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Delicious Diabetic, Issue #001 -- Romantic Dinner Recipes and much more!
February 03, 2008

I love valentines day. Although, I'm a true believer in showing our love the other 364 days a year too! I think it's a day that we can log off of our computers early, not make that last phone call of the day, and prepare something special for our loved ones. I have found some wonderful diabetic romantic dinner recipes. So, get your printer ready and feel prepared for valentines day. :)

When I think of romance, I think of Italian food and fish. So, here are a few of my favorites that are perfect for valentines day! Oh, and of course.....they are easy! Which, gives you extra time to set the mood!!

Romantic Italian Valentines DInners!

Tomato-Basil Pizza

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

1 (10 ounce) Italian cheese falvored pizza crust (like Baboli)

1/3 cup pizza sauce

2 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons dried basil or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 cup (4 ounce) preshredded part skim mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Place bread shell on a baking sheet, spread with pizza sauce. Top bread shell with tomato slices and sprinkle with basil and parmesan cheese.

3. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with preshredded cheese/ bake 2 to 3 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese melts.

4. Cut into 8 wedges. Yields = 4 servings!

Serving size: 2 wedges

Per serving: 326 calories, 10.9 grams of fat, 22 gram of protein, 36.4 carbohydrates, 2.5 grams of fiber, 22mg of Cholesterol, 821mg of Sodium.

2 starches, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, and 1 fat.

Serve this pizza with a yummy fruit salad, and a delicious side salad!

Dilled Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Prep and cook time: 20 minutes

6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta

2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine

3/4 cup sliced green onions

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp

1/2 cup fat free half and half or fat free evaporated milk

1/4 cup tub style light cream cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

2. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions, lemon juice, and garlic/saute 2 minutes. Add shrimp, and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from skillet.

3. Add half and half, cream cheese, and dill to p an, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.. Return shrimp to pan, and cook until thoroughly heated. Drain pasta, stir in shrimp mixture, and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Serving = 1 1/4 cups!

Per serving: 368 Calories, 9.5 grams of fat, 31 grams of protein, 37.4 grams of carbohydrates, .3 grams of fiber, 180mg of Cholesterol, 366mg Sodium.

2 1/2 starch, 3 very lean meat, and 1 fat.

To finish this decadent meal, make a great

side salad!

For more great fish recipes go to Easy Diabetic Fish Recipes at Easy Diabetic Recipes Homepage!

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Sweets for your Sweetheart!

Nordic Ware Heart Pan w/ Brownie Mix

Nordic Ware Heart Pan w/ Brownie Mix

(By:-NordicWare) Heart Pan w/ Brownie Made from formed aluminum this non-stick cake pan makes it easy to clean and perfect for baking brownies and cakes

I love this wheather it is for your kids, mom, or lover! Eventhough it comes with brownie mix, if you need a diabetic brownie mix check out Diabetic Brownie Recipes!

SiliconeZone Heart Muffin Pan, Red

SiliconeZone Heart Muffin Pan, Red

Bake heart-shaped muffins that let loved ones know you care using this flexible, silicone Heart Muffin Pan. Made by SiliconeZone, this pan is crafted of commercial quality, non-stick silicone which means you don t have to worry about using those annoying muffin cups! We love this pan because, thanks to silicone s natural non-stick properties and SiliconeZone s exclusive high-gloss finish, muffins release easily with just a twist of the flexible pan. SiliconeZone uses technology specifically created for baking that exceeds all FDA standards, resulting in what we believe are the highest quality silicone products on the market. Silicone bakeware bakes and browns evenly, cools quickly, and can be folded for easy storage. Durable SiliconeZone bakeware is reusable, heat resistant up to 572 degrees F and dishwasher safe. Makes 6 heart-shaped muffins. *Commercial quality silicone meets all FDA requirements and contains no fillers for ultimate stability and performance *Heat resistant up to 675 F *Wall thickness allows for even heat distribution and promotes consistent baking and browning *Cools quickly and evenly to stop cooking process immediately when removed from oven *Will not retain odors or flavors *Can also be used for cold recipes, such as Jell-0 molds, ice cream cakes and frozen desserts *Can be folded for storage and springs back into shape for use Manufacturer: SiliconeZone Color: Red Material: Silicone Shape: Heart Size / Capacity: 6 cup Length: 10 1/2 inches Width: 6 1/2 inches Cleaning / Care: Dishwasher safe

This is a must have for years to come. You can fill it with their favorite muffin mix or give it as a gift to the baker in your life. For great diabetic muffin recipes visit Diabetic Bread Recipes!

Chantal 2.5-qt. Heart-Shaped Covered Casserole, Glossy Red

Chantal 2.5-qt. Heart-Shaped Covered Casserole, Glossy Red

Chantal heart casserole has a durable non-porous glaze won't react with flavors. Table ready and dishwasher safe. Lead and cadmiun-free. Can be used in the oven, microwave and freezer. Chantal Ceramic Bakeware carries a limited warranty for 1-year against cracking, crazing or fading. The warranty guarantees replacement at no charge of any piece of Chantal Bakeware for defects in material or workmanship under normal use following the use and care instructions.

I've never seen anything like it! It's adorable and a creative way to say I love you. Bake your loved ones favorite casserole recipe. Or for great diabetic casserole recipe ideas visit Diabetic Casserole Recipes!

Valentines Gifts for The EXTRA Sweet!

Ladies' Choice Diabetic Valentine Basket - One Size

Ladies' Choice Diabetic Valentine Basket - One Size

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've created a holiday version of our popular ladies choice diabetic gift basket. This heart-themed basket holds plenty of great treats for her to enjoy, guilt free - sugar free chocolates and candy, sugar free cookies, dried fruit, crackers and tomato dip, and sugar free conversation hearts. We also add a heart shaped glass votive holder, picture frame, designer tissues, and lotion. One Size Shown

Heart Garden

Heart Garden

Plant and grow a little heart filled with thyme. It's so precious and very easy to do. The perfect gift for that special friend...or a great favor for that special day. Included in the heart-shaped container are creeping thyme seed, soil and granite drainage medium. In a short 'thyme', you'll have a beautiful plant.

West Bend 3-qt. Nonstick Fondue Pot, Red

West Bend 3-qt. Nonstick Fondue Pot, Red

No more fooling with sterno! This electric fondue pot runs on 120 volts and keeps your dipping sauces consistently warm as you enjoy fruits, veggies, meats and breads in this fun and flavorful approach to eating. The pot has a nonstick interior for easy cleanup, and the unit is immersible and dishwasher-safe. The temperature control removes for cleaning. A heat-resistant knob and covers make it easy to transport so you can carry with you to your friend's home for a fondue party there. Comes with eight fondue forks. Sugar Free Chocolate Truffle Cake Sugar Free Chocolate Truffle Cake

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffle Cake

Sorry... I get a little carried away. I think there are some great creative thoughtful gifts out there. Just one more....who wouldn't love a box of chocolates?

Sugar Free Milk Chocolate 2 Oz. Box of Yummy Quality Candy

Sugar Free Milk Chocolate 2 Oz. Box of Yummy Quality Candy

Delicious milk chocolates from Quality Candy, and yes, their sugar free! Want to add a special addition to your music box gift, but you want to keep it healthy? Here is the perfect little box of chocolates that won't bring on guilt after eating them. They are creamy and will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. Chocolates are nearly 25% off when purchased with a box.

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Well, that's all for the February edition of Delicious Diabetic! I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day, and we'll see you in march!


Alisa Roberts

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