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Southern Shrimp And Grits

Southern Shrimp And Grits

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used. Rated 4 out of 5 by mykella from i have never eaten grits, but the picture made it oh so tempting. i have never eaten grits, but the picture made it oh so tempting. it was pretty good. i would definetly make it again, personally i think it tasted better the next day. i think i added too much water to the grits, so it wasn't creamy as it looks in the picture (more on the soupy side) we don't eat bacon, so i used the veggie bacon. also, i foolishly added salt to the shrimp when i was cleaning it, something i do out of habit, so the dish was a little bit on the salty side, but otherwise its pretty decent. i don't consider this to be a main meal item, but a great side dish. Rated 5 out of 5 by staceynp from This is EXCELLENT! This is EXCELLENT! However, like others have mentioned, the grits to water ratio is way off. Granted, I cut the recipe in half since I was only making it for myself, but I didn't have a problem w/ any of the other ingredients except these two. But in the end, I made it work and it came out excellent. I'll definitely be making this again! Rated 3 out of 5 by PharmerNessa from We are southerners & we all felt like it was missing something. We are southerners & we all felt like it was missing something. The shrimp was really good, but the grits were bland. Next time I'll try what other reviewers did and use chicken broth instead of water and add the cajun seasoning - hope it works bc it would be great to make this at home instead of having to go out to eat it. Rated Continue reading >>

The Best Seafood For People With Diabetes

The Best Seafood For People With Diabetes

1 / 10 Fish Is an Excellent Choice for Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes experts recommend eating fish for cardiovascular health, but if your only experience with fish has been the fried variety or fish sticks, you might be wondering how and why to include fish in your strategy for eating well with diabetes. “It’s a great protein choice, a source of healthy fat, and it contains important vitamins and minerals,” says Cassandra Rico, MPH, RD, associate director of nutrition and medical affairs for the American Diabetes Association. And the best part of all is that "you don’t have to do a whole lot to seafood to make it taste good," she says. "You can add just a few herbs and bake it in the oven. It’s a lot easier to prepare than I think people perceive.” So get to know your local seafood purveyor and make seafood part of your type 2 diabetes diet. Continue reading >>

Diabetic Breakfast With Grits

Diabetic Breakfast With Grits

When you are cooking within the guidelines of a diabetic meal plan, it can be hard to find a way to include classic favorites. A diabetic diet needs to be well balanced with proteins, fruits and vegetables. Include whole grain, low-glycemic carbohydrates with each meal to keep your blood sugar balanced, accounting for every carbohydrate choice according to your doctor's recommendation. Grits are a Southern classic, and can be integrated into a diabetic diet in proper moderation. Video of the Day When you create a breakfast menu for a diabetes meal plan, focus on adding protein and vegetables first. Egg whites or egg substitutes, low-fat meats or other protein and non-fibrous vegetables should be the focus of your breakfast. A whole grain carbohydrate choice such as multi-grain toast can round out the plate. According to the American Diabetes Association, vegetables should comprise half of the plate, with protein and carbohydrates split evenly across the other half. This guideline helps ensure a well-balanced plate. Yellow Corn Grits Yellow corn grits provide the lowest carbohydrate impact and no fat, though they also offer the lowest nutritional benefit. A half-cup serving of yellow corn grits packs 15 g of carbohydrates with negligible dietary fiber and 2 g of protein. The standard serving size offers 4 percent of your daily requirement for iron, but does not contribute to any other nutritional requirements. Top yellow grits with a small amount of shredded, low-fat cheese for extra calcium. White corn grits have a much higher carbohydrate impact than the yellow corn variety. Along with the higher carbohydrate concentration comes an increase in added nutrients. The white corn variety contains 32 g of carbohydrates to a 1/4-cup serving. The single serving contains a 1/2 Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Diet Food List

