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October 31, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

How Many Carbs are in Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

Halloween Candy

October 29, 2014 at 7:35 am 1 comment

Meatless Monday: Golden Gazpacho


  • 3 1/2 cups seeded yellow tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups seeded and peeled cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Add mint and remaining ingredients; pulse 5 times or until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Nutritional Information per 1 cup Serving:

  • Calories 77
  • Fat 2.3 g
  • Protein 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrate 13.9 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Sodium 342 mg

*Recipes from*

October 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Meatless Monday: Falafel



  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch dried chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • canola oil for cooking
  • fresh pitas, tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Place chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cumin, salt, and chili flakes in bowl of food processor and pulse until combined but still chunky.
  3. Add flour and baking powder and pulse until it turns into soft mixture that you can roll into balls without sticking to your hands. (Add another spoonful of flour if it seems too sticky.)
  4. Roll dough into meatball-sized balls and gently flatten each into little patty.
  5. Place patties on heavy-rimmed baking sheet, preferably one that’s dark in color. Brush each patty with canola oil, flip them over and brush other side.
  6. Roast for 15 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 10 minutes, until crisp and golden on both sides.
  7. Serve warm, wrapped in pitas, with tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.

Nutritional Information per Serving (3 pieces of falafel):

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g

*Recipe from Diabetic Gourmet:*

October 13, 2014 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Friday Diabetes Funny

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October 3, 2014 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Meatless Monday: Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

lentil sweet potato stew


  • 5 – 6 cups unsalted soup stock
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic clove, peeled & minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded & minced
  • 2 – 3 cups peeled sweet potatoes or yams, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaf
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fennel
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Fresh pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  1. Rinse and drain the brown lentils. Add to soup stock, bring to boil, cook covered on low for 30 minutes
  2. Heat the oil on medium low in a sauté pan
  3. Sauté the minced garlic and jalapeño 2 minutes or until soft
  4. Add the rest of the veggies, turn up the heat to med-high and sauté 5 minutes
  5. Stir in the spices and sauté another minute
  6. Add the lentils and soup stock, bring to a boil, turn the heat to low, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the veggies are tender
  7. Stir in salt & pepper, optional Braggs, or soy sauce and molasses
  8. Add the parsley and serve

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • 220 calories
  • 40g carb
  • 3g total fat
  • 250 mg sodium
  • 13g fiber
  • 10 g protein

*Recipe from Savvy Vegetarian:*

September 29, 2014 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Healthy and Delicious Ways to Eat Your Autumn Veggies

autumn veggies

Beets – Peel and shred raw beets for use in salads. Season cooked beets with margarine.

Broccoli – Cut into diagonal slices and sauté in light soy sauce. Dress steamed broccoli with vinaigrette, lemon butter, olive oil, garlic, toasted nuts or cheese.

Brussels Sprouts – Top cooked sprouts with vinaigrette, toasted nuts, or a white sauce flavored with cheese or Dijon mustard.

Cabbage – Pan Fry shredded cabbage and chopped onions in canola oil, or bake in a light cream sauce.

Cauliflower – Top cooked cauliflower with browned butter, lemon butter, nutmeg, or cheese. Try cauliflower in a curry.

Collards – Sauté with garlic and onion. Try them in a peanut sauce.

Fennel – Add boiled and diced bulbs to rice, pasta, or polenta.

Kale – Sauté with corn and sweet red pepper. Sprinkle cooked kale with vinegar and serve with polenta. Mix leftovers with mashed potatoes.

Kohlrabi – Raw slices or sticks make a tasty snack. Add slices to salads or grate and marinate in salad dressing. Season cooked kohlrabi with margarine,  lite cream or cheese sauce.

Parsnips – Cut raw fresh parsnips into sticks like carrots and eat with dip or shred and add to salad. Cooked parsnips can be  with or mashed instead of potatoes. Roasting enhances sweetness.

Rutabagas – Mash and serve cooked rutabagas like or with mashed potatoes. As with other winter root vegetables, roasting brings out the sweetness.

Sweet Potatoes – Season cooked mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Or mix applesauce and sweet spices in baked sweet potatoes, top with nuts.

Turnips – Slice or julienne young turnips and eat raw with a dip or peanut butter. Add shredded raw turnips to salads. Bake turnips with sweeter root vegetables like carrots and parsnips. When boiled and then pureed with a potato, turnips make a delicious, low-starch alternative to mashed potatoes.

Winter squash – Flavor cooked squash with margarine and cinnamon, or olive oil and herbs. Cooked spaghetti squash can be used like pasta.

September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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