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Old 02-22-2002, 08:59 AM   #1
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Diabetic coming for lunch!

I've got a friend (who's a diabetic) coming for lunch next Tuesday and I was wondering what kind of dessert to make? Does anyone here have any experience in cooking for diabetics? Look forward to hearing from you.



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Old 02-22-2002, 11:57 AM   #2
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Try this recipe

Banana Tea Loaf
2 ripe Bananas, mashed
1/2 Cup Canola oil
2 Large Eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoon Frozen orange/pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 Teaspoon Orange peel
1 3/4 Cup Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking soda

Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine bananas, oil, eggs, juice concentrate and orange peel. Stir dry ingredients together and then stir them into banana mixture until just blended. Spread the batter in the pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool in a pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Store well-wrapped loaf (in plastic wrap) in the refrigerator or freezer.

Servings: 18

Adapted from The Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook, 1993 which used 1 large egg white plus 6 tbsp. egg substitute, 1/8 tsp almond extract, orange juice concentrate, 2 cups unbleached flour and no orange peel.

Original nutritional info. 1/18 recipe = 1 bread, 1 fat
Joslin Exchanges 122 calories, 2 grams protein, 14 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fat (44% of calories), trace cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 105 mg potassium.

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Old 02-22-2002, 12:08 PM   #3
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Here's another one, Mary

Orange Cheesecake
1 Cup Soft wholewheat bread crumbs
1/4 Cup Bran (natural)
1/4 Cup Brown sugar substitute (SugarTwin)
1/2 Teaspoon Ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoon Butter or margarine

1 Tablespoon Unflavored gelatin (1 pkg)
1/3 Cup Water
2 Cups 2% cottage cheese
1/3 Cup Orange juice
1 Teaspoon Orange rind
1 Small Banana
2 Tablespoons White sugar substitute (SugarTwin)
1 Teaspoon Lemon juice
1 Small Orange
8 Strawberries or grapes

CRUST: Combine 1st four ingredients in a bowl. With fingers, rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press onto bottom of 7-8" springform pan.

FILLING: In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water & let stand about 5 minutes to soften. Place over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Let cool to room temperature.

In food processor or blender, combine cottage cheese, orange juice & rind, banana, sweetener, lemon juice & dissolved gelatin. Puree until smooth (mash cottage cheese, banana with sweetener, juices & gelatin or press through sieve). Pour over prepared crust.

Cover & chill 2-4 hrs or until set.

At serving time, remove side of pan. With wide metal lifter, slip cheesecake off bottom of pan onto serving plate or leave on base of springform pan. Peel orange, removing pith & thin membrane. Remove sections. Slice strawberries or grapes. Arrange on top of cheesecake along with orange slices.

Exchanges 1/8 cheesecake: 1 Fruits & Vegetables Choice; 1 Protein Choice; 12 g carbohydrate; 10 g protein 4 g fat; 124 calories

Servings: 8
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:45 PM   #4
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diabetic diet

Hey Mary

Just wanted you to know i found a site called diabeticdiet.com it might be of help to you good luck.
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Old 02-26-2002, 11:26 PM   #5
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Another diabetic recipe site

Thanks, Barb for suggesting www.diabeticdiet.com :). It reminded me that I get a very nice newsletter containing diabetic recipes from a wonderful site named www.diabeticgourmet.com.
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Old 03-08-2002, 11:17 AM   #6
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From what I understand, it varies from individual to individual. Some can tollorate absolutly no sugars what so ever and others can have limited amounts, particularly in things like fresh fruits.

I would serve one or two nice ripe cheeses, a selection of fresh fruit; perhaps pears, strawberries and grapes and perhaps a very low sugar crisp cracker or cookie of some sort - perhaps those little Italion wafers that aren't realy sweet at all.

A beautiful desert is 1/2 a ripe pear with blue cheese crumbled over it.

But remember, some diebeticks can't even have fresh fruit, in which case, consider cheese, raddishes and cellery sticks. The French do this sometimes.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:32 AM   #7
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You honestly cannot go wrong with unadorned fresh fruit, especially this time of year when it's starting to really be great. I have a friend whose daughter is a type 1. It is a bit odd that everything I did when they'd visit or we'd visit them was just the right thing, and we didn't know she had diabetes. "Oh, thank you Claire for having sugar-free popsicles (a staple for ME in the summer, and I'm not diabetic!!). "You always have good stuff for XXX to eat. It's always stuff I keep on hand anyway. I guess that's why having a diabetic husband all of a sudden hasn't been as much of a change as I feared it would be. Fruit, fruit, fruit. And really good fruit doesn't need any sugar added. Just clean it, and if her diet allows, you can add some cheese. She knows her numbers, you don't. So putting out a big bowl of lovely fruit is the answer. AND, I might add, depending on how long your evening might be, put it out later (we rarely ever had desert right on the heels of dinner to begin with). Diabetics often have to reserve their desert for a while to keep their intake of carbs consistent over the day. With the kind of entertaining I do, it isn't a big deal (most of my dinner guests are still here a couple hours after dinner). And, you know, there is no law against skipping desert, which I do often (because I could live my life without desert, so tend to forget it!)
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:24 PM   #8
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Bumping this up as DH was recently diagnosed with diabetes and I saw some links worth investigating when I have more time.
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.--unknown, at least to me
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:41 AM   #9
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Devine .... try some of these sites for diabetic recipes:

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
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Old 08-24-2005, 04:43 AM   #10
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We're in the same boat purrfect, so I will try to remember to bump this. Once school starts I'll investigate some of these as well. I have a dial up service that gets incredidibly SLOW when all the kids in town are home! Next week my computer will speed up and I'll take the time to look 'em up, too.

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