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Homemade Diabetic Granola Recipe

Muesli - Low Fat, Low Gi, Diabetic

Muesli - Low Fat, Low Gi, Diabetic

READY IN: 10mins SERVES: 30 YIELD: 30 1/2 cup servings UNITS: US Store in a large, glass jar. (not plastic). Serve 1/2 cup with skim milk and no fat yogurt, and some stewed fruit or blue berries. It's a good idea to let muesli sit for a few minutes in the milk, to soften the oats. You can eat it cold or warm it in the microwave. Advertisement Continue reading >>

Diabetic Granola Bar Recipes

Diabetic Granola Bar Recipes

Deliciously simple and healthy all natural granola bars.Submitted by: AHEALTH1 CALORIES: 150.5 | FAT: 9g | PROTEIN: 5.8g | CARBS: 14.2g | FIBER: 1.3g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the HEALTHY GRANOLA BARS Calories This is a healthy tasty Granola barSubmitted by: 7CLAUDIA7 CALORIES: 109.9 | FAT: 1.4g | PROTEIN: 3.7g | CARBS: 22.3g | FIBER: 3.3g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Granola Calories This is the recipe for Granola Bars from Living on a DimeSubmitted by: ALENAORRISON CALORIES: 152 | FAT: 6.5g | PROTEIN: 2g | CARBS: 22.9g | FIBER: 1.1g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Granola Bars Calories Recipe from Averie's blog LoveVeggiesYoga.com Better than store-bought, these granola bars include healthy almonds, whole grain, natural sweeteners and a touch of fruit. Submitted by: BRYNWRITES4FOOD CALORIES: 160.7 | FAT: 6.2g | PROTEIN: 4.4g | CARBS: 24.3g | FIBER: 3g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Homemade Fruit & Nut Granola Bars Calories A no-bake, granola-type, high-protein bar. Delicious!Submitted by: WORDSMITH101 CALORIES: 120.8 | FAT: 4.4g | PROTEIN: 3.1g | CARBS: 20g | FIBER: 1.9g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Peanut Energy Bars Calories Tasty and nutritious granola bars, preservative free and easy to alter to your taste! Submitted by: MEVI_MUH CALORIES: 157 | FAT: 4.9g | PROTEIN: 3g | CARBS: 26.7g | FIBER: 1.6g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Homemade Chocolate Chip Cranberry Granola Bars Calories I fell in love with the Kashi Coco Beach granola last year, but no one is carrying it where I live anymore. It was also pretty expensive for a small package, and had 9 grams of fat per 1/2 cup serving. So this recipe is my attempt to recreate a yummy chocolate coconut granola and knock Continue reading >>

Diabetes Diet:

Diabetes Diet: "healthy" Foods That Actually Aren't

When you have type 2 diabetes, smoothies, granola, and other foods most people think of as “healthy” may present hidden dangers, or not even be healthy at all. Whether it's unwanted ingredients or foods high in carbs (often from added sugars), some items just don’t belong in a diabetes diet. Sorting Out “Healthy” Foods: Read Before You Eat When eyeing up a piece of fruit or steaming a head of broccoli, you don't have to wonder about an ingredients list. But when you're choosing prepared, processed, or packaged foods, you need to pay close attention to find out what’s in each food item — even if it’s touted as “healthy.” Balancing carbohydrates as part of a diabetes diet means knowing the nutrition facts about everything you eat. What might be healthy for someone without diabetes could be a poor choice for you if it has more carbs than you need. Start with carbs. “Absolutely read the nutrition labels and look at the total carbohydrates for everything you eat,” says Tammy Randall, RD, LD, CDE, a diabetes educator at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She explains that for people with diabetes, it’s not enough just to look at the total grams of sugar in a food item because there are usually other carbs too, such as starches and fiber. The up side is that fiber isn't digested (although it aids digestion), so you can deduct the fiber count from the carb total of any food you're considering. Tally up the salt and fat. Watching the amount of sodium and fat in your diet isn’t as critical as the amount of carbohydrates, but it's still important in distinguishing healthy from not-so-healthy foods. If high blood pressure isn't an issue for you, limit salt intake to less than 2,300 milligrams daily, which is less than a teaspoon. If it is a concern for you, 1 Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Granola Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Sugar Free Granola Recipe - Allrecipes.com

