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Fast and Simple Diabetic Menus


Source:  Fast and Simple Diabetes Menus
Author:  Betty Wedman-St. Louis, Ph.D., R.D., C.N.S.

Keeping a diet that meets the strict nutritional requirements of diabetes can be difficult and time-consuming, but it is a critical part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  You need meals that you can prepare quickly with little fuss and even less guesswork. A 7 day meal plan with recipes is provided for you.

Beverage List

Water
Club Soda
Diet Soda
Coffee
Drink Mix Sugar-free
Tea
Tonic Water Sugar-free
Boullion Low-sodium

Day 1

Breakfast

Poached egg on toast
Strawberries
Beverage (See Beverage List)

Lunch

Black Bean Soup (See Recipes Day 1)
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Pineapple Bread (See Recipes Day 1)
Beverage

Dinner

Grilled Pork Skewers (See Recipes Day 1)
Buttered Noodles
Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Onions (See Recipes Day 1)
Bananas Flambe with Frozen Yogurt (see Recipes Day 1)
Beverage

Recipes Day 1

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients:

1 15-ounce can black beans, undrained
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine beans, onion, garlic, cumin, and tomatoes in large saucepan.  Cook 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat until onion is tender.  Stir occasionally, and add water as needed to prevent sticking.  Remove from heat.  Cool.  Puree half of soup in blender or food processor until smooth, and return it to saucepan.  If soup is too thick, add water to desired consistency.  Reheat soup.  Sprinkle with cilantro, salt, and pepper just before serving.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch

Nutrients Per Serving:
92 Calories
4 g Protein
11 g Carbohydrates
1 g Fat
67 mg Sodium (no salt added)
0 mg Cholesterol

Pineapple Bread

Ingredients:

1/3 c sugar
1/3 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 c crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat together sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs.  Add flour, baking powder, and pineapple with juice.  Mix well.  Pour into oiled 9" x 5" loaf pan.  Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 5 minutes on wire rack.  Remove from pan.  Cool completely before slicing.

Makes 12 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
98 Calories
2 g Protein
16 g Carbohydrate
4 g Fat
103 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Grilled Pork Skewers

Ingredients:

1 pound thick-cut pork chops
10 to 12 fresh bay leaves or basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Heat grill with rack about 4 inches from heat.  Cut pork into 1-inch cubes.  Skewer meat alternately with bay leaves or basil leaves.  Baste with olive oil, and grill 4 to 5 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat and serve.

Makes 2 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 4 Lean Meats

Nutrients Per Serving:
227 Calories
29 g Protein
0 g Carbohydrates
16 g Fat
108 mg Sodium
114 mg Cholesterol

Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Onions

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter or margarine
3 c chopped fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:

Heat olive oil and butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add spinach, onion, and garlic.  Saute until spinach is limp and tender.  Serve hot.

Makes 2 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Vegetable and 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
67 Calories
1 g Protein
6 g Carbohydrates
7 g Fat
31 mg Sodium
3 mg Cholesterol (with butter)

Bananas Flambe with Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients:

4 small, ripe bananas, peeled
1tbsp margarine or butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 to 1 tsp pure rum extract
2 c low-fat frozen yogurt

Directions:

Cut bananas into slices.  Melt margarine in skillet over medium heat.  Add banana slices, sugar, and cinnamon.  Saute until bananas are browned.  4 to 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in rum extract.  Divide warm bananas and sauce equally among 4 dessert dishes.  Top each serving with 1/2 cup frozen yogurt.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Low-fat Milk, 2 Fruits, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
194 Calories
3 g Protein
28 g Carbohydrates
6 g Fat
89 mg Sodium
15 mg Cholesterol

Day 2

Breakfast

Whole-Grain Ready-to-Eat Cereal
Almond Milk
Banana
Beverage

Lunch

Veggie Roll-Ups (See Recipes Day 2)
Apple
Beverage

Dinner

Savory Garlic Shrimp (See Recipes Day 2)
Lentil Salad (See Recipes Day 2)
Stir-Fried Collards (See Recipes Day 2)
Double Chocolate Cupcakes (See Recipes Day 2)
Beverage

Recipes Day 2

Veggie Roll-Ups

Ingredients:

2 large flour tortillas
1/2 c hummus or crumbled feta cheese
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 c shredded lettuce
1/2 large cucumber, seeded and chopped

Directions:

Spread tortillas with hummus, or sprinkle with cheese.  Top with onions, lettuce, and cucumber.  Roll up and serve.

