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Easy Diabetic Recipes - Keeping You Summer Full of BBQ's and popsicles.
June 12, 2009
Well, welcome new subscribers to Delicious Diabetic and my apologizes to my faithful readers. I'm back in the kitchen after a break and ready to bring you some great tasting recipes.
Summer is upon us! Can you believe it? Santa just came down the chimney a couple days ago. ha Summer is always welcome in our home. It's filled with summer barbecues, sticky popsicle faces, and swimming until the sun goes down. It's the time of year to try and enjoy the heat by staying cool. This includes fixing light dishes for dinner. Good bye crock pot, hello grill and mixing bowls.
In this newsletter of Delicious Diabetic I hope you find a new summer favorite that makes you dinner delicious and oh so easy.
So, as always I hope you.....
2 delicious and easy punch recipes for the summer. There is something for everyone. I'm a sweet drink girl, but my husband likes a little bit of tart in his punch. You'll
find something for everyone.
Garlic Shrimp On SpinachYou may not be a big fan of spinach, regardless I hope you give this dish a try. It's low in carbs, high in flavor, and so good for you.
8 ounces fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
1. Thaw shrimp. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on if desired. In a small bowl, toss together shrimp, oil,garlic,lemon peel and pepper. Place a steamer basket in a wok or large skillet with a tight fitting lid. Add water to just below the basket.
Per Serving: 159 c al., 7g fat, 1g sat. fat, 131mf chol., 216mg sodium, 4g carb., 1gfiber, 20g protein.
Grilled BBQ Pork ChopsThis grilled BBQ pork chop recipe is another low carb favorite and full of spices that are a great substitute for loading our food with salt.
18 oz whole loin lean pork chops (double cut)
1 Mix the spices together and add the oil.
Makes 4 servings
Source: Dlife http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipes/Grilled-BBQ-Pork-Chop/r1272.html
Diabetic Summer Tips1. At a summer buffet, start by scanning the table to see what's available. Fill up your plate with mostly vegetables and whole grains. If there are meat dishes, limit your portion to about the size and thickness of a deck of cards. Choose lean meats, poultry or fish instead of high fat meats, such as barbequed ribs. Choose grilled chicken (remove the skin) instead of something fried.
2. Look for high-fiber foods, such as dried beans and peas, lentils, and dark green vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, spinach and kale. Dishes with green beans, three beans, black beans and black-eyed peas, are always good choices, as are whole grain foods such as brown rice, couscous, whole wheat bread and pasta.
3. Watch out for those fatty foods! Avoid dishes with a lot of mayonnaise, sour cream and butter. Choose veggies that are light on dressing and cheese. For fun, try making your own dressing with a little olive oil and vinegar. If you make a sandwich, use whole wheat bread with mustard or salsa instead of mayonnaise.
4. Try to drink water, unsweetened tea, or diet soda with your meal. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, drink only with a meal and don't drink more than one (for women) or two (for men) a day.
5.Don't forget dessert! Dessert is a great opportunity to get in some of your daily fruit intake. Everyone-including people with diabetes-needs three to four servings of fruit a day. Let's face it; what is summer without delicious watermelon or strawberries? Fruit is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and has zero fat. Those pies and cookies taste good, but have a lot of fat and cholesterol and not much nutrition. So, try to stick to the good stuff! If you can't resist, have a small serving.
Take From: http://www.diabetesmonitor.com/b353.htm National Diabetes Education Program.
Coming In The July Newsletter......
Recipes for 4th of July get togethers.
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Alisa Roberts www.easy-diabetic-recipes.com
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