Butternut Squash Soup with Apples

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

The Everything Soup Cookbook, this book has 300 mouthwatering recipes.  There is soup for everything…such as Curried Chicken, Lemon Chicken and Okra, Italian Minestrone Cola, Pumpkin, Rice and Egg.  I’ve picked out for you to try…


Butternut Squash Soup with Apples Recipe


Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

1 shallot

1 clove garlic

¼ cup water

3 cups cored, peeled and cubed butternut squash

2 cups reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth

¾ cup apple cider

¼ cup plain non-fat yogurt

½ of an apple


Mince the shallot and garlic.  Pour the water into a soup pot, and cook them until soft, about 2 minutes.  Add the squash and the broth.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.

In a blender or food processor, blend the mixture.  Add the cider and yogurt and continue.  Put the soup back into the pot.  Dice the apple, leaving the skin in.  Reheat on low.           4-6 servings


(Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Apple, was in The Everything Soup Cookbook, 2002, 2015)


Apple Zucchini Crisp

Apple Zucchini Crisp

Apple Zucchini Crisp

This recipe, Apple Zucchini Crisp, your favorite apples and garden fresh zucchini become a low-carb dessert that will have your family clamoring for seconds.


Apple Zucchini Crisp Recipe


Apple Zucchini Crisp

1 cup apples, peeled and thinly sliced

2 cups zucchini, peeled, halved and thinly sliced

¼ cup Splenda brown sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon, divided

A pinch of nutmeg

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/3 cup almond meal

1/3 cup sliced almond

1/3 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp. vanilla

¼ cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375 F.  Toss the apples, zucchini, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and the lemon juice together.  Pour into an 8×8 inch baking dish.

Mix the brown sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, almond meal, almonds and pecans together.

Stir in the vanilla in with the melted butter and pour over the nut mixture.  Mix well.

Crumble the nut mixture evenly over apples and zucchini.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Top with whipped cream, if desired.


(Recipe for Apple Zucchini Crisp, Diabetic Connect, 2015)


Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread


This recipe, Apple Cinnamon Bread, was posted on facebook by my cousin, Julie Lincks.


Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe


Apple Cinnamon Bread

1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)

1 tsp. cinnamon

2/3 cup sugar

½ cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 ½ tsp. vanilla

1 ½ cups flour

1 ¾ tsp. baking powder

½ cup milk

1 apple, peeled and chopped


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease and flour 9×5 inch loaf pan.  Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.  Beat sugar and butter in bowl with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Combine flour and baking powder in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture.  Mix milk into batter until smooth.  Pour half of the batter into loaf pan; add ½ of apples and brown sugar mixture.  Lightly pat apples into batter.

Pour remaining batter over apples layer; top with apples and add the rest of sugar and cinnamon; then swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a spoon.

Bake 30 – 40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.


(Recipe for the Apple Cinnamon Bread, is from Julie Lincks, 2014)


Apple Chicken and Rice


Apple Chicken and Rice

Apple Chicken and Rice

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



The first time that we tried this lightly sweet chicken, I knew that I would be making it for a long time to come.  This recipe is Diabetic Friendly!!

             Nadene MacLeod                                                            Springfield, Massachusetts


Apple Chicken and Rice Recipe

Apple Chicken and Rice

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 Tbsp. butter, divided

1 package (6 oz.) chicken flavored rice mix

1 ¼ cups water

½ cup chicken broth

½ cup apple juice

1 medium apple, chopped

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

½ cup chopped onion

¼ cup dried cranberries


In a large skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon butter, until juices run clear; remove and keep warm.  Set seasoning packet from rice mix aside.  In the same skillet; sauté rice mix in remaining butter for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Add the water, broth, apple juice, apple, mushrooms, onions, cranberries and contents of rice seasoning packet; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until is tender, stirring occasionally.  Return chicken to the pan; heat through.        4 servings


(Recipe for Apple Chicken and Rice was on www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

This recipe for Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie is from “Diabetic Connect” by Eating Well.   Get a healthy helping of protein in the delicious non-dairy smoothie that’s rich in a variety of wholesome nutrients.

Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Recipe 

Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

1 apple, peeled and chopped

¾ inch slice tofu (1/4 block)

¼ cup unsweetened apple juice

¾ cup unsweetened soy milk

1 cup raw spinach

½ tsp. cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

(Recipe for Skinny Ms. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie came from Diabetic Connect by Eating Well, September, 2013)