Makes 2 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Starches, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 Vegetable

Nutrients Per Serving:
234 Calories
6 g Protein
31 g Carbohydrates
7 g Fat
159 mg Sodium
19 mg Cholesterol (with feta cheese)

Savory Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients:

1 tbsp lemon pepper oil
1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled, or frozen shrimp, thawed
2 tbsp chopped green onion
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add shrimp and onion.  Saute, stirring constantly, until shrimp are pink and tender.  Just before serving, top with parsley.

Makes 3 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 3 Lean Meats

Nutrients Per Serving:
157 Calories
19 g Protein
1 g Carbohydrates
6 g Fat
174 mg Sodium
156 mg Cholesterol

Lentil Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 c brown or green lentils
2 c water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c chopped celery
1/2 c chopped green or yellow bell pepper
3 tbsp low-fat vinaigrette salad dressing
1/2 tsp dijon mustard

Directions:

Combine lentils in saucepan with water, bay leaf, and thyme.  Cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender.  Stir occasionally.  While lentils cook, combine tomatoes, celery, pepper, salad dressing, and mustard in mixing bowl.  Drain lentils.  Discard bay leaf.  Add lentils to ingredients in bowl.  Toss gently.  Serve hot or cold.

Makes 2 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
190 Calories
14 g Protein
24 g Carbohydrates
8 g Fat
58 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Stir-Fried Collards

Ingredients:

1 bunch (about 1 lb) fresh collard greens
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 small cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 to 2 tsp oyster sauce
freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Steam collard greens just till tender.  Heat wok and add oil.  Stir-fry garlic until lightly brown.  Add greens and oyster sauce.  Stir constantly to blend ingredients.  Serve immediately with freshly ground pepper.

Makes 2 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
51 Calories
1 g Protein
4 g Carbohydrates
7 g Fat
67 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 box (18 1/4 ounces) devil's food cake mix
1 c water
3 eggs
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/2 c semisweet chocolate pieces
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c no-calories sweetener, such as Splenda

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pan with paper baking cups.  Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using the water, eggs, and vegetable oil.  When batter is smooth, stir in chocolate pieces.  Pour into cupcake pan.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool.  Mix together cocoa and sugar substitute.   Sprinkle on cupcakes.

Makes 24 Cupcakes.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Carbohydrates (or 1 Starch + 1 Fruit), 2 Fats

Nutrients Per Serving:
281 Calories
3 g Protein
31 g Carbohydrates
13 g Fat
237 mg Sodium
32 mg Cholesterol

Day 3

Breakfast

Peach Smoothie (See Recipes Day 3)
Bran Muffin
Beverage

Lunch

Tuna Salad Submarine Sandwich
Potato Chips
Orange Wedges
Beverage

Dinner

Chicken in Fragrant Spices (See Recipes Day 3)
Warm Potato Salad (See Recipes Day 3)
Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes (See Recipes Day 3)
Cherry Cobbler (See Recipes Day 3)
Beverage

Recipes Day 3

Peach Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 fresh peach, peeled and pit removed, or 10 frozen peach slices (unpeeled nectarine maybe substituted.)
1/2 c low-fat milk
1 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
artificial sweetener (optional)
4 to 6 ice cubes

Directions:

Combine peach, milk, orange juice concentrate, and artificial sweetener (if desired) in blender or food processor.  Cover and blend until smooth.  Gradually add ice cubes and blend until smooth.

Makes 1 Serving.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Fruits, 1/2 Milk

Nutrients Per Serving:
157 Calories
4 g Protein
27 g Carbohydrates
2 g Fat
61 mg Sodium
16 mg Cholesterol

Chicken in Fragrant Spices

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 c low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt

Directions:

Prepare grill or preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make three to four diagnal slashes in each chicken breast.  Stuff slices of garlic into each slash.  Combine ginger, cumin, and turmeric in small bowl.  Rub mixture onto surface of each chicken breast. Grill or bake 4 to 5 minutes, turn each piece, and continue cooking 4 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is tender.  Just before serving, top each chicken breast with 1 tablespoon yogurt.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 3 Lean Meats

Nutrients Per Serving:
148 Calories
24 g Protein
1 g Carbohydrates
9 g Fat
62 mg Sodium
92 mg Cholesterol

