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Type 2 Diabetes - The Top 5 Best Low-Sugar and High Fiber Fruits to Add to Your Diet

Type 2 Diabetes - The Top 5 Best Low-Sugar and High Fiber Fruits to Add to Your Diet
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Fruit can make a great addition to a healthy diet, but too much fruit, or consuming too many fruits very high in sugar can be problematic for those who have Type 2 diabetes. However, the good news is there are plenty of delicious low-sugar and high fiber fruits you can add to your diet that will not necessarily spike your blood sugar levels, especially when paired with a healthy fat like nuts, or a half of sliced avocado.

Let us take a look at five of the best fruits you can add to your diet to help support your overall health...

1. Raspberries. Raspberries are not only delicious, but they are also lower in sugar than some other fruit choices, and they are packed full of fiber to help stabilize blood sugar levels. In just one cup of raspberries, you will pack in about eight grams of fiber. Try adding some raspberries on top of a bowl of oatmeal, or blended into a smoothie.

2. Pears. Pears make another excellent fruit option as they contain six grams of fiber per pear and they are on the lower end when it comes to sugar content. If you are craving something sweet, you can try baking a few pears and sprinkling them with ground cinnamon for a healthy and guilt-free dessert choice.

3. Apples. An apple a day keeps the doctor away: this is a favorite fruit among many and makes for such an easy snack choice. The trick is to enjoy the apple with the skin to get the added fiber boost. You will take in about four grams of fiber per apple. Try enjoying a sliced apple with almond butter for a healthy snack.

4. Kiwi fruit. This tropical fruit is a tasty way to get some added fiber. In just one small kiwi, you will get about two grams of fiber. When paired with other high-fiber foods like nuts, seeds, or oats, you can make a super filling and blood sugar balancing meal.

5. Cherries. In one cup of cherries, you can pack in about two and a half grams of fiber! You can make a delicious cherry smoothie with full-fat unsweetened coconut or almond milk, a tablespoon of flaxseed, and a scoop of collagen protein powder.

Don't think fruits are off the table if you have Type 2 diabetes. While fruits are high in sugar, these five options can be enjoyed in moderation and can make a great addition to a healthy diet due to their fiber and antioxidant content. Try enjoying these fruits as part of a healthy diet, and pair them with a healthy fat to help slow the absorption of sugar.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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3 Delicious Soups To Serve at Your Barbecue

3 Delicious Soups To Serve at Your Barbecue
By Adrian T. Cheng

The great thing about serving soup at a barbecue is you can prepare a recipe that will perfectly suit your grilled dishes. If you plan to serve steak or other meat-heavy dishes, you can pair it with a light, creamy soup. On the other hand, you can make a heavier soup full with meat or vegetables if you're barbecuing something light like fish.

Here are 3 easy yet delicious soup recipes that your guests will definitely love at your barbecue:

The Healthy White Delight

What you need:

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat then cook onions for 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in spinach, parsley and basil. Lower heat, cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Carefully add chicken broth, sugar and half-and-half cream then simmer, covered, for 30 minutes more. In a separate pan, melt remaining butter over medium-high heat and cook flour, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add about 1/2 cup of the soup to the flour and mix until smooth. Pour the flour mixture into the soup and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, before serving.

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

What you need:

  • 1 loaf processed cheese food, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a stockpot then cook onion until tender. Stir in broccoli and chicken broth. Cover and allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or when broccoli is tender. Lower the heat then add cheese cubes, milk and garlic powder. Mix cornstarch with water in a small bowl until dissolved then add the mixture to the soup. Continue to heat through, stirring constantly, until soup is thickened.

Corn and Potato Fusion

What you need:

  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 3/4 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican-style processed cheese food
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup country style gravy mix
  • 1 tablespoon margarine

Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat then cook celery and onion for 5 minutes or until tender. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat then add potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Dissolve the gravy mix with milk then pour mixture into the saucepan along with corn, chiles and cheese. Cook soup over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese has melted.

