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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Diabetic Snacker The Cooking Loft Tv Series review for cooks at home fans


I found the new premiere episode Saturday of "The Cooking Loft" to be very good.
In fact I was really suprised to learn so much about tomatoes in juat half an hour. I would never even have pondered the idea of having a tomato in a dessert. But I'd have to say anything that involves caramel in anyway, I'm down with it!



No really, I thought she showed a lot of nice features about tomatoes and several new uses for them. I don't think I'll be putting a big juicy steak on top of them but I may start adding more tomatoes to my diet regimen. I'm not really a huge fan of tomatoes but I'm working on it.



I know that everything I do eat with them it makes it taste better but I just can't quite understand how anyone loves them roasted or even just raw. I always think they are needing something else to make them taste better.

We welcome your comments or tips, recipes.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dinner Tonight? Smorgasbord At Home! Diabetic Snacker What's On The Menu?






Tonight's dinner is going to be a little experiment we're having. We couldn't decide what we wanted but we knew it had to be something barbecued. So we are going to have our own little smorgasbord of meats you might say. We've got a mini crockpot going with 2 huge bonelss chicken breasts in them. We have the large crockpot going also on low with pork spareribs in it. And we what the oven going at 350 degrees with a rack of Baby Back Ribs and a small Chuck Roast! It was clean out the freezer night I guess around here. We put our bbq rib rub on all the meats and placed them in the crockpots early this morning. It's going to be a filling supper with green beans, buns and bbq potato chips. I guess we all will just take some of each meat and see what we like best and go from there.

Does your family ever do this? It seems a little strange but it sure does smell awfully good in here right now! I can't wait for all the meats to be done. They would have to be excellent slow cooked all day the way they are doing. I expect perfection and all without doing a single thing. Ok, I am going to boil a few mini corn on the cobs that sounds pretty easy.






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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Diabetic Snacker Says Philly CheeseSteak Sandwiches are good in small portioned sizes






Tonight we are going to try to make us our own version of a healthier Philly CheesSteak sandwich. Well at least mine will be fairly healthy for me. I intend to have some diced bits of onions with mine which is off llimit to my kids as they haven't yet discovered how anything & everything tastes better with onions. I keep trying to tell them this fact but they just turn a deaf ear towards me. Someday I guess they will know better. They will only use onion powder in any recipes they use and then only sparingly at best.



We bought cubed steak this time to experiment with. It's already been tenderized from the butcher so that should help quite a bit. We are going to slice them with a knife super thin if we can and then just place them in a skillet over medium heat. Wer'e going to add salt, pepper and onion powder to the meat mixture and just keep moving it around in the skillet. Sort of like a stir fry just no vegeatables allowed, ha ha. Heaven forbid if they were to eat a vegetable around here.



We're going to wrap the buns in foil after adding our meat and cheese to them and put them in the oven to keep warm for a few minutes so all the juices and flavors can marry together. Of course they will be using the giant submarine rolls they bought that are 42 carbs in each bun. (I'm sure they'll eat 2!) While I on the other hand will be having mine on a whole wheat hot dog bun with only 24 grams of carbohydrates. I'm just going to use a slice of american cheese on mine, I'd be afraid to count how many they might put on theirs.



I'll let you know how it goes in a bit.

Update: They turned out ok but not as good as I thought they would be. I guess we didn't slice the meat thinly enough. Maybe we could have added more seasonings too. Perhaps some garlic salt next time would have been better. The meat was kind of chewy in texture. Next time around I will put this meat seasoned and in the crock pot after slicing so it will melt in your mouth. At least my number was good, 120!



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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Salmon Types,Locations & Species Diabetic Snacker Low Fat Meal Planning Recipes Ideals






Everything You Want To Know About The Different Salmon Species
By G Entp7



Did you know that there are five species of Pacific salmon and
one species of Atlantic salmon? Further, did you know that all

5
species of Pacific salmon run wild in Alaska?



We’re proud of our wild salmon here in Alaska, and rightly so.
On the one hand the wild salmon are great sport fish and we
Alaskans love to spend gorgeous summer weekends challenging
them.

On the other hand our commercial fisheries are healthy and
self-sustaining. They are able to catch enough wild salmon to
satisfy most of the world wide demand for fresh wild fillets in
the restaurants and packaged wild salmon on grocery store
shelves.



King Salmon


The Chinook salmon is nicknamed king salmon in Alaska. It is
the official Alaska state fish.

Description

Of all the Pacific salmon the king is the largest. A 97-pound
king was caught by a sport fisherman in 1986 on the Kenai

River.
In 1949 a 126 pound king was caught commercially near
Petersburg, Alaska. Typically king salmon weigh 30 pounds and
above.

The king is lightly and irregularly spotted on their blue-green
back. They also have a black pigment along their gum line.
Spawning kings in fresh water range in color from red to copper
to almost black.

Life Cycle

All species of Pacific salmon hatch in fresh water, spend part
of their life cycle in the ocean, then return to fresh water to
spawn.

The king salmon generally live 5 to 7 years, though they can
mature by their second to third year. As a result the kings in

a
spawning run can vary greatly in size. A mature 3-year old may
only weigh 4 pounds while a mature 7-year old may exceed 50
pounds.

The young king salmon feed on plankton and insects during their
fresh water period. During their second year they migrate to

the
ocean where they grow rapidly.

Some kings make immense spawning migrations. For example, many
of the Yukon River kings will migrate over 2,000 miles during a
60 day period to reach the streams and headwaters in Yukon
Territory, Canada.

Taste

The king salmon has a rich flavor, firm flesh, and a pleasing
red color. Kings caught at the mouth of the Yukon River have a
huge store of oil in their flesh for their long upriver
migration. The result is an extra-rich flavor, much prized

among
those who love salmon.



Sockeye Salmon


The Sockeye salmon is also called the red salmon due to the
bright red color of its flesh, and it is the second most
abundant salmon species in Alaska.

Description

Sockeye salmon are the slimmest and most streamlined of the 5
species of Pacific salmon. They differ from kings, silvers, and
pink salmon by the lack of large black spots, and they differ
from chum salmon by having more gill rakers on the first gill.

Sockeye are generally a greenish-blue color with silver sides
and a white or silver belly.

