Diabetic Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

diabetic chicken enchiladas

Everybody loves a good chicken enchiladas recipe. They like it even better when it is tweaked to be diabetic friendly. While this recipe has a little more fat and sodium than we like, it still is a decent option compared with most main stream Mexican recipes.

Diabetic Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 4oz Cream Cheese (Low Fat)
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 cups Chicken Breast (Cooked, Chopped)
  • 12 Tortillas (8 inch)
  • 10.75oz Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup (Reduced Fat, Reduced Sodium)
  • 8oz Sour Cream (Reduced Fat)
  • 1 cup Skim Milk
  • 4oz Green Chilies (Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese (Shredded)

Directions

Step 1. Sauce: Combine the milk, soup, sour cream, and chilies in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
Step 2. Cook the chicken until thoroughly done, and then dice.

Step 3. Brown the onions in the oil in a skillet.
Step 4. Warm the tortillas (wrapped in foil) in an oven at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes to soften them.
Step 5. Filling. In a large bowl, combine the water, pepper, cream cheese, cumin and salt. Add the cooked chicken and onion to the mixture and stir several times.
Step 6. Assemble Enchiladas. Each tortilla will get about ¼ cup of the filling, spread evenly in the center. Now, roll each tortilla up and place in an oven ready baking dish.
Step 7. Spread sauce over all of the enchiladas and cover with foil. Place in oven for approximately 40-45 minutes. Add cheese to the top of the dish and bake uncovered for about 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories288
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol58mg
Sodium414mg
Total Carbohydrates25g
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein21g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Chicken Cilantro Recipe

diabetic chicken cilantro recipe

This simple 4 ingredient diabetic friendly recipe is very easy to make. Our chicken cilantro recipe, while easy to make, looks and tastes like you are a master chef. Which is what we all want right? Pair this dish with a couple of vegetable sides and you now have a great meal.

Chicken Cilantro Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Red Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Margarine
  • 4 Small Chicken Breasts (4 oz., cubed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro

Directions

Step 1. Cook onions and garlic in margarine until tender.
Step 2. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Chicken should be cooked throughout, approximately 5-8 minutes. Add the cilantro at the end and stir.
Step 3. Notes: You can substitute no fat olive oil cooking spray for the margarine to reduce fat content even further.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories180
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol73mg
Sodium159mg
Total Carbohydrates3g
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein27g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Lemon Baked Shrimp Recipe

diabetic lemon baked shrimp recipe

Lite lemon baked shrimp recipe. This is an easy to make low carb, low fat and diabetic friendly seafood recipe. Come get your shrimp on!

Lemon Baked Shrimp Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb Shrimp (Peeled and De-Veined)
  • 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated Lemon Rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil

Directions

Step 1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2. Sauce: Combine all of the ingredients, except the shrimp, in a bowl and stir until mixed together.
Step 3. Place shrimp in an oven ready baking dish. Pour sauce over shrimp.
Step 4. Bake the shrimp for approximately 15 minutes or until they are cooked throughout. The breadcrumbs should be light brown.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories109
Total Fat2g
Saturated FatTrace
Cholesterol121mg
Sodium278 mg
Total Carbohydrates7g
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein14g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Diabetic Sloppy Joe’s Recipe

diabetic sloppy joes recipe

This healthier Sloppy Joe’s Recipe, will take you back to mom’s good cooking. We have adjusted the recipe to make it lower in salt and diabetic friendly. Now you can enjoy an old favorite without the guilt.

Diabetic Sloppy Joe’s Recipe

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb Ground Beef (Extra Lean)
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup

Directions

Step 1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onions. When done, make sure you drain the fat. Mix in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. You may need to add a little water to keep from sticking. Serve on a whole grain bun.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories250
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol42mg
Sodium258mg
Total Carbohydrates24mg
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein16g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Tomato Rice Meatball Recipe

tomato rice meatball recipes

Everyone knows how good meatballs are, but cooking them with rice and in tomato sauce is something a bit different. This tomato rice meatball recipe is very tasty.

Tomato Rice Meatball Recipe

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Instant Rice
  • 1lb Ground Beef (Extra Lean)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Onion (Grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2.5 cups Tomato Juice (Low Sodium)

Directions

Step 1. Take the beef, egg, rice, onion, salt, pepper and half a cup of the tomato juice and mix together. Form six meatballs and place in a skillet. Brown the meatballs and drain fat.
Step 2. Put the meatballs into a saucepan and the remaining tomato juice. Boil, then reduce heat and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Step 3. Note: DO NOT use regular rice or the meatballs will be crunchy. Remember, nobody likes a crunchy meatball. Also, think about using brown instant rice to make this a whole grain recipe.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories241
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol87mg
Sodium156mg
Total Carbohydrates18g
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein19g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Diabetic Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

diabetic turkey stroganoff recipe

Our Turkey Stroganoff recipe is a healthier take on an Old Russian classic. Great international flavor and using turkey instead of beef immediately makes the recipe a bit healthier. If you add noodles to the recipe, make sure you factor in the additional carbohydrates.

