by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  Nutrition Facts: Servings: 8 per pie Carbs: 20 g per serving Calories: 95 per serving (if using sugar substitute, 13 g carbs, 67 calories) Ingredients: 1 15 oz can pumpkin 1/3 cup sugar (or sugar substitute equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar) 2 Tbsp honey 1 ½ tsp […]

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  Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  This hearty soup is a one-dish meal. Enjoy it for dinner and for freeze leftovers for another lunch. Nutrition Facts: 4 large servings (2 cups each) Calories: 200 per serving  Carbs: 30 grams Ingredients 2 (15 oz) cans cannellini beans (white); drained and rinsed […]

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The DOT Diet: Do One Thing by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Have you heard of the DOT diet?  DOT stands for Do One Thing… and here’s why it makes sense. Many people can identify ONE thing in their eating pattern that is causing the most problems in terms of managing their weight.  If […]

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by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD,  CDE Makes: 12 berries   Serving size:  3 berries  Per serving: 70 calories ,10 g carbs, Ingredients 12 medium strawberries 2 oz semi-sweet, dark or milk chocolate (pick your favorite!) Directions Microwave chocolate in a small bowl on medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on medium in 20-second intervals […]

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By: Ward Alper Chef’s note: I have never forgotten the wonderful minestrone soup that my friend’s grandmother used to make. Her recipe inspired me to create a delicious diabetes-compatible version that instantly brings back warm memories. Serving size 6 INGREDIENTS 3 TBSP. Olive oil 1 cup dry red wine 2 ½ quarts of low sodium […]

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by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE For many of us, fall means football season! From high school games on Friday night to Monday Night football, football usually means food and lots of it. Planning ahead is your best defense. Prepare to tackle your Game Day food challenges by reviewing this list of strategies… and you’ll be […]

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by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE On average, Americans eat five of the 21 traditional meals in a week away from home. Whether it is in a “fine dining” full-service restaurant, one of the many fast-casual or fast-food restaurants on every corner, your workplace cafeteria or a friend’s home… eating away from home is […]

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