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Baked Apple And Banana Oatmeal

Baked Apple And Banana Oatmeal

Upgrade your oatmeal with this baked version – made especially heart-healthy with the use of canola oil, which is rich in omega-3 fat and is a good source of vitamin E. You can substitute berries for the apple if you prefer. Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 500 mL 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 7 mL 1 tsp cinnamon 5 mL 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL 1 apple, diced 1 banana, sliced 1 egg 1 cup skim milk 250 mL 3 Tbsp canola oil 45 mL 1/3 cup maple syrup or brown sugar 75 mL 3/4 tsp vanilla extract 4 mL canola oil cooking spray Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In large bowl, mix together oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in apples and banana; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, canola oil, maple syrup or brown sugar and vanilla extract. Pour over dry mixture and gently stir to combine. Spray 8- x 8-inch (20- x 20-cm) baking dish with canola oil spray. Pour mixture into baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Notes Serving size: 1/2 cup (125 mL) Recipe courtesy of canolainfo.org, featured in the Canadian Diabetes Association’s 2014 Healthy Living Calendar. To download the latest recipes, visit diabetes.ca/calendar. Calories 270 Total Fat 7 g Saturated Fat 0.5 g Cholesterol 25 mg Carbohydrates 33 g Fibre 3 g Sugars 15 g Protein 5 g Sodium 170 mg Potassium 182 mg Continue reading >>

Oatmeal Orange Cookies (diabetes Friendly)

Oatmeal Orange Cookies (diabetes Friendly)

Introduction These cookies are packed full of whole grains and fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. They're great for snacks and suitable for those with diabetes! Ingredients 1/2 cup Smart Balance butter for baking, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1 egg white 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup old fashioned oats 1/3 cup wheat bran 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 orange, zested and juiced 1 tablespoon orange juice Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the butter in a medium mixing bowl. Cream the butter using an electric mixer. Slowly add the sugars and continue to mix for 2-3 minutes. Add the egg white and applesauce, and mix just to combine. Sift the dry ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl. Add to the wet ingredients, along with the juice and zest. Drop the dough one tablespoon at a time onto two cookie sheets lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are just browned. Cool on a wire rack. Serves 18 (2 cookies per serving). Continue reading >>

Diabetic Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Diabetic Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Metric Ingredients ⅔ cup oatmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt light ¼ teaspoon baking soda * 2 teaspoons baking powder ⅓ cup corn oil ⅔ cup peanut butter salt-free ¼ cup eggbeaters and 1 egg, 3 tb skim milk, 4 tb liquid sweetener, 2 tb sugar substitute * Directions Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder. Cream next 6 ingredients together add oatmeal, beat. Add flour mixture, stir until it forms a ball; roll into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down with glass. Bake at 375℉ (190℃). for 10 minutes. * not incl. in nutrient facts Titusville, United States 13 days ago I would say that you can totally use greased baking sheet, or put a sheet of parchment paper. I usually use a baking mat or parchment paper regardless of what the recipe says. Hope this helps! Happy Baking :) Continue reading >>

Making Your Oats More Diabetic Friendly

Making Your Oats More Diabetic Friendly

Oats are a good old favourite and as the weather gets colder, we start moving away from our fruit and yoghurt or cereal, to warmer alternatives. Fond memories are waking up on those chilly mornings to the smell of oats and cinnamon. Oats are extremely versatile and can be eaten as a porridge, added to smoothies, muffins, bread, muesli or granola. WHY WE LOVE OATS Oats are high in vitamins, minerals and fibre. They contain mainly soluble fibre but also small amounts of insoluble fibre. Both of these types of fibre are needed for optimum gut health.1 Beta-Glucan is the soluble fibre found in oats and has been shown to: Lower cholesterol Control appetite Aid in weight management, as it keeps you fuller for longer.1,2 Whole oats contain antioxidants called Avenanthramides, they are believed to have protective effects against heart disease.1 As oats are a low GI (Glycaemic Index) food, they get broken down and absorbed into your blood more slowly, providing you with a source of long-term energy. Due to this fact, oats can help to control your blood sugar levels, and are therefore great for people with diabetes.1,2 Steel cut oats have the lowest GI, so choose steel cut oats where possible but note they take longer to cook so make sure you allocate enough time for cooking. Oats can be made ahead of time and reheated in the morning for a quick and healthy breakfast. Oats come in different forms due to the level of processing, which varies the cooking times. Whole grain oats are called oat groats. These oat groats are commonly rolled or crushed into flat flakes and lightly toasted to produce oat porridge. The quick or instant variety consists of oats that are more thinly rolled or cut, they absorb water more easily and therefore cook faster. Oat bran, which is the fibre-rich out Continue reading >>

Quaker Oats For Breakfast, Diabetes For Lunch?

Quaker Oats For Breakfast, Diabetes For Lunch?