Warm Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb potatoes, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika

Directions:

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add potatoes.  Boil potatoes until fork-tender.  Drain in colander.  Let rest until cool enough to handle, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Peel off skins, and slice 1/2 inch thick.  Arrange potatoes on plate.  Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with scallions, salt, and paprika.  Serve immediately.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
148 Calories
2 g Protein
18 g Carbohydrates
8 g Fat
197 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes

Ingredients:

1/2 lb green beans
1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
1/4 c low-fat vinaigrette salad dressing

Directions:

Steam green beans until tender.  Cool.  Place green beans and tomato wedges on salad plate.  Pour salad dressing over vegetables.

Makes 3 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
66 Calories
1 g Protein
4 g Carbohydrates
4 g Fat
52 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Cherry Cobbler

Ingredients:

1/3 c sugar
2 tbsp margarine or butter, softened
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 c low-fat milk
2 1/2 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat sugar, margarine, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk in mixing bowl.  Place cherries in lightly oiled 9-inch square baking pan.  Spread flour mixture over cherries.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until crust is brown.  Serve warm.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Carbohydrates (or 1 Starch + 1 Fruit), 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
218 Calories
3 g Protein
41 g Carbohydrates
8 g Fat
203 mg Sodium
15 mg Cholesterol

Day 4

Breakfast

Oatmeal
Low-fat Milk
Blueberries
Beverage

Lunch

Zippy Dip (See Recipes Day 4)
Crackers or muffin
Raw vegetables
Mushroom-Barley Stew (See Recipes Day 4)
Beverage

Dinner

Cajun Stir-Fry (See Recipes Day 4)
Rice
Root Beer Float Cake (See Recipes Day 4)
Beverage

Recipes Day 4

Zippy Dip

Ingredients:

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
2 tbsp finely chopped green onion
1 to 2 tsp prepared mustard
1 tsp horseradish (optional)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 to 2 tsp low-fat milk, if needed

Directions:

In a blender, blend together thoroughly cream cheese, green onion, mustard, horseradish (if desired), and garlic powder.  Add 1 to 2 tsp low-fat milk, if needed, to blend smooth.  Serve with raw vegetables and/or crackers.

Makes about 1 cup (4 1/4-cup Servings).

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
64 Calories
1 g Protein
1 g Carbohydrates
6 g Fat
74 mg Sodium
2 mg Cholesterol

Mushroom-Barley Stew

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh mushrooms
1/4 c olive oil or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 quart water
1 c barley
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Wash and thinly slice mushrooms.  Heat oil in large saucepan.  Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic.  Saute until soft.  Add celery, carrots, water, and barley.  Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.  Lower heat, and simmer, covered, until barley is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.  Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

Makes 6 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Starches, 1 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable

Nutrients Per Serving:
241 Calories
14 g Protein
41 g Carbohydrates
4 g Fat
187 mg Sodium (with no salt added)
0 mg Cholesterol

Cajun Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 14-ounce bag frozen broccoli florets
1/2 c chopped onion
1 tbsp cajun seasoning

Directions:

Preheat wok.  Add oil and shrimp. stir-fry until shrimp are pink.  Stir in broccoli, onion, and cajun seasoning.  Stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Serve over rice.

Makes 3 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 4 Very Lean Meats, 2 Vegetables, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
219 Calories
27 g Protein
12 g Carbohydrates
7 g Fat
674 mg Sodium
137 mg Cholesterol

Root Beer Float Cake

Ingredients:

1 box (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 3/4 c sugar-free root beer
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 envelope dry whipped topping mix

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 13" x 9" baking pan.  Beat together cake mix, 1 1/4 cups root beer, vegetable oil and eggs about 2 minutes, or until batter is smooth.  Pour into baking pan.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool completely on wire rack.  Prepare frosting by combining whipped topping mix and remaining 1/2 cup root beer in mixing bowl.  Beat until stiff peaks form.  Frost cake.  Store in refrigerator.

