150 153rd Ave,
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Healthy and Tasty Recipes - Good for Diabetics!
There have been so many requests for vegetarian recipes. Here are some tasty ones with an Italian flavor.
Roasted Garlic and Herb Cannellini Dip
Source: 1,001 Delicious Recipes for People with Diabetes
Edited by Linda Eugene, R.D., C.D.E., Sue Spitler, and Linda R. Yoakam, R.D., M.S.
Serves: 6 (about ¼ cups each)
Process beans, garlic, olive oil, and horseradish in food processor until smooth. Mix in chives, herbs, and hot pepper sauce. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and white pepper. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for flavors to blend. Spoon dip into bowl; serve with pita chips and vegetables (not included in nutritional data).
Baked Ziti with Roasted Vegetables
Source: Duke Diet and Fitness Center Cookbook, Spring '05 Cookbook
By Duke University Diet & Fitness Center
Serving Size: 1 casserole
Place vegetables in single layer on two baking sheets sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Roast at 400ºF for 15-20 minutes stirring once. Once vegetables and pasta are cooked, fill 4 individual casserole dishes each with 1 cup ziti. Top each casserole with 1 cup roasted vegetables. Layer each with ¼ cup cottage cheese and ¾ cup tomato sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese over each casserole. Bake at 350ºF for 20-30 minutes until heated thoroughly and cheese is melted.
*The Duke Diet and Fitness Center's meals are low in calories, fat and sodium, but high in taste. The Center's meals have a daily total of approximately 1,500 mg of sodium. The USDA 2005 dietary guidelines for Americans is to consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium.
Layered Eggplant Parmesan
Source: The Busy Mom' Make It Quick Cookbook
By Jyl Steinback, America's Healthiest Mom
Preheat broiler on High heat. Line baking sheet with foil and arrange eggplant slices in single layer; sprinkle with onion and garlic powders and spray lightly with cooking spray. Broil 4-5 minutes per side until lightly browned. Turn oven to 350ºF. Spray 9X13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange half the eggplant slices in bottom of dish; top with 1 cup pasta sauce, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and ¾ cup mozzarella cheese; repeat layers. Bake 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly hot. Let stand 3-5 minutes before serving.
Italian Pasta Salad
Source: Diabetes Comfort Food
by Johanna Burkhard
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain well. In a large serving bowl, combine pasta, cheese cubes, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, olives and parsley.
Dressing: In a bowl, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
Pour dressing over pasta mixture; toss until well-coated. Let stand at room temperature for up to 30 minutes, allowing flavors to blend. Refrigerate if making ahead.
Source: America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes
by Colleen Bartley
Preheat broiler with the oven rack 5 to 6 inches from the element (or use a toaster oven). In a small bowl, mix mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian seasoning. Cut English muffins in half, place on baking sheet, and toast cut side up under the broiler until golden. Spread each muffin with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon ham. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese melts.
Source: 1,001 Delicious Desserts for People with Diabetes
by Sue Spitler with Linda Eugene, R.D., C.D.E., , and Linda R. Yoakam, R.D., M.S.
makes about 1¼ cups
1 pkg (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
2-3 tbsp 2% reduced-fat milk
Beat cream cheese until fluffy; mix in sour cream and milk. Refrigerate several hours, or up to several days.
Mix Mock Mascarpone, sugar and rum. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise. Quickly dip cut sides of 18 ladyfinger halves into espresso and arrange, cut sides up, in bottom of 9-inch square glass baking dish; repeat with 18 more ladyfinger halves. Spread with half the mascarpone mixture. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers, espresso, and mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Refrigerate loosely covered, until chilled, 3 to 4 hours. Cut into squares to serve.
Join us on Facebook
Costa Rica Travel Corp. will donate a portion of the proceeds to and is a sponsor of Defeat Diabetes Foundation.
Send your unopened, unexpired test strips to: