Diabetic Thursday

It's Diabetic Thursday, time to check out how yummy, healthy, and easy diabetic food can be. Today's six yummy recipes include Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Baked Vanilla Custard. Enjoy!


Yield: 4 (1 cup) servings

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1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

3 cups combination sliced zucchini and yellow squash

1 cup sliced onion

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/3 cup minced fresh mint leaves

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 (4.75 oz) can prepared eggplant caponata

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add the zucchini and yellow squash and onion and saute for 5-7 minutes until tender, stirring often.

Remove the zucchini-yellow squash saute to a salad bowl. Add remaining ingredients and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 105; Protein: 2 g; Fat: 6 g; Sodium: 299 mg; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Dietary Fiber: 4 g; Sugars: 7 g; Carbohydrates: 11 g; Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 1 Fat


Yield: 4 servings

Serving size is 1/2 cup tuna, 1 cup vegetables, and 1/2 cup chickpeas.

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2 cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained

2 cups red or green bell pepper strips

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup sliced celery

2 tablespoons sliced green onions

1 cup sliced or shredded carrots

2 cups tuna (canned or from the salad bar)

2 tablespoons regular or garlic-flavored olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic or red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 325; Protein: 28 g; Fat: 10 g; Sodium: 483 mg; Cholesterol: 22 mg; Dietary Fiber: 9 g; Sugars: 7 g; Carbohydrates: 32 g; Exchanges: 1-1/2 Starch, 2 Vegetable, 3 Very Lean Meat, 1 Fat


Recipe Yield: Yield: 10 servings

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1 quart 2% milk

6 eggs

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

Sliced fresh fruit (optional)

Fresh mint (optional)

* May substitute 27 packets Equal sweetener


Heat milk just to boiling in medium saucepan. Let cool 5 minutes.

Beat eggs, Equal, vanilla and salt in large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in hot milk.

Pour mixture into ten 6-ounce custard cups or 1-1/2 quart glass casserole. Place custard cups or casserole in roasting pan. Pour 1 inch of hot water into roasting pan.

Bake, uncovered, in preheated 325F oven 50 to 60 minutes or until sharp knife inserted halfway between center and edge of custard comes out clean.

Remove custard cups or casserole from roasting pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Serve garnished with sliced fresh fruit and mint, if desired.


Traditional baked custard with half the calories. Made with Equal and reduced-fat milk, all the great flavor is still there. Garnished with fresh fruit and mint it looks good, too.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 90; Fat: 5 grams; Sodium: 124 mg; Cholesterol: 135 mg; Protein: 7 grams; Carbohydrates: 5 grams; Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 milk, 1/2 lean meat


Yield: 4 servings

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Source: Magic Menus for People with Diabetes


4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound total), trimmed of cartilage and fat

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 large shallot, minced

2/3 cup low-sodium, low-fat chicken broth

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/8 teaspoon marjoram

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated in small bowl water


Cut each chicken breast half into 6 equal parts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Saute chicken in oil over moderate heat, turning, until the chicken is just opaque throughout, 4-5 minutes.

Remove chicken with a slotted spoon. Add shallot to the skillet and sauté, stirring until softened, about 1 minute. Add broth, wine (much of the alcohol will evaporate, leaving only the flavor), marjoram, and tomatoes.

Bring to a boil over moderate heat and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Return the chicken to the skillet. Simmer, gently spooning the sauce over the chicken, until heated through. Simmer until sauce is reduced by half.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 177; Protein: 27 g; Fat: 5 g; Sodium: 155 mg; Cholesterol: 64 mg; Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Sugars: 2 g; Carbohydrates: 3 g; Exchanges: 4 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat


Yield: 8 servings

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Olive oil cooking spray

2 cups thinly sliced onions

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 focaccia (Italian flat bread, 10 ounces)

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)

2-3 ounces crumbled blue cheese

2 tablespoons grated fat-free Parmesan cheese


Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot.

Cook onions and garlic, covered, over medium heat until wilted, about 5 minutes. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until tender and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Stir in rosemary and season with salt and pepper.

Arrange onions on focaccia; sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes and cheeses. Bake at 350 degrees until focaccia is hot and cheese melted, about 15 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 146; Protein: 5.9 g; Fat: 3.5 g; Sodium: 354 mg; Cholesterol: 5.2 mg; Carbohydrates: 23.3 g; Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 1 Bread, 1/2 Fat


Source: Cinnamon Hearts

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1 prepared Angel Food cake (10 inches)

1 package (1.4 oz) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

1-1/2 cups milk (2%)

1 cup light sour cream

1 can (21oz) light cherry pie filling


Tear the Angel Food cake into bite size pieces. Press into an 11x17-inch baking dish.

In a mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix, milk and sour cream. Beat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Spread over the cake.

Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the top of the cake. Chill thoroughly until serving time.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 184; Fat: 3 g; Sodium: 319 mg; Cholesterol: 9 mg; Carbohydrates: 36 g; Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1-1/2 Bread/Starch; 1/2 Fat