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Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
 
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For a fun treat that's sure to be requested at all your parties, try this appetizer. The salsa offers good-for-you fruits, and the crunchy home-baked chips are healthy alternative to commercial snacks. —Courtney Fons of Brighton, Michigan This recipe is: a Contest Winning, Healthy, Quick , and Diabetic Friendly
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups finely chopped tart apples (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup finely chopped ripe pear
  • ½ cup quartered seedless red grapes
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
Instructions
  1. Coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over broth sides of tortillas.
  2. Cut each into eight wedges. Place on baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, for salsa, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Serve with the cinnamon chips. Yield: 12 servings.
  4. Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1/2 cup salsa with 4 chips) equals 141 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, ½ fat.

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Watermelon Cups, Appetizer, Diabetic Friendly
Watermelon Cups

Watermelon Cups
 
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Watermelon Cups Recipe Quick and Diabetic Friendly This lovely appetizer is almost too pretty to eat! Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red onion and fresh herbs.
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 16 seedless watermelon cubes (1 inch)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 5 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon lime juice
Instructions
  1. Using a small melon baller or measuring spoon, scoop out the center of each watermelon cube, leaving a ¼-in. shell (save pulp for another use).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spoon into watermelon cubes. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Notes
Diabetic Exchange: Free food.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 7 Trans fat: trace Carbohydrates: 2g Sodium: 1mg Fiber: trace Protein: trace Cholesterol: 0

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