This is a tasty version of a less sweet granola. Correct, this recipe doesn't have added sugar, therefore it could be labeled sugar free. Correct, this recipe has plenty of natural sugar. How... This recipe based on date paste is really original. The only problem I had was with the baking time. I followed the directions carefully, and my granola was soft and soggy. I had to bake it for ... I'm not sure of what your idea of sugar free is? But this is pretty high in sugar. I was really excited about this granola recipe, but the results were somewhat disappointing. First of all, there was way too much oatmeal and not enough of everything else...some bites didn't ta... Great recipe and although it has natural sugar, it is indeed sugar free. Some may forget that coconut, apple juice and dates do not contain sugar unless you buy the sweetened variety. This wil... Delish!! This is the recipe I have been looking for. My husband and I are trying to cut out sugar- refined and things like honey, syrup etc- so this recipe is perfect. Great nutty, toasty flavou... I am always looking for recipes that my diabetic husband can enjoy and we both loved this one. While it has natural sugars, they are not the refined type which cause spikes in his blood sugar. ... Pretty good. NOT sugar free though. Coconut has sugar in it, dates bought pre-chopped generally have sugar on them, and concentrate should send off little bells. I rinsed the dates really wel... This recipe is WONDERFUL! I've been mixing it up a little... Replacing the date/water paste with a prune/apple cider paste...Adding flax seeds for more nutrition... This makes a GREAT cereal ... Continue reading >>

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade granola can be a healthy, comforting, and delicious treat. Most of the store-bought stuff is high in sugar, contains unhealthy fats and oils, and is packed full of fillers and unnecessary ingredients. Whipping up your own at home is super easy, quick, and allows you to control the amount of sugar and quality of ingredients, while also changing things up and adding in the flavors that you love. It also makes your house smell amazing like youve been slaving in the kitchen all day. Whole oats are full of good-for-you fiber, high in protein, and contain vitamins and minerals like folate, iron, and magnesium. I buy my whole rolled oats in the bulk section at my local grocery store, but if your store doesnt have a bulk section youll probably be able to find them in the baking aisle. Regardless, be sure you are buying 100% pure whole rolled oats, nothing that says instant or quick cooking. (Instant/quick cooking oats = highly-processed/high-glycemic/highly-bad-for-you.) I like to use coconut oil because its full of nutrients and adds a really nice light flavor to the granola, but you can use any healthy oil you like the taste of. Macadamia nut oil would also be great, I would stay away from olive oil because it has such a strong flavor. Oils high in omega-3 fats, life flaxseed oil, areextremelygood for you but should be avoided here as well because theyre meant to be consumed raw and go rancid when heated (omega-3s dont like heat at all-dont cook with them). Get Elizabeths Top 5 Do-It-Yourself Recipes Now! You'll also get my weekly blog newsletter with even more recipes. I always add nuts and seeds to my homemade granola for flavor, texture, extra nutrients and added healthy protein. A small amount of unsweetened dried fruit is ok too, just make sure its unsweetened Continue reading >>

Delectable Granola Recipe

Delectable Granola Recipe

Delectable Granola Recipe photo by Taste of Home Read Reviews Be the first to add a review Here's a great make-ahead recipe! Be sure to remove from the cookie sheets within 20 minutes after baking so the granola doesn't stick. Lori Stevens, Riverton, Utah In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans and coconut. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat. Transfer to two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt if desired. Yield: 11 cups. Originally published as Delectable Granola in Healthy CookingAugust/September 2011, p16 1/2 cup (calculated without yogurt): 288 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans and coconut. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat. Transfer to two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt if desired. Yield: 11 cups. Originally published as Delectable Granola in Healthy CookingAugust/September 2011, p16 Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe Receive new recipes and Continue reading >>

Easy Low Sugar And Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Easy Low Sugar And Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

After reading the label on store bought granola bars, I decided to make my own Low Sugar and Homemade Granola Bars It is surprising to many that there are a lot of granola bar recipes out these contain added sugar. There is so much for us to enjoy in a granola bar. I know of someone who says that granola bars are actually the healthiest candy bar ever made. That is an interesting observation if you were to ask me. I love that just about everything that I put into a granola bar has some kind of benefit to the body. Granola bars contain nuts, fruits, and other fine ingredients. However, many recipes for granola bars have added sugar. I am not sure why there needs to be a lot of sugar added to a granola bar to make it taste good. Granola bars are a perfect on-the-go kind of a treat. When I pack granola bars in a lunch box for school or work it is always intact and delicious for eating. Also, when we pack granola bars in a backpack for camping or hiking it never seems to melt on us. Hence, granola bars can stand up to different kinds of circumstances. The average granola bar has about four of the same kinds of ingredients. This could be why it seems to me that different bars always seem to resemble one another. However, most granola bars are known for their oats, nuts, fruits, and then something that binds them all together. However, it is the nuts, fruit, and binding ingredients which seem to vary among one another. We personalize granola bars with the ingredients that we put into them. This is true for the added sugar that we see added. We know that sugar is a good way to sell something, which could be why so many store bought bars have it added. However, I have found that I can make a good granola bar without the added sugar. The ingredients that I add to granola bars I Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Low Carb Granola Bars With Chocolate Chips

Sugar Free Low Carb Granola Bars With Chocolate Chips

Made from seeds and nuts, these healthy sugar free low carb granola bars with chocolate chips are gluten, grain-free, and a great grab-and-go snack. They’re so much like the real thing – you won’t believe it! [Before I begin, I have to thank my son who served as hand model for this post. I usually don’t share my family or much of our home-life on the blog, but “mr. helpful” needs to be acknowledged. :)] My kids have been back to school for almost 2 months now. It’s been an exciting school year because my daughter started middle school. And, thanks to the school snack-shack, her options for available school snacks have broadened considerably. Even so, I continue to send her to school with homemade goodies like low carb Cheez-it’s or these chewy granola bars. I can’t help but feel that tucking a wholesome treat from home into her lunch bag let’s her know I love her. If you have kids, then you’ve undoubtedly bought chewy granola bars with chocolate chips sometime in the past either as a school lunch treat or as a quick on-the-go snack. I know my kids love them, and so do I. I can’t tell you how many of the low carb chewy granola Atkins bars I’ve eaten in the last seven years – more than I care to admit. They are nice in a pinch, but I try to keep the additives to a minimum and I like to bake. I’ve been making healthy sugar free granola bars for the kids in some form or another for years. I used to prepare them with gluten-free oats, but now I just make them with nuts and seeds for a healthy low carb and grain free option. Honestly, you can hardly tell the difference between this sugar-free version and those fruit and nut bars you see in the stores. To keep these healthy granola bars as low in carbs, I added goji berries, which are high in anti Continue reading >>

How To Make Granola For Diabetics

How To Make Granola For Diabetics

When making granola for a diabetic, the cook has to take into consideration how the dish will affect the patient's overall daily diet plan. While granola can be purchased at the store, a simple recipe can be made at home that will contain 2 1/2 exchanges of starch and one exchange of fat. By making the granola at home, you ensure that ingredients are fresh and healthy. Combine the oatmeal, almonds, bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and flax seeds in a large bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients evenly. Drizzle the honey mixture over the granola mix and stir to coat the granola. Bake for 40 minutes, or until evenly browned, in a 300 degree oven. Stir the mixture twice during the cooking process. Continue reading >>

