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What Is an Usa Food Exchange

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Category: Diabetic

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  • What is an USA Food Exchange?
  • It's like trading 5 pennies for 1 nickel or 10 dime for a dollar
  • bill. Right! Okay. In food exchanges, you may exchanges one
  • measurement or amount of food for another food in the same group, ie,
  • if by change, such as I do...I have a 1/2 grapefruit every
  • morning...let's say I ran out! I would look over the fruit exchange
  • list to see what was there that I could have from the exchange group
  • of the fruit list...then I could choose something from the fruit
  • exchange.. Ah! Ha! I see I can sneak one of Bert's orange's. (2 1/2"
  • across)= 1/2 cup fresh fruit.
  • The Food Exchange System is based on six exchanges lists: Starch/bread
  • exchange, meat, vegetables, fruits, milk, and fats. There is also
  • some special lists. Foods are grouped within each list on the basis
  • of similar amounts of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. For example,
  • one fruit exchange is CHO: 15g, PRO: 0g; FAT: 0g; CAL: 60; This
  • equivalent to 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice, but only a 1/3 cup of
  • prune juice because prune juice has more sugar then grapefruit juice.
  • Keep in mind that there will be some surprises. Corn, for example,
  • is a vegetable, but it appears on the starch/bread list. That is
  • because corn is starchy and its carbohydrate value is much closer to
  • bread then to most vegetables. Foods from the starch/bread list is
  • sometimes called STARCH EXCHANGE and sometimes called the BREAD
  • EXCHANGE---but they mean the same thing.
  • File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/diabetic.zip


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Title: What To Do with Kale?
Categories: Digest, Oct.
Yield: 1 Servings

4 c Cooked white beans
Lemon juice to taste
Salt, pepper, red pepper
Flakes to taste.
1 lb Kale
4 Garlic cloves
1 Onion

Mix beans, lemon juice, salt and peppers together. Heat gently and mash

Chop onions and garlic. Saute until garlic golden. Slice the greens into
shreds and add to garlic onion mix. Saute until greens wilted.

Suggested serving mound beans on top of greens.

I like to mix them together top with a little parmesan cheese and eat with
big hunks of crusty bread.

from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home.

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