In a glass measuring cup, squeeze limes, yielding ¼ cup of juice. Add the garlic, pepper, olive oil, and cilantro and stir. Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and pour the cilantro lime marinade over the shrimp. Let the shrimp marinate for 10 to 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Alternate cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and shrimp on four skewers. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Grill the skewers for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until the shrimp are just cooked through.
Makes two servings. Per serving: 160 calories, 6 g fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, and 17 g carbohydrates.
Heat oil in a large frying pan. Sauté onions until translucent and add tomatoes, spinach and almonds. Stir in barley. When spinach is wilted and barley is hot, sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
Makes four servings. Per serving: 230 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g sugars, and 7 g protein.
Make zest by grating the lime, being careful not to include the bitter white part under the skin. Set aside. Squeeze the lime so that you have about 1 tablespoon of juice. Put the lime juice, cottage cheese, and pineapple into a blender and whip till smooth. Divide into two dessert dishes. Garnish with the lime zest and chill for at least an hour. If you want a snack to go, use a paper or plastic cup.
Makes two servings. Per serving: 120 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat) 5 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g sugars, and 8 g protein.
Whenever you have questions about the foods you eat, discuss them with your health care team. Your team can provide extra support to help you eat well with diabetes.
Sources: Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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