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No Bake Sugar- Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse Pie {diabetic Friendly}

No Bake Sugar- Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse Pie {diabetic Friendly}

This Peanut Butter cheesecake pie is made without sugar, low in carbs, gluten free with a chocolaty crust and needs no baking at all! It is the most perfect summer treat for all your parties! When you hear no bake in a recipe does it make you excited? I’m all about less heating up the kitchen in the warmer months so my mission has been to create luscious no bake recipes lately. This peanut butter pie has been something on my mind for a long time. Every since I made my no bake raspberry cheesecake mousse and before that my pumpkin cheesecake mousse, and a mint chocolate cheesecake mousse, I knew a peanut butter one was a must have for the summer. I made this specifically when I knew I was having guests for a party, because quite honestly having this incredible pie around for too long in my house would have been too much of a temptation. So I waited……. If you saw my recent recipe of Sparkling Basil Lemonade and an Ava Party then you know why everyone was coming over. If not you can check it over now and come back here for the review from my friends about this pie! The lovely friends who joined me for the Ava Anderson party were my guinea pigs and all tried a piece to offer their opinions. I love honest opinions, but I was pretty confident this pie was gonna rock their world. Many who attended are not accustomed to eating sugar-free desserts so I knew it had to be good to prove to them desserts without sugar can be just as delicious. I mean seriously, does it look any different or less delicious knowing it’s made sugar free? I think not! The chocolate syrup is a fantastic creation that can be made for any dessert or over ice cream or served to dip with fresh fruit. I made more than needed for the pie so it’s not included in the recipe nutrition info because I’m Continue reading >>

Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetic dinner recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Getting dinner on the table is easier when it's already planned out for you. Enjoy a month off from meal planning with 30 days of delicious, diabetes-friendly dinners to help you keep your blood sugar levels in check. The recipes in this plan limit carbohydrates, saturated fat and sodiumfactors that can negatively impact your diabetes if you eat too muchand can still be enjoyed by the whole family. Managing diabetes never tasted so good! Potatoes were first to benefit from the Hasselback techinique--making thin slices crosswise toward the bottom of the vegetable, but not all the way through, so the potato becomes fanned, seasoned and baked until crisp. Here we've adapted the concept to garlic bread and updated it with cheese for an easy and completely mouthwatering cheesy bread side dish. ADVERTISEMENT 2 ADVERTISEMENT These homemade sausage balls are a healthy riff on the original--we add riced cauliflower for moisture and a veggie boost, whole-wheat flour stands in for prepared biscuit mix, and sharp Cheddar adds flavor. Serve these sausage balls for brunch, as an appetizer, or mix them with your favorite marinara for dinner. Of all the vegetables in the supermarket, cabbage gives you some of the best value for your dollar. It's inexpensive and low in calories, but packed with nutritional benefits (vitamin C, fiber, cancer-fighting phytochemicals). This easy vegetable side dish gets a boost of flavor from shallot, caraway seeds and a delicious finish of crisp bacon. This good-for-your-gut-health food gets super-silky when slowly cooked in the oven. Serve these flavorful braised leeks with roast chicken or fish. 1 With a whopping 19 grams of protein, this one-dish meal wi Continue reading >>

