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Summer is the main time of year when people enjoy getting together with family and friends. For those with diabetes, however, it often means being around a variety of tempting foods that can wreak havoc with blood sugar levels. On those occasions, it may be a good idea to prepare a couple of diabetic friendly dishes to take with you or have on hand at your own party. Following are a couple of easy and delicious diabetic recipes you will enjoy:

CRAB DIP

  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 2 Tblsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) block low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tblsp. chopped green onion
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
  • 2 Tblsp. grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray

Directions: Preheat oven to 375°. Meanwhile, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and onion in a large bowl. Fold in crab. Coat an 11×7 baking dish with cooking spray and add the crab mixture. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Bake at 375° for 15 more minutes or until a light golden color. Serve over Melba toast or pita chips.

ORANGE & AVOCADO SALSA

  • 3 cups orange sections, chopped (approx. 4 oranges)
  • 2  1/2 cups pink grapefruit sections, chopped (approx. 2 lg grapefruits)
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 2 Tblsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tblsp. minced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 diced peeled avocado

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss gently. Serve with tortilla chips. NOTE: If making ahead of time, omit the avocado and cilantro until just before serving.

This salsa can also zest up grilled, baked or broiled fish or chicken breasts.  Just spoon over top and serve!

Check our blog for more healthy food tips and recipes, and contact us for all your medical supply needs.

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