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Practice Healthy Living

Advice and recipes on dieting and exercise with diabetes

Start a healthy lifestyle with food and exercise tips that keep your diabetes in check. For those at risk, take control of your health before diabetes has a chance.


Diabetic Recipes

The Diabetic Breakfast of Champions: How to Conquer Breakfast as a Diabetic

Breakfast is likely the most important meal of the day for many reasons. Not only does it fuel the body, it sets the tone and level of energy for the remainder of the day. If you're a diabetic, breakfast is a critical element to feeling good throughout the day. A healthy breakfast restores glucose in...

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Vegetable Confetti

1 sm. zucchini, shredded
1 sm. yellow squash, shredded
2 carrots, shredded
1 sm. onion, sliced thin
2 tbsp. water
2 tsp. margarine

Combine the zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, onion, and water in a skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add margarine. Sauté, uncovered, until all moisture has evaporated. Serve...

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Veal Stew – Pendous

2 lb. veal, cut into cubes
12 oz. tomato juice
1 pkg. frozen peas
1 pkg. French style green beans
1 pkg. zucchini slices
1 tbsp. minced onions
1 tbsp. granulated brown sugar (twin)
Garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Brown meat in lightly greased pan. Combine with tomato juice, onion, salt, and pepper. Simmer...

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Almond Biscuit Ring

1/4 c. granulated brown sugar replacement
2 tbsp. dietetic maple syrup
2 tsp. reduced calorie margarine
2 tsp. water
1/3 c. almonds, coarsely chopped
1 (8 oz.) tube refrigerator biscuits

In a 1 1/2 quart microwave safe casserole, combine the brown sugar replacement, maple syrup, margarine and water. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on high for one...

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Lemon-Pineapple Mold

1 envelope lemon gelatin1 envelope lime gelatin1 c. buttermilk1 c. cottage cheese1 1/2 c. boiling water1 1/2 c. crushed pineappleDissolve gelatin in boiling water. Mix cheese and buttermilk in blender until smooth. Pour into gelatin mixture. Add crushed pineapple. Let set in refrigerator until firm.

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It Could Be a Snickers Bar

12 oz. soft diet ice cream
1 c. diet Cool Whip
1/4 c. chunky peanut butter
1 pkg. sugar-free butterscotch pudding (dry)
3 oz. Grape-Nuts cereal

Mix first 4 ingredients in mixer, then stir in cereal. Pour into 8 inch square pan. Cover and freeze. Makes 4 servings.

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Italian Spaghetti

1/2 sm. onion, chopped
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 c. tomato paste
2/3 c. water
2 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 sm. bay leaf
1/2 c. tomatoes, fresh or canned
2 c. cooked spaghetti, drained

Combine onion and ground beef. Place in non-stick skillet...

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Jell-O Cottage Cheese Salad

1 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. lime Jell-O
1 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. lemon Jell-O
3 c. water and pineapple juice, boiling
1 (8 1/2 oz.) can crushed pineapple
1 can standard evaporated milk
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. cottage cheese

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!...

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Jell-O Salad

1 box sugar-free Jell-O, any flavor
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. Cool Whip
8 oz. crushed pineapple

Mix well Jell-O, sour cream and pineapple. Fold in Cool Whip and chill. Serves 8.

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1 link (approximately 1/4 lb.) German sausage
1 lb. ground beef
1 sm. head cabbage
1 med. onion

Salt and pepper Yeast dough Brown meats and add other ingredients, cook until tender. serve...

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1 c. chopped onions
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1/2 c. diced green peppers
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. each basil, oregano, chili powder
5 oz. Mozzarella cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1 c. chopped carrots
3 c. tomatoes
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
3 oz. grated Romano cheese
1 1/3 c. cottage cheese

Sauté onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrots, and...

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Lean Pie Crust

1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. diet margarine

Mix flour, salt and baking powder. Add margarine. Cut with pastry blender until mix does not stick to bowl. Shape in ball. Chill for 1 hour. Roll on floured board. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. Makes 1 crust.

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Lemon Sauce

2 c. water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. margarine
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 drop yellow food coloring
8 (1 gram) pkg. Equal

Combine water, cornstarch, and salt. Stir until smooth in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and clear, then continue to simmer, stirring constantly...

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Holiday Prune and Raisin Roll

1 tbsp. quick rising yeast
3 1/2 to 4 c. flour
1/4 c. white Sugar Twin
1/4 c. soft, light margarine or 1/4 c. safflower oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pure lemon extract or 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 1/4 c. lukewarm water
1/2 c. Egg Beaters or 2 well beaten eggs
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Homemade Granola

4 c. quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 c. Grape Nuts cereal
Granulated sugar sub. equal to 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. chopped peanuts
1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. raisins

Spread oats on ungreased baking sheet bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients except wheat germ and raisins. Bake mixture on another baking...

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Hot Dog Delight

1 wiener, cooked
1 slice pre-sliced processed cheese
1 strip partially cooked bacon
1 wiener roll

Roll cheese around wiener which has been cooked, and roll the partially cooked bacon around both cheese and wiener. Fasten with toothpicks. Broil for 1 or 2 minutes. Place on heated wiener bun. 1serving. Exchange for 2 meat exchange, 1 fat exchange and...

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Hot Open Faced Beef Sandwich

1 tbsp. bouillon liquid
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 c. chopped green pepper
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. diet catsup
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
Artificial sweetener to equal 1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vinegar
Toasted bread

Brown beef in bouillon. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetable mixture. Combine remaining ingredients. May prepare ahead to allow seasonings to blend. Add...

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Imitation Baked Potatoes

1 ( oz.) pkg. frozen cauliflower
1 packet instant chicken bouillon
1 tsp. fresh chopped parsley
1 tbsp. skim milk
1 c. water

Dissolve bouillon in water, add cauliflower, and cook. Place in blender with other ingredients. Do not over blend.

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Thousand Island Dressing

4 oz. tomato juice
2 tbsp. vinegar
1/4 c. finely chopped green pepper
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Garlic salt to taste
3 tbsp. finely diced dill pickle
3 tbsp. finely diced pimento
2 tsp. finely minced parsley
1/4 tsp. liquid sugar substitute

Blend and store in refrigerator. Use as needed...

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Lo-Cal Eggplant

1 eggplant
1 onion
Parmesan cheese

Peel eggplant and dice into salted boiling water. Slice onion into the water too cook about 20 minutes. Drain and toss with cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

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