23 Easy Plate Method Dinners

23 Easy Plate Method Dinners

Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy! Continue reading >>

15 Easy Diabetic Recipes You’ll Want To Make Over And Over

15 Easy Diabetic Recipes You’ll Want To Make Over And Over

Pineapple Pudding Cake Taste of Home My mother used to love making this easy dessert in the summertime. It's so cool and refreshing that it never lasts very long! Recipe shared by Kathleen Worden, North Andover, Massachusetts. Mini Ham 'n' Cheese Frittatas Taste of Home I found this recipe a few years ago and tried to make it with it with a few changes. I'm diabetic, and this fits into my low-carb and low-fat diet. Every time I serve a brunch, the frittatas are the first thing to disappear, and nobody knows they are low fat! Recipe shared by Susan Watt, Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Simple Lemon Pie Taste of Home Lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts, and this yummy, sweet-tart version is so good that no one will suspect that it's light. Recipe shared by Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan. Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic Sauce Taste of Home The honey and garlic sauce is so good, I sometimes double it so there's extra for dipping. Recipe shared by Michelle Smith, Eldersburg, Maryland. Walnut-Crusted Salmon Taste of Home Whenever I can get salmon for a good price, I always turn to this simple and delicious recipe. Recipe shared by Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah. Carrot Broccoli Soup Taste of Home This soup is a staple at our house. It's fast, easy, yummy and so nutritious filled to the brim with carrots and broccoli! Recipe shared by Sandy Smith, London, Ontario. No-Fuss Avocado Onion Salad Taste of Home My mother could take a simple salad and turn it into something incredibly delicious. This one is a favorite of mine, and it is so easy to make. Recipe shared by Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California. Spinach-Mushroom Scrambled Eggs Taste of Home My husband and I enjoyed a mushroom egg dish at a hotel restaurant. I've created a healthy rendition with loads of hearty Continue reading >>

25 Diabetes-friendly Comfort Foods

25 Diabetes-friendly Comfort Foods

Prevention may earn money from the links on this page. Why trust us? Eating smarter doesn't have to mean sacrificing taste or giving up your favorites When youve got insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, "comfort" food can feel just the opposite. But it only takes three steps to make any comfort food diabetes-friendly: curb carbs, fill up on fiber, and favor healthy fats. Check out our made-over fall-weather favoritesincluding Fiesta Turkey Soup, Chicken Pad Thai, Southern Pecan Bread Pudding and 20 othersthat will leave you feeling delighted, satisfied, and warmed to the core. Drop pounds and ditch diabetes with your favorite comfort foods! Click here to purchase . Now you can satisfy your delivery craving during the day! This "pizza" is loaded with the nutrients you need, without the excess sugar and fat. 4 low-carb whole wheat flour tortillas (6" diameter) jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (wear plastic gloves when handling) 2. COAT both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, approximately 6 minutes. 3. HEAT oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. 4. BEAT eggs, egg whites, and 2 teaspoons water in a mixing bowl. Pour eggs into same skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring to scramble, until almost set, about 2 minutes. About halfway through cooking, sprinkle Provolone onto eggs. Sprinkle two-thirds of the pepper mixture onto the tortillas. Top with cooked eggs, the remaining pepper mixture, and 1 tablespoon salsa per serving. Sprinkle cilantro onto each pizza; serve. NUTRITION (per serving) 306 cal, 20 g pro, 18 g carb, 9 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 16 g fat, 4 g sat fat, 667 mg sodium We us Continue reading >>

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full

Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full

Diabetic Living / Diabetic Recipes / Main Dishes Surprising Diabetic Meals That Make You Feel Full If you think following a diabetic diet will leave you feeling deprived and depressed, think again. This recipe collection of diabetes-friendly meals includes classic comfort foods and delicious recipes that span the globe. Find your feel-full happy place while keeping carbs and calories in check. Love pasta but not all the carbs? This slow cooker pasta recipe is your ticket to a delicious carb-smart dinner. Multigrain pasta lightens that carb count while adding 5 grams of fiber per serving. Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Main Dish Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Meals Made Easy Asparagus, Zucchini & Sweet Pepper Crepes Enjoy vegetarian crepes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Our recipe makes two servings, which is a whopping three crepes per person. Youll savor every fresh and indulgent bite of this rich and satisfying dish. Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Main Dish Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Meals Made Easy The secret to keeping this classic comfort food favorite at 14 grams of carb per serving is sauted zucchini noodles. Plus, youll love that this diabetic slow cooker recipe makes an easy fix-and-forget meal. Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Main Dish Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Meals Made Easy Gourmet burgers are all the rage, and this one earns five stars. Enjoy sweet and spicy flavors grilled to perfection and served on a toasted Hawaiian sweet roll all for just 35 grams of carb per burger. Popular Diabetic Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Main Dish Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Meals Made Easy This is what healthy, nutrition-dense eating looks like. Featuring superfoods like salmon, av Continue reading >>

