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20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

Indulge in these diabetic-friendly dishes Not all low-carb, low-sugar meals have to be tasteless. Check out this collection of recipes to find a dish perfect for every course. Applesauce Pancakes Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of pancakes. Try this recipe: Applesauce Pancakes Continue reading >>

How To Cook For A Diabetic At Thanksgiving

How To Cook For A Diabetic At Thanksgiving

How to Cook for a Diabetic at Thanksgiving How to Cook for a Diabetic at Thanksgiving For someone monitoring his or her blood sugar, indulging in a traditional Thanksgiving feast can be distressing. From the carb-laden appetizers to the sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie, its easy to throw caution to the wind when low-sugar options are sparse. Though fear not, for we are here to provide you with an easy guide to help make your Thanksgiving every bit as tasty while also being diabetic-friendly. After all, everyone should be able to enjoy the holiday with as little stress as possible. Diabetic-Friendly ThanksgivingAppetizers A diabetic should be snacking on a little something every few hours to keep blood sugar levelsin check. It would not be wise to attempt to fast the whole day leading up to the big meal. This could result in your blood sugar dropping too low and leave you feeling lethargic and dizzy. Instead, aim to incorporate snacks with protein, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats every few hours. Easy munchies: Raw vegetables with hummus, protein-packed cheese board , roasted nuts, shrimp cocktail Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Bacon Spread Diabetic-Friendly ThanksgivingMain Meals Believe it or not, this is where things get easy. A ton of easy substitutions can makelightening the carbohydrate and sugar content of Thanksgiving staples a breeze. In fact, well walk you through every inch of the traditional spread to make it fail-proof. The Bird: Turkey is an excellent source of lean protein, which you want plenty of on this holiday. Consuming protein in combination with carbohydrates and sugar will help prevent spikes in blood sugar and keep you feeling satiated. We recommend keeping the seasoning simple and avoiding any maple or brown sugar glazes. Green Bean Continue reading >>

Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Don't remember rating this dish before it was incorrect for sure. I love this casserole. It was very easy to make, I made two dishes and gave one to my sister, she too loved it. Good for you if you're on Weight Watchers. Sounds like you got the wrong soup. Cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups are not runny. Very good, a few tips. Add several cloves of real garlic crushed. Do not dilute the soups, you must drain the tomatoes, and make sure to use CORN tortillas...they absorb liquid much more than flour tortillas! I also added two chopped chipotle peppers in adobe since like spice! To speed up the recipe, I buy a roasted chicken from my local store and use the white meat to shred for this recipe. I have made this dish twice. The first time I used crunchy corn taco shells by mistake and the second time I used the soft. I highly recommend using the crunchy shells and breaking them into any sized pieces you would like because I thought the soft shells dried the dish out too much! Also, I didn't find it necessary to drain the tomatoes either time. Try to stick to the recipe the first time you make it and then experiment, the only changes I made besides doing crunchy shells instead of soft were using fresh garlic and adding cayenne pepper. I also cooked the dish a little longer the first time when I used the hard shells. The consistency was great. Next time I make this dish, I think I might add some black beans and corn, but really it was good just the way it is. This was my first go at this recipe and it was a hit at my house! As suggested by MichellsC1974 and JillSc, I used one garlic clove instead of powder and I used 1 tsp of cumin instead of 1/2 tsp as suggested. I drained the tomatoes & green chilies just a little. I didn't have the cream of mushroom so I used C Continue reading >>

Cheeseburger Casserole - A Low Carb Version Of A Family Favorite!

Cheeseburger Casserole - A Low Carb Version Of A Family Favorite!

