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DIABETIC SNOW CONE

1 cup Splenda granulated1 cup water1 regular pkg unsweetened drink mix (ie Kool Aid), your choice of flavor/color Mix the Splenda, water, and drink mix together until mixed well and Splenda is totally dissolved; freeze until solid. To make snow cone, remove from freezer and run through an ice crusher.

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CURRY SEASONED POPCORN

1/2 cup unpopped popcornbutter-flavored cooking spray1 tbsp curry powder2 tsp Splenda granulated1 tsp turmeric1/4 tsp saltpinch of cayenne Combine the curry powder, Splenda, turmeric, salt, and cayenne and keep in an airtight container.  This mixture will keep for up to a year. Pop the popcorn in an air corn popper; place in a very large bowl for tossing with the …

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HOT WINGS

12 chicken drumettes (about 1 1/4 lb), skin removed1/2 cup lite soy sauce1/3 cup lemon juice1/2 tsp to 1 tsp (how hot do you like ’em?) crushed red pepper flakes Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl; gently toss to coat the chicken.  Cover and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to marinate. Oil broiler pan.  Remove chicken …

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JALAPENO-CHEESE SQUARES

If you or your guests enjoy hot foods, here is a good appetizer for you to try. It is not extremely hot but you can taste the jalapenos. 1 jar sliced jalapenos1 lb cheddar cheese, grated1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, grated4 eggs, beaten Very lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. …

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CHICKEN AND NUT PATE

1 cup pecan halves1 cup walnuts2 cloves garlic1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts,cooked and coarsely chopped1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tbsp minced ginger1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce2 tsp Worcestershire sauce1 tsp white wine vinegar1/2 cup minced green onions Process both nuts together in a food processor or blender until coarsely ground; remove nuts and set …

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SPROUTS TOAST / SPROUTED TOAST

Sprouts are very popular as a nutritious food as they are rich in protein, folate, magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin C. It has many health benefits which helps in growth and development of children.But the biggest challenge is to feed kids with this super food. To be honest I myself don’t like to have sprouts in it’s original form.I generally make …

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PIZZA NO-BAKE CUPS / PIZZA CUPS

These mini pizza cups are very simple and quick to make specially if don’t want to work with oven. They serve as a perfect starter for any kind of party or get-together whether its kids birthday party or kitty party or evening tea party or pack in kids school lunch box. I have provided both the option with and without oven. So …

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CORN KABAB / CORN ON STICK / CORN CUTLET / CORN ROLL

This corn kabab or corn cutlet recipe is easy to prepare with easily available ingredients. It’s crispy texture and tangy taste makes it fabulous starter for any kind of get together, whether it’s kids birthday party or kitty party. Do try this recipe and share your feedback on comment section. INGREDIENTS1.5 cup corn ( I used frozen)2 medium sized boiled …

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Bariatric Friendly Breakfast & Lunch and Snack meals

       As a Bariatric Patient I am suppose to eat after 1 year out only up to 1200 calories a day.    I was told by my Doctor for a normal person working out 3-5 days a week for 45 min. – 1 hour, 1200 calories is sufficient. Yep, we have to workout. That’s our normal.  This is …

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SUJI APPE BALLS / RAWA APPE / SEMOILINA BALLS

This is a quick, healthy and delicious recipe for those who are in hurry and on the otherwise don’t want to compromise on serving healthy food to family.   Appam also called Paniyaram is a popular south Indian breakfast recipe made with suji / rawa with veggies of your choice. These soft and melt in mouth dumplings are too delicious and my …

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