15 Diabetes-friendly Vegetarian Recipes

15 Diabetes-friendly Vegetarian Recipes

Veggie benefits When you have type 2 diabetes, a healthy diet is key to controlling your blood sugar, preventing heart problems, and keeping your weight in check. One way to make your diet more diabetes-friendly is to reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat. Saturated fats occur mainly in animal products, especially beef. It's fine for people with type 2 diabetes to eat lean meats, but if you do want to cut back, these vegetarian recipes are so delicious that you won't even miss the meat. Just be sure to stick to the portion sizes that meet the calorie, carb, sodium, and fat recommendations from your doctor, diabetes educator, or dietitian. Artichoke Quiche Can you guess the secret ingredient in this savory quiche? It's all in the crust. A mix of long-grain rice and reduced-fat cheese replace the quiche's traditional pastry crust, which helps keep your carbs in check. You'll also get a dose of heart-healthy nutrients folate and potassium. Ingredients: Long grain rice, reduced-fat cheddar, egg substitute, dillweed, salt, garlic, artichoke hearts, fat-free milk, green onions, Dijon mustard, ground white pepper, green onion strips Calories: 169 per slice Try this recipe: Artichoke Quiche Veggie Sausage-Cheddar Frittata This frittata cuts saturated fat by using veggie sausage instead of meat, and ramps up the nutritional value of the dish by mixing in antioxidant-packed veggies. Each serving also packs in 21 grams of belly-flattening protein, so if you eat it for breakfast, you're guaranteed to feel satisfied until lunchtime. Ingredients: Green bell pepper, mushrooms, vegetable protein sausage, salt, pepper, egg substitute, fat-free half-and-half, reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese Calories: 184 Try this recipe: Veggie Sausage-Cheddar Frittata Black Bean and Poblano Tortil Continue reading >>

20 Diabetes-friendly Lunch Recipes

20 Diabetes-friendly Lunch Recipes

Spiced Couscous Tomatoes Choose ripe, well-flavoured tomatoes for this dish. Hollowed out, tomatoes make the perfect container for a spicy eggplant, dried apricot and nut couscous. Serve the spiced couscous tomatoes with sesame breadsticks. Tarragon Chicken Salad Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is a favourite ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Available at most large grocery stores, it adds a nutty taste and thick creaminess to the dressing for this nutritious tarragon chicken and baby spinach salad. Watermelon and Feta Salad In this salad, the salty tang of creamy feta cheese contrasts with pieces of sweet watermelon and juicy golden nectarines. A mix of arugula, endive and leaf lettuce adds a slightly peppery taste, while the toasted pumpkin seeds give it a nice crunch. Based on fattoush (the colourful, crunchy salad served throughout the Middle East), this version adds tuna for extra flavour and protein. Get the full recipe Citrus and Spinach Salad Fresh leaf spinach pairs well with citrus fruits, melon and prosciutto. Here the spinach is tossed with the fruits and their juices and then drizzled with a creamy and sweet balsamic dressing. A little prosciutto is used to top the salad, so you get the flavour without adding too much fat! Summer Salmon and Asparagus Fresh young vegetables and succulent salmon make this casserole highly nutritious, and it is also quick to prepare. Choose tiny leeks, tender asparagus and sugar-snap peas, all of which add visual appeal to the dish. Serve boiled new potatoes with the summer salmon and asparagus for a complete meal. Grilled Salmon in Ciabatta Here fresh salmon fillets are marinated, then lightly grilled and served in warm ciabatta rolls with mixed salad leaves and a basil mayonnaise, to create a very tempting and sp Continue reading >>

“i’m Diabetic. What Can I Eat?”

“i’m Diabetic. What Can I Eat?”

