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Diabetic Baked Potato Recipe

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Ingredients 1 lb. baking potatoes (about 2), cubed 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 cup milk 3 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 1 green onion, sliced, divided 1/4 cup sour cream Directions MICROWAVE potatoes in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 5 min., stirring after 2-1/2 min. Stir in broth and milk. Microwave 10 min., stirring after 5 min. Carefully crush potatoes with potato masher. RESERVE 2 Tbsp. each bacon and cheese and 1 Tbsp. onions for topping. Stir remaining bacon, cheese and onions into soup. SERVE topped with reserved bacon, cheese, onions and sour cream. Nutritional Facts Servings 4 Calories 300 Total Fat 16 g Saturated Fat 9 g Cholesterol 50 mg Sodium 580 mg Total Carbohydrate 25 g Dietary Fiber 3 g Protein 16 g Vitamin A 10 % DV Vitamin C 20 % DV Calcium 30 % DV Iron 6 % DV Continue reading >>

Mashed Potatoes On A Diabetic Diet

Mashed Potatoes On A Diabetic Diet

According to the North Carolina Potato Association, the average adult consumes about one potato each day, and potatoes are the second most consumed food in America after dairy products. A side of mashed potatoes with a meal may be an American staple, but if you have diabetes, you may be concerned about the carbohydrate content of this popular side dish. You can include mashed potatoes as part of your diabetic diet, and preparation and serving size will help you keep your blood sugar under control. Video of the Day Carbohydrates and Mashed Potatoes Diabetes occurs when your body cannot effectively control your blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates affect blood sugar, so the American Diabetes Association's meal plan recommends that people with diabetes limit their carbohydrate intake to 45 percent of their total calories, or 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal. Fruit, vegetables, grains, breads and added sugar all contribute to the carbohydrate total of your meal. One cup of mashed potatoes prepared with whole milk provides 174 calories and 37 grams of carbohydrates, between 62 and 82 percent of the total carbohydrates recommended for an entire meal. Mashed potatoes also rate high on the glycemic index, a tool that measures a food's impact on blood sugar levels. Unprocessed, high-fiber foods, such as whole grains and most fruits and vegetables, tend to be low-glycemic foods because fiber slows the rate of blood sugar increase. Processing and cooking often increases the glycemic index of foods. High-glycemic foods have a rating of 70 or above. The University of Sydney’s glycemic index database reports that mashed potatoes have a glycemic index of 83. Instant mashed potatoes have a glycemic index of 87, according to Harvard Health Publications. If you follow the glycemic Continue reading >>

What Types Of Low Carb Meals Can You Make For Less Than $5 A Day That Is Also Conducive To The Diet Of A Diabetic?

What Types Of Low Carb Meals Can You Make For Less Than $5 A Day That Is Also Conducive To The Diet Of A Diabetic?

Dried beans and peas are inexpensive, filling, and a great source of protein as well as being very low carb. Peanut butter goes a long way per ounce and is a great additive to raw vegetables and many firm fruits (such as apples) as a 'dip'. Shop for specials on lean red meat. Prepare and freeze portions ahead to build a meal around. One ounce of cheddar cheese, half an apple, and a hand full of raisins gives a great low carb, high protein boost to your energy levels and doesn't mess with your blood sugar levels. This is one of my favourite very-low-carb meals. Mexican Spinach Casserole Ingredient cost (rounded to nearest 5): 2lb pork ~$20 cream cheese ~$5 sour cream ~$5 spinach ~$5 green pepper and onion ~$5 salsa ~$5 mozza ~$5 The ingredients cost about $50 and makes about 10 servings. It freezes very well, just make sure to make a hole in the middle before you microwave it. This will feed you 10 meals at $5 a meal. Your best bet for healthy budget meals is to spend a few hours of one day cooking, and parcel out those meals into portions for each day. Here's a sample of what I'll do on a Sunday afternoon: Assemble pork chile verde in either the pressure cooker or a crockpot. Meanwhile... Roast a whole chicken with sliced parsnips, carrots and other root veggies all around it on one tray of the oven with... A large baking sheet with olive oil-brushed cauliflower chunks (about one head, each chunk about a cubic inch or so. Variations: a spaghetti squash or broccoli instead of cauliflower. You can also form ground beef into meatballs (add salt, spices, onion bits if you like) and bake them in a baking dish. After two hours you'll have all your proteins and starchy, filling veggies covered. Add butter or ghee to your cauliflower OR I sometimes heat up just a bit of canned Continue reading >>

Elswet's Baked Potato Soup [ Diabetic Version ]

Elswet's Baked Potato Soup [ Diabetic Version ]

In a large pot, brown your bacon, drain the grease, crumble, and set aside. Over medium heat, melt the margarine substitute and add in the flour, whisking thoroughly. Add in potatoes and onions, stir to mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring often to avoid scorching of the milk. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Mix in your crumbled bacon, cheese, sour cream, instant potato flakes, and salt and pepper. Cook until cheese melts, stirring often. Serve hot, topped with fresh unmelted shredded cheese, and a small sprinkling of chopped green onions. Download and Print Get 1000's of easy recipes with Recipe-Star.com Recipe-Star.com Advertisement Continue reading >>

Potatoes: Good Or Bad?

