Samantha

Guest-Chef

I have always loved to cook, and the challenges of diabetes have not changed that. Healthy food can be beautiful, nutritious, and delicious, and doesn’t have to break the budget.


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  • 3 c. cooked chicken meat, chopped into 1/2-in. pieces (from a rotisserie chicken, or 3 lg. boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been simmered in water until done)
  • 2 c. cooked waxy potatoes (red or yellow), peeled, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
  • 1 c. frozen or canned peas
  • 3/4 c. chopped dill pickles
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 c. mayonaisse
  • 1/4 c. Italian vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sliced pickles, green olives, and red pepper or pimento (or other vegetable slices) for decorating
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  • Calories: 147
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5
  • Fat: 6
  • Protein: 16
  • per 3/4-cup serving:

Olivieh – Persian Chicken, Egg, and Potato…

Now that summer is here, “cooking supper” has become “making supper.” It’s hot outside and I don’t want to make my…

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  • 1 1/2 – 2 pound fresh or frozen bone-in turkey breast portion
  • 2 TBS butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 c. apricot or peach spreadable fruit
  • 2 TBS coarse-grain brown mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp bottled roasted minced garlic
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  • Calories: 235
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fat: 8
  • Protein: 32
  • per serving:

Mustard and Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast

I will be taking some time off from the blog for the month of August so that I can get my…

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  • 8 oz. frozen shelled deveined shrimp
  • 2 TBS. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 3 c. bagged coleslaw mix consisting of green and purple cabbage, and shredded carrots
  • 2 TBS. chopped pimento, drained
  • 1 c. celery, chopped 1/4"
  • 1/4 c. blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1 TBS. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBS. sunflower seed kernels, Optional Topping

Indian Shrimp in Butter Sauce Salad

Indian Shrimp in Butter Sauce Salad combines two flavor profiles. It takes the warmth of shrimp cooked in butter and tossed…

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  • 2 lg. eggplants, trimmed, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 8 TBS. olive oil (more if needed)
  • 1 lg. onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 lb. ground lean beef
  • 3 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. sliced provolone cheese

Eggplant Parmigiana

If you have been searching for a diabetic-friendly eggplant dish, look no further! Eggplant Parmigiana is a layered baked dish, with…

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  • Cooking spray
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts* (10-12 oz. each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 TBS. olive oil
  • 2 TBS. butter
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Chicken Piccata

Leading off our series of Italian cuisine dishes that are a good fit for Type 2 Diabetics is Chicken Piccata. Chicken…

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  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 c. plain yogurt (NOT Greek style)
  • 1/4 tsp. saffron threads
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. melted butter

Persian Jujeh Kabob – Grilled Chicken Kabob

Grilled Chicken Kabob – called Jujeh Kabob in Persian cuisine – is perfect for Type 2 diabetics, low in fat and…

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