Learn the top five food tips that our doctors and dietitians teach at the Pritikin Longevity Center. They just may change your life. You’ll learn about foods that are not only tasty and filling, they may also get your diabetes under control, for good. Take life to the next level, and be all that you can be. That's what a vacation at Pritikin is all about. Live better. Look better. Best of all, feel better. Health Resort Since 1975, 100,000+ people have come to Pritikin. We are the longest-running, most scientifically documented health resort in America. Learn More Our newly renovated guest rooms at the health resort are spacious, serene, and amenity-rich. Each has a gorgeous garden view. View Rooms Continue reading >>

50 Best Foods For Diabetes

50 Best Foods For Diabetes

Stock up on these expert-recommended low-carb superfoods that will keep your blood sugar steady. Stock up on these expert-recommended low-carb superfoods that will keep your blood sugar steady. By The Editors of Eat This, Not That! November 6, 2017 For most of us, dialing back on sugar and simple carbs is an effective way to fast-track weight loss. But for those living with diabetes, it can be a matter of life and death. Diabetics are two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a life-threatening stroke, according to the American Heart Association. And for those who dont properly control their condition, the odds of health issueswhich range from cardiovascular trouble to nerve damage and kidney diseaseincreases exponentially. Luckily there are plenty of delicious foods that are compatible with diabetes. We tapped registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators for their top food picks that are low-carb and low-sugar, but still high in flavor. These superfoods will keep your blood sugar in check without skimping on flavor. Bonus: Most of these foods are also packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants to fight off inflammation and keep your energy levels high. While youre stocking up your grocery cart with these staples, be sure to avoid the 75 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet . This nutty, trendy whole grain is a good source of fiber and protein, making it a smart pick for a diabetes diet, Sarah Koszyk, RDN tells us. With the fiber and protein combination found in quinoa, youll feel fuller and have better blood sugar control. Protein also helps with the uptake of carbohydrates so the body can process them more easily. I suggest enjoying quinoa in a salad or casserole. Elizabeth Snyder, RD, CDE says you can Continue reading >>

Diabetic Desserts

Diabetic Desserts

Orange Pumpkin Tarts Orange Pumpkin Tarts Recipe Offer these individual tarts as a reduced-sugar alternative to pumpkin pie at your next holiday meal. The crust is made with crushed sugar-free oatmeal cookies and the filling is a low-sugar version of pumpkin pie filling with a splash of orange juice. Classic Pumpkin Pie Once slice of this classic holiday pie from Cooking Light has 35 grams of carbohydrate–not totally low-carb, but certainly much less sugar than a slice of traditional pumpkin pie. If you choose to make this recipe even lower in sugar, replace the brown sugar with 3/4 cup of Splenda, and top with plain whipped cream instead of sweetened. Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies Use regular sugar in the brownie batter–but only 3/4 cup–and you get a tender instead of rubbery texture. Then swirl in cream cheese that's sweetened with a sugar substitute, and you get a decadent brownie that has only 14 grams of carbohydrate per serving. For more tips on making these brownies, watch the video. Recipe: Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies Peanut butter and jelly break aren't just for the kids' sandwiches–here they're featured in tender, sweet cookies filled with low-sugar strawberry spread. The red strawberry spread is festive for the holidays, but you can vary the recipe by using any flavor of low-sugar fruit spread. Cookies 'n' Cream Crunch What's not to love about a 4-ingredient frozen dessert? If you're serving it to company, you can make it up to a week ahead. And you can transform this one recipe into several different desserts by varying the flavors of the ice cream and the cookies. For more tips on making this easy dessert, watch the video. Raspberry Mocha Cake Add raspberry sweetness to the coffee-flavored chocolate cake by bru Continue reading >>

Breakfast Ideas For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Breakfast Ideas For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Sugary cereals, bagels covered in cream cheese, and high-fat bacon breakfasts are the subjects of many food fantasies. However, they are all poor choices for people with diabetes. Diabetes management requires attention to sugar and carbohydrates. To optimize heart health, people with diabetes should also steer clear of high-fat foods that have little nutritional value. This does not mean that people with diabetes have to have dull breakfasts. A number of classic breakfasts are excellent choices. A few minor tweaks to traditional breakfasts can make many of them healthful even for people with type 2 diabetes. Classic breakfasts for type 2 diabetes Breakfasts high in fiber, but low in added sugar, carbohydrates, and salt are excellent choices for people with diabetes. Nutrient-dense foods support feelings of fullness, which can help stop people snacking on unhealthful options. Some healthful breakfast options include the following: Smoothies Fruit juices contain rapidly absorbed sugar and, sometimes, artificial sweeteners that can either trigger blood sugar spikes or affect insulin sensitivity and gut bacteria. Smoothies offer the same sweet taste as juice but contain lots of nutrients that help fight hunger. There are many ways to include different nutrients in a smoothie. Load up on fiber by using spinach, kale, or avocado in a smoothie. Layer on sweetness by adding frozen berries, bananas, apples, or peaches. Make sure to include some fat or protein to make the smoothie as filling as possible. This will also slow down the digestion of the carbohydrates. Adding a scoop of a protein powder or one-half of a cup of Greek yogurt can make a smoothie even more satisfying. Try this diabetes-friendly smoothie: Blend two cups of frozen raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries Continue reading >>