During the spawning season the Sockeye males develop a humped
back and a hooked jaw. Both male and female Sockeye turn
brilliant to dark red as they head upriver to their spawning
grounds.

Life Cycle

After hatching during the winter and spending a few months in
the river gravels, the juvenile Sockeye spend 1 to 3 years in
freshwater before migrating to the ocean.

The Sockeye spend 1 to 4 years in the ocean, ranging thousands
of miles while feeding and then returning to the same

freshwater
system where they were born. They reach an average size of 4 to
8 pounds, sometimes reaching in excess of 15 pounds.

Bristol Bay, in southwestern Alaska, annually harvests the
largest number of Sockeye salmon in the world. About 10 million
to 30 million Sockeye are caught during a short season that
lasts only a few weeks.

Taste

The Sockeye salmon has an exquisitely rich flavor due to the
high concentration of oils. It is an excellent source of

Omega-3
fatty acids. The rich red flesh color is maintained throughout
cooking which results in a beautiful presentation. Some people
consider the Sockeye to be the most flavorful of all the salmon
species.



Silver Salmon


Coho salmon are known as silver salmon in Alaska and are an
excellent game fish.

Description

Coho salmon have bright silver sides and have small black spots
on their back.

Spawning salmon of both sexes develop red to maroon colored
sides. The males develop a hooked snout with large teeth.

Life History

Juvenile silvers live in ponds and lakes formed by rivers and
streams. They generally spend one to three years in the streams
and may spend as many as 5 winters in lakes before migrating to
the ocean.

Silvers stay in the ocean, where they grow quickly, for about
18 months before returning to their home streams. They weigh
from 8 to 12 pounds, but can range up to 31 pounds. Their

length
ranges from 25 to 35 inches.

Taste

The flesh color of silver salmon is orange-red and is retained
during cooking. The texture is firm and the fat content is

high.
The taste is a pleasing full salmon flavor, slightly milder

than
that of the Sockeye. The size of a fillet is larger than that

of
the Sockeye, and it is a prized fish for cooking.



Pink Salmon


Pink salmon are also known as the humpback in Alaska. Prior to
spawning the pink salmon develops a pronounced hump on its

back.

Description

The color of the pink salmon is generally a bright steely blue
on top and silver on the sides. It has many large black spots

on
its back and over the entire tail fin. It has small scales and
its flesh is pink, befitting its name.

The spawning pink salmon develops an olive green to black color
on its back with a light-colored to white belly. It develops a
very pronounced hump and hooked jaws.

Life Cycle

The young pink salmon hatch during the winter and spend a few
months in the river gravels. During the spring they migrate
downstream to the ocean. They feed along the beaches before
moving out further into the ocean.

Like all salmon, the pinks grow rapidly in the ocean but they
are the smallest of the Pacific salmon species. The pinks reach
a size of about 3 to 5 pounds and about 20 to 24 inches in
length.

The pink salmon spends only two years in the ocean. This two
year pattern causes distinct odd-year and even-year cycles

which
are unrelated to each other.

When the pinks return to freshwater, they are the most abundant
of the Pacific salmon species. They do not migrate far upriver,
but generally spawn within a few miles of the mouth of the
river. As with the other Pacific species both male and female
pinks will die within a couple of weeks of spawning.

Taste

The pink salmon has a delicate, mild flavor and a light flesh
color. About 80% of harvested pinks are canned and are the most
common salmon species found on grocery store shelves.



Chum Salmon


Sometimes called “dog salmon” in Alaska; the chum salmon is a
traditional source of dried fish for winter use.

Description

Chum salmon have a metallic greenish-blue back surface with
fine black spots. They resemble sockeye and silver salmon so
closely that one needs to examine their gills and fins closely
to make a positive identification.

When nearing fresh water the chum salmon develops noticeable
vertical bars of green and purple, which gives them another
nickname, calico salmon?

The spawning chum develops the typical hooked jaws like other
Pacific salmon and large teeth, which partially accounts for
their other nickname, dog salmon.

Life Cycle

As with pink salmon, the young chum do not spend much time in
fresh water before migrating out into the ocean. They feed near
the mouths of their streams for a period before forming schools
and moving further out into the ocean.

The chums spend 3 to 5 years in salt water, growing rapidly
after entering the ocean. They generally range in size from 7

to
18 pounds, sometimes reaching 30 pounds in weight.

When the chums return to fresh water they often spawn in the
same areas as the pinks, not migrating far up river. One major
exception to this pattern is the chum salmon population of the
Yukon River. Some of these chums migrate 2000 miles upriver to
spawn in Yukon Territory of Canada. These chums have a very

high
fat content in preparation for their long migration.

Taste

Chum salmon have a mild, delicate flavor with a medium red
flesh color. However, Yukon River chums, with their higher fat
content, have a rich, full flavor similar to Kings and Sockeye.



Atlantic Salmon


Atlantic salmon are not native to the Pacific coast but are
raised in large numbers in pens. They run wild on the Atlantic
coast only. The Atlantic salmon found in markets are
farm-raised, generally originating in salmon farms off Chile or
British Columbia, Canada.

Description

Atlantic salmon in the wild have silvery sides and belly with
greenish-blue coloration on its back.

Spawning Atlantic salmon develop blackish fins and purplish
coloration and reddish spots. Surviving adults are dark in
color.

Here’s a tried-and-true hard candy recipe, straight from the
pages of Cooking for American Homemakers. I have used this gem
for many years for lollypop making and it is first rate for
making the “medium:”

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup water (herbal tea)
vegetable coloring (optional)

Mix sugar, herbal tea and corn syrup and cook over low heat
stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils. Continue
boiling without stirring until a small amount is very brittle
when dropped into cold water. Wash away crystals from side of
pan with a damp cloth. Cook slowly at end so that the syrup

will
not discolor. Remove from the heat and add color. Either drop
quickly from the tip of a spoon onto a greased surface or into
prepared hard candy molds. Allow to harden and cool completely
before removing. You can roll them in powdered sugar and wrap

in
plastic wrap or waxed paper for storage.