These easy and delicious soups will surely boost your appetite and will complement any barbecue dish!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various affordable grill products [http://shop.kuisiware.com/products/barbecue-grill-light] and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's site [http://www.kuisiware.com/category/kuisiware-blog].

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3 Hot and Creamy Soups You'll Fall In Love With

3 Hot and Creamy Soups You'll Fall In Love With
By Adrian T. Cheng

Regular consumption of soup benefits more than the taste buds. Because of its high water and fiber content, it helps flush out harmful toxins from the body without being hard on the stomach. This is also the reason why it's an effective dish to help one lose weight - the water it contains helps one fill up quickly compared to other food.

So whether you're aiming to shed some pounds or simply love soup, here are 3 creamy soups you'll definitely fall in love with:

Cheesy Corn and Potato Chowder

What you need:

  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 3/4 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup Mexican-style processed cheese food
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup country-style gravy mix
  • 2 tablespoons margarine

Melt margarine in a large pan over medium-high heat then cook celery and onion for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in potatoes, lower heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add corn and chiles and bring to a boil. Dissolve gravy mix in milk then stir into the pan. Lastly, add cheese then cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and mixture is thick and creamy.

Milky Mushroom Soup

What you need:

  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat then cook shallots, Portobello mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour and stir until smooth. Gradually add chicken broth and cook, stirring, until mixture is thick. Add half-and-half, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir and heat through (do not boil).

Carrot-Curry Cream Soup

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, diced largely
  • 3 large garlic cloves, thickly sliced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • Chopped roasted pistachios for garnish

In a large pan, heat oil then saute carrots and onion for 7 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Lower heat then stir in garlic, butter and sugar. Cook for 10 minutes then add curry powder. Pour in broth, allow to simmer, partially covered, until carrots are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and puree in a blender until mixture is smooth. Return to pan, add half-and-half then heat through. Add salt and pepper if needed. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with pistachios.

Stay warm and full on a cold night with these delicious hot and creamy soup recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting posts [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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Healthy Cooking: 3 Low Calorie Grill Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Appetite

Healthy Cooking: 3 Low Calorie Grill Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Appetite
By Adrian T. Cheng

Nutrition buffs and weight watchers love grilled food because it's a healthier alternative to frying and regular cooking. For one, the high temperature from the grill helps seal in the moisture in the meat so there's no need for added oil or butter. The meat's excess fat also drips off while on the grill which is ideal for those trying to lose weight. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, it has been proven that fresh produce retain more vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients when cooked on the grill. Apart from these health benefits, you also get to enjoy the smoky goodness of a grilled dish.

1. Very Veggie Grilled Sandwich

Makes 4 servings, 250 calories per serving

What you need:

  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 3 medium Portobello mushroom caps, gills removed
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped and mashed
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 slices whole wheat sandwich bread, lightly toasted
  • Cooking spray

In a small bowl, mix garlic, mayonnaise and lemon juice until well-combined. Set aside. Lightly coat eggplant rounds and mushroom caps with cooking spray, season with salt and pepper then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high until cooked through. Allow to cool for a few minutes then slice mushrooms. Spread mayonnaise mixture on each slice of bread then layer mushroom, eggplant, spinach and tomato slices on 4 pieces of bread, topping with remaining 4 slices to make a sandwich.