Sitting down to a bowl full of sugar every morning is a pretty surefire way to lead yourself to a whole host of metabolic derangements down the line, whether or not your waistline is showing it. Insulin dis-regulation not only leads to difficulty managing blood sugar, but also has a direct effect on the status of the other hormones in our bodies which are the way most of our body functions are managed. This is where the old saying, “you are what you eat” becomes a bit freaky when we're sitting down to a big bowl of cereal to start our days. I've already ranted about Kashi comparing it's GoLean Crunch Cereal to an egg, because that commercial was and is appalling. If you even took one minute to THINK about how those huge vats of grains and sweeteners arrive on a truck at a factory door before going through miles of machinery to be portioned out into bags and boxes of cereal, you might possibly pause to think about whether or not cereal is even FOOD. Or perhaps not. I know I didn't think much about it before maybe five or six years ago. I ate tons of cereal. With skim milk. Seriously. And I was hungry ALL the time. After seeing the latest commercial from Quaker where The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper pimps their Oatmeal Squares cereal as a “superfood,” I couldn't resist another little rant. I don't even have time to get into every last detail here about how sugar and grains (yes, even “whole grains”) negatively impact our blood sugar and our waist lines. If you aren't clear yet on how that all works, a tiny bit of research will turn up TONS of information on how a low-fat/high-carb USDA-recommended diet promotes dis-regulation of insulin secretions in your body leaving you hungry, craving more sugar, likely still fat (despite the caloric deficit you struggl Continue reading >>

3 Healthy, Balanced, And Filling Recipes For People With Diabetes

3 Healthy, Balanced, And Filling Recipes For People With Diabetes

Many people with diabetes reach for oatmeal to start their day. Why oatmeal? Because it is a good source of soluble fiber and also has a small amount of fat. As a component of a diabetes-friendly breakfast, these characteristics will help with both glucose and morning appetite control. Seasonal fruit or frozen fruit can be substituted in all recipes, but watch out for added sugar. These three recipes, as well as other breakfast ideas for diabetics, are well balanced, providing plenty of nutrition while never skimping on taste. Trail Mix Oatmeal 1/4 cup granola 8 pecan halves, chopped 2 tablespoons raisins Dash of cinnamon 1 cup cooked oatmeal Add granola, pecans, raisins, and cinnamon to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. (444 calories, 9 grams fiber, 3 grams saturated fat) Berry Almond Crunch Oatmeal 1 cup fresh raspberries 6 almonds, chopped 1 cup cooked oatmeal 1 cup skim milk Add raspberries and almonds to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. If raspberries seem tart or are not in season, consider adding a teaspoon of sugar substitute. Serve with a glass of skim milk. (395 calories, 14 grams fiber, 1 gram saturated fat) Banana Nut Oatmeal 1 small banana, diced 4 walnut halves, chopped 1 cup cooked oatmeal 1 cup skim milk Add banana and walnuts to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. Serve with a glass of skim milk. (377 calories, 7 grams fiber, 1 gram saturated fat) Continue reading >>

14 Foods That Could Change A Diabetic's Life

14 Foods That Could Change A Diabetic's Life

Print Font: When you think of managing blood sugar, odds are you obsess over everything you can't have. While it's certainly important to limit no-no ingredients (like white, refined breads and pastas and fried, fatty, processed foods), it's just as crucial to pay attention to what you should eat. We suggest you start here. Numerous nutrition and diabetes experts singled out these power foods because 1) they're packed with the 4 healthy nutrients (fiber, omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D) that make up Prevention's Diabetes DTOUR Diet, and 2) they're exceptionally versatile, so you can use them in recipes, as add-ons to meals, or stand-alone snacks. 1. Beans Beans have more to boast about than being high in fiber (plant compounds that help you feel full, steady blood sugar, and even lower cholesterol; a half cup of black beans delivers more than 7 grams). They're a not-too-shabby source of calcium, a mineral that research shows can help burn body fat. In ½ cup of white beans, you'll get almost 100 mg of calcium—about 10% of your daily intake. Beans also make an excellent protein source; unlike other proteins Americans commonly eat (such as red meat), beans are low in saturated fat—the kind that gunks up arteries and can lead to heart disease. How to eat them: Add them to salads, soups, chili, and more. There are so many different kinds of beans, you could conceivably have them every day for a week and not eat the same kind twice. 2. Dairy You're not going to find a better source of calcium and vitamin D—a potent diabetes-quelling combination—than in dairy foods like milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt. One study found that women who consumed more than 1,200 mg of calcium and more than 800 IU of vitamin D a day were 33% less likely to develop diabetes than those taki Continue reading >>

Is Oatmeal Good For People With Diabetes?

Is Oatmeal Good For People With Diabetes?

