Antipasto Platter with Seedless Grapes
Little bites whether they're Spanish tapas, Mediterranean Mezze or Italian Antipasto are always colorful and enticing. Here's a quick antipasto platter that can be assembled in just a few minutes. It's great for a weekend lunch or for guests.
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Serves 2; Serving size: 1/2 recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
1/2 head red lettuce leaves (about 3 cups)
2 oz sliced lean low-sodium ham (about 1/2 cup)
2 oz roasted chicken breast slices (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup canned, drained pepperoncini
2 cups canned/jarred sweet pimentos
1/2 cup canned or jarred marinated artichoke quarters (6.5 oz jar), drained
8 pitted black olives
2 whole-wheat rolls (1 3/4 oz each)
- Preheat oven or toaster oven to 300°F to warm rolls.
- Wash and dry lettuce leaves and place on two plates.
- Starting in the center, arrange ham slices overlapping each other in a line toward the edge of the plate. Arrange a line of chicken on opposite side of the plate.
- Fill in the rest of the plate with the remaining vegetables and olives.
- Warm whole-wheat rolls in oven and serve with antipasto.
1 Lean Meat
Calories from Fat: 73
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 897 mg
Carbohydrate : 60 g
Dietary Fiber: 8 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 21 g
- Serve 1 cup of seedless grapes per person.
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 13 g
Protein: 0 g
Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan. No two meal plans are alike. Work with your health care provider, diabetes educator or dietitian to design a meal plan that's right for you, and includes the foods you love. A key message for people with diabetes is "Carbs Count." Foods high in carbs (carbohydrates) -- bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, corn, peas, sweets -- raise your blood glucose levels the most.
For many people, having 3 or 4 servings of a carb choice at each meal and 1 or 2 servings at snacks is about right. Keep an eye on your total number of servings. For example, if you choose to have dessert, cut back on potatoes.
Round out your meals with a serving of:
- Meat (such as fish or chicken) or meat substitute (such as beans, eggs, cheese, and tofu) about the size of a deck of cards and
- Non-starchy vegetables (such as broccoli or lettuce). If you have three (3) or more servings of non-starchy vegetables, count them as a carbohydrate choice. Three (3) servings is equal to 1 1/2 cups of cooked vegetables, or three (3) cups of raw vegetables.
Check your blood glucose to see how your food choices or these recipes affect your blood glucose. If your meal plan isn't working for you, talk to your dietitian about making a new one.
Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes management. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
The recipes on this page are only a part of what is offered in recipe books from the American Diabetes Association. Many also include information on meal planning, portion control, food buying and seasoning, as well as general cooking hints and tips for people with diabetes.
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