Potatoes: Good Or Bad?

Potatoes have long been considered the most basic of basic foods, a no-frills staple for the everyman or everywoman. One reason potatoes have earned this distinction is, no doubt, their low cost, but another may be their basic nutritional qualities: They are fat-, sodium-, and cholesterol-free, and a medium-size potato contains just 110 calories. Nevertheless, the reputation of potatoes has taken a hit lately due to their relatively high glycemic index, which means that the carbohydrate in them is quickly converted to glucose when digested. Many people with diabetes take glycemic index into account when deciding what foods to incorporate into their diet. So how good or bad are potatoes when it comes to weight control and glucose tolerance? A study examining these topics was published earlier this month by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. According to an article on the study in the Daily Mail, the effect of potatoes on weight control may be modestly positive. Researchers assigned 90 overweight participants to one of three groups. Two of these groups were taught how to reduce their daily caloric intake by 500 calories, but one group was taught how to do this by eating mostly high-glycemic-index foods, and the other by eating mostly low-glycemic-index foods. The third group was not told to change anything about the caloric or glycemic-index composition of their diet. All three groups were told, however, to consume 5–7 servings of potatoes per week. After 12 weeks of following their prescribed diets, there were no significant differences between the groups in terms of weight loss or body composition changes. All three groups, however, experienced modest weight loss and improvements in body composition. Since the only dietary change that all three groups h Continue reading >>

Our Best Potato Recipes

Our Best Potato Recipes

Enjoyed alone or accompanied by meat, veggies, or cheese, potatoes make a perfect side dish, satisfying soup, savory casserole, and even a sweet dessert. Enjoyed alone or accompanied by meat, veggies, or cheese, potatoes make a perfect side dish, satisfying soup, savory casserole, and even a sweet dessert. Enjoyed alone or accompanied by meat, veggies, or cheese, potatoes make a perfect side dish, satisfying soup, savory casserole, and even a sweet dessert. Enjoyed alone or accompanied by meat, veggies, or cheese, potatoes make a perfect side dish, satisfying soup, savory casserole, and even a sweet dessert. Continue reading >>

Potatoes And Diabetes

Potatoes And Diabetes

Potatoes are another staple we've all grown to love over the years. BUT if you have diabetes, potatoes are a no no if you want to lower blood sugar and A1C. Why? Quite simply, they are a high carbohydrate food, and they are also high glycemic index as well, meaning they cause rapid rises in blood sugar. If you go searching out on the web, you will still see lots of diabetic recipes containing potatoes. There are thousands of recipes and meals out there promoted to be diabetic friendly, but they're not. Here you'll only find low carb recipes that are going to help you gain better control. So let's briefly explore some potato nutrition facts and then share some potato alternatives and a recipe you can try. Potato Nutrition Facts Potatoes range from 21 g carbs through to around 35 g carbs per one medium potato. There is such a wide range in carb count because it depends on the type of potato. Even at 21 g that's quite high for a single potato – chances are you'd probably want to eat more. It's also the same for glycemic index (GI) – it ranges from 60 right up to 95. Anything below 55 is considered a low GI, and the higher it gets over 55, the more rapidly it is going to send your blood sugar soaring. Even 60 is a high GI, and 95, well that's crazy high. So unfortunately, eating potatoes is not going to help you lower blood sugar or A1C and keep things under control. Sorry to be the bearer of the bad news if you didn't know this already. But there are some tasty alternatives. Sure, there's nothing quite like potato. But we can adapt and use other things – here comes cauliflower again! Cauliflower Cauliflower is a very adaptive, versatile vegetable – we talked about that recently in our rice alternatives post and hopefully you gave the cauliflower rice a try. Because Continue reading >>

Beans And Cheese Baked Potato

Beans And Cheese Baked Potato

This is a tasty alternative to sandwiches for lunch. Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling. A serving of beans count towards your 5 a day and are also a good source of low fat protein and fibre. Try to use low fat cheese as suggested in this recipe as ordinary cheddar is high in saturated fat. We need 3 servings of calcium a day, and cheese in this recipe counts as one of these servings. Carbohydrate: Potatoes contain carbohydrates so they will have an effect on glucose levels, read at the nutrition label to see total carbohydrate content. Choose a smaller sized potato if you need to lose weight. Ingredients – Serves 2 Adults 2 large potatoes, scrubbed not peeled 1 x 225g / 8 oz. small can of baked beans 55g / 2 oz. of low-fat cheddar cheese, grated Salt and pepper to taste Method Pre-heat the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas Mark 7 Wash the potatoes and then prick them all over with a fork Bake in a pre-heated oven for 1½ hours or until the inside is tender Heat the baked beans in a saucepan on the hob or in the microwave according to instructions on the tin Cut the potato in half and carefully scoop the centre out of the potato Mix this potato with the baked beans and pepper Return the mixture to potato skin and sprinkle with grated cheese Place in a hot oven and bake until warmed through and golden Source: safefood www.safefood.eu Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipes

Diabetic Recipes

Diabetic-friendly cakes, cookies, and more low-sugar desserts, plus dinner ideas. See more than 520 recipes for diabetics, tested and reviewed by home cooks. Continue reading >>

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 1/2 cups (one 12-fluid-ounce can) Carnation Evaporated Skim Milk 2 full cups (12 ounces) diced, unpeeled baked russet potatoes 1/4 cup Hormel Bacon Bits 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup chopped onion Directions: n a large saucepan sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, sauté onion for 5 minutes or until tender. Add mushroom soup, evaporated skim milk, potatoes, and bacon bits. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in Cheddar cheese and green onion. Continue simmering for 5 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring often. Recipe serves 4 (1 cup) Each serving equals: HE: 1 Protein, 3/4 Skim Milk, 3/4 Bread, 1/4 Vegetable, 3/4 Slider, 6 Optional Calories 263 Calories, 7 gm Fat, 18 gm Protein, 32gm Carbohydrate, 843 mg Sodium, 477 mg Calcium, 1 gm Fiber DIABETIC: 1 Meat, 1 Skim Milk, 1 Starch Continue reading >>

Bloomin’ Loaded Baked Potatoes

Bloomin’ Loaded Baked Potatoes

Your boring baked potato just got all kinds of sexy with this Bloomin’ Loaded Baked Potatoes recipe! Crispy skinned potato wedges all covered in melty cheese and crispy bacon. Yeah, life just got a whole lot tastier! For all of you newbies that found your way recently to the TKW Family, WELCOME! Now there are a few things you need to know about me and my personality. The way I write my posts and describe my recipes is I envision you’re sitting with me in my kitchen either watching me cook/bake or you’re helping me. We’re chatting and laughing like we’ve been friends for decades – like the kind of friends who don’t judge you if you wear your sweats pants on inside out, your hair is a hot mess or if you trip will laugh til they cry all the while helping you up. When I write I open up my home and life as I want you guys to relate to me and to feel like you’re with me as I’m cooking or doing something. You feel at home here, even if you’re half way across the world, you still feel like family. Something else you need to know about me – my husband is Mr. Fantabulous who has the metabolism of 967 people. No seriously it’s unreal. I, on the other hand, have a negative metabolism (if there’s such a thing) meaning I don’t even have to eat food to gain jiggle. I’m obsessed with pigs but I love bacon. My logic is simply this – bacon is made from ugly pigs, not the uber cutsie ones that are dressed up. I want a mini teacup pig, a cat and a dog but since our house is still being remodeled (9+ years now – we’re doing it ourselves) it’s not safe to have pets. I loathe anything cherries – I mean we’re talking not even cherry lip gloss. Pizza is my all time favorite food and my favorite veggie is the potato. Thus this recipe… an ode to the glo Continue reading >>

Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes

Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes

Buzzworthy What’s Your Pasta Personality? Ever wonder what your favorite pasta sauce says about your personality? Take this fun and simple quiz to find out! Your results may surprise you. Servings Per Recipe: 4 PER SERVING: 205 cal., 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 6 mg chol., 535 mg sodium, 33 g carb. (3 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 11 g pro. Continue reading >>

Microwaved Baked Potato

Microwaved Baked Potato

Ingredients Directions Place the potato on a paper towel in the center of the microwave oven. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 minutes, until potato is tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and let stand for 4 to 5 minutes. (You could wrap it in aluminum foil at this point, if you wanted; when you're eating it, it will make it neater.) Meanwhile, place the vegetables and water in a small microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 2 to 3 minutes, until just tender. Carefully open the potato by cutting a slit in the top and gently pushing the potato from both ends (protect fingers with hot pads or paper towels) to loosen and the potato pulp. Fluff the potato with a fork. Spoon the hot vegetables into the potato. Top with cheese and sunflower seeds. Nutrition Information Per serving: 183 calories (17% calories from fat), 9 g protein, 4 g total fat (1.9 g saturated fat), 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 10 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch), 1 vegetable 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 >>

Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

Roasting sweet potatoes directly on the oven rack allows their skins to become extra-crisp. For a variation, try pale-fleshed Japanese sweet potatoes, which have a richer flavor and are in season in November. Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2016 Ingredients Directions Cooking The Tuscan Way means high quality ingredients and rich flavors prepared with care. Bring the Tuscan spirit to your dinner table tonight. Continue reading >>

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes

Dietitian's tip: Instead of frying potatoes in shortening, roast them in the oven to save fat and calories. These potato wedges are dusted with rosemary and oven-fried until brown and crispy. Ingredients 1 pound large red or white potatoes with skins, cut into wedges 1/4-inch thick 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon rosemary or oregano Directions Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Soak the potato wedges in ice water for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Press between paper towels to dry. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl, pour the olive oil over the potatoes and toss to coat evenly. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and bake another 5 minutes. Sprinkle the herbs over the potatoes. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake until they're brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately. Continue reading >>

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