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This recipe is part of recipes with a cause for Diabetes Friendly Thursday.
The Proud DFT ( Diabetics Friendly Thursday) Team brings kababs and Tikki factory this week ….
kebabs have been around for a long, long time & are a popular Middle Eastern food made on a skewer and mounting the skewer on a grill…
When I came to know about this week’s theme , I was excited and wanted to make something different ,interesting and with a twist & Viola PBJ & fruits kabobs it was …. These kabobs are cute and colorful. Also, a great addition to a buffet table and these are diabetes friendly too ..
These kebabs work well with any type of fruit…
Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 2 kabob
Carb Grams Per Serving: 24
For these kabobs we will be needing
2 TBS ALL NATURAL peanut butter
4 slices whole Grain Bread
2 tablespoons crushed strawberries ( I crushed them in a blender)
1 large banana – cut into 16 pieces
8 strawberries cut in halves – 16 pieces
1/2 TSP red chili flakes ( optional but tastes awesome )
Nonstick cooking spray
Spread 1 TBS each peanut butter on 2 of the bread slices, spreading evenly.
Sprinkle red chili flakes if using ..
Spread 1 tablespoon each of the crushed strawberries on top of the 2 remaining bread slices.
Top peanut butter bread slices on strawberry slices , pressing firmly to make 2 sandwiches.
Using eight skewers, alternately thread 2 sandwich squares, 2 banana slices and 2 strawberries on each skewer. Spray sandwich squares , strawberries and banana with cooking spray.
Grill skewers over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until warm, turning every minute to brown evenly.
Your PBJ & fruits Kabobs are ready to be served …..
Lets look at some benefits of the Ingredients Used in preparing these Sweet & Savory Kabobs …
ALL Natural PEANUT BUTTER
All Natural Peanut butter packs a low-carb and nutrition-rich punch to the diabetic diet. Peanut butter’s low carbohydrate content keeps blood sugar under control, while its healthy fats satisfy the appetite for several hours.
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Whole Grain Bread
Whole grains contain three layers: bran (outer layer), endosperm (middle layer), and germ (grain core). Each layer provides us with specific nutrients and health benefits. The bran provides fiber, phytonutrients, B vitamins, and minerals. The endosperm contributes carbohydrate, protein, and B vitamins. And the germ supplies vitamin E, B vitamins, unsaturated fat, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.
A high antioxidant intake from fruits, such as strawberries, could help prevent diabetes according to a study published in 2003 in the journal “Diabetes.” Even if you are already diagnosed with diabetes, increasing your antioxidant intake by adding strawberries to your diet may help prevent the common complications associated with diabetes,
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It also provides you with 2 grams of fiber and 12 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. Even diabetics should eat at least two servings of fruit per day, and bananas are allowed as long as you eat them with meals and take the amount of carbohydrates they contain into consideration using one of the diabetic diet ..
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I am not a nutritionist or dietician. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietician before making any changes to your diet.
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