For gift giving, why not add a personal touch by pressing some
of the fresh herbs between waxed paper and use to decorate or
wrap your gift box. Add a nice tag listing the herbs that you
used for a professional look.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Diabetic Snacker Dried Fruits Tips use these pantry items to spice up every meal







Dried fruit will chop much easier if you place it in the freezer one hour before you plan to start chopping it. They are nice to have around to go in recipes. Diabetics should always have a supply of different flavors around in their pantry. They now come in a multitude of flavors. You can get:


pineapple,figs,raisins,plums,dates,peaches,cranberries,blueberries,mixed fruits,banana chips and many more.






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Saturday, August 23, 2008

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Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes Diabetic Snacker





This is from eatingwell.com

Vanilla Ice Cream for Ice Cream Maker








Here’s a simple recipe for low-fat vanilla ice cream. Our

version has all the richness you’ll need but about 90 fewer

calories than store-bought premium ice cream and a whopping 15

grams less total fat and 10 grams less saturated fat per

serving.




Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each (1 quart)

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 2 3/4 hours (including 2 hours chilling time)






From Eatingwell.com:

EASE OF PREPARATION: Moderate

1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin

1 tablespoon water.

3 cups low-fat milk, divided.

3 large egg yolks.

1 14-ounce can nonfat sweetened condensed milk.

1 vanilla bean.





1. Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand,

stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice

cream. .

2. Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Cut vanilla bean

in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds into the milk and add the

pod. .

3. Heat the milk mixture over medium heat until steaming. Whisk

egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Gradually pour

in the hot milk, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to

the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden

spoon, until the back of the spoon is lightly coated, 3 to 5

minutes. Do not bring to a boil or the custard will curdle.
4. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean

large bowl.
Add the softened gelatin and whisk until melted.

Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate

until chilled, at least 2 hours. .

5. Whisk the ice cream mixture and pour into the canister of an

ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up

before serving.




NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving:.
202 calories; 3 g fat (1 g

sat, 1 g mono); 89 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 9 g

protein; 0 g fiber; 104 mg sodium; 477 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Calcium (25% daily value).
2 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 1 low-fat milk













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I've decided that I feel the best when my blood glucose number is about 119 or so. What numbers work best for others of you? I know when I hit a 79 I feel like total crap about to pass out & dizzy. I saq a tv commerical today where a lady mentioned when her number goes down to 30 she feels bad. I don't think I ever want to let my number get down that low if I can help it! What are some of the tricks you use to help keep your number at a comfortable rate? I'd love to know.
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Friday, August 22, 2008

Diabetic Snacker Today's Diabetic Neurologist Visit Had Some Answers


Well today was my first neurologist visit. (sorry if mispelld). It went better than I thought it would. At least I felt they were very concerned about my problems and they seemed to be very good at their job. Why do doctor's have to have so many darn tests run! You give them all your symptoms and they put you thru all kinds of silly tests just to tell you yes it's probably diabetic neuropathy but you'll need to do another test before we can be sure. I mean come on does everyone have to have a piece of the pie or what? !!
So now I get to have the pleasure of getting an appointment for a emg so they can stick little probes all over my legs and feet and stick me. I don't think it's going to be very enjoyable on my part for sure. I'm sure it will hurt! Today they stuc a little pin all up & down my legs and feet just so they could see that I couldn't feel a thing till it was about up to my knees. I think they enjoy that part of their job a little too much! At least they are going to change a couple of my medications and see if I have any better results.

I also have been having a lot of short term memory loss and total confusion on my part which is another reason they are going to change a couple of my meds. I would recommend anyone that is diabetic and having this type of problem go see this type of doctors like I did. They are going to send me to get an MRI brain scan to make sure nothing bigger is going on. Too bad McDreamy won't be there!



Update 8/27/08 You know I already can feel a small difference in my feet already form the medicines they either changed me to or just from getting off two that I was already taking. I urge you to go see one of these doctor's maybe it would help you. I'm hoping I will see even more improvement over the next few weeks. But, hey any little tiny bit of any pain that goes away is better than having it all 24 hours a day now isn't it? Here's to all of us living pain free in the future!





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Monday, August 18, 2008

Diabetic Snacker Actual Menu With my diabetes blood sugar Test Numbers











I thought it might be helpful to others if I were to list the meals and foods I am actually eating everyday. I take my blood sugar test 2 hours after eating a meal or snack. Maybe you can find a different combination of a meal or snack you could have that might work for you.

Of course you'll also see numbers that didn't work for me as well as I had hoped. Remember these are just what I have eaten. They are not all healthy meals that I would recommend for everyone.

I just don't like many vegetables and I hate salads but I'm trying to eat healthier. I will try to categorize by types of meats and or type of meals as best as I can, as I am a big meat lover.

This list will help me keep track of what I can eat and shouldn't eat. I don't eat lunch really just a small healthy snack u

sually or a fruit serving. I've been keeping a notebook of all the meals I eat. I will be adding to this list everyday from my notebook until I have them all listed. I hope this can help someone else.
Extra numbers mean I've had the meal more than once.



All BREAKFASTS:




Each will be set up in this format:

(The Meal) The name of the meal *the test number:

(The Meal) Bacon Eggs & Potatoes #89


2 toasts oven baked with fat free margarine 1 tsp

2 real bacon slices

3 medium scrambled eggs

1/4 cup potatoes sauted in 1 tsp olive oil




(The Meal) Waffles & Turkey Sausage #121


Waffles 2 whole wheat

1/4 cup Cary's sugar free Syrup

Turkey Sausage Patties 2

Milk 2% 8oz




ALL DINNERS:



**BEEF:



(The Meal) BBQ Pulled Beef Sandwich #125


BBQ Sandwich 3oz

1/4 cup sauerkraut

whole wheat small bun




(The Meal) Beef Roast Dinner #120


Beef Roast Dinner 4oz

small potato cooked in with meat

small apple

1/2 cup green beans

1 whole wheat bread 2tsp light margarine




(The Meal) Bacon Cheeseburger #136


4oz Burger

1 whole wheat small hamburger bun

1 Oscar Mayer Lite Hot Dog no bun

Small Baked Potato

2 tbsp fat free margarine

sprinkle of Butter Buds seasoning

1/2 cup Green Beans

Orange







(The Meal) Chili Dinner #140


1 cup real chili recipe with beans
added 1/2 cup pinto beans to my bowl
7 saltine crackers
1 tsp peanut butter on 1 of the crackers