If youve been on the hunt for a low carb cheeseburger casserole, this is the recipe for you! Only 2 net carbs per serving and its so filling and delicious! Okay, friends, I have a good one for you today! You know how sometimes you just really need a big, fat, juicy bacon cheeseburger? Happens to me daily, if were being honest. Plus ketchup, mustard, pickles, and a suuuuper thin slice of red onions. Im back on the low carb bandwagon again and one of those burger cravings hit. Of course, my bacon cheeseburger salad is always nice, but Im getting a little sick of salad, to be honest. Maybe even a bacon cheeseburger? Because bacon makes life better, my friends. Soooo, I decided to whip up one of my new favorite low carb ground beef recipes. Now, the whole reason I need to be eating low carb recipest is because of casseroles. Im obsessed with them and I eat them all too often. So, a low carb version is basically heaven, if you ask me! It doesnt taste like diet food AT ALL. I mean, did you read about the bacon and cheese? This recipe has been such a hit with you guys, that I created a taco version too! Its one of the best low carb casseroles ! This low carb cheeseburger casserole is super filling, totally easy, and youre not going to believe it, but it only has 2 net carbs per serving. Like woah. I served it with some cauliflower rice. My whole meal was only 5 net carbs and I was stuffed! Love dinners like that! It would also be good with a side salad, if youre not totally sick of green leaves yet. Anyway, this is basically a crustless quiche, except not. I mean, I personally have never seen a quiche packed with so much meat in my life, but the premise is the same. Its less egg-y than a quiche though. Ive actually had a lot of people ask if this tasted egg-y and I really don Continue reading >>

Easy Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole

Easy Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole

This recipe has really shocked me by becoming THE most popular recipe on my blog. I almost didnt post it because it was so basic, but its essentially turned into a blueprint for people to personalize with their own additions and spices. Read the comments from my website ! Thats where all sorts of inspiration is to make this your own. I love the easy, and I had a lot of chicken, so I decided to make up an easylow carb Mexican chicken casserole. All the Mexican casserole recipes I was looking to adapt included chips or Tortilla layers. I did experiment with making a low carb tortilla, but it didnt do well in the bottom of the casserole dish. It turned all soggy-mush. However, I was pleased with how the topping part of this casserole came out, so I adjusted the recipe to just include that. Hope you like it! I cooked up some chicken. Added tomatoes and green chilies. Dotting with bits of cream cheese. Popped in the oven to bake until its nice and browning around the edges. Note: Per comments, cut down or omit chicken base if yours has much salt. Dee said hers turned out way too salty! Continue reading >>

Kimm, Author At Eat At Home - Page 4 Of 4

Kimm, Author At Eat At Home - Page 4 Of 4

Simple is sometimes best and this is surely an easy way to make a pear tart. I had a couple of pears I needed to use up, a can of crescent rolls, and some leftover cream cheese icing. The end result was delicious, and Im not even a big fan of pears! Of course, you could sub pears for apples, and probably peaches too. This came together in just a few minutes, which is always a plus around here! I keep cinnamon sugar mixed together in my pantry, so I did not measure this. I just sprinkled it over the pears until they were covered. This recipe is so simple, you cant really go wrong. Add or delete whatever you like! I also had some leftover cream cheese icing already in the fridge, but you could make a simple icing of confectioners sugar and milk too. It was a quick, yet tasty way to use up fruit that my kids begged me to buy, yet hadnt eaten! I think from now on, Im going to keep an extra can or two of crescent rolls, so if I need an impromptu dessertIll be ready! Were no stranger to crescent rolls here at Eat at Home. They are so convenient to have on hand, and so versatile! There were some great recipes linked up at the last Ingredient Spotlight: Canned Biscuits, Crescent Rolls etc. Here is another you can add to your arsenal of quick and easy things to do with canned crescent rolls. And Ive got one more to share with you next week. Todays recipe is a spin off of Tiffanys Chocolate Croissants . Im calling them Turtle Crescents! They could be made to look a lot prettier with caramel instead of caramel sauce, and maybe a chocolate drizzle over the top too. The inside howeverwill keep you coming back for more! That melted chocolate-y goodness, topped with the sweet caramel and crunchy nuts..pretty tasty. The best part is, they can be made quick, fast and in a hurry! It is Continue reading >>

Diabetic Entrées

Diabetic Entrées

Healthy Diabetic Meals Although the management approach and medications for diabetes vary depending on the type of diabetes, age, health status, and lifestyle factors–diet is always a key factor. The good news is that there are foods you can add to your diet that will help control diabetes. Our collection of healthy diabetic main dishes offer low-carb, low-fat, low-sugar, and low-sodium options that are flavorful and satisfying down to the last bite. First up is our Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Orange Salsa. View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Orange Salsa Grilled Chicken and Lemon Salad Depending on the season, you may want to consider substituting thin, blanched, fresh asparagus for the sugar snap peas. You can’t go wrong with either application. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is essential to the flavor of this salad. The bottled juice just doesn’t compare. Microwave lemons for about 30 seconds before squeezing them; they’ll yield more juice. View Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Lemon Salad Skillet Pork and Warm Pineapple Salsa Pineapple is a sweet foil for the fiery jalapeño. Either fresh or canned pineapple chunks work well in this recipe. If you like a spicier kick, remember that smaller jalapeño peppers are typically hotter than the larger ones. To complete the meal, serve with rice and steamed snow peas. View Recipe: Skillet Pork and Warm Pineapple Salsa Continue reading >>