Type 2 Diabetes Diet Food List

Now some of the diabetes diet information presented below may be slightly different to what you are used to seeing. That’s because there are quite a few flaws in the common diet prescription for type 2 diabetes. In our work with clients we’ve discovered that a ‘real food’ approach to eating has helped control type 2 diabetes the most. That’s because there is more to managing diabetes than just counting cabrs! So we’ve put together this type 2 diabetes diet food list that will give you a great place to start. FREE DOWNLOAD Like a Take Home Copy Of This List? Includes Snack Ideas and Food Tips! Type 2 Diabetes Diet Food List PROTEINS Every meal should contain a source of protein for energy production and to fuel the creation of new cells. Below is a list of good protein sources to choose from. Protein also helps to satisfy the appetite, keeping you fuller longer. Lean Meats Lean beef; veal, flank steak, extra lean mince, sirloin steak, chuck steak, lamb. Pork Lean cuts of pork; pork chops or loin. Poultry Chicken, turkey, duck, quail, goose. Fish Tuna, salmon, cod, trout, bass, flatfish, whitehead, mackerel, herring, eel, haddock, red snapper, trout, drum, walleye, sardines and so forth. Seafood Crab, lobster, prawns, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, abalone, crayfish. Game Meats Venison, wild boar, kangaroo, deer, pheasant, moose, wild turkey, alligator, emu, ostrich, elk, bison, turtle. Many people don’t eat these types of meats but you can eat them if you like them. Organ Meats Beef, pork, lamb, chicken livers. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken tongues, hearts, brains. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken marrow, kidneys. Many people don’t eat these types of meats either but you can eat them if you like them, and they are very good sources of vitamins and minera Continue reading >>

Shrimp, Steak And Faux Cheese Grits

Shrimp, Steak And Faux Cheese Grits

Another example of a ‘paleo-ized’ meal. Cheese grits are made diabetes friendly and low carb, by substituting cauliflower. Add shrimp and steak and you have a meal appropriate for the paleo gods! Many of your favorite high carb meal can be made with low carb ingredients. Spaghetti, rice, gravy, pizza … even bread. I’ve not made the bread yet. :) There really is NO excuse for anyone to say, “I can’t do ‘low carb paleo, it’s too restrictive.” Not when a person can eat truly delicious, flavorful foods… all fully ‘low carb paleo’ including spaghetti, faux-rice and gravy meals, as well as PIZZA! :) Yes that’s right, faux-grits. Cauliflower is a very versatile vegetable. Place in a food processor and you can turn cauliflower into a faux-rice, process a little longer and you can have a healthy faux-grits replacement! :) Low Carb Paleo Dish Ingredients Meat Ingredients 3 pieces of bacon (or more) :) 1/2 lb of sausage 1 lb of 21/30 shrimp (any size will do, but I love this size) 1 ribeye (or steak of choice) Faux Grits Ingredients 2 cups of cheddar cheese 1 large head of cauliflower 2 tablespoons of black pepper 2 tablespoons of paprika 2 tablespoons of red pepper 2 tablespoons of Slap Ya Mama! 2 tablespoons of butter 4 tablespoons of Louisiana Hot Sauce 4 tablespoons of Heavy Whipping Cream ** NOTE ** you can click on pictures for expanded version. :) Steps to Culinary Bliss Meat Preparation: Fry 3 pieces of Bacon with a pound of sausage and a 1/2 pound of shrimp together. Remove shrimp when done and set aside in a covered dish to conserve moisture. After the bacon, sausage and first 1/2 pound of shrimp are done, begin cooking the steak. Once you have turned the steak for finished cooking, add the last 1/2 pound of shrimp. Making sure to add butter, CO Continue reading >>

Shrimp And Grits Recipe | Taste Of Home

Shrimp And Grits Recipe | Taste Of Home

The grits were like a creamy, cheesy risotto and the spicy hot shrimp were the perfect accompaniment. My family loved this! Super quick dinner idea. Next time I would cook the grits in 2 cup of stock instead of water to add a little more flavor--maybe would even add little jalapeno or green chilies for an extra little kick! Ahhhmazing! Creamy grits and spicy shrimp...yum. I didn't add celery, and I added Gouda instead of Cheddar. This is a 5-star all the way. In love with this recipe! A slightly healthier version of a great meal. It is sweet and spicy. My husband and I like spice so I tend to be heavy handed with the hot sauce and thought it evened out the sweetness well. Making it again tonight! I enjoyed this recipe. I used 4 tablespoons of butter in the grits instead of 2 tablespoons. I used 2 tablespoons of garlic butter to cook the celery and I used a red onion. Those are the only changes. I saved this recipe. My husband and I are crazy about this meal. I cut the amount of shrimp and all of the grits ingredients in half for the two of us, and used Sriracha instead of Tabasco. This is a dish I will make again and again.Update: Last night my husband made two comments about the evening meal. First was, "Oh, good, shrimp & grits!" when I set it in front of him, and "This is a GREAT meal" about halfway through. High praise, indeed. Thank you, Judith, for sharing the recipe. This recipe was good, not great. I think what I didn't like was the ketchup. With the honey it was too sweet. May try it again without it. Wow, this was GREAT! I did not add the ketchup and I didn't miss it. I used fresh shrimp and cut them in half. It was a nice change from having potatoes or rice. Continue reading >>

