Seared Snap Peas
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
2d ago
Over high heat, warm a large, nonstick skillet. Add snap peas in a single layer, tossing every minute until spotty. Remove from heat. Add garlic, stirring continually until fragrant. Add tamari, tossing to coat evenly. Serve immediately. The post Seared Snap Peas first appeared on For Good Measure: Diabetic Recipes ..read more
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Carbs in Beets
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
1w ago
Beets or beetroot refers to the bulbous taproot of a beet plant. Outstanding color aside, beets are high in fiber and considered a superfood due to their powerful antioxidants and nutrients. Roasted beets add a sweet, colorful punch to any salad, a personal favorite is alongside tender mixed greens with walnuts and goat cheese.  If raw is more your style, shred them with cabbage in a stunning slaw that will compliment your favorite burger or sandwich.  And, let’s not forget the spectacular beet juice pickled eggs with their vibrant show of pink and gold. Quick tip: don’t top your bul ..read more
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Carbs in Radishes
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
3w ago
Radishes are a member of the Brassicaceae family, relating them to kale, broccoli, turnips, and cauliflower. Crisp in texture, spicy to sweet in flavor, radishes shine in early spring. Displaying an array of jewel-tone hues from the gorgeous watermelon and French breakfast varieties to purple daikon, they add a pop of color shaved on a vegetable salad or highlighted on a crudités platter.  If you have extra time, pickling changes the game, elevating any sandwich, burger or taco to something altogether spectacular. A good source of vitamin C, low in calories, and high in fiber, radishes ar ..read more
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Carbs in Raspberries
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
3w ago
Raspberries stop ripening as soon as they are picked. Small and sweet with a slightly tart undertone, they are beautifully hued in shades varying from red, black and purple to gold. Each berry contains roughly 100 individual fruits, known as drupelets, combining to create the berry’s unique texture, as well as, awarding the fragile fruit gold star. High in antioxidants and fiber, raspberries also are a good source of  vitamin C and a low glycemic food.  Try them topping Pecan Pancakes, alongside a mild Swiss or gouda on a cheese board, or combined with dark chocolate and almonds in a ..read more
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Carbs in Onions
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
1M ago
Onions are a kitchen staple. Much like salt, they would be missed from your favorite dishes as they add a rich umami flavor, alongside a subtle sweetness when cooked. But did you know an onion’s savory characteristics are kept under wraps until their cells are damaged under the pressure of a knife or in flame’s way? Explaining why you don’t smell a whole, raw onion, or if you do it’s sure to be bruised. Varying from sharp and pungent when raw to sweet and savory when cooked, onions are a good source of vitamin C, as well as a low glycemic food. I’ll admit when I first started carb countin ..read more
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Fish Burgers
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
1M ago
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lined a baking sheet with parchment. Using a processor, pulse salmon, until finely chopped. In a small bowl, add chopped salmon, lemon juice, and egg, stirring, until well-combined. Set aside. Over medium heat, warm a small, nonstick skillet. Add butter, melting to thinly coat bottom. Add onion and red pepper, sautéing, until tender. Remove from heat. Add cooked vegetables to salmon mixture, stirring, until well-combined. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop salmon mixture onto prepared baking sheet in eight parts. Flatten and shape into patties. Bake for 10 minutes, u ..read more
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Carbs in Strawberries
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
1M ago
Who can resist a ripe, summer strawberry? Apparently not too many, thanks to a distinctive aroma, sweet taste, slightly soft texture, and bonus nutritional qualities.  Explaining why strawberries are the most consumed berry fruit in the world. I love berries topping yogurt and granola breakfast parfaits, alongside sharp cheddar on fruit and cheese board, dipped in dark chocolate or dolloped with whipped cream. High in fiber and antioxidants, strawberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They are low-glycemic with a low carb load making them a good fruit option for ..read more
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Carbs in Romaine Lettuce
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
1M ago
Lettuce is controversial. Opinions abound comparing and contrasting the health benefits of one variety over the next, but let’s focus on texture and taste.  Romaine lettuce packs crisp and crunch, offering a mild ever so slightly bitter backnote. The color is stunning, it doesn’t wilt easily, and even holds up to a grill. No wonder it’s the star of your favorite Caesar Salad. High in fiber and minerals, the variety is packed with Vitamin C, K and folate. Native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. Like all lettuces, Romaine has a low carb foot ..read more
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Carbs in Brussels Sprouts
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
2M ago
“Brussels sprouts with peanut butter and mayonnaise” haunted my childhood palette based on a line from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I’m not sure if it was the narrator’s youthful mother who resembled mine or the “mashed potato” sledding hill that served as an illustrated metaphor of my own youthful winters. Let’s just say, Brussels sprouts never crossed my lips until I was well into adulthood. In reflection, there may have been more behind my aversion than a favorite childhood story.  Sprouts contain a chemical, which only tastes bitter to people who have a variation of a certain ge ..read more
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Carbs in Cabbage
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by jennifer@figurethree.com
2M ago
Cabbage is anything but humble. Cultivated for over 4,000 years, this cruciferous vegetable is inexpensive, versatile and even has its own national day (February 17th). Raw cabbage is rich in vitamin C. It’s also high in dietary fiber, vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese, vitamin A, thiamine, vitamin B6, calcium and iron. A member of the brassica family, varieties range from jewel-tone red, textured savoy, long and elegant bok choy, stunning January King and sweet, mellow napa. Due to its high fiber, low carb footprint, cabbage is an excellent option to add texture and flavor to dishes inc ..read more
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