Chicken Divan (diabetes-friendly Version)

Chicken Divan (diabetes-friendly Version)

Courses Main Dish Recipes Chicken Main Dish Recipes Chef .. As any cook’ll tell ya, cooking is about a whole lot more than food. It’s an experience. It’s a celebration of friends and family. It’s about showing and sharing love. That’s why Paula deen and her boys — Bobby and Jamie — and have created a diabetic meal from one of her favorite recipes that she's been making for years. Enjoy! more Ingredients Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 2-quart casserole or 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Remove the outer wrappers from the boxes of broccoli. Open one end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes until thawed. Drain and put into the prepared baking dish. Top with the chicken. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until they release their juices and thoroughly brown, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme during the last minute of cooking time. Add to the baking dish with the chicken and broccoli. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soup, broth, mayonnaise, yogurt, 2/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese, curry powder, and pepper. Pour over the broccoli-chicken mixture and mix well with a spatula. Grate the bread over the large holes of a box grater to make coarse soft crumbs. Combine the bread crumbs, melted butter, and remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese in a small bowl until blended; sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole. Bake uncovered until the filling is bubbly around the edges and the topping is lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. Continue reading >>

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low Carb, Keto, Thm S

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low Carb, Keto, Thm S

My Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole will knock your socks off. It is so much easier than a traditional rolled and breaded cordon bleu and has even more flavor. This has chicken, ham, and swiss in a creamy dijon sauce. Sinceyou arent breading or stuffing the chicken it is quick and easy. This has been on my to-do list since my husband and I went to a fundraiser back in May. They had the best chicken cordon bleu ever. I knew I could make the same flavors into a killer casserole. This was a hit with my family. I wasnt sure if the kids would like the swiss cheese (honestly, Im not a huge swiss cheese fan) but it worked so well with this flavor combination there were no complaints. Here is a little history on this iconic dish (thank you, Wikipedia ): A cordon bleu or schnitzel cordon bleu is a dish of meat wrapped around cheese (or with cheese filling), then breaded and pan-fried or deep-fried. (Veal) cordon bleu is made of veal pounded thin and wrapped around a slice of ham and a slice of cheese, breaded, and then pan fried or baked . [1] For chicken cordon bleu chicken breast is used instead of veal. [2] Ham cordon bleu is ham stuffed with mushrooms and cheese. [3] The origins of cordon bleu as a schnitzel filled with cheese are in Switzerland, probably about the 1940s, first mentioned in a cookbook from 1949. The earliest reference to chicken cordon bleu in The New York Times is dated to 1967, while similar veal recipes are found from at least 1955. [6] Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low Carb, Grain Free, THM S New video for my most popular recipe! See why my Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole gets 1000s of views a day! It is easy and delicious! I suggest serving this with a green salad or green vegetables such as roasted broccoli or brussels sprouts. Ive had readers sub in other 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 >>

11 Healthy Casserole Recipes For Diabetics

11 Healthy Casserole Recipes For Diabetics

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

Chicken Nacho Casserole

Chicken Nacho Casserole

Who said you can't have "nachos" with diabetes? Try this healthy version that has all the flavor of traditional nachos without all of the extra fat and carbs. 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces 1 (15 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 cup no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed 2/3 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1.5 oz (or about 24) baked tortilla chips, crushed Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Season the chicken with black pepper. Spray a large saut pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add the chicken and cook for 8 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder to the pan. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the chicken mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on top and then top with the crushed tortilla chips. Bake 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 3 Lean Protein Americans are busier than ever, and lack of time is one of the most common barriers to healthy cooking and eating. Ever consider freezing some of your healthy recipes for a later date? Frozen meals make it easy to have dinner ready in minutes. Calculate the number of calories you should eat each day to maintain your present body weight: Please select an option before you continue. I don't do any physical activity other than what I need to do for my usual activities, such as going to work or school, grocery shopping, or doing chores around the house. I do some moderate exercise every day in addition to doing my usual activities. For example, I walk about 1.5 to 3 miles a day at about 3 to 4 miles an hour. Or I do something else that's moderately active. I am very active every day in addition to doing Continue reading >>

