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...

Sweet Party Mix

Ingredients  Nonstick cooking spray  4 cups bite-size corn square cereal  3 cups bite-size rice square cereal  2 cups pretzel knots  2/3 cup sliced almonds  1/2 cup packed brown sugar  1/4 cup butter  2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup  1/8 teaspoon baking soda  3/4 cup dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries Directions  Lightly coat a large piece of foil with cooking spray; set aside. In a large roasting pan toss together corn cereal, rice cereal, pretzels,...

21 Superfoods for Diabetics That You Can Add to Your Diet

  Top 21 Superfoods for Diabetics 1. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is the #1 most important “food” to add to a diabetic’s diet. It has been proven conclusively to regulate blood sugar and curb carbohydrate cravings.  It has also been shown to help people lose weight naturally when taken 30 minutes prior to eating. 2. Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate...

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...

Diabetic-Friendly Strawberry Smoothies

Ingredients 2 cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries, whole 1 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt 1/2 cup lite cranberry juice 1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated Directions In a blender, combine frozen strawberries, yogurt, cranberry juice and splenda and blend until smooth. Poor smoothie in 3 glasses and serve immediately Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit Nutritional Info (per serving): Makes...

Sweet and Smoky Baked Eggs For Diabetic People

Makes: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 tomato half Ingredients 2 large ripe beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes 1 tsp. ground pepper 1 tsp. cumin 4 med. eggs 2 tsp. grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese Directions Preheat the oven to 350° F. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Scoop out the pulp and seeds, creating a “bowl” with about a ½-inch rim. Place the tomatoes cut side up in a greased glass baking...

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,...

Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Ingredients  Nonstick cooking spray  1 egg white  2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed  1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper  1/2 teaspoon salt  3 cups walnut pieces, hazelnuts (filberts), and/or whole almonds Directions  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; lightly coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a medium bowl, lightly...

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...

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) ...
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