Notes: I miss having milk with this meal
I would leave off 1/2 the pinto beans
need to add onions






(The Meal) Hamburger #152


49z ground chuck hamburger
cooked diced onions
1 whole wheat bun
3oz shoestring fries oven ore-ida

Notes: these fries are good in oven






(The Meal) Hamburger Sandwich #116, #109


hamBurger 4oz regular ground beef

whole wheat english muffin

1 slice american cheese

2 tsp diced onion

1/2 cup green beans cooked in garlic

10 tater tots deep fried





(The Meal) #144


4oz Burger angus beef

deep fried texas crispers fries ore-ida

deep fried 1 onion ring ore-ida

turkey bacon 2 slices

whole wheat bun

diced onions




(The Meal) Cheeseburger #153


4oz Cheeseburger

real bun

small baked potato

1 tsp real margarinea




(The Meal) #142


Hot dogs ball park lite 2

1 whole wheat hot dog bun

16 muncho's chips





(The Meal) Baby Back Ribs #103, #104, #102, #109


Ribs baby back barbecued 4 ribs

1/2 cup green beans

medium sweet potato plain

baked apple




(The Meal) Baby Back Ribs #130, #132


Ribs baby back barbecued 4 ribs

1/2 large baked potato

1/2 cup green beans

1 tbsp light margarine





(The Meal) Beef Stew *182

1 cup beef stew original method
2 pcs. small cornbread original method
1 banana





(The Meal) Country Fried Steak #115

wheat flour breading,seasoned salt,pepper
1/2 cup sweet potato fries
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 cup country gravy mccormicks



(The Meal) Deli Roast Beef #152


4oz Deli Roast Beef Thin Sliced
1/4 cup mccormick brown gravy
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
2 whole wheat bread






(The Meal) Meatball Sub #115


6 meatballs cooked in ragu parmesan & romano sauce
1 whole wheat hot dog bun
1/2 cup green beans
1 slice round provolone cheese


Notes: add some crunchy chips












(The Meal) Ribye Steak #128

3oz Steak
small baked potato
1tbsp light margarine
sprinkled butter buds
1/2 cup green beans







(The Meal) Ribeye Steak #147


Steak 4oz ribeye marinated olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper

large sweet potato plain

whole wheat hot dog bun

ball park lite hot dog

1/2 cup green beans




(The Meal) Spaghetti #95, #134, #152, #123


Spaghetti 2oz dry

3oz beef drained well

2 whole wheat garlic toast oven baked (olive oil, garlic powder)

1/2 cup ragu sauce parmesan & romano
parmesan cheese sprinkled on



(The Meal)Spahetti #138


Spahetti large fiesta platter full huge amount

1 mozzerella stick deep fried

1/2 cup ragu parmesan & romano flavor

italian bread slice with oregano, garlic powder, parm cheese



(The Meal) Spaghetti #136


Spaghetti 1oz dry

3" square garlic loaf pepperidge farm with extra mozzerella

1/2 cup ragu, added oregano

small orange










(The Meal) Tacos # 161


2 whole wheat soft shell tacos
only meat & cheese
34 baked cheeto's

Notes: add a vegetable
half the cheeto's




(The Meal)Beef Tacos #143, #130


Tacos 2 whole wheat soft shells (south beach)

with beef and cheese and onion

1/2 cup pinto beans

2 tortilla chips

Notes:Very Good



(the Meal Beef Tacos #136


Tacos 2 whole wheat soft shells

1/2 cup green beans

small apple

small orange

1 tbsp crunchy onion pcs.
Notes:I don't like green beans with tacos



(The Meal) Vegetable Soup #146


Vegetable Soup 1 cup tomato based

2 small cornbread muffins healthy recipe

2 crackers

milk 2%




**CHICKEN:











(The Meal) Baked Chicken # 130


baked chicken breast 5oz
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup green beans
1 small roll
1/2 cup sugar free jello
2 tbsp sugar free cool whip


Notes:excellent meal












(The Meal) #




Notes:











**DRINKS:



diet pepsi

wyler's sugar free lemonade mixes

water

sugar free tang drink mix




**PIZZA:



**PORK:



**TURKEY:




**RESTAURANT MEALS**



mostly all high numbers trying to find my accepted amounts I can have from these type of places. As you can see pizza is my weakness.





Gallagher's Pizza

(The Meal) #150 I thought it'd be a lot more!

2 slices pizza saus/pepperoni
1 bite size piece of a stromboli
4" chunk of cheesy garlic bread (pasquale's)
1/2 cup green beans

White Castle's



(The Meal) #141


2 hamburgers

1 fish sandwich

16 Muncho potato crisps




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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Top 10 Celebrity Chefs 2008 List of ten names Diabetic Snacker Let's Cook!


Here's the top ten celebrity chefs according
to forbes.com:



By DLS


1. Rachael Ray: $18 million

2. Wolfgang Puck: $16 million


3. Gordon Ramsay: $7.5 million


4. Nobu Matsuhisa: $5 million


5. Alain Ducasse: $5 million


6. Mario Batali: $3 million


7. Paula Deen: $4.5 million


8. Tom Colicchio: $2 million


9. Bobby Flay: $1.5 million


10. Anthony Bourdain: $1.5 million









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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hypoglycemia Symptoms & Tips for Diabetics Diabetic Snacker


I think we all should be aware of these symptoms & tips for people to help us thru these difficult times if we need them. Make sure you copy this & post it on your refrigerator or put in your desk at work. Let people know you are a diabetic incase of an emergency situation you will be so thankful that you did.



Symptoms of Hypoglycemia include some or all:





Shakiness


Dizziness


Sweating


Hunger



headache


Pale Skin Color


Sudden Moodiness


Sudden behavior Changes


Sudden Crying for no reason


Clumsiness

Jerky sudden movements


Seizure


Cannot pay attention


Confusion


Tingling around the mouth








The QUICKEST Way to raise your sugar level if you feel it's super low:





1/2 cup fruit juice


regular soda



5-6 pieces regular candies




If you PASS OUT people should:





Call 911 Immediately!


Do Not inject insulin


Do not give you any foods or drinks


Do not put their hands in your mouth




Inject glucagon if possible



Some people have no symptoms of hypoglycemia. They may lose consciousness without ever knowing their blood glucose levels were dropping.