Diabetic Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Turkey Breast (Cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons Margarine
  • 2 cups Mushrooms (Sliced)
  • 1 medium slice Onion (Thinly Sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth (Low-Sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry
  • 3/4 cups Sour Cream (Low Fat)

Directions

Step 1. Cook the turkey in a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter. Once cooked throughout, set aside to cool. After cool, dice the turkey into bite sized cubes.
Step 2. Meanwhile, cook the mushrooms and onion in the skillet until tender and browned. Set aside.
Step 3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the existing skillet, stir in the flour until it is brown. Add the broth and stir until smooth. Now, add the tomato paste, sherry and Worcestershire sauce. You want to simmer this sauce for about 10 minutes and you need to stir it constantly.
Step 4. Now you are ready for the turkey, mushrooms and onion. Simmer entire dish for another 10 minutes. Then stir in the sour cream and your done!

 

Nutritional Information(without noodles)
Calories196
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol69mg
Sodium123mg
Total Carbohydrates6g
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein24g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Grilled Indian Chicken Recipe

diabetic indian chicken recipe

Indian food has a reputation of being hard to make. Well, not so, with this Indian chicken recipe that is also diabetic friendly. Exotic mix of common spices will have this being a weekly menu item. Don’t be surprised if have a desire to visit the Taj Mahal after eating this great dish.

Indian Chicken Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 6 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt (Non-Fat)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Root (Minced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 16oz Chicken Breast (Four 4 oz. breasts)

Directions

Step 1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, except the chicken. Mix well.
Step 2. Marinate the chicken in the sauce in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours. Try and turn the chicken periodically to get an even marinade.
Step 3. Cook on a grill on low heat for approximately 10-12 minutes a side, or until cook throughout.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories215
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol89mg
Sodium121mg
Total Carbohydrates9g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars5g
Protein36g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Tomato Scallop Recipe

tomato and scallop recipe

Fantastic asparagus and tomato scallop recipe that is brings together wonderful taste and texture. For a low carb version, try it without the rice.

Tomato Scallop Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 1lb Bay Scallops (Halved)
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 3 medium slices Tomatoes (Diced)
  • 2 cups Brown Rice (Cooked)
  • 6 stalks Asparagus (Inch Pieces)

Directions

Step 1. Cook the rice in advance according to package instructions.
Step 2. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil and garlic for 1-2 minutes.
Step 3. Add the scallops and cook for 1-2 minute.
Step 4. Add the basil, tomatoes, asparagus, and salt and pepper. Cook for approximately 4-5 minutes until the mix is warm and the scallops are cooked throughout. The scallops should be white throughout.
Step 5. Serve the mix over a bed of rice.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories333
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium364mg
Total Carbohydrates30g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars5g
Protein30g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Caribbean Red Snapper Recipe

carribean red snapper recipe

Welcome to the islands! Caribbean inspires red snapper recipe is sure to get you feeling the warm trade winds of the tropics. A hint of ginger and paprika finished off with some lime is all you can ask for in this classic recipe.

Caribbean Red Snapper Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb Fresh Red Snapper
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions

Step 1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Step 2. Divide the fish into four equal servings. Spread lime juice on the fish.
Step 3. Mix all of the spices in a bowl and then rub onto each fish filet. Put filet’s in a baking dish and cook for approximately 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on the fish so it doesn’t over cook. The fish should flake when you put a fork in it.

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories112
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium183mg
Total Carbohydrates1g
Dietary Fiber0g
SugarsNA
Protein22g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).

Classic Marinated Steak Recipe

marinated steak recipe

Grilled, broiled or skillet fried, this classic marinated steak recipe is where you’ll find the beef! You’ll think you were on an Old West cattle drive when you bite into this great diabetic friendly recipe.

Classic Marinated Steak Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb Lean Round Steak (Trimmed)
  • 1 Large Onion (Sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Beef Broth (Low Sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 leaf Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Allspice

Directions

Step 1. Take all of the ingredients, including the steak, and put in a zip lock back. Swish the bag around a bit to evenly cover the steak with the marinade.
Step 2. Leave in the refrigerator for at least 6-8 hours. Turn the bag over a bit to make sure all of the steak gets covered with the marinade.
Step 3. Cooking. Here’s where you have some choices. This steak is great grilled, broiled or cooked in a iron frying pan. Cook to your desired level.
Step 4. Sauce. Meanwhile, save the marinade and onions. Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat until boiling. Simmer until onions are soft.
Pour sauce over each steak. Oh yeah! Very good!

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories182
Fat5g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol71mg
Sodium150mg
Carbohydrates6g
Dietary Fiber1g
SugarsNA
Protein28g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).