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RECIPE # 4227 DIABETIC FRIENDLY SPEEDY CHILI & PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

RECIPE # 4227 DIABETIC FRIENDLY SPEEDY CHILI & PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

CREATED Nov 14, 2008

FROM: HOLLY CLEGG'S TRIM & TERRIFIC DIABETIC COOKING

Speedy Chili

The chipotle salsa gives this excellent, easy-to-make chili a rich, smoky flavor that's hard to beat. If desired, serve with shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese and chopped red onions.

8 servings/serving size 1 cup

2 pounds ground sirloin
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (opitonal)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (16-ounce) jar chunky salsa
1 cup frozen corn
2 (141/2-ounce) cans fat free low-sodium beef broth
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans or black beans, rinsed and drained

1.  In a large nonstick saucepot, sauté the beef and garlic over medium heat until browned, about 4-5 minutes.  Drain any excess liquid.
2.  Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and cook for 15 minutes.

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 250, Protein (g) 29, Carbohydrate (g) 18, Fat (g) 7, Calories from Fat (%) 58, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 62, Sodium (mg) 472

Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch

Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Salsa

Buy a jar of roasted peppers and a package of shredded Mozzarella cheese, add a few ingredients, and you have thrown together a quick, tasty dip. Serve this with crackers or chips.

16 servings/serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese

1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

1 cup chopped green onion

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

1 teaspoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Terrific Tidbit

Roasted peppers are found in jars-there's no need to roast fresh bell peppers!

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 24, Protein (g) 2, Carbohydrate (g) 1, Fat (g) 1, Calories from Fat (%) 13, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 5, Sodium (mg) 61, Sugars (g) 0

Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 Fat

Peanut Butter Cookies   

Yes, these simple ingredients create a dynamite peanut butter cookie!

30 servings/serving size: 1 cookie

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup chopped peanuts

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and baking soda until well combined. Stir in the peanuts.

3. Place dough by teaspoonfuls on a nonstick baking sheet and press down with a fork to form ridges. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Terrific Tidbit

Use a lightly floured fork to keep it from sticking to the cookie batter when you make the ridges in the cookies.

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 76, Protein (g) 2, Carbohydrate (g) 6, Fat (g) 5, Calories from Fat (%) 45, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 7, Sodium (mg) 57, Sugars (g) 0

Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate  1 Fat

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