Tags: Blood sugar, Drink, EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate, Green tea, Health, Tea, Weight loss
5 reasons to start drinking green tea today
Fit celebrities and nutritionists alike will tell you that green tea is a vital part of a healthy diet. Ever wondered what makes this beverage such a big hit? For starters, a cup of green tea contains as little as 2 calories which makes it ideal for weight-watchers. Here are other reasons to start with your green cuppa today.
Green tea is full of antioxidants which help in preventing various kinds of cancers. Antioxidants avert the damage caused by free radicals (molecules produced when the body breaks down food or due to smoking, drinking, etc) by attacking them before they can damage healthy cells. This in turn protects the body from various ailments. (Read: Drink green tea for weight loss and to keep heart disease at bay!)
Keeps heart healthy:
Drinking green tea regularly can help you keep heart ailments like stroke at bay. This is because it lowers the bad cholesterol in your body and prevents blockage around the arteries.
Aids in weight loss:
It is a low-calorie drink no doubt. But it is also good for your metabolism as it increases it which means you burn more calories faster. It also stimulates the nervous system which enhances the fat-burning process. Team it with 30 minutes of daily exercise and right diet and you are sure to get a toned body.
Slows skin ageing:
Since green tea has antioxidants, it slows down the ageing process and makes your skin look youthful. The skin shows signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, etc when it is not well-hydrated and as one nears menopause. In order to combat this, drink green tea daily which will reduce the appearance of lines by boosting collagen production. (Read: 3 secret anti-ageing potions revealed)
Regulates blood sugar levels:
Diabetics often have to worry about the spike in their blood sugar levels after a meal. Drinking green tea will regulate as it has polyphenols and polysaccharides which are effective in lowering these levels. According to researchers, a polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallete (EGCG) inhibits the production of glucose in the liver in turn lowering the blood sugar levels.
How to make green tea
Switch to green tea for your health’s sake. A cup in the morning or before bed is ideally recommended but you can have it any time according to your preference. Here’s how you can make a perfect cup of green tea:
Boil water in a vessel. Now add one teaspoon of green tea leaves in it. (If you are making more than one cup, add one tsp for every cup). Let the leaves boil for 2-3 minutes at least and then turn off the gas.
Place a sieve over the cup and strain the water in it. Now add a spoon of honey in it. You can also add a dash of lemon for that extra zing. Mix well and enjoy.
These days, there are green teabags available in the market in various flavours including mint, lemon, etc. You can use these too. Just place the teabag in the cup and add hot water. Let it settle for 2-3 minutes and then add honey and enjoy your tea.
Tags: Cheddar cheese, Cheese, cook, Flour, Green Giant, Weight Watchers, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract
Today’s Menu: Lemon-Baked Cod w/ Cauliflower with Cheese, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread
Well we’ve really been blessed with a lot of beautiful days out this Autumn and today was no exception! Sunny and in the low 50′s. Went out early to pick up a few things at the store and then home to do some yard work, that I was able to do. I also took apart the old gas grill. We had since about 2002 so it served it’s purpose. It was lot easier taking apart than it was putting it together! For dinner tonight, Lemon-Baked Cod w/ Cauliflower with Cheese, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread.
Picked up some beautiful Cod Fillets at Kroger this morning. So I pulled out a favorite Cod recipe of mine; Lemon-Baked Cod . Cod is such a mild Fish and meant for baking. If you like Cod you’ll love this recipe. You’ll need; 1 lb Cod Fish Fillets, 1/4 cup Blue Bonnet Light Butter, melted, 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice, 1/4 cup all-purpose Flour, 1/2 teaspoon Morton’s Light Salt, 1/8 teaspoon White Pepper, and Paprika. To prepare it mix butter and lemon juice in a bowl. Then in another bowl, mix flour, salt and white pepper. Dip the fish into butter mixture; coat fish with flour mixture and place fish in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Pour remaining butter mixture over fish; sprinkle with paprika ( You can also sprinkle a bit of Bread Crumbs on it also to give it a bit of a crust topping). Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven until fish flakes easily with fork, 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices if desired. The Cod has such a great flavor to it from the Lemon, Butter, and spices! Had some leftover so I’ll make a sandwich with it for lunch tomorrow.