As A Type 2 Diabetic, Which Is Better For Me: Grits Or Oatmeal?

As A Type 2 Diabetic, Which Is Better For Me: Grits Or Oatmeal?

I have been eating grits instead of oatmeal because it stays with me longer then oatmeal. The main reason I switched from oatmeal is because it has more sugar in it then grits does. I am a type 2 diabetic and I have been trying to lower my blood sugar as best as I can. Although I have heard that oatmeal is better then grits for someone with type 2 diabetes, I am not convinced. The only way to give oatmeal any flavor without adding some sweetener to it seems to be impossible. Now I admit I do like oatmeal. I started an oatmeal for breakfast routine back sometime last year, which was ok, but it did not stay with me very long before I wanted something else in between to get me through to lunch time. I welcome suggestions if you can give me. Dr. Gourmet Says... This is a great question. We know that higher fiber foods can be beneficial in helping control blood sugar. The prototype of that is oatmeal, and if I had a nickel for every time a physician said to a diabetic, "Eat oatmeal for breakfast," I would retire today. We don't recommend grits very often and I think that's because they have been refined. Note, also, that grits are more calorie dense than oatmeal (all measures are for precooked grits or oats). 1/4 cup grits = 144 calories & 1.8 grams fiber 1/4 cup oats = 77 calories & 2.0 grams fiber So the key here is that if you like them, grits are OK, but you should be careful with the portion size. Another tip is to consider moving toward yellow grits. The less refined cornmeal will have more fiber and more nutrients. Look for coarse ground or stone ground yellow grits / cornmeal. 1/4 cup cornmeal = 110 calories & 2.2 grams fiber You'll get better "grit" flavor, fewer calories and more fiber. Thanks for writing, Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP Dr. Gourmet Continue reading >>

Shrimp With Grits + Week 3 Menu Plan

Shrimp With Grits + Week 3 Menu Plan

Ingredients What you will find in this post? Hello all, I am cooking elaborate meals for the last 2 3 months or may be since Navratri season. Not sure. My kids were sick the entire week. We are down with cold and flu. My husband and I were at the doctor’s office to get tested for flu. Gladly we came out negative but every time I go to doctor’s office to weigh myself I get stressful. I try to eat right all (that’s a lie lol), most of the time but when I attend umpteen number of Indian parties during weekend, I skip carbs but eat the dessert. So after doctor’s check up yesterday, my husband and I have promised ourselves to eat more veggies, lots of proteins and all the good stuff in the world. Those of you who are regular to my blog have read my posts on gestational diabetes menu idea (54 recipes) and South beach diet (snacks listed here). I lost more than 30 pounds after my first pregnancy and I lose about 15 pounds during summer and gladly I didn’t gain any weight for all the holiday eating I did but my plan is to be shed 30 more pounds to reach my idea weight for my 5.7′ height. I have shared 40 Indian Inspired South Beach Diet Phase 1 Recipes in my blog. That is good enough to start the weightloss journey and same menu plan can be used for those who are diabetic or pre-diabetic. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IN PHASE 1 OF THE SBD MEAL THERE ARE LOW CARB RECIPES WITH LEGUMES, BEANS AND LENTILS. Click here for my post on list of healthy snacks to buy and store. If you wish, you can buy these two books. The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life We spent our Saturday at home fighting the cold and watching our favorite movies. When my d Continue reading >>