If you have any other symptoms or things that have helped you through this I'd love to hear them.





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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Healthy Eating For Diabetes Patients Diabetic Snacker









Healthy Eating For Diabetes Patients

By Jacob Mabille



When faced with the diagnoses of Diabetes, there is much that
the healthcare provider can do to help patients today. However,
eating right is something the patient can—and must—do for
themselves. Food and blood glucose levels walk hand in hand for
Diabetes sufferers, making mealtime an effective method to keep
the disease at bay. The subsequent article discusses how eating
right can lead to better health and solid management of a
complicated disease.



For many, the do-it-yourself method of food regulation is
difficult. Changing eating habits is hard to do. There are new
diet trends offered seasonally each year for people continually
searching for a way to eat right. One important fact for the
diabetic to keep in mind is that healthy eating for them is very
nearly on par for healthy eating for everyone else—it’s just
that healthy eating is a must rather than an option. Healthy
eating is comprised of a wide variety of foods with balanced
meals that range with carbohydrates, proteins and fat. All
calories must be accounted for, so keeping a food diary is a
good way to start your journey into a healthy eating lifestyle.



For the diabetes sufferer, meals must be planned to keep blood
glucose levels safely under control. Intake must be carefully
weighed against insulin doses, medication and exercise to avoid
extreme fluctuation of blood glucose levels. Meal planning may
seem like a novelty at first, but after a week or two, you can
recycle your plans and accomplish your healthy eating lifestyle
more rapidly than you may have thought possible. Most healthcare
providers will refer diabetes patients to a dietician or
nutritionist to discuss a healthy eating plan. Talk about what
you like to eat and find out if it can be worked into an eating
plan.



A dietician will also be able to inform you about calorie
counting, counting fat grams, counting carbohydrate grams,
counting sodium grams, counting food exchanges, and any of your
own individual goals for keeping healthy and maintaining an
active lifestyle. Dieticians that have experience working with
diabetic patients will provide you with a new way to look at
food and eating so that the diabetes can be managed
successfully.



While preparing your healthy eating plan you should also
discuss your activities, your target range for blood glucose
levels and how you may be able to prevent other diseases simply
by eating healthy. Whether you have gestational, type 1 or type
2 diabetes, you will want to include as wide a variety of foods
as possible. Use the standard food pyramid as a good rule of
thumb when planning your daily intakes. To keep your body
nutritionally happy, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and
minerals in proper proportion are necessary.



Sources of carbohydrates include bread, grains, pasta, fruit,
vegetables, legumes, and dairy products. Excellent protein
sources are poultry, meats, dairy products, eggs and fish. For
fat, look to meat, dairy products, nuts and oils. Most patients,
however, need to keep weight under control, so focusing on good
carbohydrates and protein becomes increasingly more important
fat intake. Your caloric intake must be spent wisely and it’s
best to avoid fats from bacon, bacon grease, butter, lard, cream
cheese and coconut oil. If you crave sweets, consider using
artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to keep your blood
glucose levels in check.



While a dietician will be able to individualize your healthy
eating plan, there are some general tips that all diabetes
patients can keep in mind when it comes to eating healthy:



*Use a nonstick vegetable spray for cooking instead of oils.


*To flavor foods without adding additional calories, season
your meals with herbs.


*When eating poultry, remember that breast meat is leanest.


*Avoid pastas that contain eggs or fat; select converted, brown
or wild types of rice.


*Choose "choice" or "select" cuts of meat which are lower in
fat.


*Try to eat fresh or frozen vegetables. If eating canned
vegetables, be sure to rinse them to reduce the amount of
sodium.


*When it comes to oils, choose olive, canola, soybean, corn,
sesame or safflower.



While eating healthy and learning the ins and outs of nutrition
may seem daunting at first, it will ultimately prove both
rewarding and empowering. Controlling your disease by eating
right is key to this and may other diseases.



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Diabetic Snacker Eating A Healthy Breakfast is a meal plan all in itself







Eating A Healthy Breakfast

By Rachel Lynn


Most of the Americans never find time to have a healthy
breakfast. Breakfast is certainly one of the means to achieve a
long and healthy life. Remember you mother saying that breakfast
is most important. Medical science has proved so now. If you are
on the move always and need only a cereal that’s perfectly fine,
but be aware of what is a healthy breakfast you require.



Breakfast is a means to energize your body after a night’s
fasting. Since you are breaking the fast, you surely don’t
require any more unhealthy food stuffed in your body that is
already in a bad shape. A healthy breakfast will help you
control you weight and mental faculties throughout the day. It
is mere common sense to eat a healthy breakfast and you will
soon start feeling the advantages of eating it.



Cereal is a very common breakfast to start for most people, but
this is certainly not a healthy breakfast. Here is another great
food related site http://www.grocerycarriage.com. These grain
based breakfasts do not have the appropriate amount of complex
carbohydrates the body demands. Fiber has load of these
carbohydrates, but most cereals have fine grain but without the
other healthy ingredient. 30 grams of fiber, both soluble and
insoluble is what comprises an ideal breakfast.



By consuming something that includes insoluble fiber it eases
gastro intestinal problems. Your stomach and bowels will empty
easier, and studies have shown that it reduces intestinal and
colon cancers. Insoluble fiber works by sucking water into the
intestines, and it eases passing stools. Soluble fiber in a
healthy breakfast plays an important role too because the
stomach contents won’t empty too fast. Other studies have shown
that this cuts down on the incident of diabetes, and clogged
arteries of heart disease.



Process cereal have a lot of sugar, and lacking in potassium
hence not at all helpful to you. Many a times a vitamin rich
should also be a part of a healthy breakfast. For males then you
should consume good amounts of mineral selenium in your
breakfast so as to reduced the chances of colon cancer.



Eating well in the morning is a must. You start the day on a
right footing and can avoid those unhealthy eating sprees for
your lunch. Instead you can have a lot of snacks between meals.
This facilitates digestion and keeps your mental faculties
alert. Eating a healthy breakfast might motivate others to
practice the same and you will definitely live long enough to
enjoy everything with your dear ones.



