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Diabetic Popcorn Recipe

Sugar And Spice Popcorn

Sugar And Spice Popcorn

Diet types: 8 cups air-popped popcorn 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Heat the butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg on the stove in a saucepan until butter melts and sugar dissolves. If preferred, microwave the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Be careful not to burn the butter. Drizzle spiced butter mixture over popped popcorn; mix well. Serve immediately for best results. Continue reading >>

Easy Caramel Popcorn

Easy Caramel Popcorn

A sweet-and-salty snack with a great satisfying crunch. But with only 11g of carbs and 50 calories per serving, this recipe will be kind to your blood sugar. Ingredients 10 cups popped low-fat microwave popcorn 6 caramel candies, cut into small pieces 2 Tbsp dark or light corn syrup 1/2 Tbsp water Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a large jelly roll pan or rimmed cookie sheet with nonstick spray coating and set aside. Place the popcorn in a large ceramic or glass bowl; set aside. In a 1-cup measure or similar microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, syrup, and water. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high power for 40 seconds. Stir. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds until the caramels are completely melted. Being very careful to keep fingers away from the hot syrup, slowly pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn, stirring with a large wooden spoon to coat evenly. Spread the popcorn evenly on the prepared baking pan. Bake the popcorn for 4 to 6 minutes, until the syrup hardens slightly. Cool before serving, or store tightly covered at room temperature. Leftover popcorn will keep for 4 to 5 days. A sweet-and-salty snack with a great satisfying crunch. But with only 11g of carbs and 50 calories per serving, this recipe will be kind to your blood sugar. Ingredients 10 cups popped low-fat microwave popcorn 6 caramel candies, cut into small pieces 2 Tbsp dark or light corn syrup 1/2 Tbsp water Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a large jelly roll pan or rimmed cookie sheet with nonstick spray coating and set aside. Place the popcorn in a large ceramic or glass bowl; set aside. In a 1-cup measure or similar microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, syrup, and water. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high power for 40 seconds. Stir. Microw Continue reading >>

10 Diabetes Friendly Snacks

10 Diabetes Friendly Snacks

How many times do we all get the munchies after the evening meal and need a lil something to snack on? ALL THE TIME!! Am I right? Do you think diabetes friendly (DF) snacks = no taste? Think again!! Here’s a list to spark ideas- be sure to check with your meal plan and/or dietitian to make sure you are getting the proper carb amount. Check out the video below for some diabetes-friendly snacks that are full of flavor: No compatible source was found for this media. Popcorn- popcorn is considered a good source of whole grain fiber and scores high on the satisfying-to-snack-on scale! Try to limit excess butter and salt on your popcorn by sprinkling on alternative seasonings like nutritional yeast, cinnamon (very diabetes friendly), cumin, chili powder,etc. Check out this recipe for “Dorito” or Taco Popcorn at wholenewmom.com. Looks delish! 3 cups of popped popcorn equals about 15gm carb or go with only 1 cup popcorn for around 5gm carb. Soup- Soup is a great way to get filled up- especially on cold winter nights. Cook up a pot of lower carb veggie/beef soup from today.com (think lean beef, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, green beans,etc.) and add in your favorite herbs and spices for a boost of antioxidants and flavor. Freeze your soup in 1 cup amounts to make it easy to pop it in the microwave and -boom- instant snack. Depending on the veggies you use, a 1 cup serving will equal 10-20 gms of carbs. 1/2 sandwich- Make yourself a sandwich with your wheat bread or a lower carb tortilla and stuff it full of veggies and add some turkey or chicken and a shot of mustard for a satisfying PM nosh. Depending on your bread or wrap choice this will run you anywhere from 10-15gm carb. Check out some of the cloud bread recipes out there in cyberspace for an even lower carb count. Frui Continue reading >>

Healthy Snacks: Homemade Popcorn Recipe

Healthy Snacks: Homemade Popcorn Recipe

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Can Diabetics Eat Popcorn?

Can Diabetics Eat Popcorn?

Popcorn is one of life's little snacking pleasures -- after all, who could imagine going to see a flick without stopping by the snack counter for a small bucket? While people with diabetes should try to avoid the highly salted and buttery versions, popcorn can still be safely incorporated into the diabetic diet. Popcorn has high fiber and a low glycemic load compared to many other snack foods, so as long as it is consumed in moderation it makes a healthy addition to the diabetic diet. Nutritional Content of Popcorn Like any whole grain source of carbohydrate, air-popped and unprocessed popcorn is an excellent source of nutrients for individuals with diabetes. Most "light" popcorns contain 80 to 100 calories and 3 grams of fiber per serving. Because it is made from corn, which is a whole grain, popcorn does not impact blood sugar levels as dramatically as other sugary snack foods. In fact, one serving of popcorn has a glycemic load that is 2 to 4 times lower than other snack foods, such as raisins, graham crackers, or potato chips. The Diabetic Portion Size of Popcorn According to the American Diabetes Association, one diabetic portion size of popcorn equals 3 cups of popped popcorn, or approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates. Because individuals with diabetes can consume between 15 and 30 grams of carbohydrate for snacks, no more than two servings or 6 cups of popcorn should be consumed at one time. Most individual, 1 ounce bags of microwave popcorn bags contain approximately 21 grams of carbohydrate, making these portions perfect for individuals with diabetes. Choosing the Right Popcorn Individuals with diabetes must be mindful of the type of popcorn they consume because many versions have added fats, sugars and salts. When selecting popcorn at the grocery store, indiv Continue reading >>