Oatmeal, also known as porridge, is a popular breakfast food made from oats. There are several different types of oatmeal including rolled oats (old-fashioned), instant, and steel-cut. All oatmeal starts with whole raw oats, which are harvested and cleaned. The outer shell, or hull, is removed, leaving the edible grain or "groat" behind. People can buy and consume oat groats, but they need to be cooked for 50-60 minutes to soften. Steel-cut oats are made when the groats are chopped with a metal blade. Steel-cut oats cook more quickly - about 20-30 minutes - because they are further broken down. Rolled oats or old-fashioned oatmeal is made by steaming and rolling the groats into flakes. This cuts cooking time down to 3-5 minutes. Instant oats or "quick oats" are made by further steaming and rolling the oats, bringing the cook time down to as little as 30-60 seconds. The texture of steel-cut, old-fashioned, and instant oats differs widely, and which one is best is a personal preference. People who have tried quick oats and not enjoyed their softer texture should try the hardier steel-cut oats. The nutritional profile of each cut of oats is the same when they are plain. However, many instant oats have added sugar and flavorings and are often high in sodium. Also, the higher the level of processing, the quicker the speed of digestion, and the higher the glycemic index, a measure of how quickly blood sugar rises when eating. How does oatmeal affect people with diabetes? Oatmeal is mainly a source of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are converted to sugar when digested and increase sugar levels in the bloodstream. Carbohydrates that have fiber cause a slower release of sugar into the bloodstream, lowering the potential spike in blood sugar after a meal. A diet that is high in proc Continue reading >>

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

Dietitian's tip: You can mix this in the evening and refrigerate it overnight. Just pop it in the oven first thing when you get up. Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup brown sugar Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites 3 cups uncooked rolled oats 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup skim milk Directions In a good-sized bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients and milk. Mix well. Spray a 9-by-13 baking pan generously with cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes. This recipe is one of 400 recipes collected in the "Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook" published by Good Books and available at the MayoClinic.com Bookstore. Continue reading >>

Oats Recipe | Indian Oats Breakfast Recipe For Diabetics

Oats Recipe | Indian Oats Breakfast Recipe For Diabetics

oats recipe for diabetics. I am not a diabetic nor a gestational diabetic, still I eat this, it is delicious, nutritious and more like a chat that tickles the taste buds and make us long for more. This can be served anytime of the day for quick breakfast,brunch,lunch or dinner. It is a balanced food that has good amount of protein from green gram or moth bean, vitamin C from lemon juice and goodness from fresh veggies. You can find here a complete collection of diabetic recipes from this blog. This oats recipe is a generalized one suitable for most diabetics and gestational diabetics. However, there can be people whose blood sugar’s rise in spite of eating right, as their body needs medication, no matter how good and best they eat. So please monitor your blood sugar levels after 1 ½ to 2 hrs. Of consumption of these foods, to know whether it is suitable for you or can it still spike your BS levels. to make this oats recipe, all the ingredients are approximations only for you to get an idea. Adjust the quantity of the ingredients as per your body’s tolerance. A simple example can be Chapathi or Roti, is very well tolerated by some even when they eat 3, while for most even 1 ½ roti can give a spike. The same I have seen for whole milk, while some can easily manage even after drinking 2 servings of whole milk, while for some even a 200 ml can give a sudden spike. It all depends on your body’s hormones and metabolism. iam no expert in human medicine nor in nutrition and diet. I have tried to put my best, please take a dietitians opinion before you try the oats recipe, especially if you have gestational diabetes. I suggest you refer the web to find out the GI levels of the main ingredients and the kind of carbs they contain, to understand what is right for you. Pleas Continue reading >>

Oatmeal For People With Diabetes

Oatmeal For People With Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association recommends whole grains, like oatmeal, as a good way to increase soluble fiber in the diet. Soluble fiber can help improve blood glucose control by slowing the absorption of sugar from the digestive system. Oatmeal can lower low density lipoprotein, or "bad" cholesterol, when it's consumed daily. People with diabetes have at least double the risk for heart disease, according to the American Heart Association, and lowering cholesterol is one way to help reduce the risk for heart disease. Video of the Day Benefits of Oatmeal A December 2013 article in "Forschende Komplementärmedizin/Research in Complementary Medicine" reported that eating oatmeal may help improve sensitivity to the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin in obese people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. Another study in the August 2012 issue of "Nutrition Journal" found that people who consumed oatmeal daily for 6 weeks, as part of a low-fat diet based on nutritious whole foods, decreased waist size by 1/2 inch and reduced LDL cholesterol by 15 mg/dL. The control group in this study ate wheat noodles instead of oatmeal and experienced a 1/3-inch gain in waist size. LDL cholesterol dropped by 7 mg/dL in the control group. Steel cut oats are the least processed and cook in about 45 minutes. Rolled oats are slightly processed to reduce cooking time, but they still contain the whole grain and cook in about 10 minutes. Quick-cooking oats cook in even less time. Instant oatmeal contains less fiber and often contains added sugar, although plain instant oatmeal without added sugar is available. One cup of cooked oatmeal contains about 27 g of carbohydrates. Healthy toppings include a sprinkle of chopped nuts, cinnamon, berries or other fruit and low-fat milk. Continue reading >>

Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe

Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe

Ingredients 1/3 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg 3 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips Vegetable cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat margarine at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add brown sugar and beat well. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to margarine mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray. Using two teaspoons, drop dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Portion the dough so that you make about 3 dozen cookies. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen. Serving size: 2 cookies. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 101 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 120 mg, Fiber: 1 g Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1. This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information. Continue reading >>

No Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

No Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe deserves a lot more love! As a former junk food lover who now has to follow a gluten free/lactose free diet, these are heaven sent! Just sweet enough to satisfy that craving, yet t... ADD peanut butter! This recipe can differ every time you make them. Adding a half cup of peanut butter, and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, are great options. You can use any type of milk, and I love s... These are terrific as a grab-and-go breakfast on the run or for a roadtrip ... so much healthier than the usual high-calorie transfat-laden options. I started making them when I had some overrip... Just Terrible! I made these exactly as the recipe called for except I left out the raisins. I cooked these for 15 minutes at 350. They came out with a faint taste of banana and a consistency of... They turned out wonderfully, with thanks to the many intrepid bakers who offered great suggestions and substitutions. Here are some of my own: DRY INGREDIENTS - added 1/2 cup cranberries, 1/2 cu... Considering how healthy these are, I think they are good. Don't make them if you are expecting a decadent dessert. They are dense and really more of a breakfast food than a traditional cookie. Have made these twice, and they were much better the second time--actually really good!--so here are my tips to making the best of the recipe. 1. Make sure the bananas are really ripe. Mine had ... I would def. give these 5 stars, of course there not going to be perfect because there's no sugar! but if your trying to eat better, these will def. satisfy your craving. LOVE Them! Oh, I also ... I think these are very good. I'm pre diabetic and salt restricted so I don't have to figure out any substitutions. (I like to avoid white flour, sugar and of course, salt.) However, I need the n... Continue reading >>

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal With Individual Toppings: Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal With Individual Toppings: Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings: Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly Do you have picky family members? Do you make a meal and almost always one child is not as thrilled as the others because of one little ingredient you might have put into the recipe? Well that’s my family. If I make a large baked oatmeal in a 9 by 13 baking dish and add one type of fruit, like blueberries for instance, I have one child who will not eat it. If I make it with raisins which I love, none of my kids will eat it! And then there’s the hubby who wants nuts and the boys are allergic. So you see this recipe came out of a DEEP desire to please everyone in my family! So everyone will eat what I am putting in front of them for breakfast and I won’t have to make 3 different breakfasts (which I really hate to admit I have certainly done, shame on me I know! My original recipe began in a large baking dish as I mentioned, delicious for overnight guests, can be made ahead, wonderfully yummy! But freezing it was hard because I didn’t like the size of it in my freezer. I then used that same recipe to accommodate it in portion perfect muffin cups because I was often eating to much of this yummy breakfast. I guest posted that freezer friendly baked oatmeal and you can find it at Money Saving Mom. This is the third and final version I am super happy with because the toppings are what wins everyone over! I made 4 plain, 4 topped with walnuts and added some frozen blueberries in the batter for the hubby, 4 topped with chocolate chips for kiddies and 4 topped with raisins for me!! This recipe is completely free of added sugar and lower in calories as well! I think this finally fits our family to a tee so I think it will be perfect for you and yours as well! Enjoy! Additional Notes: Use Continue reading >>

Baked Overnight Oatmeal Recipe For Diabetics

Baked Overnight Oatmeal Recipe For Diabetics

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Baking time: 40–45 minutes. Chilling time: 7–8 hours. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup Splenda artificial sweetener 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute 3 cups skim milk 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups quick-cooking oats 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins (loosely packed) Cooking spray Directions Combine applesauce, Splenda, brown sugar, egg substitute, milk, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a bowl; whisk well. Stir in oats and cranberries or raisins. Coat an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray. Spoon in oatmeal mixture and spread evenly in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 7–8 hours. Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover and bake oatmeal for approximately 40–45 minutes, or until set. (Oatmeal is set if it stays in place when the pan is tilted.) Cut into 9 bars. Serve warm, alone or sprinkled with walnuts and drizzled with sugar-free maple-flavored syrup or milk. Refrigerate leftovers. Reheats well in the microwave. Yield: 9 servings. Serving size: 1/9 of recipe. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 255 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 187 mg, Fiber: 4 g Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 3. This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky. Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professional Continue reading >>

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