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Diabetes: Banana and Flaxseed Muffins

A delicious, moist twist on the traditional banana muffin. Flax adds texture and healthy fats!

Banana and Flaxseed Muffins

1 cup white all purpose flour
1 cup Seeds, flax, ground
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp table salt
1 cup Banana, fresh, mashed, about 2 bananas
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 eggs
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, optional

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Diabetes: About Fresh fruits

Transform fresh fruit into interesting and delicious creations!

Nature offers many sweet choices for eating well: juicy red cherries, plump purple plums, and orange, luscious tangerines and many more. You can enjoy fresh fruits as they come: whole or perhaps sliced. But with minimal work, you can transform fresh fruit into lively snacks, side dishes, desserts and meals.

  • Grilled fruit slices Cut apples, pears or peaches into chunks, brush lightly with canola oil and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place on skewers or wrap in foil. Grill on low heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Peach honey spread In a bowl, add 1 sliced peach, 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mash with a fork until the mixture is the consistency of chunky applesauce. Serve as a topping for Continue reading Diabetes: About Fresh fruits

Diabetes: Apples with dip

This healthy “Apples with dip” is a perfect dip for a sunny spring day on the deck. By using fat-free cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese, you save 143 calories and 19 grams of fat — most of which is saturated fat — in each serving.

Apples with dip

8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
1/2 cup orange juice
4 apples, cored and sliced

Directions

Place the cream cheese on the counter to allow it to soften, about 5 minutes.

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Diabetes: Grilled pineapple

Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C. One-half cup pineapple provides 12 milligrams of vitamin C — about 20 percent of your daily need for vitamin C.

Grilled pineapple

For the marinade
2 tablespoons dark honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 firm yet ripe pineapple
8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes, or metal skewers
1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
1 tablespoon grated lime zest Continue reading Diabetes: Grilled pineapple

Diabetes: Fresh fruit kebabs

These kebabs work well with any type of fruit, including more exotic types such as star fruit, kumquats or prickly pears. To prevent fruit from browning, dip in pineapple or orange juice.

Fresh fruit kebabs

4 ounces low-fat, sugar-free lemon yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
4 to 6 pineapple chunks
4 to 6 strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1/2 banana, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
4 to 6 red grapes
4 wooden skewers

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice and lime zest. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Thread 1 of each fruit onto the skewer. Repeat with the other skewers until the fruit is gone. Serve with the lemon lime dip.

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