10 Delicious Diabetic-friendly Smoothies

10 Delicious Diabetic-friendly Smoothies

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you need to deny yourself all the foods you love, but you do want to make healthier food choices. One good choice is to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, which are heavy in nutrition but light in calories. Some fruits and vegetables are better for managing your diabetes than others. Look for produce that’s low on the glycemic index and load, meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar. Low-glycemic fruits and vegetables include: It’s also important to get plenty of calcium- and probiotic-rich dairy foods to fortify your bones and provide good gut bacteria. Good sources are low-fat milk, kefir, and Greek yogurt. These foods are essential to any diabetes diet, yet you don’t need to eat them with a fork or even a spoon. You can pack a lot of nutrition into one smoothie and get a delicious treat. As long as you stick with healthy ingredients and don’t add extra sweeteners, you can enjoy these treats on a regular basis. Just remember when you do blend fruit into your smoothies to count them as part of your daily fruit allowance so you don’t overdo it on carbohydrates. Even natural sugar can drive up your blood sugar if you eat too much of it. Here are 10 diabetes-friendly smoothie ideas to get you started. 1. Superfood Smoothie This smoothie has it all — antioxidant-rich berries, healthy fat from the avocado, greens, and protein. Just be careful when buying berry yogurt that you choose a brand that’s low in sugar, such as Siggi, or stevia-sweetened. Or opt for unsweetened yogurt. This recipe has 404 calories, so use it as a meal replacement instead of a snack. View the recipe. 2. Lower-Carb Strawberry Smoothie Recipe This smoothie’s creator has diabetes and discovered this recipe after some careful experimentation. Not only does Continue reading >>

7 Easy Lunches For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Lunches For Type 2 Diabetes

If breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day, lunch can often be the most hurried. A recent survey found that 62 percent of Americans rush through lunch at their desks, and even when we manage to leave the office, fast-food restaurants and food courts often prevail over more healthy options. But they don't have to be your only option — and, in fact, they shouldn't be your first choice if you have type 2 diabetes. In general, try to pack your own lunch whenever possible — the health benefits, not to mention the cost-savings, can be enormous. Short on prep time? Put these quick and nutritious lunch ideas on your menu to fill you up and keep your blood sugar in check. 1. Salads Salad should be in regular rotation for lunch. You can create a different salad every day of the week by varying your toppings. Try grilled chicken, shrimp, or fish, but avoid heaping on a lot of fattening ingredients, such as bacon bits and heavy cheeses. Salads with lots of raw vegetables are best, including carrots, cucumbers, radishes, celery, and spinach. Sprinkle nuts or seeds on top, add a few dried cranberries, and garnish with some avocado chunks to give it zip. Choose a salad dressing made with vinegar and olive oil to avoid added sugars found in fat-free and low-fat versions, and limit the serving to one tablespoon for a side salad and two tablespoons for an entrée-sized salad. 2. Sandwiches As with salads, there are many ways to spice up a sandwich. Start with whole-grain bread or a whole-wheat tortilla. Pick a lean meat, such as turkey, ham, or grilled chicken; layer on your choice of veggies; add mustard, low-fat mayonnaise, or hummus to the mix — and you have a filling and tasty lunch. Stay away from greasy chips, French fries, and other fattening sides. Instead choose fr Continue reading >>

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