Makes 12 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Carbohydrates (or 1 Starch + 1 Fruit), 2 Fats

Nutrients Per Serving:
251 Calories
3 g Protein
34 g Carbohydrates
11 g Fat
297 mg Sodium
59 mg cholesterol

Day 5

Breakfast

French Toast (See Recipes Day 5)
Low-sugar Syrup
Crisp bacon
Beverage

Lunch

Sweet Potatoes over Rice (See Recipes Day 5)
Tossed Vegetable salad
Low-fat salad dressing
Beverage

Dinner

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops (See Recipes Day 5)
Apple-Mango Chutney (See Recipes Day 5)
Parsley boiled potatoes
Green Beans
Fruit Surprise Dessert (See Recipes Day 5)
Beverage

Recipes Day 5

French Toast

Ingredients:

1 egg
1/4 c low-fat milk
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 slices french bread, 1 inch thick
1 tsp margarine or butter

Directions:

Beat egg, milk, sugar, and cinnamon in bowl.  Soak bread in mixture until saturated. Melt margarine in skillet.  Cook bread slices over medium heat until golden brown on each side, about 10 minutes.  Serve hot with fruit, low-sugar syrup, or powdered sugar.

Makes 1 Serving.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 2 Starch, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
297 Calories
10 g Protein
35 g Carbohydrates
6 g Fat
172 mg Sodium
91 mg Cholesterol

Sweet Potatoes Over Rice

Ingredients:

1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 c coconut milk
1/2 c frozen green peas, thawed
2 c hot cooked basmati rice (or other white rice)
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch chunks.  Cover with water and heat to boiling.  Cook over medium heat until tender.  Heat oil in skillet.  Add onion and garlic.  Saute until tender.  Add coconut milk, drained sweet potatoes, and peas.  Simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors.  Place hot rice on plates.  Top with potato mixture.  Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Starches, 2 Fats

Nutrients Per Serving:
271 Calories
4 g Protein
36 g Carbohydrates
13 g Fat
69 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops

Ingredients:

1 tbsp hot Hungarian paprika
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
4 4-ounce bone-in pork chops
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In small bowl, combine paprika, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.  Rub one side of each chop with spice mixture.  Place medium-size ovenproof skillet over high heat, and add oil.  When oil smokes, place chops in skillet, rubbed side down, and sear meat 30 seconds.  Turn chops over.  Place pan in oven until interior temperature of meat reaches 160 degrees, about 10 minutes.  Serve with Apple-Mango Chutney (see below).

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 3 Lean Meats

Nutrients Per Serving:
174 Calories
26 g Protein
2 g Carbohydrates
5 g Fat
81 mg Sodium
98 mg Cholesterol

Apple-Mango Chutney

Ingredients:

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tbsp grated fresh gingerroot
1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 c apple juice
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

Place oil in saucepan over high heat.  Add onion and ginger.  Saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in apple, mango and apple juice.  Saute 3 minutes till fruit is soft.  Pour into bowl.  Cool.  Fold in cilantro.  Serve with Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops (see above).

Makes about 4 Servings (1/2 c, as relish with meat dishes).

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Fruit

Nutrients Per Serving:
93 Calories
1 g Protein
21 g Carbohydrates
2 g Fat
141 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Fruit Surprise Dessert

Ingredients:

1 c fresh seedless grapes, halved
1 c fresh blueberries
1 c fresh strawberries, halved
1 c chopped fresh peaches
1/2 c brown sugar
2 c low-fat vanilla yogurt

Directions:

In shallow 9" x 12" glass dish, combine grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and peaches.  Mix gently.  Sprinkle brown sugar over fruit.  Top with yogurt.  Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.  To serve, gently stir fruit and spoon into sherbet glasses.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Fruits, 1/2 Milk

Nutrients Per Serving:
176 Calories
5 g Protein
27 g Carbohydrates
4 g Fat
147 mg Sodium
22 mg Cholesterol

Day 6

Breakfast

Applesauce-Bran Cereal Muffins (See Recipes Day 6)
String mozzarella cheese
Orange juice
Beverage

Lunch

Hamburger on bun
Lettuce and tomato
Munch Mix (See Recipes Day 6)
Beverage

Dinner

Polynesian Turkey Kabobs (See Recipes Day 6)
Buttered noodles
Steamed broccoli
Berries Macedonia (Fruit Compote) (See Recipes Day 6)
Beverage

Recipes Day 6

Applesauce-Bran Cereal Muffins

Ingredients:

