Archive for January, 2016


Potato, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast

another great one from diabetic weekly
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 23

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds red or yellow potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces uncooked chicken sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 small red sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 small green sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 eggs
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

Directions

  1. Coat a 20×18-inch sheet of heavy foil with cooking spray. Place potatoes, sausage, onion, and sweet peppers on foil. Drizzle with broth. Sprinkle with thyme and the 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Bring up long sides of foil and fold to seal. Roll up short sides of foil to enclose. If necessary, manipulate foil packet to fit in an oval 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Place packet in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 hours.
  3. To poach eggs, half-fill a 12-inch skillet with water and bring to boiling; reduce heat to simmering (bubbles should begin to break the surface of the water.) Break an egg into a cup and slip egg into the simmering water. Repeat with remaining eggs, allowing each egg an equal amount of space in the water. Simmer eggs, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon.
  4. Carefully open the foil packet to avoid getting burned by escaping steam. To serve, spoon sausage and vegetables onto serving plates. Serve a poached egg on top of each serving and sprinkle egg with black pepper. Sprinkle cheese on individual servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 281 cal., 12 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 262 mg chol., 485 mg sodium, 23 g carb. (3 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 21 g pro.

Pork Zuppa

another great one from Diabetic Weekly
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 1/3cups
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 19

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 ounces tiny red new potatoes, each cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 12 – ounce can fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook pork, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain off fat. Return meat mixture to skillet; add oregano, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cook for 1 minute more. Transfer to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add broth and potatoes.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. In a small bowl combine evaporated milk and cornstarch until smooth; stir into cooker. Stir in kale. Cover and cook for 30 to 60 minutes more or until bubbly around edge of cooker. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper.

Tip

  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 303 cal., 12 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 53 mg chol., 542 mg sodium, 19 g carb. (2 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 20 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Vegetables (d.e): 1; Medium-Fat Meat (d.e): 2; Fat (d.e): 1; Starch (d.e): 1

From Diabetic Weekly, done in slow cooker….love it

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped (2/3 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker place celery, carrots, apple, onion, and garlic. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, the ginger, coriander, cumin, cardamom, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Pour broth and the water over all in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours.
  3. In a resealable plastic bag place chicken, flour, and 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder; seal bag and shake to coat chicken with the flour mixture. Chill in refrigerator until needed.
  4. In a large skillet brown coated chicken in hot oil over medium heat, stirring often. Add three to four ladles of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker to the skillet; stir until thickened and gravylike, scraping bottom of skillet to incorporate flour and spices. Stir chicken mixture and rice into the slow cooker. Cover and cook 1 hour more on low-heat setting. Stir in coconut milk before serving. If desired, sprinkle with crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 166 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 21 mg chol., 473 mg sodium, 20 g carb. (2 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 13 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Vegetables (d.e): 1; Starch (d.e): 1; Lean Meat (d.e): 1.5

Aztec Corn Chowder

Use this one frequently from Diabetic Weekly, very tasty and healthy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dry yellow split peas
  • 2 14 1/2 – ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12 – ounce package frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped bottled roasted red sweet peppers
  • 1 4 – ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 cup tub-style cream cheese spread with chive and onion

Directions

  1. Rinse peas. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine the split peas, chicken broth, water, corn, red peppers, chiles, cumin, oregano, and thyme. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer 2 cups soup to a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Return pureed soup to the slow cooker. Add the cream cheese to cooker; whisk or stir into soup until cream cheese is melted. If necessary, cover and cook about 5 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 222 cal., 7 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 20 mg chol., 456 mg sodium, 30 g carb. (8 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 11 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fat (d.e): 1; Lean Meat (d.e): 1; Vegetables (d.e): 1; Starch (d.e): 1.5

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