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Diabetic Digest - January 21, 2015

Readers:


I hopped on the scale this morning and I've lost a few pounds. I can't believe it. It's probably from cutting out all of that carbonated soda I was drinking.

Now that soda is not an issue I think I'll turn my fight to food. I'm going to eat so much better now and enjoy foods that I forgot about. I remember that Stir Fry was one of my favorite meals. I used to make it the healthiest way I could and it never let me down.

There are so many healthy ways to improve some of your favorite meals. And in my opinion, it makes them so much more enjoyable. I've got to get a diabetic cookbook and really get cooking. I'm sure my body, and my tummy, will thank me for it later.

I'm feeling better and now I'm going to eat better. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can start exercising outdoors in the fresh air. Come on, Spring!

Regards,
Steve


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*-- Diabetic News --*

Cooking at Home Best for Your Diet
By: Miriam E. Tucker

The more time you spend in the kitchen preparing, cooking, and cleaning up from meals, the more healthful your diet is likely to be. In phone surveys of 1,319 adults, those who reported spending two or more hours a day in the kitchen ate fruit 8.4 times per week and vegetables 13.6 times per week, compared with 6.1 and 10.6 times, respectively, for those who reported spending less than an hour on home-prepared meals. Participants who most often cooked at home spent less money on restaurants and were nearly two times less likely to eat fast food once a week.

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published online Sept. 18, 2014

Original Article: Cooking at Home Best for Your Diet


*- Diabetic Recipe -*

Cheesy Tuna Dogs

Servings: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 2-ounce can water-packed tuna, drained
1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
2 scallions, white part only, chopped
2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1 shredded lettuce leaf
1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 medium tomato, diced
2 hot dog buns

Directions
1. In a small bowl, flake tuna with a fork. Stir in dill pickle relish, scallion, cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise.
2. Partially open hot dog buns and fill each with half of the tuna mixture.
3. Wrap each filled bun with microwave-safe plastic wrap or waxed paper.
4. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) for 90 seconds or until cheese melts.
5. Carefully unwrap the buns and cut in half or leave whole. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 187 calories (29% calories from fat), 11 g protein, 6 g total fat (1.9 g saturated fat), 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 14 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 starch)

Original Recipe: Cheesy Tuna Dogs

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