Cajun Shrimp Wraps

 

One of my favorite low carb dishes!!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. fresh shrimp
  • 3/4 lb. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper green or yellow onion
  • 12 small cherry tomatoes sliced well
  • Leafy romaine lettuce
  • Pepper to taste

For Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon flaked red pepper

Separately mix the following cream, mayo and McCormick perfect pinch Cajun seasoning

Peel shrimp. Place shrimp into ziplock bag and sprinkle lightly McCormick perfect pinch Cajun seasoning. Leave for 3 hours.
Mix all of the dry ingredients for the seasoning into small bowl.
Mix mayo and sour cream with the dry seasoning ingredients.
Clean lettuce well and shake all water off.  put into roll into foil and put into refrigerator for crisp lettuce.
Spray your skillet with canola oil non stick cooking spray.  Saute pepper and mushrooms. Saute for about 5 min. Add in shrimp and cook over heat until they are pink. Make sure both sides get cooked. Let sit while you add all seasoning both dry and cream and add in sauteed items and cherry tomato.
Put lettuce onto big platter and spoon into Cajun Shrimp mixture.  Serve slightly warm.
YUMMY!!  Enjoy!!

 Woman’s World Diabetes Cookbook 

The Woman’s World Diabetes Cookbook has hit newsstands  and features 108 recipes to help you stay healthy and feel satisfied. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are approximately 1.5 million new diabetes diagnosis made each year and I am one of them!! Thank you for sending me these cookbooks!! I just have to say they are all amazing!! So many wonderful recipes!! YOU DON”T have to have diabetes to use these. They are for anyone who wan’ts to live a healthier life or want to lose weight. You will still enjoy what your eating but it will be lower in carbohydrates . If you or your loved ones has diabetes, the good news is that there is a lot you can do to manage it and reduce the risk of long-term complications. Consuming low-GI meals is one of those things.  Of course, it is essential to work with your health care team to ensure optimal management, but it’s empowering to do as much as you for your own health and well-being.  This book is designed to do just that, with plenty of wholesome, delicious recipes to make your dietary changes easy to follow as a permanent healthy way of eating.

Contents of this fantastic cookbook includes:

The Glycemic Index– The glycemic index is a fantastic tool to help you choose the best carbohydrate-containing foods.

Breakfast– Mom wasn’t kidding when she said this is the most important meal of the day. Start out right!

  • Pearl, Barley & Cherry Breakfast Bowl
  • Breakfast Egg Wraps
  • Buckwheat Pancakes with Toasted Maple Walnuts

OH wow I love love the Breakfast wraps and they are amazing!!

Lunches– These portable recipes mean you get to brown-bag it in style. Make your midday fuel-up delicious!

  • Thai Shrimp Burgers
  • Chickpea Pancakes with Grilled Chicken
  • Lime & Cilantro Beef Salad

Hearty burger that my Son actually loved!!  He is picky!!

Dinners– Finally!  Featuring an arsenal of delicious, healthy and substantial meals that will keep you full.

  • Chicken & Ricotta Meatballs
  • Grilled Zucchini & Lentil Lasagna
  • Miso Broth with Salmon & Soba Noodles

Desserts– Low-sugar treats prove you don’t have to say goodbye to sweets forever.  Live a little!

·       Honey Semifreddo with Warm Figs

·       Ice Cream Sandwiches (4 ways!)

·       Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

I felt so proud when I took a Chocolate cake with Raspberries  that was the hit of the party and when I told everyone how low in sugar they could not believe it.

Eat Good Food for Life!

While we can’t control our genetics, we can reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly by following a healthy diet and staying physically active.

Push diabetes off the menu and treat yourself with recipes made from wholesome, good-for-you ingredients.  These dishes are simply amazing and I love this magazine.  Grab your copy soon!!

Cinnamon Eggnog smoothie

Yum!!!   Here is a  healthy option recipe for a low sugar Cinnamon eggnog smoothie.

1 c yogurt vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 banana super ripe.
1 pinch of nutmeg.
1 egg yolks
1/3 cup of heavy cream
1/3 cup almond milk,
2 Tbsp free maple syrup
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Optional 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder. Any brand.
Combine all ingredients until smooth.

 

Optional : Whip Cream on top.  They do have low sugar whip cream so you don’t have to feel guilty for adding it to the top!!

Eggnog Smoothie~

I could not believe I saw Eggnog in the stores this week.  I wanted to post a healthy option so here is a great recipe for a low sugar eggnog smoothie.

1 c yogurt vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 banana super ripe.
1 pinch of nutmeg.
1 egg yolks
1/3 cup of heavy crean
1/3 cup almond milk,
2 Tbsp free maple syrup
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Optional 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder. Any brand.
Combine all ingredients until smooth.

 

Optional : Whip Cream on top.  They do have low sugar whip cream so you don’t have to feel guilty for adding it to the top!!

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

Fall is in the air and I see all the pumpkin spice items appearing on the shelves at the grocery store.  I thought I would post this yummy recipe to get you excited about fall.  Low in sugar because the pre-made shakes by premier protein have 1 gram of sugar.  3 carbs.  You can’t beat that especially if you have diabetes like I do.  Low sugar is the best way to go.  This is absolutely delicious.   Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Premier Protein Vanilla Pre-made Shake
  • 1/3 cup of pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
    DIRECTIONS: 

Blend in blender or NutriBullet until creamy.

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