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Diabetes Quick Fix: Tuna Casserole

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This casserole made with tuna, noodles, mushrooms and sauce brings back fond memories of a warm kitchen and a happy family meal. I developed this one-pot meal to re-create these flavors, but cut down on the chopping, cutting and cooking time.

Helpful Hints:

— Look for low-sodium, no-added-sugar pasta sauce.

— You can use any type of ...Read more

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Why canned foods can lead to inflammation and weight gain

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There’s nothing more convenient that heating up a bowl of canned soup. And when the weather is gloomy, there’s nothing more appealing than a warm bowl of soup. Even if you’re making your own soup, it’s likely you’ll open a can of some vegetable or an another.

But if you’re trying to eat healthier — especially if you’re watching ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Kung Pao Chicken with Chinese Noodles

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With thoughts of Chinese New Year, here is a quick and easy Chinese-inspired dinner. Spicy, flavorful Kung Pao Chicken is a popular Chinese dish. It’s topped with a sauce of garlic, ginger, red chili peppers and soy sauce.

Small red chili peppers have different names and origins. A common name is bird pepper. They are very hot. Dried ones can...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Pesto and Bean Soup

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A simple pesto sauce adds body and flavor to this soup. Prepared reduced-fat pesto sauce shortens the preparation time.

This recipe calls for acini di pepe, which is a very small pasta that is perfect for soups. You can use orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, or any type of small pasta. You can also use any leftover pasta you have. Break it up into ...Read more

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'Invisible fiber' can make cake, pizza healthier

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Move over, Metamucil. There’s a new fiber in town.

Scientists from RMIT University in Australia have created FiberX, a modified starch product that can be added to food to increase fiber content. The best part is it won’t affect the food’s taste, color or texture.

“We can now add extra fiber to foods like white bread and other staples ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Chicken in Red Wine with Parsley Noodles

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Chicken cooked in a rich, red wine sauce is a French classic. This quick version captures the French flavors without the fuss.

Helpful Hints:

— Look for skinless chicken legs with the bone or remove the skin before cooking.

— You can use dried linguine instead of fresh. Boil for 10 minutes.

— A quick way to chop parsley is to snip the ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Vietnamese Crab Soup

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This soup is filled with the fragrant flavors of Southeast Asia. As with most Asian dishes, it takes a little longer to prepare the ingredients, but then it takes less than 10 minutes to cook.

Lemon grass adds a special lemon flavor. It looks something like a scallion, but the stalks are a pale green color. Use the white bulbous end for the ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Red Flannel Hash

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Red Flannel Hash is a tasty mixture of beef, potatoes and beets. It’s a New England specialty and takes its name and color from the red beets.

This is a great recipe for leftover meat and potatoes. Simply add them to a skillet with some diced canned beets and the sauce ingredients from this recipe.

Helpful Hints:

— You can substitute ...Read more

 

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