Continuing with our commitment to Diabetes Alert Month we bring you week 2, with a new recipe and information about the dangers of diabetes.
Why you should be concerned:
With type 2 diabetes, if you don’t work hard to keep your blood glucose level under control, there are short- and long-term complications to contend with. However, by taking care to watch the amount and types of food you eat, exercising, you may be able to prevent or even reverse these complications.
Healthy Eats: Pumpkin Spice Baked Apples
These delightful desserts compliment dinner for any time of year. They are sweet with a hint of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. The pumpkin spice compliments the apples perfectly, creating a new classic to be enjoyed any time of year!
- 3 apples, sliced and cored
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or baking sugar substitute to taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup crushed pecans
- 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
- 2-3 tablespoons very hot water
- Preheat the oven to 250°F degrees
- In a small mixing bowl place the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, spices and hot water and mix well.
- Add sliced apples and coat with mixture.
- Dump apples into baking dish or small dutch oven.
- Cook on 250°F 4-6 hours depending on how tender you like them.
- Garnish with crush pecans and walnuts.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Slice sweet potatoes into wedges. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over the mixture and toss to coat; pour into a shallow roasting pan. Roast sweet potato mixture in preheated oven, turning frequently, until the vegetables are soft and golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice:
Health benefits of pumpkin pie spice: Cloves- soothes a toothache . Cinnamon- an excellent anti-inflammatory, so it’s great for easing muscle pain and stiffness throughout your body. May help diabetics better control blood sugar. Nutmeg- is a powerful antibacterial, which may have extensive uses for oral health, including preventing cavities. Ginger- is a well-known anti-inflammatory and stimulant, which is great for blood flow. Plus, it also works well for nausea and stomach upset. Colds and Sinusitis- The combination of spices will help clear out your sinuses with their strong flavors and powerful antibacterial properties. Boost of energy- The powerful stimulating properties of spices like ginger and cloves will get your blood pumping and keep your mind alert, even without the caffeine!
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