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EASY, HEALTHY BEEF, BROCCOLI, ORANGE KABOBS

3 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Blend, divided1 lb boneless sirloin, cubed 1 1/2-in size3 pieces fresh broccoli, approximately 3-inches long1 medium orange, unpeeled, cut into 8 circular slices1 tbsp finely grated ginger Preheat grill or saute pan to medium heat. Thread the sirloin cubes, orange slice, and broccoli onto 4 skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water …

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CARAMELIZED PINEAPPLE

1 tbsp butter2 cups fresh pineapple chunks2 tbsp Splenda Baking Blendvanilla sugar-free frozen yogurtground cinnamon, optional (but very important to a diabetic’s diet) Spray a baking sheet that has sides with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat. In a large mixing bowl toss the pineapple and Splenda together; add to …

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SPICED APPLE BUTTER

9 cups applesauce 5 cups Splenda granular 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp ground ginger Place all the ingredients in a crock-pot or slow cooker. Place lid on cooker and cook mixture on high for about 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook until red and thick, about 18 hours. It is not necessary …

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MAPLE BAKED APPLES

6 small apples (Jonathan or Winesap)1/2 cup no-sugar-added apple juice2 tbsp sugar-free maple-flavored syrup1 tbsp butter6 short cinnmon sticks Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Core apples using an apple corer or melon baller leaving bottoms of apples intact.  With a small sharp knife, cut off a strip of peel around the top part of each apple.  Place apples in a …

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FROZEN GRAPES WITH CHOCOLATE

1 cup seedless grapes (green, purple, or my favorite – mixed)1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips1 tsp fat-free milk1/2 tsp powdered sugar* Wash grapes and remove stems; drain and dry completely on paper towels.  Place on a baking sheet in a single layer.  Freeze from 2 hours up to 2 days. About 5 minutes before serving, melt the chocolate chips with …

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BE CAREFUL WITH DRIED FRUITS

Be very careful about eating dried fruits. A lot of fruits become tart when they are dried so the manufacturers often add sugar. Read the labels! And remember those smaller pieces of dried fruit were once regular size pieces and they still contain most of the same nutrients. That means there are not less carbs in dried fruits just because …

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FRESH PEAR CRISP

1 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend4 tbsp white whole-wheat flour*1 tsp ground cinnamon8 cups thinly sliced pears Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a 2-quart mixing bowl, mix the Splenda, flour, and the cinnamon until blended.  Add the pears and toss to coat well.  Pour the mixture into the prepared …

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