Creamy Pumpkin-Apple Bisque
Enjoy this delicious creamy pumpkin-apple bisque as a holiday treat!
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1 Tbsp canola oil
1 cup diced onion
1/2 medium Gala apple, peeled and chopped
1 can (14 oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 of 15-oz can solid pumpkin
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups fat-free half and half
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
- Heat canola oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and apple; cook 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown.
- Place onion mixture in a blender with 1 cup broth. Secure lid and puree until smooth.
- Return onion mixture to saucepan; add remaining ingredients, except half and half and sour cream.
- Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover tightly, and simmer 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and gradually add half and half while stiring.
- To serve, spoon equal amounts into four shallow bowls and top with dollops of sour cream.
Flavorful tip: Adding the apple while browning the onion brings out the sugars of the apple and richly browns the onions quickly.
Calories: 175 g
Calories from Fat:
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 635 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 26 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 17 g
Protein: 6 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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