How To Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn

How To Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn

I was really kind of surprised when I learned How to Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn Sugar free kettle corn just seemed like it would be something that took a bit more effort to make. How to Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn Like so many people that I know, I just love the taste of popcorn. I could eat popcorn every day if I could. Popcorn is just that yummy to me. People seem to like popcorn because it is so easy to make. We can also top it with just about anything. While butter and salt may be a popular topping idea, we do have other options. Sometimes, we can make our popcorn taste a bit sweet too. Kettle popcorn is that popcorn that has a hint of sweet. While it is not as sweet as caramel corn is, it is still sweeter than the normal plain popcorn. Kettle corn also has a hint of salt as well. You may have seen kettle corn made at a fair in a large kettle. Usually there is someone with a paddle stirring the popcorn in an attempt to keep it from burning. Luckily, we have options for making smaller quantities in our kitchen. I recommend making this on a stove top. While you could pop corn using other methods, using a stove top will give us better results in this recipe. You could use a special stove top popper to yield results like the pros get. You can find decent deals on stove top poppers on Amazon. I also recommend using a more intense salt such as Kosher salt. Lastly, you will need to use a sugar free alternative such as Splenda or Stevia (granular form of course). The recipe for How to Make Sugar Free Kettle Corn Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Popcorn: Can Diabetics Eat Popcorn?

Diabetes And Popcorn: Can Diabetics Eat Popcorn?

Popcorns are one of the most popular snacks across the globe. However, one of the frequently asked questions by those who suffer from diabetes is “Is Popcorn Healthy for Diabetes?” Well, diabetes is a complicated condition and several precautions need to be maintained by those suffering from it. If certain precautions and recommendations are followed, popcorn can be considered a healthy snack option for diabetes. However, an expert advice is always recommended on “can a diabetic eat popcorn or not”?. In this article, we shall explore the relationship between diabetes and popcorn and whether consuming popcorn is healthy for those suffering from diabetes. Health Facts Related to Popcorn Before we get into the details of the relationship between popcorn and diabetes, let us see a few facts related to our favorite snack: Popcorns are a rich source of various minerals and vitamins namely Vitamin A, B6, E, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, amongst a host of other minerals. It is a rich source of whole-grain which our body requires. As otherwise believed, popcorn can be a very healthy snack and fresh popcorns do not contain too many calories. If you take 5 cups of this delicious and easy to make snack, you are in taking only 100-150 calories. It is a rich source of both fiber as well as protein. The snack is a rich source of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, copper, as well as zinc. It is a rich source of antioxidants due to the presence of polyphenols. Finally, popcorns do not contain too much of carbohydrates. They only contain about 6 grams of the carbs. Health Benefits of Popcorn for Diabetes Patients Extremely nutritious popcorns are a very healthy snacking option. Let us look into some of the health benefits which popcorns have to offer to those suffering from di Continue reading >>

Chocolate-cinnamon Popcorn

Chocolate-cinnamon Popcorn

Add cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt to jar and secure lid. Blend on Medium speed for 8–10 seconds or until ingredients are incorporated. Pour mixture over popcorn, and mix well with spoon. *If popcorn used is not buttered, you may want to pour 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter on the popcorn before pouring the mixture on to help it stick. Servings 3.0 Sodium 325 mg Serving Size 3 c Carbohydrates 56 g Calories 239 Fiber 6 g Fat 2 g Sugar 34 g Saturated Fat 0.5 g Protein 4.5 g Cholesterol 0 mg Continue reading >>

Diabetic Popcorn Crunch

Diabetic Popcorn Crunch

Spray a large baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popcorn and set aside. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, molasses, water and stir to mix well. Cook over medium heat stirring with a wooden spoon until it comes to a full boil. Boil stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat. With a wooden spoon, stir in vanilla. Mix well. Very slowly drizzle syrup over the popcorn, stirring well to coat evenly (keep fingers away from hot syrup). Spread popcorn evenly in the pan. Bake on centre oven rack 5-6 mins until popcorn begins to crisp slightly. Remove from oven and stir. Let cool. Syrup will harden and popcorn will crisp further as it cools. When cool store in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container for 2-3 days (if it lasts that long!). EXCHANGE: 1 carbohydrate. Continue reading >>

