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Diabetes Quick Fix: Mediterranean Steak with Minted Couscous

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Enjoy this sauteed steak flavored with the bounty of the Mediterranean -- olives, walnuts and capers -- in just 15 minutes.

Precooked, packaged couscous takes only 5 minutes to make. It's made from semolina flour and is, in fact, a form of pasta rather than what many people think is a grain. You just boil water, remove from heat, add the ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Veal Milanese with Spaghettini Pomodoro

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Veal Milanese is a classic veal dish with a light, crisp breaded coating that is always a winner. Traditionally this veal dish is served with pasta and tomato sauce.

The terms cutlets and scallops are both used when describing a cut of veal. In both cases they refer to a thin cut that can be cooked quickly.

Helpful Hints:

-- Spaghettini is ...Read more

'All calories are not alike': Cutting carbs instead of calories keeps weight off, study says

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In a study of overweight people maintaining weight loss, those on a low-carbohydrate diet burned about 250 more calories per day than those on a high-carbohydrate diet.

The study of 164 people, published Wednesday by The BMJ medical journal, notes the challenge of maintaining weight loss in the face of the resulting hunger and metabolism ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Chili Chicken with Southwestern Barley Salad

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This Chili Chicken is full of hot, spicy Southwestern flavors, and is delicious served over a bed of lettuce with Green Onion Dressing. The side dish is made with barley. It is a versatile cereal grain with a rich, nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency.

Helpful Hints:

-- Look for pearl barley.

-- Diced fresh onions can...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Autumn colors, flavors inspired this cider pork dish

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When I saw the markets filled with autumn colors and flavors, golden jugs of cider, green and orange squash and an array of colorful nuts, I was inspired to create this cider pork. It's simple to make and I find the apple flavor enhances the pork and rosemary.

Helpful Hints:

-- To save time, wash the squash but do not peel it.

-- To quickly ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Veau aux Oranges (Veal in Orange Sauce) and Broccoli Rice Pilaf

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Veal doesn't have to be a company-only dish. This dinner of Veal in Orange Sauce and Broccoli Rice Pilaf doesn't take long to make. In fact, the veal itself cooks in less than 5 minutes. The secret is to carefully cook the thin slices of veal. If veal is overcooked, it will be tough and dry and even a good sauce won't help.

A pilaf is a rice ...Read more

Myth or no myth: What you should know about the college 'Freshmen Fifteen' weight gain

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College freshmen are well into their first semester right now, and chances are they have heard of the term "the Freshmen Fifteen."

That's what putting on 15 pounds of weight gain during the first year of college is called. That first year is often the first time college students are making all of the decisions on their food options.

A lot of ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Roast Beef Hash with Mixed Green Salad

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Roast beef, shiitake mushrooms and fresh thyme transform a '50s-style hash to a modern version that takes only 20 minutes to make. This hash keeps well. Make double, if you have time.

Helpful Hints:

-- Ask deli to cut roast beef into a 1/2-inch thick slice. It can then easily be cut into cubes.

-- Any type of canned beans can be used in the ...Read more

Eat this, not that: New FoodSwitch app helps you shop for healthier options

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CHICAGO -- Millions of Americans have tried a digital approach to nutrition -- like the carb-counting Atkins app or Weight Watchers' point system or the ever popular MyFitnessPal.

Northwestern Medicine has joined the mix with FoodSwitch, which dubs itself "a nutritionist whispering in your ear." As you grocery shop, the app allows you to scan ...Read more


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