For a side dish I heated up some Green Giant Cauliflower and Cheese Sauce. I’m not a huge fan of Cauliflower but I love it in this Cheese Sauce from Green Giant. It comes frozen in a box with about 3 servings per container. To prepare it just make a small slit in the plastic bag and microwave it for 4-5 minutes. The Cheese Sauce is fantastic on the Cauliflower and it’s only 50 calories and 5 net carbs per serving! i also heated up a small can of Walmart Brand of Cut Green Beans and Baked a loaf of Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.
1 lb Cod Fish Fillets
1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, melted
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup all-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Morton’s Light Salt
1/8 teaspoon White Pepper
*If fish fillets are large, cut into serving pieces.
*Mix butter and lemon juice.
*In another bowl, mix flour, salt and white pepper.
*Dip fish into butter mixture; coat fish with flour mixture.
*Place fish in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches.
*Pour remaining butter mixture over fish; sprinkle with paprika.
*Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven until fish flakes easily with fork, 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices if desired.
Picked at the peak of perfection. Endorsed by Weight Watchers: 1 PointsPlus value per serving. 50 calories per serving. Green Giant frozen vegetables are as nutritious as fresh! Several research studies show that freezing vegetables locks in important vitamins and stops the nutrient loss that can occur in fresh vegetables over time. Green Giant vegetables are frozen fast to lock in nutrients, so they’re as nutritious as fresh! 100% recycled paperboard. Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2. Product of Mexico.
Cauliflower in a Sauce Containing Water, Modified Corn Starch, Enzyme Modified Butter, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes) (Dried), Baker’s Cheese (Skim Milk, Lactic Acid, Cheese Cultures, BHA [Preservative]) (Dried), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Corn Syrup Solids, Whey, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Alginate, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Xanthan Gum, Parmesan Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes) (Dried), Garlic Powder, Sodium Caseinate, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Torula Yeast, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Dextrose, Buttermilk, Yeast Extract, Color Added, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate.
Contains milk ingredients.
Keep frozen. For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160 degrees F. Keep frozen until ready to use. Because microwaves and stove-tops vary, adjusting cook times and heat settings may be required. Refrigerate leftovers. Microwave: Recommended method. 1. Place pouch on microwavable plate. Cut small slit in center of pouch. 2. Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. 3. Let stand 1 minute. Caution: Hot! Cut pouch open. Empty into serving dish; stir well. Stove-Top: Place unopened pouch in 3-quart saucepan of vigorously boiling water. Boil uncovered 22 minutes, turning pouch over after 11 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Caution: Hot! Cut pouch open. Empty into serving dish; stir well.
Serving Size 1/2 cup (98 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 13
Total Fat 1.4g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Carbohydrates 6.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Tags: beverage, Fred Thompson, Harvard Common Press, Iced tea, Martha Stewart, Recipe, Sweet tea, Tea
For all you Iced Tea Lovers out there! 9 recipes and ideas. I left the link at the bottom of the post.
Nine easy-to-make iced tea recipes
Diverse brew methods steeped in hibiscus, pomegranate and bourbon
BY SUSAN SEMENAK, POSTMEDIA NEWS
Iced tea is easy. It’s inexpensive and it’s refreshing. So why buy ready-made? Here are a few recipes.
Got a serious sweet tooth? Then this traditional Southern-style iced tea is for you. (You could decrease the sugar but then it wouldn’t be authentic, would it?) The recipe is from Martha’s American Food by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, 2012).
Bring 4 cups (1 l) of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add 6 black tea bags; let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard. Stir in 3/4 cups (180 mL) of sugar until dissolved. Let cool. Transfer to a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 days. Serve over ice, garnished with mint sprigs.
Looseleaf Cold Brew
Makes 1 gallon (4.5 l)
You don’t have to boil water to make iced tea. The cold-brew method, in which tea leaves steep in cold water for several hours or overnight, produces iced tea with less caffeine. This recipe is from Fred Thompson’s book Iced Tea (Harvard Common Press, 2002). Make it with loose leaves of any type.
Use superfine sugar, which dissolves more quickly than regular granulated sugar.
