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Overcoming Diabetes
By: moodyrah

I'm Sarah. Several people in my family have diabetes, and I've been constantly researching ways that they can lead a lifestyle that's healthy but not too restricting either. This blog is a way for me to share what I've learned with you. 


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Great Food for Groups - Aug 18
Lately I've had a book club (lovingly) invading my house every few weeks, so I've had to put a lot of thought into what to feed them. MyFoodAdvisor has been a big help for ...
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Healthy Meals for Diabetic Patients - Mar 15
I’m going to visit my family for a week, and I’m very excited! My parents always prepare delicious meals for me (I’ve already given them a list of things ...
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The Importance of Oral Hygiene - Feb 13
Diabetes puts you at a greater risk for oral health problems like gingivitis and tooth decay. Not only does diabetes weaken your body's response to infections, but high blood ...
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Decadent Desserts for those with Diabetes - Feb 11
When my aunt was diagnosed with diabetes, she tried to quit sugar cold turkey. She drank unsweetened tea, stayed away from desserts, and never drank any soda. While a few ...
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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 16:07
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  • Great Food for Groups

    Lately I've had a book club (lovingly) invading my house every few weeks, so I've had to put a lot of thought into what to feed them. MyFoodAdvisor has been a big help for this. Here are some of my favorite recipes I've tried out on my wonderful guinea pigs:

    Mini Veggie Frittatas

    Ingredients

    9 paper muffin liners
    Cooking spray
    ¼ cup onion, diced
    ½ cup green pepper, diced
    5 eggs
    4 egg whites
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with muffin papers.
    2. Spray a sauté pan with cooking spray and heat the pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Set aside.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the green pepper and onions to the egg mixture and mix well.
    4. Pour the egg mixture into muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or until the centers of the frittatas are firm.

     

    Caprese Kabobs

    Ingredients

    18 bamboo mini forks or small skewers
    18 grape tomatoes
    18 small basil leaves, folded in half
    18 fresh mozzarella balls (1/4 ounce each)

    Dressing
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar

    Instructions

    1. Place 1 grape tomato, 1 basil leaf, and 1 mozzarella ball on each bamboo fork. Repeat this process for 18 kabobs. Place the kabobs on a serving platter.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Right before serving, pour the dressing over the kabobs to coat evenly.

     

    Lemony Fruit Cup

    Ingredients

    ½ cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed in refrigerator
    ¼ teaspoon grated lemon zest
    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon sliced almonds, dry roasted, crushed
    1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and cut into 4 slices
    4 medium strawberries, quartered
    ½ teaspoon confectioner’s sugar

    Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, gently stir together the whipped topping, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Spoon into two small custard cups or ramekins.
    2. Sprinkle the almonds over the whipped topping. Arrange the kiwifruit and strawberries on top. Using a fine sieve, sift the confectioner’s sugar over all. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving time. If refrigerated, the sugar will dissolve and give the fruit a glazed appearance.
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