Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Link Between Salt and Diabetes

You're likelier to have high blood pressure if you have diabetes. Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure, too. So your doctor or dietitian may ask you to limit or avoid these high-salt foods: Salt and seasoned salt (or salt seasonings) Boxed mixes of potatoes, rice, or pasta Canned Meats Canned soups and vegetables (with sodium) ...

Fiery Snack Mix

Ingredients  4 cups crisp mixed vegetable sticks  2 cups round toasted oat cereal  2 cups bite-size corn square cereal  1 3/4 cups pretzel sticks  1/2 cup whole almonds  1 teaspoon packed brown sugar*  1 teaspoon paprika  1/2 teaspoon ground ancho or pasilla chile pepper or chili powder  1/2 teaspoon ground cumin  1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper  1/4 teaspoon salt  Olive oil nonstick cooking spray Directions  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a foil-lined roasting pan combine vegetable...

8 Drinks That Help You Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is one of those diseases that is more sneaky than you think. One day, you’re going along eating the foods you want and drinking the drinks you want and the next day, diabetes may be knocking at your door.  But the good news about this disease is that it is preventable. You can stop it. Here...

Sweet and Salty Roasted Nuts

Ingredients  1 egg white  1 tablespoon water  4 cups raw whole cashews, whole almonds, walnut halves, and/or pecan halves  3 tablespoons packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute* equivalent to 3 tablespoons brown sugar  1 tablespoon ground cumin  2 teaspoons chili powder  1 teaspoon garlic salt  1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine egg white and the water; beat with a...

Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Type 2 Diabetes

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are a hallmark of trail mix and of many ‘healthy cereals.’ But a lot of people don’t know just how tasty they can be on their own. These charming, flat little seeds are native to the Americas. They were a very important food to many Native American tribes –...

Rice Cracker Trail Mix

Ingredients  4 cups assorted rice crackers  3/4 cup dried apricots, halved lengthwise  3/4 cup lightly salted cashews  1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger and/or golden raisins Directions  In a medium bowl, stir together rice crackers, dried apricots, cashews, and ginger and/or raisins. Serve immediately. Makes 5-1/3 cups. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: PER SERVING: 102 cal., 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 78 mg sodium,...

Trail Mix Balls

Ingredients  1/3 cup honey  2 tablespoons water  1/3 cup peanut butter  1/2 teaspoon vanilla  3/4 cup crisp rice cereal  3/4 cup rolled oats, toasted*  1/3 cup dried fruit bits  1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels  1/4 cup lightly salted peanuts  1/4 cup unsweetened large flake coconut  1 tablespoon sesame seeds Directions  In a small saucepan, combine honey and the water; cook and stir over low heat until the honey liquefies. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla,...

Bowl Game Snack Mix

Ingredients  10 cups air-popped popcorn  Nonstick cooking spray  1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix  1 cup peanuts  1 cup golden raisins  1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds Directions  Remove uncooked kernels from popped corn. Place popped corn in a very large bowl; lightly coat popcorn with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle popcorn with taco seasoning mix; stir lightly to coat. Stir in peanuts, raisins, and pumpkin seeds.  Stir...

No Guilt Diabetic Snack & Party Mixes

Every good party needs a tasty snack mix to add a little crunch to the festivities. Here, we provide you with 10 diabetes-friendly options -- many that are low carb -- featuring different flavors in snack mixes, trail mixes, and delicious combinations of rice cereal, nuts, popcorn, and spices that everyone will love. Rice Cracker...

Perfect Veggie Juice for Diabetes

Prep Time:15 minutes Serving:2 Veggie Juice A drinkable salad with a little kick. Such a tangy little treat in a glass! Ingredients Chopped Romaine Hearts - 1 Cup Chopped Chives - 1/4 Cup Large Tomatoes - 2 Jalapenos - 1/4 Red Bell Pepper - 1 Celery Stalks - 2 Carrot - 1 Ice Cubes - optional Instructions Working in this order, process lettuce, chives, tomatoes,...
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