1 gallon (4.5 l) cold water
3 tbsp (45 mL) tea leaves
1 cup (250 mL) superfine sugar, or to taste
Lemon wedges and mint leaves, for garnish
Fill a one-gallon (4.5-l) container with the cold water. Add the tea leaves, cover tightly and shake to combine. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator or place in full sunlight for 3 to 4 hours.
Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean glass container and stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Chill and serve over ice……
Get these and 7 more Iced Tea recipes.
Tags: cook, Egg McMuffin, Egg white, Home, McDonald, McMuffin, Muffin, Sandwiches
Started the day off the right way! Rolled out to get paper this morning and the humidity had already started. Came back in and prepared a Homemade Ham, Swiss, and Egg McMuffin. I used 1 Egg, that I scrambled and seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper along with a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I also used 3 slices of Kroger Private Selection Oven Roasted Rosemary Ham, 1 slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese, and served it all on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Muffin. The Muffin has 80 calories and 17 carbs. I also had a cup of fresh brewed Biggilo Green Tea. I was set to start the day off right with the Morning Journal Paper, fresh Brewed Green Tea, and a lean and healthy Egg, Ham, and Cheese McMuffin. How did your morning go?
Tags: Beverages, Dutch East Indies, Food, Green, greentea, Health effects of tea, Low-density lipoprotein, Tea
A little about one of my favorite drinks, Green Tea!
Ingredient of the Week – Green Tea
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Green tea is regarded as being the second most popular beverage, behind water, around the world. However, given its plethora of health advantages, it should be first. From its refreshing taste to distinct color, there are a multitude of reasons to support why this drink should be incorporated into your diet.
History: Green tea is said to have first been used in China over 4,000 years ago. There are various legends that tell of the discovery of green tea. According to a Chinese legend, Emperor Shen-Nung discovered the tea in 2737 B.C. when leaves from a tea bush fell into a pot of water he was boiling. Other legends tell of a Chinese countryman who found the tea while on his walk. The tea plant was later discovered to also produce Oolong, black, and red teas, although green tea still remains to be the most popular type of tea in China.
Tea culture was spread to Java, the Dutch East Indies, and other tropical and subtropical areas by the 9th century A.D. In the 16th century, traders from Europe sailing to and from the Far East introduced Europeans to the drink and it became the national beverage of England soon after.
Tea came to the Americas with American colonists and the popularity of the drink led to the British tea tax in 1767. The rest, as they say, is history.
In cooking: The ideal choice of water to brew tea in is spring water, followed by filter water. The minerals removed in distilled water result in the tea tasting flat, which is why it should not be used.
When brewing loose leaves of tea, using a food scale will help measure the right tea to water ratio. Three grams of tea to five ounces is adequate for small teapots, while four grams of tea may be used per eight ounces of water. Green tea should be brewed at a lower temperature of 160-170°F and should be brewed for 30 seconds to one minute.
Some alternative ways to enjoy green tea are:
• Make a green tea chai by brewing green tea in hot vanilla soy milk and top it with cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and allspice.
• Combine cooled green tea with fruit juice such as peach or papaya and sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey per cup. Blend the mix and pour it over ice.
• Brew 1-2 teaspoons of loose leaf green tea in 8 ounces of water for 20-30 minutes to develop flavor and add it to marinades, dressings, soups and sauces.
Benefits: Green tea drinkers appear to have a lower risk for a wide range of diseases. Its powers are virtually limitless and can prevent simple infections to cancer, strokes, and osteoporosis.
Green tea is the least processed tea and therefore provides the most antioxidants. Research linked to health benefits of green tea are based on approximately three cups per day, although even one cup will do a world of wonders to your body and overall health.
According to whfoods.com, in a European study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in August 2006, tea was found to be a healthier choice of beverage than almost any other, including pure water. This is because green tea not only rehydrates but also provides polyhenols which protect against heart disease.
In Japanese studies, green tea consumption has been linked to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. It has also been shown to lower the risk of atherosclerosis by lowering LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, lipid peroxides, and fibrinogen, all while improving the ratio of good to bad cholesterol.
Green tea catechins help thin the blood and prevent the formation of blood clots by preventing the formation of pro-inflammatory compounds derived from omega-6 fatty acids.
Green tea minimizes heart cell death after a heart attack or stroke and speeds up the heart’s cells recovery from damage, allowing for tissues to recover and prevent damage to organs.