2. Grilled Shrimp with Tropical Salsa

Makes 4 servings, 211 calories per serving

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups finely diced melon
  • 1 cup finely diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 4 large Romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus a few leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeno, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix together 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon ginger and 1 teaspoon jalapeno and shrimp in a medium bowl. Toss to coat then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. In a separate bowl, combine melon, pineapple, onion, green and red bell pepper, vinegar, mint and salt, plus the remaining oil, ginger and jalapeno. Combine well then cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Thread shrimps onto skewers when ready then grill on high for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Place a lettuce leaf on a plate, spoon salsa on lettuce then top with shrimps. Garnish with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

3. Sesame-Grilled Burger Patty

Makes 4 servings, 217 calories per serving

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. ground pork
  • 4 cups finely chopped watercress, hard parts removed
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided

Mix 1 teaspoon sesame oil, soy sauce, scallions, garlic and ginger in a small bowl. Pour half of the sauce in a medium bowl then add pork to that bowl. Form into 4 3/4-inch thick patties. Add remaining sesame oil and vinegar in the sauce mixture then set aside. Grill burger patties over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. To serve, mix watercress and carrots in a large bowl, toss with remaining sauce mixture then divide among 4 plates. Top with grilled burger.

Enjoy these low-calorie grilled recipes today for a surely satisfied appetite, without having to worry about your weight or your health!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various top quality grill accessories [http://www.kuisiware.com/our-products/grill-lantern-bbq-grill-light] and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's page [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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3 Guilt-Free Desserts For A Healthier Lifestyle

3 Guilt-Free Desserts For A Healthier Lifestyle
By Adrian T. Cheng

Congratulations on your healthier new lifestyle! Plenty of things will change, including your diet. But don't worry, nobody said that you can't have your sugar fix when you crave for it! Although you have to be more careful with the ingredients of your desserts, it doesn't mean that the delicious taste will be compromised!

Try these 3 guilt-free desserts that are incredibly mouth-watering:

Apple Extravaganza

What you need:

  • 2 apples, sliced into skinny wedges
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded coconut

Mix together 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until melted. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter and remaining coconut oil and heat in the microwave until melted. Arrange apple wedges on a plate and sprinkle with lemon juice. Pour chocolate mixture followed by peanut butter mixture. Top with remaining chocolate chips, pecans and coconut.

Gluten-Free Choco Avocado Brownies

What you need:

  • 2 large avocados
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Scoop out the flesh of the 2 avocados and place in a food processor. Add the coconut sugar and cocoa powder to the blender and blend until smooth. Add the eggs, brown rice flour and baking soda and continue processing just until eggs are well-combined with the mixture. Carefully fold in chocolate chips. Pour the batter in a greased 8x8 inches brownie pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookies

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 10 pcs. dried dates, boiled
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Combine softened dates, water and sea salt in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add almond butter, vanilla extract and baking powder to the food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in (by hand) the chocolate chips. Form mixture into balls and arrange on greased baking sheets. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool for several minutes in a cooling rack before serving.

Satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty - try these delicious guilt-free desserts!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Is High-Heat Cooking Bad For You?

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Is High-Heat Cooking Bad For You?
By Beverleigh H Piepers

As you go on with the fight to control your Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar levels, you might be interested to know how you prepare your meat could impact your risk factor for complications. By now you probably know taking in enough protein is key to controlling your blood sugar at every meal. So you are trying hard to include a reasonable amount of meat in your meal plan. However, are you cooking it healthily?

You could have also read grilling or barbequing your meat can increase the cancer-causing substances you have in your body and even eating a lot of red meat could increase your risk of developing certain cancers as well.

However, did you know there could be a connection between high-heat cooking and Type 2 diabetes? Researchers out of the Health Hospital at Harvard are finding just that. They noted the frequent use of high heat cooking methods including...

  • broiling,
  • barbequing,
  • grilling and
  • roasting

were all increasing the risk factor for Type 2 diabetes based on research carried out on over 289,000 participants. Those who often consumed meats prepared this way were more likely to be also suffering from Type 2 diabetes, showing this direct correlation. Note this may have not necessarily been just the cooking method, but how the food was cooked using sauces and so forth, and the link to weight gain. The test subjects were also more likely to be obese or very overweight, which in itself also increases the risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes.

What is interesting to note is broiled fish seemed to be okay in the study. While there was not as much information on this, those who ate broiled fish often didn't show an elevated risk, which can lead us to believe it is not just the broiling but the type of protein being cooked that particular way.

