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Date Dainties

2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp liquid sweetener
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 c. dates, chopped
1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. nuts
1 1/2 c. bread crumbs

Beat eggs, sweetener and baking powder. Add dates, flour and nuts. Stir in bread crumbs. Chill, then measure by teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

Salmon or Tuna Puffs

8 oz. salmon or tuna, drained
1 c. skim milk
1/2 c. mushrooms, sliced
1/4 c. green pepper or pimento, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, separated

Combine fish, skim milk, mushrooms, and green pepper. Bake at 375 degrees. Meanwhile, beat egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff. Beat egg yolks, fold whites into yolks a little at a time. Pour over hot mixture and return to oven for another 20 minutes.

Skillet Eggs

1/4 c. tomato juice
1/8 tsp pepper
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp parsley flakes

In skillet, combine all ingredients except eggs. Stir over moderate heat until mixture comes to a boil. Add eggs, one at a time. Cook over moderate heat basting with tomato juice. Baste until eggs are set. About 4 minutes.

Lo - Cal Eggplant

1 eggplant
1 onion
Parmesan cheese

Peel eggplant and dice into salted boiling water. Slice onion into the water too; cook about 20 minutes. Drain and toss with cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

Diabetic Lemon Coconut Cookies

1 stick oleo
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
2 tblsp sweetener
2 tblsp bottled lemon juice
1 c. coconut
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder

Mix oleo, egg and next 5 ingredients. Mix well. Add flour and coconut. Mix thoroughly and drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 19 minutes. 3 cookies = 1 bread exchange.

Country Style Chili

1 lb. ground beef
3/4 c. chopped onion
1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans
1 pt. canned tomatoes (2 c.)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, stems and pieces
1 1/2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (half this amount if you don't want to spicy or omit)

Brown ground beef with fat; drain. Add kidney beans, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Simmer 1/2 hour. While simmering, cook frozen mixed vegetables according to directions. Add mushrooms and cooked vegetables to chili and simmer for an additional 1/2 hour.

Yields 6 servings. Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 bread, 2 lean meat and 2 vegetables; calories: 246; carbohydrates: 24 gm; protein 23 gm; fat 7 gm.

Diabetic Beef and Bean Chili

2 lbs. ground beef
1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes, chopped and undrained
1 (16 oz.) can pinto or kidney beans
1 c. finely chopped onion
1 can tomato sauce
2 med. carrots, peeled and grated
Chili seasoning to taste
Mild cheese, grated

Cook beef and onions until beef is brown, drain. Add all other ingredients except beans, simmer 45 minutes and add beans and heat. Ladle into serving bowl and top with cheese. Serve with corn bread or crackers. Makes 2 1/2 quarts.

Diabetic Beef Burgandy

2 lb. top round steak
1 (3 oz.) can mushrooms
1 tblsp flour
1 env. dry onion soup mix
1 3/4 c. water
1/2 c. dry red wine

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut steak into 1 inch cubes. Brown meat slowly in skillet sprayed with vegetable pan spray. Transfer to 1 1/2 quart casserole, tight fitting cover. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Cover and bake 15 minutes longer or until tender. Serve on rice or noodles. Add bread exchange 1/2 cup = 2 1/2 lean meat and 1 regular.

Diabetic Banana Orange Bread

2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda (Arm & Hammer)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 ripe bananas
1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. raisins
1 c. pecans

Sift dry ingredients, set aside. Blend orange juice, bananas and eggs. Stir into flour mixture. Add raisins and pecans. Mix until blended. Bake in 9 x 4 inch pan at 350°F until done.
The only sugar in this recipe is the natural sugar from the concentrated orange juice. If you us Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, then no salt will be in this recipe either. This is very tasty and unique.

Diabetic Chicken Breast with Orange Sauce

1 1/2 lb. skinned, deboned chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
4 tsp unsaturated margarine
1 tblsp grated orange rind
1 c. orange juice
1/2 tsp tarragon
1 orange, sliced

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Brown in margarine. Add juice, rind and tarragon. Cook, uncovered in 325°F oven for 30 minutes. Remove chicken and cook sauce over high heat to reduce volume. Serve sauce over chicken and/or steam rice. Garnish with orange slices. Exchange for 3 ounce serving with 1/4 of sauce = 1 fruit and 3 meat.

Diabetic Spinach and Cheese Casserole

1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach
1 med. onion, chopped
2 tsp reduced calorie margarine
1 c. lowfat cottage cheese
4 tbsp. grated lowfat American cheese, divided
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Dash of pepper

Cook spinach according to directions on package. Drain well. Saute onion in margarine. Add spinach, cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of grated lowfat cheese, nutmeg and pepper; stir well. Pour into non-stick 1 quart casserole. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until set. 5 (1/2 cup) servings. Exchange for 1 lowfat meat and 1 vegetable.

Diabetic Hot Potato Salad

5 med. potatoes
5 slices bacon
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 c. water
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 c. chopped onion

Peel, half and boil potatoes. Slice when cool. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon fat. Crumble bacon. In skillet, combine fat, vinegar, water, egg, sugar, salt and pepper. Heat an stir until thickened. Add potato, onion and bacon. Mix and heat. Makes 8 servings.

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