Healthy Diabetic Recipes

Healthy Diabetic Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetic recipes including main dishes, drinks, snacks and desserts from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. 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 1 This simple snack provides the energy you need when you start to drag. Protein-rich Greek yogurt and sweet strawberries make for a super-simple and satisfying snack. Roasting vegetables and salmon together on one sheet pan while the rice cooks makes an easy, satisfying meal packed with protein, whole grains and veggies. To ensure that you're getting 100 percent whole grains, look for a wild rice blend that consists of wild and brown rice. Blitzed cauliflower gives this very easy vegan soup recipe its creamy taste without adding any dairy. To get the silkiest texture, puree the soup in a blender rather than using an immersion blender. Make guacamole at home that tastes just like it came from Chipotle--but don't worry, our version won't be "extra"! This deliciously fresh guac is perfect for topping burrito bowls or tacos, or serve as an appetizer or healthy snack with tortilla chips and veggies. 1 ADVERTISEMENT Mashed avocado and white beans make for a fiber-rich and creamy topping, the perfect partner for a crispy slice of toast. Try it for a quick breakfast or snack. Potatoes were first to benefit from the Hasselback techinique--making thin Continue reading >>

Colorful Chicken Casserole Recipe

Colorful Chicken Casserole Recipe

Colorful Chicken Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home Read Reviews Be the first to add a review In Marshfield, Missouri, Bernice Morris combines chicken and pasta with a variety of colorful vegetables to create this all-in-one entree. "It's a nice change of pace from the usual creamy casseroles," she comments. "I make one for dinner and keep the other in the freezer for unexpected company 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained In a large skillet, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, corn, peas, salt if desired and pepper; heat through. Stir in chicken and macaroni. Divide between two 11x7-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Top with mushrooms and cheese. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the second casserole at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each). Originally published as Colorful Chicken Casserole in Quick CookingNovember/December 1998, p52 1 each: 295 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable. 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained In a large skillet, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, corn, peas, salt if desired and pepper; heat through. Stir in chicken and macaroni. Divide between two 11x7-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Continue reading >>

Healthy Mexican Chicken Verde Quinoa Casserole Recipe

Healthy Mexican Chicken Verde Quinoa Casserole Recipe

This cheesy Mexican quinoa casserole is a crowd pleaser! With 10 grams of fiber and 34 grams of protein per serving, its a stick to your ribs kind of meal. Better yet, its made in only one dish to minimize cleanup. Besides the fact that this recipe is easy, delicious, and only requires a casserole dish, knife, and cutting board to prepare, one of my favorite things about this dish is just how easy it is to adapt to a variety of tastes and dietary needs. See all of the suggestions below. Optional: avocado, hot sauce, cilantro, and green onions for serving Spray a large casserole dish with oil. In the dish, mix together chicken, quinoa, black beans, yellow squash, mushrooms, chiles, salsa, spices, salt, and pepper. Pour broth over the top, which helps move the quinoa to the bottom to cook through. Top with frozen peppers and onions. Cover and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove lid and sprinkle cheese over the top. Place back in the oven and bake for another 30 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes so the liquids can finish absorbing, then serve with desired garnishes. Quinoa, the fiber-rich South American pseudo grain, makes the perfect base for this casserole. It bakes up perfectly tender in the oven with just a little bit of chicken broth. Most grocery stores sell quinoa, but if you cant find it or arent sure if youll like it swap in brown rice. If you use brown rice, top it with 2 cups of very hot chicken broth before baking and keep the casserole covered the whole time in the oven, as brown rice takes a bit longer to cook. When the rice is tender, sprinkle the casserole with cheese and place back in the oven another 5 minutes to melt. For a meatless version, swap the chicken for cubes of tofu , crumbled tempeh, or add more beans. Try a mix of pinto beans and black be Continue reading >>

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