Polyphenols found in green tea halt prostate cancer at multiple levels by mobilizing several molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumor cells while inhibiting the growth of blood vessels.
Consumption of green tea has been linked to enhance survival in women with ovarian cancer.
The tea’s ability to inhibit telomerase may help children with common malignant brain tumors. It may also reduce the increased risk for colon cancer caused by a high fat diet.
If you smoke, or are around someone who smokes, drinking green tea can provide protection against lung cancer.
Population studies suggest that consuming green tea may prevent the formation of type 2 diabetes.
Green tea protects against liver and kidney disease. Research has also shown that drinking green tea may significantly increase bone mineral density and provide bone benefits similar to those you would obtain through exercise and calcium.
Green tea promotes fat loss, specifically the loss of fat that accumulates in the tissues lining the abdominal cavity and surrounding the intestines and internal organs.
Drinking green tea protects against cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. A cup of green tea may also help prevent or lessen the duration of the flu.
The range of benefits green tea covers are astonishing to behold. If you don’t drink green tea now, you may just want to start boiling some water.
Storage: There are two ways that you can purchase green tea – loose leaves or tea bags. When testing loose tea, crumble a few leaves in your hand and smell the aroma. The freshest, most flavorful tea will smell sweet and grassy. Tea bags can be tested for freshness by removing all the tea from the bag and placing it in a cup of hot water. After a few minutes, remove the bag and taste it. If it tastes like plain, hot water, the tea is fresh. If it tastes like tea, the tea is old and the paper has thus absorbed the flavor.
To ensure the freshness of tea, purchase it in small quantities. It should then be stored in a tight container that is just large enough to contain the tea. Tea exposed to air in a half-empty, large container will continue to oxidize.
It is best to store tea in a dark, cool, and dry place. Tea stored in the refrigerator is vulnerable to moisture and odors from other foods and if frozen, the tea will be ruined through water condensation when defrosted.
Fun Fact: Green tea is found in a multitude of cosmetics. The antioxidants it contains fight against aging and disease and is therefore mixed with other natural ingredients such as aloe, honey, or gingko in moisturizers, shampoos, body creams, and other beauty products.
Tags: Add-2, Beef mince, Phaseolus vulgaris, Pound (mass), Sea salt, Seasoning, Turkey, Velveeta
Today’s Menu: Velveeta/Kraft Dinners Chili Cheese Mac Velveeta Cheesy Skillets w/ Whole Grain Bread
With Dad in rehab and Mom staying there the biggest part of the day I’ve been taking over all the daily house work, still looking for an easier way to vacuum while in a wheelchair! I’ve scanned the net but nothing out there. As hey say you gotta do what you have to do! Anyway for dinner I prepared Velveeta/Kraft Cheesy Skillets Dinner Chili Cheese Mac, using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey and added 1 can of Joan of Arc Light Red Kidney Beans. This is has become one of my favorite comfort foods. 1 pan so easy clean up, has, cheese, pasta, and for a meat it has ground turkey, and you can add a can of kidney beans to make it that much heartier!
As in all the Chessy Skillet Dinners the kit includes: Pasta, Velveeta Cheese Sauce, and Seasoning pack. All I had to do was add the 2 cups of water and 1 lb. of Ground Turkey, and 1 can of Joan of Arc Light Red Kidney Beans. I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey. Using the Extra Lean Ground Turkey instead of the Ground Beef you can lower the calorie count by anywhere from 60 – 80 calories! As I browned the Turkey I added Sea Salt, Pepper, and Ground Smoked Cumin for seasoning. It’s ready in about 10 minutes. I then add 2 cups of water, the seasoning and pasta. Simmer for 10 – 12 minutes and add the Velveeta Cheese and your ready for dinner. I’ll leave the instructions at the end of the post. It’s 380 calories and 28 carbs but you can lower the calorie count by using the Ground Turkey as stated above. The Ultimate Cheeseburger Dinner is very good but i think this is my new favorite. I really like the Chili Seasoning! Another one pan quick, easy, and delicious Velveeta/Kraft Dinner! I also had a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Kraft Dinners Chili Cheese Mac Velveeta Cheesy Skillets features creamy cheese sauce with pasta and premium seasonings. Make your family smile with ooey gooey Velveeta Cheesy Skillets.