3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c raisin bran cereal
1/2 c low-fat milk
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line muffin pan with paper muffin cups.  Combine flour, baking powder, and cereal in mixing bowl.  Add milk, and let stand 3 minutes.  Stir in applesauce, egg, and vegetable oil.  Batter will be lumpy.  Spoon batter into lined muffin pan, filling each cup two-thirds full.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes 6 Muffins.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
132 Calories
2 g Protein
18 g Carbohydrates
8 g Fat
149 mg Sodium
22 mg Cholesterol

Munch Mix

Ingredients:

2 c spoon-size shredded wheat cereal
1/2 c small unsalted pretzels
1 c air-popped popcorn
2 tbsp nut or herb oil (such as walnut, thyme, or rosemary)
2 tsp worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix cereal, pretzels, and popcorn in 13" x 9" baking pan.  Drizzle with oil and worcestershire sauce.  Toss to coat.  Bake 15 minutes or until crisp.  Cool.  Store in covered container.

Makes 6 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
105 Calories
2 G Protein
18 g Carbohydrates
6 g Fat
154 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Polynesian Turkey Kabobs

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless uncooked turkey breast
1 20-ounce can juice-packed pineapple chunks, drained
1 large red bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 large green bell pepper, cut into chunks
2 tbsp low-sugar orange marmalade
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Directions:

Cut turkey into bite-size chunks.  Thread turkey chunks onto skewers alternately with pineapple and peppers.  Melt marmalade.  Stir in ginger.  Brush about half of marinade over kabobs.  Broil 4 inches from heat, 12 to 15 minutes.  Turn and baste with marinade.  Broil 5 to 10 minutes longer, until turkey is tender.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 3 Lean Meats, 1 Fruit

Nutrients Per Serving:
205 Calories
24 g Protein
12 g Carbohydrates
10 g Fat
41 mg Sodium
94 mg Cholesterol

Berries Macedonia (Fruit Compote)

Ingredients:

1/2 c blueberries
1/2 c blackberries
1/2 c raspberries
12 fresh or frozen sweet cherries
2 rip nectarines, cut into bite-size pieces
1 c white wine or apple juice
1 tbsp sambuca (anise liqueur) or 2 tsp pure brandy extract

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.  Toss gently.  Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.  Serve in wineglasses or compote dishes.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Fruits

Nutrients Per Serving:
143 Calories
1 g Protein
24 g Carbohydrates
0 g Fat
18 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

Day 7

Breakfast

Chocolate-Banana Yogurt Shake (See Recipe Day 7)
Granola Bar
Beverage

Lunch

Tuna Salad on whole wheat toast
Pear
Beverage

Dinner

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken (See Recipe Day 7)
Rice
Peas and carrots
Mocha Snack Cake (See Recipes Day 7)
Beverage

Recipes Day 7

Chocolate-Banana Yogurt Shake

Ingredients:

1/2 c low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 c skim milk
1/2 small banana, cut into chunks
1 tsp sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor.  Cover and blend until smooth. 

Makes 1 Serving.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Milk, 1 Fruit

Nutrients Per Serving:
171 Calories
10 g Protein
24 g Carbohydrates
4 g Fat
203 mg Sodium
16 mg Cholesterol

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 20-ounce can juice-packed pineapple chunks
1/4 c sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c vinegar
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced thin

Directions:

Cut chicken into 1/2-inch cubes.  Combine pineapple chunks with their juice, sugar, cornstarch, and vinegar in large skillet.  Add chicken.  Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently as sauce thickens.  Add green pepper and onion.  Cook 5 minutes longer, or until vegetables and chicken are tender.

Makes 4 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 3 Lean Meats, 1 Fruit

Nutrients Per Serving:
211 Calories
26 g Protein
13 g Carbohydrates
11 g Fat
98 mg Sodium
116 mg Cholesterol

Mocha Snack Cake

Ingredients:

1 box (18 1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 c cold coffee
1/2 c vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/4 c powdered sugar
2 tsp instant coffee

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly oil 9" x 13" baking pan.  Beat together cake mix, coffee, vegetable oil, and eggs about 2 minutes, or until batter is smooth.  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack at least 15 minutes.  Combine powdered sugar and instant coffee in blender.  Blend to mix.  Sprinkle on top of cake.

Makes 12 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 2 Carbohydrates (or 1 Starch + 1 Fruit), 2 Fats

Nutrients Per Serving:
247 Calories
4 g Protein
36 g Carbohydrates
13 g Fat
369 mg Sodium

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