Healthy Homemade Granola

Healthy Homemade Granola

The more things I can make myself without having to resort to store bought and pre-packaged the happier I am. I know what’s in it – and what isn’t. Plus, a lot of things just taste better homemade…and are healthier. Take granola for example. Even a lot of the organic, “healthy” granola you buy in the store is made with sugar. While it may be organic sugar, it’s still sugar. While it may be made with organic vegetable oil, it’s still vegetable oil. The other aspect I like about homemade is that it gives me another opportunity to involve my kids in something fun. While they’re still too young to help out with most cooking and baking projects, I enjoy involving them in even the smallest ways. Making granola is one of them. So welcome to the Killebrew home as we make some healthy homemade granola! This granola contains no refined sugars or vegetable oils. Instead, it’s made with raw honey and super-duper healthy and delicious coconut oil. Making granola is not an exact science, so it’s an easy thing to customize to your preferences. Substitute any dried fruits, nuts or seeds of your choice. Prefer it sweeter? Add some more honey. I grew up in Germany where I ate a lot of muesli. It was a family tradition to sit down to a bowl of muesli every Sunday morning. Traditional muesli is a breakfast of raw oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and topped with some milk, yogurt, honey, fresh fruit and berries. Super healthy and delicious! Enjoying muesli as I do, I like to add a lot of these extra things to my granola as well. I like adding sesame seeds. They add a great flavor, especially once they’ve been toasted with the oats. Don’t like sesame seeds? Leave ’em out. I also like to add flax seeds. High in omega 3’s and fiber. Sunflower seeds are a good sour Continue reading >>

Healthy Sugar Free Granola Recipe

Healthy Sugar Free Granola Recipe

May 4, 2015 | Home > Popular > Healthy Kids >Healthy Sugar Free Granola Recipe If youve been looking for a healthy granola recipe with ZERO grams of sugar, this is the one! Instead of sugar, it only has healthy fats, protein, and energy boosting, complex carbs. If you follow our blog, or social media, youll know we arent Anti-Sugar! In fact, we arent anti-anything! However, so many good, healthy , and delicious foods, can be made just as good without any sugar at all. This is the case with this granola. Truth is, I personally have been cutting back on sugar- which prompted my 50 low sugar/sugar free snack post ! The reason for me is because when I let the sugar creep up, it displaces healthy food. So, Im always trying to keep our family in check. If something doesnt need sugar, then we go for it. The best part about making granola sugar free is that you can add so many delicious fruits for natural sweetness! Whether you add dried fruit to take the granola on the go, or fresh fruit like blueberries to mix into your breakfast, that is 100% where we want to get the sugar we eat- fruit sugar is ALWAYS good for kids! For that, well never back down. So, the problem with sugar free granola, is the end goal is a crispy, crunchy texture. The crunch usually comes from heating sugar. The longer sugar is heated, the crunchier your food gets (think hard candy, brittle stage). The lower the heat of your sugar, the chewier something is (thing granola bars, vs. granola). So, the question on my mind was, how do we get crunchy granola with NO SUGAR at all! Then, It occurred to me that we could do it just like we make our world famous, best tasting, cinnamon almonds with egg whites! So, all we did, we mixed all the dry ingredients, 3 cups in all . Experiment with a variety of nuts and se Continue reading >>

Crunchy Granola Wedges Recipe - Eatingwell

Crunchy Granola Wedges Recipe - Eatingwell

Spread oats, wheat flakes and seeds (or nuts) on a baking sheet. Bake until fragrant and starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Cook cup honey in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, without stirring, until large foamy bubbles form and it starts to darken at the edges, 2 to 4 minutes. (The bubbles will start out small and increase to about inch or larger when the honey's done.) Immediately pour the toasted oat mixture into the honey, add cranberries and salt and stir until completely coated. Quickly press the granola into the prepared pie pan using a heat-resistant spatula coated with cooking spray. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut into wedges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Make Ahead Tip: Individually wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Shopping Tip: Wheat flakes are simply wheat kernels that have been steamed and rolled, oatmeal-style. Look for them in natural-foods stores. Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use. Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food. very carb heavy, high glycemicThis recipe is worth reworking, but why do most healthful recipes have so much sugar? I hope to keep the flavor, which is good.Pros: uses whole grainsCons: hard to work into a low glycemic diet Amazing!This recipe is incredible! I altered it slightly by using half sunflower seeds and half pumpkin seeds. Continue reading >>

