Diabetics and non-diabetics alike will enjoy these delicious recipes.  There is no use for two menus when cooking for a diabetic.  All of these recipes are diabetic-friendly and non-diabetics won't even realize they are eating diabetic-friendly foods.

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Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Swiss Steak Meal
CROCKPOT SWISS STEAK

1 tbsp whole-wheat flour

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 tsp dry mustard

1 1/2 to 2 lbs round steak, trimmed of fat

1 tbsp canola oil

1 cup sliced onions

1 lb carrots, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

1 can (14.5-oz) whole tomatoes

2 tsp Splenda brown sugar blend

1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

In a pie pan or shallow bowl combine the flours, salt, pepper, and dry mustard.  Cut the steak into pieces to fit in the cooker and dredge in the flour mixture. 

Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet and brown meat on both sides; place meat in the crockpot or slow cooker.  Add the onions and carrots to the cooker.

Combine the tomatoes with liquid, Splenda brown sugar blend, and Worcestershire sauce; pour mixture into cooker.  Place lid on cooker and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours or on high 3 to 5 hours.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Approximate per serving: 236 calories, 18 g carbs, 23 g protein


 
SMOKED TURKEY SALAD SANDWICHES

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt

1/4 cup dill relish

2 cups chopped deli smoked turkey breast

1/2 cup thinly sliced celery

4 whole-grain sandwich rolls

4 lettuce leaves

1 medium tomato, sliced

In a large mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise and yogurt. Stir in the relish. Add the turkey and celery; toss to combine the mixture well.

Divide the mixture between the 4 sandwich rolls and add a lettuce leaf and tomato slices to each sandwich.

FROZEN GRAPES WITH CHOCOLATE

1 cup seedless grapes (green, purple, or my favorite - mixed)

1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

1 tsp fat-free milk

1/2 tsp powdered sugar*

Wash grapes and remove stems; drain and dry completely on paper towels.  Place on a baking sheet in a single layer.  Freeze from 2 hours up to 2 days.

About 5 minutes before serving, melt the chocolate chips with the milk in a small microwavable cup just until chocolate is melted, cooking just a few seconds at a time, stirring after each to melt chocolate.

Remove grapes from freezer and place into 2 servings dishes.  Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the grapes and drizzle with the chocolate.  Serve immediately. 

Yield: 2 servings of approximately 80 calories, 1 g protein and 18 g carbs each.

Enjoy!