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Subject: Simple serving for 2 - but foods that i like (diabetes 2)
Date Posted: 6/18/2010 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
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AARRGG, I have diabetes and an over weight 11 yr old, I been trying to cook better, and been reading books about diabetes and food.

The cook books have so many spices and items we do not eat, I'm puerto Rican and we just love starch.

I would like to cook my kind of food but healther.

I just got this book from the library but nothing it was my kind of taste.

Diabetes & Heart healthy meals for two.

Any advice or tips, Thank


Don't like:  Will be adding more to the list.

Soup, Green Beans, Spring salad mix

I like: Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Tomato

Last Edited on: 6/19/10 10:03 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 5:36 PM ET
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See if you can get some book by JoAnna M Lund. Her recipes are easy and very good.


Date Posted: 6/27/2010 8:44 PM ET
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Kay H. (cookingkay), Thank you.  It's hard to try and find foods i can eat and serve to my 11 yrd old who can stand to lose a few lbs also.  I want to make only two serving so there won't be any left over and we end up eating it.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 10:15 PM ET
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I am diabetic. I have a cooking group you might want to check out. All the healthy recipes that I have listed have the food counts. You need to join but its free. We also have a good time just talking about all kind of things.

Watergate Dessert

pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling ( sugar- free)
1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple, in juice, undrained
1 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1-1/2 cups (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) thawed COOL WHIP LITE OR FREE Whipped Topping

MIX dry pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans in large bowl until well blended.
ADD whipped topping; stir gently until well blended. Cover.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until ready to serve.

cal 100
chol 0
sod 135 mg
fat 3.5 gm
carb 18 gm
pro 1 gm


Mandarin Orange Salad (Healthy)
serves 8
1 small sugar free orange jell-o
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
8 oz crushed pineapple in own juice, undrained
11 oz mandarin oranges, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup plain fat free yogurt
1/3 cup dry milk
1 cup cool whip lite
Combine dry jello and boiling water
Stir in cold water and pineapple with juice
Blend in oranges
Refrigerate for 30 min
In another bowl combine yogurt and dry milk
Blend in cool whip
Fold yogurt mixture into jello mixture
Pour in 8 x 8 dish
Refrogerate for 4 hours
Cut into 8 pieces
cal 73
fat 1 gm
pro 3 gm
carb 13 gm
sodium 62 mg
fiber 1 gm


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Date Posted: 6/29/2010 11:06 AM ET
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There's a cookbook called "What We Eat When We Eat Alone,"  that's good for two people; I use it for myself and DH; it's easy enough to expand, but it's plenty for the two of us who are not huge eaters.

The author is Deborah Madison, who's known for her vegetable-oriented/vegetarian (altho there is meat in this book), health-consicious recipes.

And check out the library; people  are often amazed to find so many cookbooks there....mine has gazillion books for special recipes/health needs.

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 1:35 PM ET
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Betty P,  Thanks, I have been looking at cook books at the library but there are a lot of    ingredients don't use and i really don't want to buy just for that one meal, and there are a lot of food we don't like or eat.

aaahh if only i can make the food i like in a healthy version.