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GlucoMenu® Newsletter August 3-9, 2009

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GlucoMenu® Cranberry Almond Granola

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 t. brown sugar
2 T. honey
1 t. vanilla extract
2 T. canola oil
2 T. water
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cup dry oatmeal
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries

 
 
 

Recipe Directions:
1.  In mixing bowl, combine oats and wheat germ, set aside.
2.  Blend water, cinnamon, brown sugar, honey, oil, and vanilla.
3.  Stir cinnamon mixture into oats.
4.  Spread mixture onto large, shallow pan.
5.  Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
6.  Add cranberries and almonds and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
7.  Cool and store in air tight container.
8.  Makes five servings.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories: 262,  Carbohydrate: 36 g,  Fiber: 5 g,  Fat: 11 g,  Protein: 7 g,  Sodium: 2 mg

Tip of the Week:

Did you know stress can affect your blood sugar?  Work, family, or financial issues are all sources of stress in life.  Stress can produce chemicals that increase blood sugar.  Consider your habits when you are under stress.  If you eat more when you are stressed, this can also lead to increased blood sugar.  Follow these tips to reduce stress and control blood sugar.

  • Exercise daily to alleviate stress.
  • Write down what causes stress and take steps to control your behavior when reacting to stress.
  • Take a 10-15 minute break when working long hours.

  • Talk with a friend or join a support group to lessen stress.
  • Engage in a relaxing activity such as gardening or reading when you feel stressed.

Blood sugar control includes eating right, regular exercise, and limiting stress.

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