How To Fight Type 2 Diabetes Through Your Food Choices And Diet Plan

How To Fight Type 2 Diabetes Through Your Food Choices And Diet Plan

If you have type 2 diabetes — the most common form of diabetes — eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is critical to controlling your weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. By enriching your diet and creating a meal plan tailored to your personal preferences and lifestyle, you'll be able to enjoy the foods you love while minimizing complications and reducing further risk. Although there isn’t any research that directly supports individual dietary choices in the fight against type 2 diabetes, it doesn’t hurt to maintain a balanced diet. More often than not, the average diet is lacking in these key nutrients: calcium magnesium fiber potassium vitamins A, C, D, and E vitamin B-12 for those on metformin Adding foods rich in these nutrients is often a great first step in diabetes management. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the following are considered to be diabetes superfoods: Fat-free milk and yogurt are both a good source of vitamin D, which promotes strong bones and teeth. Whole grains containing germ and bran are often rich in magnesium, chromium, and folate. Regardless of the type, berries are an excellent source of antioxidants and fiber. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, and limes, are high in vitamin C. Not only are beans high in fiber, they’re a solid source of potassium and magnesium. Omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce your risk of heart disease, so don’t shy away from salmon dishes. In addition to providing magnesium and fiber, nuts can help with hunger management. Some nuts and seeds also contain omega-3s. Tomatoes contain crucial nutrients such as vitamins C and E. Swap regular potatoes for sweet potatoes, which are chock-full of potassium and vitamin A. Dark green leafy vegetables like collards and kale a 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 >>

Paula's Shrimp And Grits

Paula's Shrimp And Grits

This is gonna be my breakfast for tomorrow with a few guest I pray that it comes out like yours if not we are gonna have to eat it anyway because shrimp is to high plus I'm a pretty good cook I'm sure it's gonna turn out great .....LOL I am going to try this but will have to do it when I don't have a vegan to cook for who is also diabetic. Never tried a Paula Dean recipe that wasn't good. Might need some help oh how to make it vegan friendly.... Paula Deen is a person just like everyone else and should be talked to and talked of with respect! None of us have walked in her shoes or lived her life so we have no business judging her. Whether you are diabetic or not (which I am) its your choice what food you put in your body so there is no reason why Mr Food can't include recipes from whomever they want. This recipe was very good and not a bad choice if eaten in moderation, which I am sure all diabetics do. Not only is this beautiful it sounds delicious and easy to make! I think Paula Deen's Srimp and grits is good,olive oil is better for our helth instead of butter is a matter of choise.Srimp has a high level of cholesterol you dont' have to add more with butter.Good for you Ms Paula deen. I happen to love Paula Deen but even if I didn't like her I would not let my opinion dictate would other people enjoy. Keep up the good work. What??....NO BUTTER???...I have 100% respect for Mr. Food, but Paula Deen?? I am so very very sorry but my opinion of you all just dropped about 1000 points, because of her input. She is a hypocrite, and is unworthy of even being mentioned on any website or show of Mr. Food's.In my opinion, Mr. Food was at the top-notch of food chefs everywhere. He did not try to portray himself as anything other then what and who he was, while Paula Deen has done Continue reading >>

Shrimp & Vegetable Saut With Cheesy Grits

Shrimp & Vegetable Saut With Cheesy Grits

Shrimp & Vegetable Saut with Cheesy Grits Adding beaten egg whites to these luscious cheesy grits increases their volume (so you'll feel like you're eating more!), yet gives them a light texture. And if zucchini's not in its prime, substitute any seasonal vegetables you love! Nutritional Bonus:Our Shrimp & Vegetable Saut with Cheesy Grits is packed with filling lean protein, yet it remains very low in calories - leaving you plenty of room to enjoy a muffin on the side! Shrimp is also an excellent source of hard-to-get vitamin D, which recent research has linked to a reduced risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer and some autoimmune diseases. You'll get 28% of your daily need for the fat-soluble sunshine vitamin in a single serving of this late-morning meal. 4 oz garlic and herb spreadable cheese (1/2 cup; such as Chavrie or Rondele) 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on or off 2 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups no-salt-added diced tomatoes with juice Preheat oven to 325F and coat a 2-qt baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare grits according to package directions. When done, remove from heat and stir in cheese. Partially cover and let cool slightly. Add egg whites to a clean, stainless steel bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold one-third of egg whites into grits. Fold remaining egg whites into grits in 2 batches. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and bake for 40 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, season shrimp with chile powder, 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper. Place a large, heavy skillet on medium-high and add 2 tsp oil. When skillet is hot, add half of shrimp. (TIP: Cooking in bat Continue reading >>

