Bread Loafs and Foods For Diabetics

Think you need to avoid eating bread if you're a diabetic? Think again! Here are a few healthy and yet tasty recipes for you!

Sugarless Banana Bread

1 3/4 c. sifted cake flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. melted margarine
2 egg, beaten
Liquid sweetener to equal 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 med. sized bananas, mashed

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add remaining ingredients except bananas. Stir only until flour mixture is moistened. Fold in mashed bananas. Pour into greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees until top springs back when touched, about an hour. Yields 14 slices. Exchanges: 1 bread and 1/2 fat. Calories = 109. Carbohydrate = 15 grams. Fat = 4 grams. Protein = 2/5 grams. Cholesterol = 39 milligrams.

There you have it, sugarless banana bread you can whip up in no time!

Here's another one for you

Hot Open Faced Beef Sandwich

1 tbsp. bouillon liquid
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 c. chopped green pepper
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. diet catsup
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
Artificial sweetener to equal 1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vinegar
Toasted bread

Brown beef in bouillon. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetable mixture. Combine remaining ingredients. May prepare ahead to allow seasonings to blend. Add vegetable mixture to beef. Turn heat on low and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Toast bread and spoon mixture over.

One last quick recipe you can whip up:

Chicken Loaf
4 oz. chopped raw carrots
1 c. chopped raw celery
1 tbsp. dehydrated onions
1 sm. can pimento, chopped
4 tbsp. diet mayonnaise
1 1/2 c. water
2 pkg. or cubes chicken bouillon
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 tsp. garlic salt
2 tbsp. mustard
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
16 oz. cooked, chopped chicken

Mix all ingredients except bouillon, water and gelatin. Dissolve bouillon in 1 cup water. Dissolve gelatin in remaining 1/2 cup water. Add gelatin to boiling bouillon. Add to mixture. Pour into loaf pan. Refrigerate. Unmold, slice and serve.

So there you have it 3 quick 'bread' recipes for diabetics!

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