Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts. Chocolate Lovers Alert, Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts! Delicious Diabetic Friendly Chocolate recipes. Including recipes like; Chocolate Chunk Cookies, No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake, and Chocolate Souffles. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts
When you want something rich and decadent without blowing your carb budget, look no farther than our best low-carb chocolate dessert recipes. Most of these treats can be whipped up in no time (or with few ingredients) to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Nothing beats a homemade chocolate chip cookie. Our slimmed-down recipe boasts just 15 grams of carb per cookie, plus you can cut additional calories and fat by substituting pumpkin, mashed bananas, tofu, applesauce, or flaxseed meal for the canola oil.......

No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Why fire up the oven when you can whip up this creamy confection in no time? A slice of this yummy dessert is a guilt-free pleasure........

Chocolate Souffles
This light and fluffy dessert is surprisingly low in carbs! Souffles taste best served soon after being pulled out of the oven........

* Click the link below to getall the Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Sweet Potato Stew

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week - Sweet Potato Stew. Thank you to Diana for passing along this recipe! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Sweet Potato Stew


1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 slices turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon reduced -sodium Worcestershire sauce
Black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

1 - Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, turkey bacon, garlic, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
2 - Increase heat to high. Slowly stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 35 minutes on high or until heated through.
3 - Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!


The butter keeper in the fridge door is actually a bad place to store butter. Butter should be kept colder and tightly wrapped

Monday, September 18, 2017

Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day off. After Breakfast I went to Meijer and had to stop by Kroger for a couple of items. For the day outside its 84 degrees and humid with rain on and off. After Lunch went to spend the afternoon with Dad. He should be coming home within the next day or so. I'm not sure if it will work out or not but Mom wanted to see if he could make it here or not. Just hoping for the best! Back home for Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese.

While at Kroger earlier I picked up a 2 Fillet Package of Tilapia that had already been Seasoned with Garlic and Herbs. To prepare them I'm baking them. I preheated the oven 350 degrees. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with Foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil. I sprayed both sides of the Tilapia with the Pam and layed them on the Baking Sheet. The Pam helps brown most meats when baking them. When the oven was ready I baked the Tilapia. I baked them for about 25 minutes, until they started to flaky.

I'm a Fish and Seafood lover and I love this Tilapia! Nicely Seasoned and Meaty. Tilapia can be prepared so many different ways and it cooks up so easily. And as I said it's a very Meaty Fish.

For my Mac and Cheese I'm using Bob Evan's Single Serving Cup Macaroni and Cheese. They come in a 2 pack microwavable bowl package. To prepare it; Cut a small slit in film to vent. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Continue cooking for an additional 30 to 40 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes and serve! My type of side. An excellent Pasta with plenty of Cheese, the bowl is plenty for 1 person. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Tilapia, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3 g 3%
Saturated fat 0.8 g 4%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 50 mg 16%
Sodium 49 mg 2%
Potassium 331 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 23 g 46%

Our creamy and delicious Macaroni & Cheese, made with real cheddar, is great for a snack or a meal.

Nutritional Info
230 Calories | 9 g Fat | 820 mg Sodium | 27 g Carbs | 8 g Protein

One of America's Favorites - Strip Steak

Grilled Kansas City strip steak topped with onions and mushrooms

The strip steak, also called a New York strip, a Kansas City strip steak (US), a sirloin steak (UK/NZ/ZA), or a porterhouse (AU), is a cut of beef steaks from the short loin from a cow. It consists of a muscle that does little work, the longissimus, making the meat particularly tender; although not as tender as the nearby rib eye or tenderloin. Fat content of the strip is somewhere between the two cuts. Unlike the tenderloin, the short loin is a sizable muscle, allowing it to be cut into larger portions.

According to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the steak is marketed under various names, including Ambassador Steak, Boneless Club Steak, Hotel-Style Steak, Kansas City Steak, New York Steak, and Veiny Steak.

In New Zealand and Australia, it is known as Porterhouse and Sirloin (strip loin steak) and can be
A U.S. Prime raw strip steak with a high marbling content
found in the Handbook of Australian Meat under codes 2140 to 2143.

In Canada, most meat purveyors refer to this cut as a strip loin.

Delmonico's Restaurant, an operation opened in New York City in 1827, offered as one of its signature dishes a cut from the short loin called a Delmonico steak. Due to its association with the city, it is often referred to as a New York strip steak.

Related Cuts - When still attached to the bone, and with a piece of the tenderloin also included, the strip steak becomes a T-bone steak or a porterhouse steak, the difference being that the porterhouse has a larger portion of tenderloin included. The strip steak may be sold with or without the bone. Strip steaks may be substituted for most recipes calling for T-bone and porterhouse steaks, and sometimes for fillet and rib eye steaks.

A bone-in strip steak with no tenderloin attached is sometimes referred to as a shell steak.

"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is - SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Spaghetti Squash Dish that's 62 calories, 9 carbs, and 2.9 grams fat! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes. So Enjoy and eat Healthy!   https://diabeticgourmet.com/



2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pound spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1-1/2 tablespoons honey


1 - Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2 - Rinse the squash, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and lay the squash halves, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
3 - Place the margarine or butter and honey in a microwave safe dish, cover loosely, and microwave at high power for about 30 seconds, until the margarine or butter is melted.
4 - Cut each squash half into quarters and use a fork to fluff the center of each piece of squash slightly. Stir the honey mixture and drizzle about 1-1/4 teaspoons of the mixture over each piece of squash. Serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings`` Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Calories: 62
Fat: 2.9 grams
Sodium: 55 miligrams
Protein: 0.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
1-1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Ripen fruit........

Place green fruits in a perforated plastic bag. The holes will allow air to circulate while retaining the ethylene gas that fruits produce during ripening.