Kraft Dinners Chili Cheese Mac Velveeta Cheesy Skillets:
Made with real cheddar cheese
Just add ground beef
Makes about 5 servings
Ready in about 20 minutes
Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Chili Cheese Mac
* 1 LB. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey (Extra Lean)
* Sea Salt, Pepper, Cilantro, Ground Smoked Cumin to taste; Optional
* 2 Cups Water
* 1 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit/Chili Cheese Mac
* Brown and season 1 LB. Ground Turkey in large skillet. Drain
* Add 2 cups water, seasoning and pasta. Bring to a boil. Reduce Heat.
* Cover, Simmer and stir often until most of water is gone about 11-13 minutes. Remove from heat.
* Add Cheese from Velveeta Cheese Pouch. Stir in Cheese Sauce and serve
Velveeta – Cheesy Skillets- Chili Cheese Mac W/ 90% Lean Beef
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated 6 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Trans 1 g Protein 27 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 830 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Total Carbs 28 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 5 g
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Today’s Menu: Fried Haddock w/ Baked Steakhouse Scalloped Red Potatoes, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread
Spent the afternoon at the rehab center with my Dad. Yesterday was a rough day for him, he just wasn’t feeling up to par. Today was a much better day for him. He felt good and we were able to get him outside a bit, which always helps! I had some more of the Haddock frozen and I had it thawing in the fridge overnight. So for dinner tonight I prepared; Baked Steakhouse Scalloped Red Potatoes, Green Beans, along with sliced Whole Grain Bread.
I used the Zatarain’s Fish Fri Lemon Pepper Seafood Breading Mix again. I love this breading it’s quickly became my favorite Fish breading. I had the fillet cut into two smaller pieces and rinsed off with water already. I then poured some of the breading mix into a Hefty Zippper Bag and added the Fish shaking it in the bag until it was well covered. I skillet fried it in about a 1/2 inch of Canola Oil until it was golden brown. With this breading the Fish comes out perfect. The crust and the seasoning is meant for Fish!
For side dishes I prepared a new one from Idahoan; Idahoan Steakhouse Scalloped Red Potatoes. I really love using the Idahoan Products, they’re all delicious and so easy to prepare and this new one is no different. Great seasoning and taste and love the added Bacon and Ranch to it. Another great option from Idahoan. I also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice cream topped with fresh Mango slices.
The secret of authentic Southern Style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Idahoan Steakhouse Scalloped Red Potatoes start with world-famous Idaho® red potato slices in a premium cheese sauce, then finish with a topping of crispy onions for an irresistible crunch! These Steakhouse Scalloped potatoes will add premium restaurant quality flavor to any meal.
In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 2 cups boiling water.
Add 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered at 450°F for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle crunchy onion topping on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.
Amount Per Serving Packaged Prepared
Calories 120 170
Calories from fat 30 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g* 5% 14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8% 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 5%
Sodium 390mg 16% 18%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7% 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8% 8%
Tags: Baking, Canola, Egg Beater, Green Bean, Mashed potato, Meijer, Pork, Pork chop
I’ve used this recipe for Breaded Pork Chops several times now, it came from an issue of Taste of Home/ Simple and Delicious. I love the Taste of Home various magazines and their recipes. To make the Breaded Chops I’ll need 1/4 cup Egg Beater‘s, 1/4 cup 2% milk, 1/2 cup crushed low fat saltines crackers, 2 boneless pork loin chops (1-inch thick and 4 ounces each), and 1 tablespoon Canola Oil. Then to prepare them is quite easy; in a shallow bowl, combine Egg Beater’s and milk. Place cracker crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip each pork chop in egg mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs, patting to make a thick coating. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. The Chops came out moist and delicious and the saltines made a great crust for the Chops. I’ve left the original recipe, which makes 6 Chops, and the link to the Taste of Home website at the end of the post.
To go with the Chops it was leftovers. Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes and the Green Beans leftover from last night. Just reheat and served. I also baked a loaf of Meijer Bakery Artisan Harvest Grain Bread. Just love the fresh taste of their bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.