Researchers also pointed out another of the reasons why this could be problematic is because there are potentially harmful chemicals that form during this type of cooking which can lead to an inflammatory response in our body. This then sets you down a chain of events that could lead to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

The take-home message in all this? Try alternative ways of cooking...

  • slow cooking,
  • baking,
  • boiling,
  • steaming,
  • stewing, and
  • stir-frying

are all healthier ways to cook your meat and help to prevent it from going past its succulent endpoint. When you overcook any meat, you are eliminating the fat and liquid, so all you are left with are the toughened muscle fibers.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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3 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Pair With Your Steak

3 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Pair With Your Steak
By Adrian T. Cheng

Steak is almost always paired with wine. While they say that it's the perfect combo, it's not all the time that people want the buzz of wine. On your next barbecue, serve these 3 refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect pair for your grilled steak - everyone would surely have a fulfilled tummy and a grand time!

Berry Refreshing Drink

What you need:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Ice

To make the syrup, mix together the blueberries and water in a pan and cook over low heat until berries are tender and easily smashed, about 4 to 6 minutes. Smash berries using the back of a spatula until none remain whole. Increase heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. When ready, place the sugar in a bowl and pour blueberry syrup over it using a sieve. Allow to cool in room temperature and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Combine syrup, seltzer, lemon juice and lime juice in a glass. Top with ice before serving.

Ginger and Pear Punch

What you need:

  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced into thirds
  • 8 cups pear juice, chilled
  • 3 1/2 cups seltzer
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ginger syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Ice
  • Candied ginger for garnish

To make the syrup, combine ginger, water and sugar in a saucepan then bring to a boil. Lower heat then simmer for 30 minutes or until reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cooled, mix together with pear juice, lemon juice and ground ginger. Add seltzer to the punch and stir. Top with ice. Place candied ginger on toothpicks for garnishing your cocktail glasses.

Tropical Mint Sparkler

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup seltzer
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • Ice

Mix together orange juice, seltzer, mint leaves and rosewater in a bowl. Stir to combine ingredients well. Place ice on serving glasses and pour sparkler mixture over ice. Serve immediately.

A hot and delicious grilled steak calls for a cooling and refreshing beverage. Ditch the buzz of wine this time and go for any of these 3 non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect to pair with grilled steak!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting posts.

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Grilled Salmon Recipes You Absolutely Must Try

Grilled Salmon Recipes You Absolutely Must Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

Fish is just as fulfilling as meat but less the calories. Their meat is extremely versatile as well - they will taste good whether you season them simply with salt and pepper or go all out with a flavorful marinade. One of the most popular fish for grilling is salmon mainly because its meat is firm and hearty. It also has a strong, distinct flavor that is made even better from the smokiness of the grill.

Here are some grilled salmon recipes that you should try cooking for your next barbecue:

Smoky Salmon and Dill

What you need:

  • 1/4 kg. salmon fillet with skin
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2 tsps. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 pinches brown sugar

Combine mayonnaise, dill, mustard and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Brush salmon fillets with vegetable oil then cook skin-side down on a pre-heated grill over medium heat for 3 minutes per side. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top of the fillets and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through or when meat is easily flaked with a fork.

Grilled Salmon Linguine

What you need:

  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup linguine
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 6 tbsps milk
  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • 1 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Brush salmon fillets with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Allow to rest for a few minutes before flaking with a fork into bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and yellow bell peppers, cook for about 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add in cream cheese, milk and salmon flakes. Stir occasionally and cook for about 3 minutes. Set aside. Cook linguine as directed in the packaging. Transfer in a serving bowl when ready then pour salmon sauce over it. Toss to coat pasta. Serve warm topped with lemon slices and dill.