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What Is A Healthy Eating Plan? Diabetic Snacker Weight Loss Meal Planning



What Is A Healthy Eating Plan?
By Cheryl Haining

Healthy eating is important for everyone, from babies to the
elderly. Learning to eat well is more than just eating a variety
of foods so that your body gets the proper nutrients. It is also
about enjoyment of foods and maintaining a healthy weight.
Anyone can eat for good health. It involves 2 simple steps.
First is to eat foods from all the different food groups. The
second step is to eat a variety of foods from each group every
day. Sounds simple. However so many people are not following a
healthy eating plan. Busy lifestyles, availability of fast food,
advertising and a lack of understanding of what healthy food is,
all work against people trying for healthier eating. Unhealthy
eating causes illness, and weight problems. Type 2 diabetes is
increasing dramatically and is directly linked to the increase
in obesity. Heart disease and some cancers are also linked to
obesity.

A study by the Medical Journal of Australia found that 56% of
Australian adults are considered overweight or obese. This is a
61% increase in obesity since 1991 Un-treated obesity poses
significant, even life-threatening health risks.

Everyone understands the importance of having car/home/
insurance. Have you considered the importance of nutritional
insurance? This means eating the foods that will protect you
against future disease, and understanding the benefits
nutritional supplements can provide.

If you are currently not following a healthy plan you will be
surprised that you are most likely not eating enough. You may
need to increase the amount of food you consume.

Daily Food Suggestions
Fruit 2-3 serves, Vegetables 5-7 serves, Protein 3-6 serves,
Whole grains 2-3 serves, Dairy 2-3 serves

Antioxidant Super Foods
Antioxidants help prevent cellular damage. Eat plenty of foods
rich in antioxidants such as almonds, berries, citrus, carrots,
spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
1. Top your cereal with almonds or berries; add tomatoes to
sandwiches, soups or stews; layer your whole grain bread
sandwich with slices of peppers and fresh spinach.
2. Pack a snack bag of nuts, baby carrots, grape tomatoes, and
bell pepper slices for a nutritious pick-me-up between meals.
3. Protein snack bars carry easily for quick energy and a tasty
treat.

Calcium
Calcium is the super nutrient that keeps bones and teeth
strong. Now research shows that low-fat dairy also helps people
lose weight! The best sources of calcium come from the cow.
1. Start your day with a protein rich breakfast. Add a bowl of
whole grain cereal topped with skim milk and fresh fruit for a
breakfast of champions.
2. Snack on low-fat yogurt or cheese between meals for an
energizing treat.
3. Calcium-fortified juices and cereals are excellent
alternatives to meet your three-a-day requirement.

Fibre
Fibre does wonderful things for the body, from lowering
cholesterol levels, keeping you regular, and perhaps preventing
certain cancers. Grandma called it roughage and we need plenty
of it each day.
1. Read food labels to find whole grain breads and cereals that
provide three or more grams of fibre per serving. A bowl full of
bran or high-fibre cereal is a great start to meeting your daily
needs.
2. Eat whole fruits and veggies for a healthy dose of fibre.
Aim for five to nine servings a day. Juices don't contain as
much fibre as whole fruit.
3. Dried beans and lentils are loaded with fibre and protein,
so add them to soups, stews, salads, eggs, and salsas.

Soy
Soy is a super nutrient and excellent source of protein. It can
lower cholesterol, which can help prevent cardiovascular
disease.
1. Tofu takes on the flavour of foods that it is cooked with.
Try a stir-fry of colourful veggies and cubed tofu with a light
Asian sauce for a quick meal. You can also find cereals at the
store loaded with both soy and fibre. Serve with skim milk and
you'll get three super nutrients for breakfast.
2. Use a high protein meal replacement powder such as formula 1

3. Take a soy protein bar for a quick snack or lunch during
the day. Soy nuts are another great portable snack option.

Water
Most of us don't get enough of this precious stuff. As a
result, we may look peaked and feel fatigued. Our bodies are
composed of more fluid than anything else, so water is a vital
nutrient for our well-being.
1. Fill up a 2 litre water bottle each morning and keep it with
you for quick and refreshing drinks throughout the day.
2. Don't rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age.
Drink often and choose from nutritious liquids, including 100%
fruit and vegetable juices, skim or low fat milk, broths, water,
and herbal teas.

Never skip meals. It is important for your metabolism to eat 3
meals a day plus 2 snacks.

By following a healthy eating plan you will maintain your body
in optimal fitness. You will decrease your risk of developing
life style diseases. Your body will reward you by being in peak
condition.
.

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business operator. To learn how to create an income stream from
your home that will replace your job and develop true financial
freedom visit: www.keybusinesstips.info For information on
nutrition and weight loss visit www.uloseweight.net

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Diabetic Snacker What Really Is Healthy To Eat I wonder when you're diabetic?






Healthy Eating: What Really Is Healthy To Eat?
By Trevor John

Ok, you've decided that you are going to eat healthily.

But with so many "experts" and reports on hand, what really
counts as healthy food? There's so much conflicting advice, it's
difficult to know where to start. Use this simple guide to set
you on the right track.

1. Fruit and Vegetables.

The recommendation is at least 5 portions a day. That's a good
target (but don't beat yourself up if there are occasional days
when you miss it). An apple, orange or banana counts as one
portion. Fruit like this is easy to "count". But what about
vegetables? Don't get too hung up on what counts as a portion.
If it looks right on the plate, it's probably correct. The trick
is to eat fruit and vegetables regularly and to ring the changes
so that you're not just stuck on 3 apples, a portion of frozen
peas and a tomato each day.

2. Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

These are generally considered healthy (although some diets
that go back to ancient times, as well as low carb diets, would
argue differently). If your chosen diet includes them, aim for
whole grain breads and cereals as well as jacket potatoes. The
best rule here is the lower the amount of processing the food
has undergone, the better. Brown rice is more natural than
white, for instance.

3. Milk and Dairy Products

Again, go with your chosen diet on these. Most diets will
include milk and dairy products as they contain essential trace
nutrients that are difficult for you to get elsewhere. Beware of
too much fat though. Whole milk obviously has more fat than
skimmed or semi skimmed. If you're used to whole milk, consider
making the trade down to skimmed milk gradually, otherwise it
will just seem watery.

4. Meat, Fish and Alternatives

You need to get protein in your diet and these are all good
sources of it. Of course, if your chosen healthy eating plan is
low carb then meat and fish will be heavily featured. Check out
the fat content and if necessary, trim off excess fat or skim it
off it you are cooking. Broiling rather than frying will help to
keep the fat levels down as well.