Chili-lime Popcorn

Chili-lime Popcorn

Instead of dousing popcorn in butter, give plain kernels heat and zing by sprinkling them with chili powder and lime zest. The snack will be just as tasty but lower in calories -- and cholesterol-free. Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2005 Ingredients Directions You’ll never call water boring again. Continue reading >>

Skinny Sugar Free Kettle Corn

Skinny Sugar Free Kettle Corn

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy. Have I tempted you enough with peanut butter and carbs this week? In case you’re mad at me for those recipes, this one is a little better for you: Skinny Sugar Free Kettle Corn. Just a few easy ingredients and it’s the perfect lower calorie snack! Snacks derail my healthy eating. Am I the only one? I’m good at breakfast, I eat healthy after my workout, and I get a good lunch. Then I do one of two things: 1. I skip my afternoon snack because I’m too busy or not very hungry, but by dinner I’m ready to eat my arm so I eat two helpings and then a plate of cookies. Or, 2. When it comes to snack time pretzels or a handful of almonds doesn’t sound good, so I eat a bag of Chex Mix. Neither of those two options is very helpful when I’m counting calories. This Sugar-Free Kettle Corn? Luckily, it is very helpful. Healthier, lower calorie snack? Check. Kills my sweet tooth? Check. This recipe is so good, and so easy, it’s almost not even a recipe. But often non-recipes are the best kinds. Like I said, this recipe is so easy it’s almost not even a recipe. How did I make my popcorn skinny and sugar-free? Well, it’s cheater kettle corn. There’s no cooking involved, unless you count popping corn as cooking. You simply sprinkle popcorn with Splenda. Then it tastes sweet and salty, like the real deal. Amazing, right?? I know some people out there are anti-Splenda. Let’s just put this out there: I’m not. I use a packet in my coffee every day. So…I’m pro-sweetener, and Splenda is the only one I’ve tasted that, when used lightly, doesn’t make me taste chemicals. But you can use your favorite brand if you prefer a different one. Let’s talk popcorn for a minute. You have Continue reading >>

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Toss popped popcorn in a vanilla brown sugar syrup, then bake for a quick-and-easy sweet snack or gift. Preparation Serving size: 1 cup Per serving: 105 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 182 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 12 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 139 mg sodium; 32 mg potassium Carbohydrate Servings: 1½ Exchanges: 1 other carb, ½ fat ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Continue reading >>

Homemade Popcorn Balls Recipe

Homemade Popcorn Balls Recipe

Here is an easy popcorn balls recipe, along with variations to make them special for various holidays! They are inexpensive, yummy and easy to make! Homemade Popcorn Balls Recipe Everyone loves popcorn balls. My daughter’s favorite is the kind that are made with marshmallows. If you don’t have the time to roll them into balls you can just press them into a pan the way you would rice crispy treats and cut into squares. Don’t think that popcorn balls are only for Halloween, either. You can use popcorn balls for any holiday by coloring them with food coloring or adding some of the different variations to them. (See below)* Popcorn balls are great fun for birthday parties, hay rides, and snacks for the kids on Thanksgiving (snacks for big and little kids, especially who don’t want pumpkin pie!) Making popcorn balls is also another great way to use some of that candy you can get on sale after Halloween. *For different variations on your popcorn balls, add extras like: Red Hots ( Valentines or the 4th of July) Spice drops (Christmas or winter parties) Candy canes, crushed (Christmas) Jelly beans (Easter) Peanuts (nuts are really good when making the caramel corn) Candy corns (Halloween) Sprinkles ( birthday parties or any that match the colors of the different holidays) M and M’s Or any other types of candies Popcorn Balls Recipe (Make regular popcorn balls or add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla to make them taste like caramel corn.) 6 Tbsp. butter 5 cups marshmallows 2 qts. popped popcorn* In a large pan, melt the butter (now is when you add the brown sugar and vanilla if you want to use it), add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Add popcorn (and candies or nuts) and stir until coated. Butter your hands. Roll mixture into balls. Set on wax paper or p Continue reading >>

Popcorn Party Mix

Popcorn Party Mix

(Makes about 3 quarts) Ingredients Directions In a small skillet, combine margarine, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Heat for 1 minute over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Place remaining ingredients in a large paper bag. Pour on margarine-spice mixture. Close bag tightly and shake vigorously to coat evenly. Pour popcorn mixture into a large bowl and enjoy. Nutrition Information Per 1-cup (45 g) serving: 195 calories (42% calories from fat), 5 g protein, 8 g total fat (1.0 g saturated fat), 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium Exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch), 2 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 >>

Diabetic Appetizer Recipes

Diabetic Appetizer Recipes

Looking for diabetic appetizer recipes? Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted diabetic appetizer recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips. Continue reading >>

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