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Shrimp Wrapped with Snow Peas

(Recipe from The American Cancer Society Cookbook)

Who does not love shrimp? I have to say it is one of my favorite sea foods and thankfully is fairly inexpensive at about $8.00 US per pound, give or take a dollar or so. This colorful, delicious hors d’oeuvre is quite easy to prepare. If you find that you have more snow peas than you need, you can serve them with a dip or spread, or spit them down the middle and fill with cottage cheese. You will find this dish to be low in fat and calories.

Nutrition

  • 4 servings
  • 92 calories
  • 3.1 grams carbs
  • 1.1 grams fat
  • 15.8 grams protein

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 thick slice of onion
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp in shells, about 18
  • 1/4 pound snow peas
  1. In a large saucepan, combine water, onion, garlic, bay leaf and celery; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes; add shrimp and simmer, uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp have turned pink. Drain immediately and chill under cold water. Remove shell and de-vein each shrimp.
  2. Trim snow peas and blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes or just until the peas are pliable. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking and to set color. Drain.
  3. Wrap a snow pea around each shrimp and secure with toothpicks.  Arrange on a serving plate and garnish with lettuce, celery and carrot sticks. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

There has been plenty of study over enough years that it is quite factual that many cancers arise in our body’s as a direct result of our dietary habits. As we have done with diabetes by writing numerous articles on the subject and giving you a wide variety of diabetic friendly recipes, it is our intent to do the same in regards to cancer. We are not doctors, and do not pretend to be so, therefore we are in no way, shape or form attempting to imply we have any type of cures. We simply will be providing recipes that can help reduce your risk of getting certain types of cancer in the first place.

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Sticky Asian Chicken Drumsticks

Serves 6

Calories 480

Net Carbs 1 gram

Protein 49 grams

Ingredients

1/2 cup water

6 Tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos

6 Tablespoons Swerve Confectioners

1 Tablespoon apple vinegar

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum

12 chicken drumsticks

2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

Combine water, soy sauce, Swerve, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes in a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and add sesame oil. Sprinkle surface with xanthan gum. Whisk vigorously to combine. Cool to lukewarm.

Preheat oven to 375F and line a rimmed baking sheet with lightly greased foil.

Pat drumsticks dry and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lay in a single layer on baking sheet.

Drizzle about 2/3 of glaze over drumsticks and turn to coat well.

Bake 35-40 minutes, turning once, until chicken is cooked through.

Turn on broiler and broil. 3-5 minutes to crisp the skin.

Remove from oven and brush with remaining glaze.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

“Meaty” Vegetarian Pinto Beans

Besides being a AFPA certified Nutrition and Wellness consultant and author, I am also a trucker who transports and delivers construction and industrial supplies to pay my bills. I often hear people who are on the road a lot say they cannot eat healthy, which is something I find to be simply a load of baloney, lame excuses if you will. With a little pre-planning it is always possible to eat healthy while on the go. You just have to be willing to put in a little effort. This simple, inexpensive recipe is a part of my food that I consume on a regular basis while I’m out on the road in my semi. It keeps good and warm in an insulated food container that can be purchased inexpensively at any Walmart.

“Meaty” Vegetarian Pinto Beans

Serves 2

183 calories

36g carbs

0g fat

14.5g protein

12g dietary fiber for 24 net carbs

  • 1 – 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Boca Crumbles (vegetarian ground beef substitute)
  • 3 tbsp Sugar Free Ketchup
  • 4 tbsp Salsa
  • Chili Lime seasoning to taste
  • (optional) habanero hot sauce or hot sauce of your choosing
  1. Drain and rinse the canned pinto beans to lower the sodium content.
  2. Mix all ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a good simmer over medium heat.
  3. Serve into bowls and enjoy this simple, inexpensive, healthy and delicious recipe. Put into a insulated food container if taking on the road to enjoy at a later time.

At David’s Way, all of our recipes can be enjoyed on a budget. We do not want people falling for the myth that it is too expensive in order to eat healthy either at home or away. This meal costs less than $3.00 US to prepare and can feed 2 people a good healthy and nutritionally sound meal.

White Beans with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Often I will hear people say that eating healthy is just too expensive. Or, they are always in too much of a time crunch to prepare a healthy meal at home for their family. This meal will feed a family of five for only a few dollars and your prep time is only about 10 minutes. This delicious bean recipe includes sun dried tomatoes which provide a robust flavor and a bit of chewiness. You could also add diced fresh tomatoes to the recipe if you wish.

This recipe serves 5

477 calories, 60.6g total carbs, 19.5g fiber for a net 41.1g of carbs.

23.9g of fat and 22.1g protein

  • 1 pound dried Great Northern (white) beans, sorted and rinced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1 can (2 1/2 ounces) sliced ipe olives
  1. Mix all ingredients except tomatoes and olives in 3 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours, or until beans are tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and olives.

Health Benefits of Beans

  1. Protein source. Protein is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in virtually everything the body does. Beans are high in amino acids which are the building blocks of protein.
  2. Nutrient dense food source. Beans contain several vital nutrients, including folate. Folate can help prevent neural tube defects in a fetus during pregnancy. Dried beans contain nearly double the folate as canned beans, so cook dried when you can. Beans also are a great source for zinc, iron, magnesium and fiber.
  3. Antioxidant. Beans are rich in a type of antioxidant called polyphenols. Antioxidants fight the effects of free radicals, which are chemicals that affect a wide range of processes in the body, from physical aging to cancer and inflammation.
  4. Better heart health. People who consume beans may be less likely to die of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular health problems. Research suggests the consumption of beans is also good for reducing cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and heart attack.
  5. Diabetes and glucose metabolism. Beans may help stabilize blood glucose levels or even prevent diabetes. Beans are high in fiber which helps reduce blood glucose.
  6. Contrlling appetite. The fiber and healthy starches in beans can help prevent food cravings. People may feel fuller after consuming beans, which may prevent over eating and assist in weight loss.
  7. Improving gut health. Research has shown that a variety of beans, especially black beans, enhance gut health by improving intestinal barrier function, and increasing the number of healthy bacteria. This may help prevent gut-associated diseases.