Spinach Dip in Pumpernickel
Here's a delicious dip that is always a hit at parties.
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Serves 32; Serving size: 2 Tbsp dip with 3 cubes bread (or 1/2 slice)
Prep time: 30 minutes
1 Large round loaf pumpernickel bread
1 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt or fat-free sour cream
1 cup Miracle Whip Light
1 pkg dried vegetable soup mix
3 10 oz pkgs chopped frozen spinach
1 8 oz can sliced and drained water chestnuts
- 3 hours before serving, mix together yogurt, Miracle Whip Light and soup mix in a medium bowl.
- Thaw spinach in microwave, squeeze out all excess water.
- Chop spinach into small pieces and stir into mixture. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Using a knife, hollow out a large hole in the round. Fill hole with dip, the cube the bread you’ve removed to serve on the side for dipping.
- When the cubes are gone, invite guests to tear bread from the bowl.
If you can't find a large round unsliced loaf of pumpernickel bread, simply buy sliced pumpernickel, cube it and serve with the dip.
Calories from Fat: 23%
Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 290 mg
Protein: 3 g
Total Carbohydrate: 13 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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