3 Tasty Diabetes-friendly Granola Recipes That Wont Spike Blood Sugar

3 Tasty Diabetes-friendly Granola Recipes That Wont Spike Blood Sugar

According to research, eating yogurt regularly may also lower glucose levels and improve insulin resistance. Another study says that it could even lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, there are two things that ruin the health benefits for you: To avoid this, chooseall-natural yogurt that is low in sugar. As for the granola? Here are five delicious and healthy recipes to top your granola with: This is a pretty standard recipe that can be used as a base for a wide variety of recipes. It utilizes ingredients that are easy to find and absolutely packed with nutrition. Healthy fats, lots of fiber, and tons of minerals come with each bite. Peanut butter lovers rejoice! This classic combo makes it feel like youre eating something naughty, but youre actually supporting your brain instead! All the healthy fats make this great for brain and heart health, as well as keeping you full for hours. This recipe uses a sweetener but its not all that much for how much granola you get in the end. 3. Blissful Buckwheat Granola Clusters (Oil-free) Unlike other granolas, this one does not have any oats. Instead, it offers all the incredible nutritional benefits of buckwheat, giving it a crunchy and nutty undertone that you will love. This recipe is heavy on the cinnamon, giving it a deliciously warming flavor. If you are looking for a new way to fight your diabetes, this is a must see. Learn how you can LOSE WEIGHT and DESTROY PAIN, all through the power of FREE natural spices! Continue reading >>

Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Directions Preheat oven to 300°F. In a medium bowl, combine oats and wheat germ. Place peanut butter and brown sugar in a microwave-safe dish. Mix well. Microwave on high for 20 seconds, until warm. Stir again. Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal and toss to evenly coat. Stir in raisins. Spread evenly in a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once. Cool before serving. Store any leftover granola in self-sealing plastic bags. Nutrition Information Per serving: 345 calories (34% calories from fat),, 14 g protein, 14 g total fat (2.9 g saturated fat), 46 g carbohydrate, 7 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 104 mg sodium Diabetic exchanges: 1 medium fat protein, 3 carbohydrate (2 1/2 bread/starch, 1/2 fruit), 1 fat 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. Explore the resources here and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to new additions. Continue reading >>

21 Homemade Granola Recipes That Slash Sugar

21 Homemade Granola Recipes That Slash Sugar

Homemade granola recipes Don't you love granola for breakfast, granola bars for a snack, and those fun little granola parfaits you can get at fast food restaurants anytime? So wholesome right? Well, actually not. Despite its healthy image, some store-bought granola is so loaded with fat and calories it makes our list of fattening foods you should never eat. The solution? Make your own homemade granola, breakfast bars, and parfaits—since you know exactly what's going into it, you can keep it low-sugar, but still totally delicious. Here, some of our all-time favorite homemade granola recipes to pair with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt for a well-rounded, diet-friendly breakfast. Golden Fruit and Nut Granola Bars Try this recipe: Golden Fruit and Nut Granola Bars If you often have to eat on the go, pack one of these bars in your purse for a dose of healthy whole grains and protein. One recipe makes 12 bars, so you'll have plenty for the week ahead. Ingredients: Flaxseeds, nut butter, light agave nectar, golden raisins, vanilla extract, kosher salt, rolled oats, raw, unsalted mixed nuts, flaky sea salt Calories: 256 Cardamom-Vanilla Granola Try this recipe: Cardamom-Vanilla Granola Dig in: Nuts and seeds (use any you want) plus oats and fruit are transformed with fragrant cardamom. Ingredients: Honey, ground cardamom, extra-virgin olive oil, vanilla extract, kosher salt, uncooked rolled oats, raw almonds, raw cashews, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened flaked coconut, cooking spray, cranberries Calories: 265 Apricot-Pine Nut Granola Bars Try this recipe: Apricot-Pine Nut Granola Bars You'll love this grown-up version of the classic after school snack. Plus, it's packed with good-for-you nutrients: pine nuts are loaded with minerals, especially iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and man Continue reading >>

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