Are Grits Ok? - Page 3

Are Grits Ok? - Page 3

D.D. Family Pre-Diabetic since April 2017 AnnC, yes, they are corn. In fact, they are very nearly identical to polenta, if that makes it easier. I can't eat them, even a little bit, though as you say testing is the only way for anyone to know for sure. Diagnosed pre-diabetic in April 2017; treating with lchf diet and exercise. 120 mg Nadolol, Magnesium, pacemaker/ICD implant since Apr 2014 D.D. Family Getting much harder to control AnnC, yes, they are corn. In fact, they are very nearly identical to polenta, if that makes it easier. I can't eat them, even a little bit, though as you say testing is the only way for anyone to know for sure. What does your meter tell you, for me it would be totally out. D.D. Family Pre-Diabetic since April 2017 Grits are made from Hominy, which is made from LYE soaked corn kernals. Then processed further, dried, then ground. The difference between grits and polenta is the size of the grind ( like the differing grinds of coffee for the various types of coffee brewers). The store brand cannister of grits in my pantry list a serving as 1/4 cup dried and 29 grams of total carbs. I love grits with shrimp, red-eye gravy and Cornbread. But ALAS not so frequently anymore. And if you do not know what red-eye gravy is, it is the pan scrapings after pan searing ham steak mixed with black coffee. It is more like "AU JUS" gravy than traditional A1C---1/25/2016 7.0 , 5/26/2017 6.7, 12/4/2017 6.3 NORCO 7.5/325 3/DAY DICLOFENAC 75mg 2/DAY METFORMIN 500MG 2/DAY ATORVASTATIN 10mg 1/DAY LASIX 20 mg 1/DAY TAMSULOSIN .4MG 1/DAY FINASTERIDE 5MG 1/DAY LD Aspirin 81mg 1/Day I think that the ham steak is probably the best choice - and then put it on a hot plate and fry up some mushrooms and sweet pepper in the same pan, maybe add in some gently sweated slices of Continue reading >>

Low Carb Grits With Sawmill Gravy For Breakfast

Low Carb Grits With Sawmill Gravy For Breakfast

This dish of low carb grits and sawmill gravy will brighten up any day with just 3g net carbs and a whole lot of yum! If youre low carb breakfasts have gotten boring and you cant face another poached egg youll LOVE this easy, comforting dish! I have spent more than half my life in the south much more. One of the things that I have learned to love is grits. I like them with a puddle of golden, melted butter in the middle, pooled in syrup or with gravy. It just doesnt matter. I like em.I am not really much of a breakfast eater unless youre talking about eating breakfast out but grits well theyre grits, yall. Low-carbing isnt too bad when you are talking about lunch or dinner but most people get bogged down with breakfast. After all, most people in the United States eat things like toast, pancakes, cereal, bagels, oatmeal, and grits for breakfast. Its the meal that is most likely to be made up of a high percentage of carbs. Once we switch to a low carb diet what do we eat? Eggs in omelets, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs, poached eggsit doesnt take very long to get tired of that menu. I dont know about you but when things get boring I am likely to reach for something I shouldnt be eating. A low-carb breakfast tends to be boring. What if you could have low carb grits and gravy for breakfast? Would that make a difference? Well, heck yeah! It made a difference for me, anyway. Obviously these are not grits because if they were the carbs would be too high to be on this blog and I wouldnt be admitting to eating them. Here is one more time you are going to have to trust me even though you think I have lost my mind. Its a mixture of cauliflower and almonds. Put down the phone and stop looking at me like that. You arent the first person to question my sanity and you probab Continue reading >>

Lemon-garlic Shrimp And Grits

Lemon-garlic Shrimp And Grits

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus wedges for serving 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, covered. Uncover and slowly whisk in the grits, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from the heat and season with Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium?high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne, if using, and cook, tossing, until the shrimp are pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons water, the lemon juice and parsley; stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Divide the grits among shallow bowls and top with the shrimp and sauce. Serve with Continue reading >>

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