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Easy Diabetic Recipes - Keeping New Years Resolutions
January 17, 2009

It's well into the new year. It's the time of year for new dedication, new motivation, and new determination! If you are like the millions of people that have vowed to get organized or loose that extra weight then this is when the "newness" of our resolutions start to fade. Making a new years resolution is wonderful. It gives us something that we consciously work towards. If you have fallen off the wagon already, don't be alarmed. Jump back on and make a vow to do your new behavior everyday for 21 days. Afterall, it takes 21 days to form a new habit.

In this newsletter of Delicious Diabetic I will give you some tips for loosing weight as well as some really tasty recipes. So, as always I hope you.....

ENJOY!




Yummy Diet Recipes



Acorn Squash Baked acorn squash drizzled with honey and cinnamon.

Rating: (2)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 59.4

Total Carbs 15.7g

Dietary Fiber 1.7g

Sugars 6.7g

Total Fat 0.1g

Saturated Fat 0g

Unsaturated Fat 0.1g

Potassium 377.4mg

Protein 0.9g

Sodium 4mg

Dietary Exchanges

1 1/2 Vegetable

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Ingredients | Makes Servings

2 acorn squash

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup water

Directions 1 Cut squash in quarters, remove seeds, and rinse clean.

2 Place squash quarters in a baking pan.

3 Drizzle honey over each piece and sprinkle with cinnamon.

4 Place 1/2 cup water in the pan, cover, and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 60 minutes, or until tender.



Cheese Pasta

Mozzarella, Parmesan and cheddar cheeses combined with corn in a creamy mushroom sauce, served over noodles.

Rating: (3)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 283.4

Total Carbs 26g

Dietary Fiber 2.7g

Sugars 2.5g

Total Fat 12.5g

Saturated Fat 3.8g

Unsaturated Fat 8.7g

Potassium 91.6mg

Protein 17.1g

Sodium 871mg

Dietary Exchanges

1 1/2 Fat, 1 Meat, 1 1/2 Starch

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Ingredients | Makes Servings

10 3/4 oz Soup, cream of mushroom, reduced sodium, condensed, canned

1 tsp Seasoning, Italian medley

1/2 cup fresh mushroom slices

1/4 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup Cheese, mozzarella, reduced fat, shredded

1/3 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded

1 1/2 cup cooked pasta

1/2 cup Corn, yellow, kernels, super sweet, frozen , thawed

Directions 1 Mix together the mushroom soup, Italian seasoning, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese in a skillet sprayed with butter flavored cooking spray.

2 Stir in the mozzarella cheese and Cheddar cheese, and then cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring often.

3 Mix in the noodles and corn, and then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.




7-Up Punch

This bubbly punch will be a hit at any party, made with 7-Up and ice cream.

Rating: (1)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Nutrition Facts

Makes 36 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 41.4

Total Carbs 9.2g

Dietary Fiber 1.6g

Sugars 6.3g

Total Fat 0.7g

Saturated Fat 0.4g

Unsaturated Fat 0.3g

Potassium 0mg

Protein 1g

Sodium 33.7mg

Dietary Exchanges

1 Fat, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate

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Ingredients | Makes Servings

2 quart 98% fat free vanilla ice cream

3 quart diet 7 Up soda , chilled

Directions

1 Spoon ice cream into a large punch bowl.

2 Stir in 7-Up, leaving small bits of ice cream, and serve.




Amaretto Dip With Strawberries

Strawberry yogurt blended with amaretto liqueur and surrounded by fresh strawberries.

Rating: (1)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 12 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 72.6

Total Carbs 14.5g

Dietary Fiber 1.9g

Sugars 8g

Total Fat 0.3g

Saturated Fat 0g

Unsaturated Fat 0.3g

Potassium 0mg

Protein 3.8g

Sodium 20.9mg

Dietary Exchanges

1/2 Fruit, 1/4 Other Carbohydrate

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Ingredients | Makes Servings

2 cup nonfat strawberry yogurt

1/4 cup whipped fat-free topping (such as Cool Whip)

1/3 cup amaretto

2 quart fresh strawberries

Directions

1 Blend yogurt with amaretto. Top with whipped topping. Serve in a bowl with strawberries surrounding the dip.




Apple, Celery and Pecan Pilaf

Apple, celery, onion and pecan tossed with wild rice.

Rating: (1)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 101.7

Total Carbs 17.7g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Sugars 2.8g

Total Fat 3.5g

Saturated Fat 0.3g

Unsaturated Fat 3.2g

Potassium 0mg

Protein 2.2g

Sodium 88.1mg

Dietary Exchanges

1/2 Fat, 1 Starch

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Ingredients | Makes Servings

1 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup fresh chopped celery

1/4 cup fresh chopped onion

6 2/5 oz package wild rice blend , with flavor packet

3/4 cup chopped apples

1/3 cup chopped pecans , toasted

3 tbsp chopped parsley , fresh

Directions

1 Mix together the broth, apple juice, celery, onion, and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning from the rice packet in a saucepan.

2 Bring just to a boil then mix in the rice. Decrease the heat and simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes.

3 Turn the heat off and add the apple, pecans, and parsley and mix.



Diet Tips

Taken from: Cecilia Sauter, MS, RD, CDE, and director of the University of Michigan Health System Diabetes Education Program.

1. Keep counting the carbs: Carbohydrates are what really affect your blood sugar, Sauter says. When it's time to eat, look at the overall meal and ask your self, Which foods contain carbohydrates? What do I really want to eat? Be careful with your portions and make sure the meal is balanced.

2. Sugar-free isn't always carb-free: We often get tempted by sugar-free products, but that doesn't always mean they don't contain carbohydrates.

3. Walk after your meal: Sauter often encourages her patients to go for a nice long walk about an hour after a meal. That's when most of the sugar is in their blood stream, and exercise will have the greatest impact on lowering blood sugar.

Taken From ADA:

4. A free food is one with less than 20 calories and 5 grams carbohydrate per serving. Examples include diet soft drinks, sugar-free gelatin dessert, sugar-free ice pops, sugarless gum, and sugar-free syrup.

5. Sugar-free does not mean carbohydrate-free. Compare the total carbohydrate content of a sugar-free food with that of the standard product. If there is a big difference in carbohydrate content between the two foods, you may want to buy the sugar-free food. If there is little difference in the total grams of carbohydrate between the two foods, choose the one you want based on price and taste. Make sure to read the label carefully to make the best choice.

6. Fat-free foods can be higher in carbohydrate and contain almost the same calories as the foods they replace. One good example of this are fat-free cookies. Fat-free foods are not necessarily a better choice than the standard product, so read your labels carefully.





Diet Reviews

I have tried Medifast as a form of loosing weight. It was very successful. I lost weight very quickly. You can read my entire story at easy-diabetic-recipes.com



Coming In The February Newsletter......

1. Creative ways to say I love You.

2. Yummy treats to cook for your loved ones.




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Well, that's all for the January edition of Delicious Diabetic! I hope you had a wonderful New Year filled with new beginnings and mmotivation. We'll see you in February.

Enjoy,

Alisa Roberts www.easy-diabetic-recipes.com

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