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fruit smoothies

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Comment by Chris on September 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Hey Diabetic Foodies!

New to TuDiabetes and this group in particular. Excited about sharing our passion about how food can be delicious and diabetic appropriate.

As a side note, I cook for two people. (Myself and my partner)but as we all know recipes can be springboarded or increased to fit your particular needs. :)

Here's my plan for tonight's dinner:

Black Bean and Bacon Soup (1 C.)
Zucchini Fritters (Approx. 3 Silver Dollar Size)
Tossed Fresh Salad with 1/2 Tomato (3 C. Greens)
Dressing for Salad Amount Optional

Estiamted Static Carb: 59
Variable Carb: Dressing

Black Bean Soup
Cook 1 lb. Bacon (Dont worry...reduces to 5 oz :) )
Set aside.
Make a roux with 2 T of Butter and 2 T of flour.
Incorporate 3 C Bouillon of your choice. (I go with beef)
Whisk heavily to incorporate roux.
When liquid is lightly thickened incorporate rinsed black beans. (I use a 30 oz can)
Simmer stirring occasionally to heat beans.
Process soup in blender to make smooth.
Add to soup pot and maintain heat.
Incorporate crumbled bacon. Adjust seasonings.
I usually go with salt (of course) and oregano.
Estimate Carb: 1 C. 38 Grams.

Zucchini Fritters
1 Large Zucchini Grated with skin on
2 Scallions, sliced
1 Egg, whisked
To taste: Dill, Parsley (Mint?)
1/2 C. Feta Cheese
2 T Flour
2 T Bread Crumbs
Incorporate ingreidents and form silver-dollar size disks. Sautee lightly in Olive Oil.
NOTE: Try to place grated zucchini on paper towels to absorb more moisture.
Estimated Carb: 1 Silver Dollar size fritter 5.5 Gram

Tossed Fresh Salad
3 C. Romaine Lettuce approx. 3 Cb
1/2 large Tomato approx. 2.5 Cb
Dressing variable. Count, count, count!

Enjoy if you try it and drop a line.

Comment by Sarah Keech on May 25, 2014 at 3:37pm

I am making a pesto sauce that I add almonds to. You could also add pine nuts. My pasta I add it to is about half steamed broccoli and a pasta made with chia seeds. Kind of like sneaking protein in there and the veggies make it not so high in carbs.

Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 12:20pm

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Comment by harleychick on January 19, 2014 at 10:11am

anyone ever make oopsie bread?? made it and loving it for a no carb bread

Comment by Marie B on July 20, 2013 at 12:27pm

I was talking about stir-fried okra this morning in the chat room, and thought I'd see if my favorite recipe was available online, and I found it in a low carb recipe forum!

I have the same experience as the OP, I sample so much of it before it gets on the plate, there's hardly any left!

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Comment by Marie B on July 27, 2012 at 11:23am

hope you all can join us for the chat with the celebrity chef, in about an hour and a half

Comment by Robert Miles on February 25, 2012 at 3:41pm

Sarah, some fruit juices should be worse than others for your situation. For example, orange juice usually comes with fairly large amounts of sugar mixed in to overcome the taste resulting from having machines squeeze the oranges without removing the peels first. It's harder to find the variety squeezed after the peels are removed, and more expensive.

If you can find juices from berries with no sugar added, they are likely to be a better choice.

You might also want to think about whether tomato juice would taste suitable with the other ingredients you use.

Comment by Sarah Keech on February 25, 2012 at 2:14pm

I want to try making some smoothies but juice always makes my sugars sky high. I think I will try one and see what happens with some water, some greens, some juice and some fruit.

Comment by Marie B on February 25, 2012 at 9:26am

oops Robert, I don't know why that happened, hmmmm. glad you were able to get the recipe. It's from Martha Stewart's little magazine called "Everyday Food". I like it because the recipes are easy, seasonal, and they have the nutritionals listed.


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