Orange Glazed Grill Salmon

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. boneless and skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pcs.
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsps. white vinegar
  • 2 tsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tsps. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger root

In a medium bowl, mix together marmalade, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil and ginger. Set aside. Brush salmon with oil and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes per side. Brush salmon pieces with marmalade mixture then cook for another 2 minutes per side until fish is cooked through.

Prepare these easy and mouth-watering grilled salmon recipes the next time you bring out your grill for a healthier, lighter barbecue dish!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various top quality grill accessories [http://www.kuisiware.com/our-products/grill-lantern-bbq-grill-light] and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's page [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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3 Meat Pie Recipes That Are a Must-Try

3 Meat Pie Recipes That Are a Must-Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

During birthdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas, it's not a surprise to see that pie is served. It's because it is considered to be a special dish especially when homemade. But you don't have to wait for a special occasion to eat one, make these delicious meat pies at home and it will feel like the holidays!

Meat Loaf Overload

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 piece 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup whole corn kernel
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

Mix together cooked beef, egg, onion, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup in a bowl. Spread corn kernels evenly over crust then top with beef mixture. Layer with mashed potatoes then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake pie in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) until cheese has melted and lightly browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Creamy Turkey Pie

What you need:

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables
  • 1 1/2 cup condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package 9-inch double crust pie
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper blend

Place 1 pastry crust on a baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine turkey, mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over prepared pie crust then top with the remaining pie crust. Pinch the edges of the crusts together to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit on top of the pie. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown.

Tacoriffic!

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 3/4 cup refried beans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa, slightly drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Press dough in an oiled deep-dish pie pan. Spread beans evenly over the dough then top with sour cream. Season cooked ground beef with taco seasoning then sprinkle over sour cream. Layer with salsa and top with cheddar cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 30 minutes or until crust has browned and cheese has melted.

Enjoy a hearty, heavy meal with your family and friends with these delicious meat pie recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting posts [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Sugar is found in just about everything! It is so hard to pick up any packaged food items and not see some form of hidden sugar listed in the ingredient list. Sugar is also in foods you would never suspect...

  • salad dressing,
  • pasta sauce,
  • ketchup, and
  • protein powder.

You name it; chances are there is added sugar. Not only that, sugar can be listed on an ingredient list many different ways, so finding the hidden sources can be a bit tricky and can require you to do some detective work.

To help you start to remove some of the top hidden sources of sugar from your diet, here are three of the top offenders you may not know to contain sugar at all and some alternatives you can use instead of these sugary foods.

1. Make Your Own Salad Dressing. Who would have though salad dressing would be a source of hidden sugar? This can be a big issue because you may think you are doing something great for your health by enjoying a salad, but what you put on your salad matters. Sadly, some salad dressing contains upwards of five grams of added sugar, so skip the sugar and make your own!

You can make your delicious homemade dressing using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and your favorite herbs and spices.

2. Stop Eating Flavored Yogurt. Flavored yogurt can contain an average of 10 grams of added sugar! That is a lot of sugar in just one small container of yogurt. For a healthier choice, try enjoying plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, and sweetening it yourself with fresh berries and a drizzle of raw honey.

3. Swap Juice with Fruit-Infused Water. Juice is a notorious source of added sugar but is something many people enjoy as a regular part of their diet. Instead of any sweetened beverage, make refreshing fruit-infused water with fresh cucumbers and raspberries, and use sparkling water for an added kick.

The bottom line; sugar is in almost every packaged food item, but with a few food swaps, you can be well on your way to reducing the total amount of sugar in your diet.

In addition to eliminating these foods and choosing healthier options, you will also want to watch out for ingredients ending in "ose" as these too are sugars. Natural sweeteners like honey and pure maple syrup are okay, but these should be enjoyed in moderation as well.

Try making these sugar swaps to remove the hidden sources of sugar, and be mindful of the ingredients in every food you eat. Taking these small but essential steps will lead to lasting changes in your diet and overall health.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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