"World Diabetes Day" was introduced in 1991 by the World Health Organization and International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness against alarming rise of diabetes and its adverse effects on the life of people around the world.

It is celebrated by over 160 countries who are associates of International Diabetes Federation as well as member countries of United States.

As people across the continents celebrate World Diabetes Day today, 14 November, here are some easy-to-cook delicious recipes that would be a boon to your taste buds while making sure that the health factor remains intact.

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Applesauce Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Sugar-free maple syrup (optional)
  • Fresh fruit slices (optional)

Preparation:

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a well in centre of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Heat a nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle, spreading to a 5-inch circle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn pancakes, and cook other side.

Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit, if desired (syrup and fruit not included in analysis).

Tip: One tablespoon of sugar-free maple syrup has 8 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate.

Honey Grapefruit with Banana

Ingredients:

  • 1 (24-ounce) jar refrigerated red grapefruit sections (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup sliced banana (about 1)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation:

Drain grapefruit sections, reserving 1/4 cup juice.

Combine grapefruit sections, juice, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

Veggie Sausage-Cheddar Frittata

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pre-sliced mushrooms
  • 4 (1.3-ounce) frozen vegetable protein sausage patties, thawed and crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

Preparation:

Preheat broiler.

Place a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chopped bell pepper and mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes. Add sausage, salt, and pepper; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 1 minute.

Combine egg substitute and half-and-half; carefully pour over sausage mixture. Cover and cook 6 minutes. (Frittata will be slightly moist on top.) Sprinkle with cheese.

Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut into 8 wedges.

Source: health.com

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