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Saturday, February 28, 2009

CHICKEN BREASTS WITH CARROT AND ZUCCHINI STUFFING

Recipes For Diabetics~CHICKEN BREASTS WITH CARROT AND ZUCCHINI STUFFING

2 sm. whole chicken breasts
1 c. carrots, shredded (about 2 sm.)
1 c. zucchini, shredded (about 1 med.)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 envelope chicken-flavored bouillon
1/4 c. water

With sharp knife, remove skin and excess fat from chicken breasts. Cut each breast in half, along breastbone; remove breastbone. From cut side of each chicken breast half, with tip of sharp knife, cut and scrape meat away from rib cage, gently pulling back meat to form pocket; set aside. In medium bowl, combine carrots, zucchini, salt and poultry seasoning. Spoon about 1/2 cup mixture into each pocket; secure with toothpicks. In 10 inch skillet, place chicken, sprinkle with bouillon. To skillet add water, over medium high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 40 minutes or until chicken is fork tender. Remove toothpicks. Makes 4 servings, 180 calories per serving.

Recipes For Diabetics~CHICKEN BREASTS WITH CARROT AND ZUCCHINI STUFFING

Friday, February 20, 2009

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

Recipes For Diabetics~GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c. diet margarine

--FILLING:--

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
12 packets sweetener
1 packet low-calorie whipped topping
mix
1 1/2 c. skim milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. cocoa

Combine crumbs with diet margarine by cutting in softened margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly in bottom and sides of 8 or 9 inch pie pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup skim milk. Let stand one minute. Heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. In blender or food processor, blend ricotta until smooth and add gelatin mixture, remaining 1 cup milk and vanilla. Continue blending until completely smooth. Remove half the mixture, set aside. To mixture still in blender, add 6 packs sugar substitute and cocoa. Blend thoroughly. Pour blender mixture into crust, chill for 30 minutes or until partially set. At the same time, chill remaining mixture for 30 minutes. Prepare whipped topping mix according to package directions gradually adding remaining 6 packets sugar substitute. Whisk into reserved, chilled mixture until blended smoothly. Spoon over chocolate layer; chill until set. Garnish with dusting of cocoa. Makes one (8 or 9 inch) pie (filling and crust) or 8 servings.

Recipes For Diabetics~GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FRUIT SALAD TOPPING

Recipes For Diabetics~FRUIT SALAD TOPPING

1 1/2 c. milk (skim or 1%)
1 (3 oz.) sugar free vanilla pudding

Add: 2 tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tsp. grated orange peel (opt.)

Serve "on the side" with mixed fruit (fresh) or mix fruit and topping in bowl.

Recipes For Diabetics~FRUIT SALAD TOPPING

Saturday, February 7, 2009

FRUIT LEATHER

Recipes For Diabetics~FRUIT LEATHER

Place a sheet of plastic wrap in the bottom of a cookie sheet. Smooth a thin layer of fruit butter with the edge of a pancake turner. Place in the oven to dry at the lowest heat, about 120, for about 2 hours, or until dry, then remove and cool. Peel off and roll in plastic wrap. For variety, sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts before drying.

Recipes For Diabetics~FRUIT LEATHER

Friday, February 6, 2009

ORANGE RICE

Recipes For Diabetics~ORANGE RICE

1 c. rice, uncooked
1 c. water
1 c. orange juice
1 tsp. reduced calorie margarine
Dash of salt
1 tbsp. orange rind, freshly grated
1/2 c. fresh orange sections, seeded

In a 2-quart microwave safe casserole, combine the rice, water, orange juice, margarine and salt. Cover, microwave on High for 5 minutes. Stir in the orange rind. Turn the bowl 1/4 turn. Microwave on High for an additional 10 minutes, turning the bowl after 5 minutes. Do not uncover the bowl. Allow to set, covered for an additional 10 minutes or until all of the liquids have been absorbed. Immediately before serving, fluff with a fork, add orange sections and mix gently. Serve with pride. Makes about 6 (100 calories) servings.

Recipes For Diabetics~ORANGE RICE

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Recipes For Diabetics~CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1/4 c. margarine
1 tbsp. granulated fructose
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together margarine and fructose, beat in egg, water and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in sifter. Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture, stirring to blend thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonsful onto lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 30 cookies.

Recipes For Diabetics~CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

BAKED CHICKEN FOR ONE

Recipes For Diabetics~BAKED CHICKEN FOR ONE

1 (3 oz.) chicken breast, boned &
skinned
2 tbsp. (any brand) bottled diet
Italian dressing

Marinate chicken in dressing overnight in covered casserole. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. No additional seasonings are necessary. Very tender and juicy.

Recipes For Diabetics~BAKED CHICKEN FOR ONE

Thursday, February 5, 2009

SNICKERS BAR - IT COULD BE

Recipes For Diabetics~SNICKERS BAR - IT COULD BE


12 oz. soft diet ice cream
1 c. diet Cool Whip
1/4 c. chunky peanut butter
1 pkg. sugar-free butterscotch
pudding (dry)
3 oz. Grape-Nuts cereal

Mix first 4 ingredients in mixer, then stir in cereal. Pour into 8 inch square pan. Cover and freeze. Makes 4 servings.

Recipes For Diabetics~SNICKERS BAR - IT COULD BE

CRANBERRY RELISH - SUGAR FREE

Recipes For Diabetics~CRANBERRY RELISH - SUGAR FREE

2 c. cranberries
2 apples
1 c. orange juice

Grind together the cranberries and apples, using a sweet apple. (May also use blender). Add orange juice, chopped nuts and sweetener to taste. Refrigerate several hours before using.

Recipes For Diabetics~CRANBERRY RELISH - SUGAR FREE

DIABETIC DATE DAINTIES

Recipes For Diabetics~DIABETIC DATE DAINTIES

2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. liquid sweetener
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. dates, chopped
1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. nuts
1 1/2 c. bread crumbs

Beat eggs, sweetener and baking powder. Add dates, flour and nuts. Stir in bread crumbs. Chill, then measure by teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

Recipes For Diabetics~DIABETIC DATE DAINTIES