Keep your sugar intake to a minimum. Learn to read the label,
especially the umpteen different names that food manufacturers
use to disguise the high sugar levels in many foods.

Try to keep your fat intake biased towards the healthier fats
that are unsaturated, such as olive oil. Avoid hydrogenated fats
if at all possible. If you're tempted to use margarine, read up
on how it's produced and then decide. You may well be better to
use real butter in moderation than a highly processed substance
like margarine.

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Healthy Snacking when you Have Diabetes Diabetic Snacker






This article is helpful as it talks about a lot of different types of snacks which as you know as a diabetic patient is a huge part of your day. You have to eat snacks in order to keep your blood sugar level up to a certain point. So each time of day is important for snacking.
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Healthy Eating Tip - Healthy Snacking

By Cori Swidorsky



Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean no snacking or that we have
to resort to the carrots and celery snacks only. The National
Cancer Institute does recommend that we eat 5 to 9 servings of
fruits and vegetables a day. We can creatively fit those in
while we are enjoying snacking. There are snack foods being made
with soy and whole grains Hydrogenated and partially
hydrogenated oils are being replaced with healthier oils such as
Canola or Olive Oil. Enjoy snacking while you keep your healthy
eating style...



• Fruit – Fresh fruit is great especially when you are in the
mood for something sweet. Try apple slices with peanut butter,
orange slices, or a medley of fresh berries combined with banana
slices topped with fat free whip cream. Create your own fruit
drinks using fat free milk and low fat yogurt combined with
frozen fruit.



• Vegetables – Vegetables seem to be difficult for many people
especially when it comes to snacking. Buy low fat salad dressing
and use it as a dip for fresh vegetables. Get creative with some
of your favorite dip recipes and make them low fat or fat free.
Low fat bean dips and salsa are great for dipping vegetables.
Steamed vegetables with melted mozzarella cheese on top makes a
delicious snack.



• Healthier Chips – Snyder’s of Hanover has come out with a
line of healthy snack foods called Eat Smart. The Soy Crisps
come in two varieties of seasoned soy chips having 7 grams of
soy protein and 5 grams of fiber. The Soy Crisps are made with
Canola Oil and Natural Olive Oil. A great alternative to potato
chips.



Café Fries are another great snack by Eat Smart. Also available
in two flavors these potato fries made with 100% pure Canola Oil
which is naturally low in saturated fat. Other Eat Smart
products include veggie crisps, cheddairs and natural snack
dips.



About the Author: Cori Sachais Swidorsky resides in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania as a work at home mom/stay at home mom. Owner of
the Informing Women Newsletter and website
http://www.informingwomen.com Writes an advice column for a
community newsletter, has an inspirational piece being published
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Smucker's Jams and Jellies Sugarfree are a great tasting diabetic dieter's friendDiabetic Snacker






I've found the Smucker's Jellies & Jams to be very good. I'm talking about the sugar free grape jelly. It's only 10 calories which is great because it tastes good. Of course we can only have 1 tablespoon for a serving but it's enough once you get it on your toast or english muffin. I think it's just right and it says right on the jar "this is a free food" I like that. You can purchase their products right on their website and have them shipped to you which I find pretty convenient.

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Diabetic Snacker Bedtime Snacks diet weight loss management doesn't stop at bedtime when you're a diabetic type 2







I was wondering what do other diabetics have for their bedtime snacks? I usually have an orange which is good but sometimes I like variations in my snacks so ideas are welcome.



Lately I've been having a problem with my number being way too low in the mornings. Even after eating a big breakfast 2 hours later when i take my test my number is still very low. What type of food do you use you help beat this?



I've now placed a wicker basket of some tiny sized snack packs that I made up in ziploc bags on my bedside table. So if I wake up after 4am & it seems low I can grab a quick snack and go right back to sleep without all the hassle of trying to go downstairs. It's not just that I'm having a hard time walking lately it's just I want to be able to fall back asleep after this snack so I don't want to get full & I don't need something that will make me really thirsty either.



So far I have put these items in my "snack pack":



1. raisins

2. unsweetened applesauce cups & a spoon

3. cheez-its crackers

4. nabisco oreo covered candy bites (only about 5 as they are loaded with sugar)




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Friday, August 8, 2008

Diabetic Snacker Tips and Tricks for saving grocery money everyday






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Healthy Eating Tips!
By Jerry Hall Leo

These foods provide:

Vitamin C: needed for healthy skin and tissue, also to aid the
absorption of iron
Carotenes: required for growth and development
Folate*: needed for red blood cells
Fibre: keeps the gut healthy and helps prevent constipation
Carbohydrate: a source of energy
Phytochemicals**: may help protect against some diseases

• Choose fruit or chopped vegetables as a snack
• Add dried or fresh fruit to breakfast cereals
• Have a salad with sandwiches or with pizza
• Add vegetables to casseroles and stews and fruit to desserts
• Try not to eat the same fruits and vegetables every day

Grain Products

This food group, sometimes referred to as ‘starchy
carbohydrates’, includes bread, potatoes (including low fat oven
chips), yams, breakfast cereals, pasta, rice, oats, noodles,
maize, millet and cornmeal.

Carbohydrates are the most important source of energy. They
contain the elements Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. The first part
of the name "carbo-" means that they contain Carbon. The second
part of the name "-hydr-" means that they contain Hydrogen. The
third part of the name "-ate-" means that they contain Oxygen.
In all carbohydrates the ratio of Hydrogen atoms to Oxygen atoms
is 2:1 just like water.

Base a third of your food intake on foods from this group,
aiming to include at least one food from this group at each
meal, e.g. potatoes with fish and vegetables, a chicken salad
sandwich, stir-fried vegetables with rice, or porridge oats for
breakfast.

Potatoes, yams, plantains and sweet potato fall into this
group, rather than fruit and vegetables, because they contain
starchy carbohydrates.

