablespoons) and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons each Cheddar and Parmesan. Bake uncovered at 375*F 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Recipe Yield: Makes 8 main dish servings. Continue reading >>

Four-cheese Macaroni And Cheese Recipe - Eatingwell

Four-cheese Macaroni And Cheese Recipe - Eatingwell

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Coat the cut sides of the butternut squash with cooking spray; place squash halves, cut-sides down, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes or until very tender and cooked through. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle. Scoop flesh from squash halves; discard skin. Using a potato masher, mash the squash; set aside. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in our, salt and pepper until combined. Add milk, whisking until smooth. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add semisoft cheese; whisk until cheese is melted. Stir in mashed squash. Add cooked pasta; stir until coated. Place half of the pasta mixture in the prepared baking dish. Evenly sprinkle half of the mozzarella and half of the Cheddar on top of the pasta. Arrange half of the Muenster over all. Repeat layers. Bake for about 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Continue reading >>

Healthy Snacks For People With Diabetes - Health

Healthy Snacks For People With Diabetes - Health

Popcorn is high in fiber, and when made from scratch is an all-natural food without additives and artificial flavorings. Pour 1 tablespoon of mild-flavored oil such as canola into a heavy-bottomed medium-large pot. Cover the bottom of the pot with 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels spread in a thin layer. (If the kernels are too crowded, not all of them will pop.) Cover the pot and heat on medium, shaking the pot every minute or so until all of the kernels have popped. Take care not to cook too long, which could scorch the popped kernels. Sprinkle the popcorn with any of the following: 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, or 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese. Serving size: 1 cup. Nutritional informationCalories: 40, Total Carbohydrate: 5.8 g (2%), Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g (4%), Sugars 0.1 g Raw vegetables are rich in minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. The yogurt adds protein to help stabilize blood sugar and curb hunger pangs, and provides calcium for strong bones. Cut some fresh veggies such as carrots, celery, or broccoli into dipping-size pieces to measure 1/2 cup. (Prepare extra veggies in advance and keep in small, serving-size storage containers in the fridge for another day.) Create a simple, healthy dip by stirring together one 8-ounce carton of plain nonfat yogurt, 2 teaspoons of minced fresh dill weed (or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed), 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serving size: 1/2 cup veggies and 2 tablespoons of dip. Nutrition informationCalories: 31, Total Carbohydrate: 5.5 g (2% of Daily Value), Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g (5%), Sugars: 3.6 g Continue reading >>

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