Breaded Pork Chops Recipe
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups crushed saltine crackers
6 boneless pork loin chops (1-inch thick and 4 ounces each)
1/4 cup canola oil
In a shallow bowl, combine egg and milk. Place cracker crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip each pork chop in egg mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs, patting to make a thick coating.
In a large skillet, cook chops in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
1 serving (1 each) equals 317 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.
Tags: Baking, Bob Evans, cook, Dinner, FOOL PROOF, Green Bean, Home, Jennie-O, Mashed potato, Onion, Turkey
With Mom and Dad both still under the weather I wanted to fix them a hot and hearty dinner. I went to Meijer early this morning and purchased a Jennie – O Oven Ready Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast. They both love Turkey so I knew they would enjoy this meal. I prepared; a Roasted Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Garlic Knot Rolls.
I love using the Jennie – O Oven Ready Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast. It’s an easy and delicious way to get your Turkey on! Comes in an Oven Ready Bag that you bake at 375 degrees for about 2 to 3 hour until it reads 170 degrees. It also now has a pop up inserted in the breast that pops up when done. The Turkey came out juicy and delicious, excellent flavor!
To go with the Turkey Breast I prepared a side of Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. My favorite Mashed Potatoes over any other or homemade. Just heat for a total of 6 minutes in the microwave and their ready! I also heated up a can of Del Monte Green Beans along with baking some Walmart Marketside Garlic Knot Rolls. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.
Get all the great benefits of Oven Ready™ in a smaller-sized boneless and skinless turkey breast; this delicious home-cooked turkey breast is the perfect dinner to serve year-round.Goes directly from your freezer to your oven with no thawing.
The Biggest Loser® product
Comes sealed in our Fool-Proof® cooking bag
With Gravy Packet (contains gluten)
OVEN COOKING METHOD:
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
Remove frozen turkey from white outer package.
Do not remove turkey from FOOL PROOF. cooking bag.
Place in a roasting pan with at least 2″ high sides.
Note – Do not increase oven temperature, cooking bag may melt at higher temperatures.
Cut three 1/2 inch slits in top of FOOL PROOF. cooking bag.
Place pan in oven, allowing room for bag to expand without touching the oven racks or walls.
Roast the turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 170°F.
Note – Meat temperature increases rapidly during last hour of cooking.
Let turkey rest 10 minutes, cut open top of oven bag.
Watch out for hot steam and juices.
Heat gravy as directed on pouch.
APPROXIMATE OVEN ROASTING TIMES IN 375°F. OVEN TEMPERATURE:
2 – 3 lbs 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Calories 100 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 10 Sugars 1 g
Total Fat 1.0 g Protein 23 g
Saturated Fat .0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 40 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 460 mg Calcium 0%
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Tags: Breast cancer, Cancer, Epigallocatechin gallate, Green tea, Health, Health effects of tea, Polyphenol, Tea
A new study says green tea could lower breast cancer risk, because it can change the way we metabolize oestrogen. With about a million other research studies enumerating the health benefits of green tea (and conflicting information about whether coffee is really all that good for you), this is hardly the first report that makes us think green tea might be the better way to caffeinate. But for women, this could be a pretty big “pro” for team green tea.
Dr. Barbara Fuhrman of the National Cancer Instutute led the small-scale study, which was published in Nutrition Journal, and found that daily drinking lowered levels of oestrogen metabolites, both for pre- and post-menopausal women. In past studies, higher levels of oestrogen metabolites have been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer, so the study suggests that regular consumption of green tea could lower risk of breast cancer.
The researchers believe this is a result of green tea’s polyphenols, which include flavonoids and the ECGC found in green tea extracts. According to Nutraingredients.com, the researchers explained:
“Among postmenopausal Japanese American women, we observed that more frequent intake of green tea was associated with reduced urinary concentrations of oestrone. As a rich source of phytochemicals that can interact with and regulate xenobiotic metabolising enzymes, green tea may modify metabolism or conjugation of oestrogens and may thereby impact breast cancer risk.”
Incidentally, polyphenols are behind a long list of other green tea benefits, like:
Incidentally, polyphenols are behind a long list of other green tea benefits, like:
younger looking skin
weight loss, reducing belly fat, protecting your eyes, and even beating superbugs
In conclusion? You should be drinking green tea, already.
Photo: flickr user A Girl With Tea