Recipes

Date Nut Cookies

These date nut cookies are great for the holidays! Combine the dates with pecans, walnuts or other types of nuts for a unique taste. Fresh dates and nuts work best for this recipe, they can be found at https: http://wegotnuts.com Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter ( room temperature ) 1 cup sugar (cane is preferred) ½ cup brown sugar (packed) 3 eggs (room temperature) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups chopped nuts 1 ½ cups pitted dates Instructions: Gather ingredients; turn oven on to preheat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While oven is heating, line the baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar in a separate bowl for approximately 2 minutes until well combined....

Lean Turkey Gyros

Authentic gyro is hard to come by, but this recipe is just right to satisfy your craving for healthy, Greek food. Whole wheat pita is a better option for diabetics. Since turkey meat is used in this recipe, you can be sure you will get low-fat gyros. What you need: • 2 tablespoons of feta cheese (crumbled) • 1 medium cucumber (peeled) • 4 pieces of whole-wheat pita bread (whole, warmed) • 2/3 cup of sour cream (low-fat) • 8 tomato slices (thin) • ¼ cup of onion (chopped finely) • 1 ½ cups of lettuce (shredded) • 2 teaspoons of dill weed • 1 ½ teaspoon Greek seasoning (no salt) • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice • ½ pound of turkey tenderloin (breast area, cut into strips—1/4 inch in thickness) • 1 teaspoon of olive oil How you make it: 1. Chop a third of the peeled cucumber finely. 2. Get a medi...

Herby Lettuce Wraps

In this recipe, the meat used is chicken, since it’s lighter, leaner, and healthier than pork or beef. This Chinese inspired recipe is much like a sandwich without the bread, so diabetics can eat each piece without worrying about a lot of carbohydrates. It’s easy to make as well. What you need: • For the dressing: o Half a cup of minced cilantro (fresh) o ¼ cup of rice vinegar o 3 tablespoons of canola oil o 2 tablespoons of lime juice o 1 clove of garlic (chopped) o 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (low-fat) o 1 teaspoon of chili sauce o 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (low-fat and creamy) o 1 teaspoon of sesame oil o 1 tablespoon of brown sugar o 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger root (minced) o 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low-sodium) • For the salad: o 6 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves o 2 cups of cooked...

Tasty Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of pork, which is a good addition to your diabetic diet. This recipe is another way of enjoying pork tenderloin in a healthy way. If you serve it to your friends, they may even forget it’s good for them. What you need: • Baby spinach or arugula • Egg white of a large egg (beaten lightly) • 4 hamburger buns (whole wheat, lightly toasted, split) • 1/3 cup of Japanese panko breadcrumbs • 1 ½ teaspoons of maple syrup • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons of dried cranberries (chopped) • 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard • ½ teaspoon of poultry seasoning • 1 pound of pork tenderloin (cubed) How to make it: Get a large mixing bowl and in it, combine the egg white, poultry seasoning, panko breadcrumbs, and dried cranberries. Pulse the pork tenderloin until mince...

CHICKPEA-ZUCCHINI BURGERS IN RANCH-TAHINI SAUCE

Though this recipe is vegan, you will never tire of adding this to your diabetic diet. Zucchini and chickpea patties are made even more sumptuous with the ranch-tahini sauce, arugula, and tomato slices. You can choose to serve them in whole grain pitas or burger buns. If you make extra sauce, you can use it as a dressing for salads or a dip for veggie sticks or sweet potato fries. What you need: • 4 tomato slices • 4 tbsps of tahini (divided) • 1 c of fresh arugula • 1 tbsp of lemon juice • 4 whole whole grain burger buns or pitas (toasted) • 3 tsps of white miso (divided) • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil • 1 ¼ tsps of onion powder (divided) • 1/3 c of rolled oats (old-fashioned) • 1 ¼ tsps of garlic powder (divided) • ½ c of zucchini (shredded) • ¼ c parsley leaves (fresh) • 1 ¼ tsps of...

GINGER BEEF AND BABY BOK CHOY CHINESE STIR-FRY

GINGER BEEF AND BABY BOK CHOY CHINESE STIR-FRY It just takes one wok or skillet to accomplish this easy stir-fry dish, so you don’t need to worry about complicated cleanup. You don’t even need to prep long. Just make sure you choose the most flavorful oyster sauce you can find at your local Asian food aisle or food store. This would certainly add more protein and fiver into our diabetic diet. What you need: • 3 tablespoon of chicken broth (unsalted) • 12 ounces of beef flank steak (trimmed) • 1 pound of baby bok choy (chopped into 2-inch pieces; 8 cups) • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger (minced) • 1 ½ tsps of soy sauce (reduced sodium) • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil • 1 tsp of dry sherry (additional 1 tbsp, divided) • 2 tbsps of oyster sauce • 1 tsp of cornstarch • 1 tsp of toasted sesame oil   How...

Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes

Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes This delicious and healthy dish is a great complement to meat or fish. You can even just have it on its own. What you need: • 1 tbsp olive oil (divided) • 8 pieces of beefsteak tomatoes (large) • ½ tsp of ground cumin • ½ c of almonds (sliced) • 1 eggplant (small, diced into ½-inch pieces) • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 tsp of ground coriander • 1 c of vegetable broth (low-sodium) • A pinch of ground cinnamon • 1 tsp of harissa paste • ½ c of couscous • ½ c of dried apricots (chopped) • 2 tbsps of fresh mint (chopped) How to make it: Hollow out the large tomatoes. Sprinkle a bit of salt over the insides of the prepares tomatoes. Place the tomatoes upside down on a platter and cover them with paper towels as they drain while you make the filling. Keep the tomato ju...

Protein-Rich, Low-Carb Cheesecake

Protein-Rich, Low-Carb Cheesecake This is a quick and healthy dessert you can make whenever you have your cravings for cheesecake. Simple, tasty, and just right for calorie counters and Type II diabetics. What you need: • Water • 8.5 ounces of cottage cheese (low-fat) • 1 serving pack of strawberry Jell-O (sugar-free) • 2 egg whites • 1 tsp of Stevia • 1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla) • 1 tsp of vanilla extract Check out our Clearance Products at Biovea.com How you make it: Preheat your oven to 160 deg C or 325 deg F. Prepare the strawberry Jell-O based on the instructions on the package. Place it in the freezer to set. Get a mixing bowl and in it, combine egg whites and cottage cheese. Mix until you get rid of lumps and the consistency is smooth. Add in the vanilla extract, protein pow...

Indian Savory Pancake (Besan ka Cheela)

Indian Savory Pancake (Besan ka Cheela) This is a tasty, spicy pancake that almost every household in India makes for breakfast or even brunch. Also known as cheela, this recipe is a quick, 30-minute recipe for vegetarians. You can even make it for unexpected guests. Just serve with some chutney or tomato ketchup. What you need: • 4 to 5 teaspoons of coconut oil, canola oil, or olive oil for frying • 1 c of Besan (chickpea or gram flour) • ½ c of Methi (fenugreek) leaves [chopped finely] • 1 c of water • 1 piece of green chili • 2 tsps of salt • 1 tsp of Ajwain or Bishop’s weed • ½ of an onion (sliced) • 1 tsp of chili powder How to make it: Set aside the oil. Get a mixing bowl and in it, combine the rest of the ingredients, until you reach a thick consistency. Just add a bit of water at a...

SESAME BARLEY WITH TERIYAKI TOFU AND GREENS

SESAME BARLEY WITH TERIYAKI TOFU AND GREENS Before you make this delicious dish, remember to soak the barley very well. This is a light, healthy lunch or dinner, especially if you are on a low-carb diet. What you need: • 2 green onions (sliced thinly) • 3 c of water • 4 tsps of toasted sesame seeds • ½ c of pearl barley (uncooked) • Cooking spray • ¼ c of rice wine vinegar • ¼ tsp of red pepper (crushed) • 3 tbsps of brown sugar (divided) • 1 14 oz package of tofu (organic, extra-firm, drained) • 3 tbsps soy sauce (low sodium, divided) • 6 c of Swiss chard (sliced thinly) • 4 tsps of dark sesame oil (divided) • 2 cloves of garlic (minced, divided) • 2 tsps of fresh ginger (peeled, grated finely, divided) How you make it: In a medium saucepan, boil 3 cups of water. Add in the barley. Decrea...

ORANGE-PUMPKIN TARTS

ORANGE-PUMPKIN TARTS Who says you can’t enjoy a pumpkin pie-like dessert? Make these tarts and indulge in the reduced sugar version of this well-known special occasion dessert treat. What you need: • ¼ c of frozen whipped topping (thawed, low calorie) • 1 c of oatmeal cookies (sugar-free, crumbled) • ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice • 2 tbsps margarine or butter (melted) • 2 tbsps of orange juice • Cooking spray • ¼ c of egg substitute • 1 tsp of APF (all-purpose flour) • ¼ c calorie-free sweetener • ½ c of evaporated milk (fat-free) • ½ c of canned pumpkin How you make it: Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F or 191 degrees C. Get your tartlet baking pan and coat it with cooking spray. Sprinkle flour on the compartments. Mix the butter and the cookie crumbs. Press the mixture onto the bottom of ...

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS Hummus is usually made with chickpeas, but you can also use black beans for this delicious Middle Eastern side dish. You can also add lime juice and jalapeños for that extra yumminess. What you need: • 3 pieces of six-inch pita bread • ½ c of chopped cilantro (fresh, divided) • ½ jalapeño pepper (small, seeded) • 2 tbsps of roasted sesame seed paste or tahini • 1 clove of garlic (peeled) • 2 tbsps of water • 1 15 oz can of black beans (no salt added, rinsed, drained) • ¼ tsp salt • 2 tbsps of lime juice (fresh) • ¾ tsp cumin (ground) • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil How you make it: Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees F or 218 degrees C. Get a food processor and in it, place all the ingredients except the pita. Set aside some cilantro. Process the ingredients until you produ...

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