These foods provide:

Carbohydrate: a source of energy
Fibre: keeps the gut healthy and helps prevent constipation
Some calcium: required for the development and maintenance of
healthy bones
Some iron: needed for healthy red blood cells
B vitamins: e.g. thiamin and niacin – which help the body use
energy
Folate*: needed for red blood cells

Healthy eating tips

• Base your meals around foods from this group

• Eat wholegrain or wholemeal breads, pastas and cereals as
well as white choices

• Choose low fat oven chips rather than fried chips (oven chips
fall into this food group but fried chips don’t)

• Eating more foods from this group will help to reduce the
proportion of fat and increase the amount of fibre in the diet

• Avoid frying or adding too much fat to these foods

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Diabetic Snacker Jell-o Butterscotch Pudding Odd Flavor Kitchen Treats Desserts


I finally got around to make this & trying it today. It's horrible! I'm talking about sugar free jello instant pudding. If you haven't tried it don't do it, you'll regret it believe me. Stick with the chocolate it's great.



I even added some sugar free cool whip to the top which I love & then a couple of murray's sugar free shortbread cookies crumbled up on top to make it edible at all. Good thing I only bought a small box of this as it makes 4 servings & I hate to waste anything I spend money on so 3 more to go. Good thing I'm not out of cookies or cool whip! If you try it let me know if you agree with me or not.



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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms and treatments Diabetes Snacker


I've been going to different doctor's trying to find a solution to ease the pain and swelling in my feet. Next stop is a neurologist they said. They said I have diabetic neuropathy which is very common for diabetics to get I guess. I would love to hear some home remedies for this situation if anyone has any I'm all ears so post or email me your suggestions. I think it's horrible how they just send you from doctor to doctor and it's just "consultations" every time. Nothing is getting done. I mean I know there is no cure & I'm the medications and the laclotion but geez do they have to just keep sending you everywhere so every medical practioneer can get his "cut" too? Thanks so much for listening to all my problems.

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Onion Rings homemade recipe for crispy batter Diabetic Snacker


My son & I have perfected the homemade onion rings! I love onion rings, I could eat them everyday. I'm so glad that it's something I love and it doesn't run my glucose number up it's a miracle! Here's our technique which is a little time consuming but well worth the effort & time.

Homemade Onion Rings:



1 large onion peeled, sliced thinly & seperated rings

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup flour

cracker crumbs 1 whole package run thru your
food processor



In 3 small bowls put each of the ingredients to set up your "breading station".


Have a cookie sheet next to you to put the finished ones on so you can freeze them. It's important to freeze them in a single layer for right now, you will be able to take them out of the freezer & pop them all in a ziploc bag within an hour or so if you wanted to.



Dip the onion slices 1 at a time into the milk then the flour, back into the milk and then into the cracker crumbs. Try to coat them really well into the cracker crumb mixture. Every spot won't stick but just try to pat them down a little to get as much coating on as you can.



Lay each finished one on the cookie sheet. Try to do them in a single layer not touching as much as possible. It's ok to put the smaller ones inside the bigger ones. Keep doing the breading until you have the whole cookie sheet covered. Then lay waxed paper on top of them so you can lay another layer on the same sheet. Keep building your layers like this until you are all finished with the onion.



Cover with foil tightly and place the whole thing into your freezer. You can keep them there until ready to deep fry or if you need the freezer space wait at least one hour and you can pop each one into a ziploc bag, they won't clump up now that they've been frozen individually. I prefer a deep fryer over a skillet.Of course if you have a good heavy huge cast iron skillet it will get the job done.
When read to deep fry set the fryer at 385 degrees & cook till golden brown which should take a couple of minutes. Drain and eat. They will be super crunchy and you will love them.



Just look how many onion rings that one onion made. Ore-ida is robbing everyone I bet a whole bag of onion rings which is about $4.00 is not even half of an onion!



These would probably be great with some seasonings but we've not used any yet and they are just great.





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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Food Detectives Series Things I hate tv show Diabetic Snacker




Oh my god! This show "Food Detectives" on food network has to be in the running for the "I should be cancelled immediately show". It's horrible. Every fact/myth they were trying to debunk was not even interesting.

I mean at all-zero-zilch. Horrible show. It's bad enough to watch Mr.Ted Allen on Top Chef, which I only do because it's my #1 favorite show it's so good you can overlook him on it. But this his own show is just the worst imitation of a tv show I've ever seen. I never miss a food network show so this will certainly be a first for me.



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Monday, August 4, 2008

Diabetic Snacker 2nd Next Food Network Star To Get Show




The Next Food Network Star runner-up Adam Gertler, the one who cracked jokes and goofballed his way into the top three, will host his own show on the Food Network called Will Work for Food premiering Tuesday, September 30.

That means, he basically won the series too since the goal was to win your own television show. Gertler's half-hour program will investigate the world of lesser-known food jobs. According to the press release: It's funny we kind of saw that coming didn't we? I hope the Ice Princess gets one too in that case. I did read that Lisa (the 3rd final upper) is in talks to have her own show with another station not food network so that's good. They all are winners in my book. They do put them thru a lot of crap that is not needed I think.





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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Diabetic Snacker Accidental Healthy Desserts That Are Diabetic Safe With Sugar Free Puddings


I made the most fantastic dessert by accident yesterday! I had some jello sugar free vanilla pudding already in the fridge & I just didn't want it by itself. While I love the chocolate flavor the vanilla just doesn't do it for me. So I got out a 8x8 baking pan and just threw this together:



Sprayed the pan with nonstick spray
fresh pineapple pieces bit size all over the bottom
1 cup quick cooking oats
dice up 2 bananas & layer over that
To the vanilla pudding I added 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Pour the pudding mixture over the top like a cake batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes



Scoop out a 1/x cup serving bowl size & be ready to say WOW!

I'm eating another serving of it right now cold & I still like it quite a bit. Since I never like the same food item 2 days in a row the next time I eat a bowl I'm going to add one of these items to jazz it up a bit:



Add 1 of these or whatever your carb or sugar count will still allow for your next serving & it will seem like a whole new dessert.

1 tsp flaked coconut
or

1 serving of chopped pecans *my favorite so far by a mile*
or

1 serving of cashews

I'm definitely finding crunchy additions work great with this!

Let me know if you make this and what you think. If you have anymore ways to jazz it up I'd love to have those! I never thought of eating pineapple & banans's together before but it was good. I wonder what else would work for this base instead of the banana's as they seem to run my number up faster than any other fruit. I'll have to check that out.



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