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5 Diabetic-Friendly Snacks

Friday, June 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1
I’ve provided nutrition counseling for newly diagnosed and long-time diabetic kids and adults. Plus many relatives from my mom’s side of the family live with diabetes. What many folks don’t realize is that if you go over 4 to 5 hours between meals, a snack may be just what you need in order to help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Snacking Guidelines
Snacks are “mini meals” that should help contribute…

Recipe: Dried Fruit Pilaf

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger Dried fruit is a wonderful addition to any diet, especially when fresh is out of season. Get some fresh ideas on how to use dried fruit and the recipe for my Dried Fruit Pilaf. Sweet and Savory
Sprinkle raisins in your morning oatmeal or yogurt, stir into a cookie recipe, or simply eat right out of hand. For a change of pace, think about adding dried fruits to some savory dishes. Dried cherries…

Meatless Monday: Lemony Almond Broccoli Rabe

Monday, April 8th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger This Monday you can get a nutritious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Often touted as a super food, quinoa is packed with protein and fiber. Steaming the broccoli rabe turns it a bright green and preserves vitamins A, C and K. The almonds add heart healthy fat and a delicious crunch. Lemony Almond Broccoli Rabe with Quinoa and Fresh Ricotta
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:…

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

Monday, March 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Gail Watson, contributing blogger The nutty earthy taste of the butternut squash is a taste you will fall in love with in this pasta bake. We used a classic Bechamel sauce for the base, but made it lighter, but no less delicious with skim milk. A layer of toasty Parmesan cheese on top gives it that cheesy finish without weighing you down. Butternut Squash Pasta Bake
Serves 6 Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes…

Meatless Monday: Shepherd’s Pie with French Lentils & Chard

Monday, March 18th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Gail Watson, Contributing Blogger This week we’re focusing around French lentils. These blue-green beauties don’t turn to mush when you cook them and are packed with protein and fiber. In fact, this dish provides about one-third of your daily fiber needs. The chard provides both vitamins A and K, while the reduced fat buttermilk will make your mashed potatoes tangy and creamy. Shepherd’s Pie with French Lentils

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