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Chicken Satay, Grilled Vegetable Basket, Hot and Sour Soup
Prep Cook Cals Fat Fat% Chol Pro Carb Fiber Sugar Sod.
45 min 25 min 393 18.7g 43% 100mg 39.8g 18.8g 4.7g 7.9g 377mg
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Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.0, Vegetable: 1.9, Fruit: 0.0, Bread: 0.1, Lean meat: 0.0, Fat: 3.0, Sugar: 0.2, Very lean meat protein: 4.5

Chicken Satay Skewers
From The American Diabetes Association's Flavorful Seasons Cookbook
ADA Bookstore: 1-800-232-6733
Prep: 15 min, Marinate: 4:00, Cook: 5 min.
  • 1 Tbs. corn oil
  • 3 Tbs. lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chili, minced
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds, ground
  • 1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 skewers

In a blender, combine first 6 ingredients for the satay sauce. Place chicken cubes in a bowl, cover with the sauce, and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours. Prepare an outside grill with an oiled rack set 4 inches above the heat source. On a gas grill, set the heat to high. If using wooden kabob skewers, soak 6 of them in warm water for 15 minutes. Then thread the chicken cubes on the skewers. Grill the satays for about 4-5 minutes total, until the chicken is cooked through. Note: Ideally diabetics should meet with a professional dietitian to plan an individualized diet plan. There is no single diet that meets all the needs of everyone with diabetes.

This recipe serves 6 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 6 only.

Per serving: calories 229, fat 6.4g, 26% calories from fat, cholesterol 96mg, protein 35.6g, carbohydrates 5.7g, fiber 0.4g, sugar 3.8g, sodium 86mg, diet points 5.5.


Grilled Vegetable Basket
From The American Diabetes Association's Flavorful Seasons Cookbook
ADA Bookstore: 1-800-232-6733
Prep: 20 min, Marinate: 15 min, Cook: 15 min.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tsp. lemon peel
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 Belgian endives, halved lengthwise
  • 1 small zucchini, cut diagonally into 2 inch slices
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 6 slices, 2 inch thick

Purée the first 7 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Set aside. In a large pot of boiling water, parboil the fennel for 5 minutes. Drain. Place all the vegetables in a glass dish, cover with the marinade and marinate for 15 minutes. Prepare an outside grill with an oiled rack set 4 inches above the heat source. On a gas grill, set the heat to high. Add the vegetables to an oiled, wired-hinged vegetable basket. Grill, turning constantly, for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are slightly charred. Note: Ideally diabetics should meet with a professional dietitian to plan an individualized diet plan. There is no single diet that meets all the needs of everyone with diabetes.

This recipe serves 6 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 6 only.

Per serving: calories 111, fat 9.2g, 71% calories from fat, cholesterol 0mg, protein 1.3g, carbohydrates 7.4g, fiber 2.5g, sugar 2.1g, sodium 22mg, diet points 3.0.


Hot and Sour Soup
From American Diabetes Association's Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes - Or Less
ADA Bookstore: 1-800-232-6733
Prep: 10 min, Cook: 25 min.
  • 4 cups low sodium low fat chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. lite soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch, or arrowroot
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. water

In a stockpot, combine the stock, vinegar, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and sesame oil. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and carrots and simmer for 10 more minutes. Combine the cornstarch or arrowroot with the water. Add to the soup and continue to cook for 5 minutes, until it thickens. Note: Ideally diabetics should meet with a professional dietitian to plan an individualized diet plan. There is no single diet that meets all the needs of everyone with diabetes.

This recipe serves 6 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 6 only.

Per serving: calories 53, fat 3.1g, 45% calories from fat, cholesterol 3mg, protein 2.9g, carbohydrates 5.7g, fiber 1.8g, sugar 2.0g, sodium 267mg, diet points 1.5.