Tags: Dietary fiber, Dietary Reference Intake, Mozzarella, Olive oil, Saturated fat, Trans fat, Turkey, Turkey Meatballs
Today’s Menu: Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Cheese Toast
Our run of beautiful days goes on but I hear rain is on it’s way. Locked myself out of the house today, so thats always fun! Finally was able to get a neighbor go through a side door that I can’t get to and unlock the back door. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to build a deck and ramps so I can get in and out of all the doors, life in a wheelchair! For dinner always a classic comfort food, Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Cheese Toast
It had been a while since I had Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs and it sounded good. I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 Meatballs. Topped everything with Kraft 2% Shredded Mozzarella Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). I added a few sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms to the Sauce. Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! At the end of the post I left the product description for the Ronzoni Spaghetti, Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs, and the Bella Vita Pasta Sauce.
I also had healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then sprinkled with Kraft 2% Shredded Mozzarella Cheese . Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Makes a quick and easy way for a side of Bread for Pasta Dishes. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.
Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?
People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.
Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.
Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.
Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.
Whole Grain Spaghetti
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Low Carb Pasta Sauces
Bella Vita (Italian for “Beautiful Life”) is made from succulent, vine-ripened sweet plum tomatoes, and is simmered in extra virgin olive oil.
Bella Vita sauces have only 4g net carbs per serving, are cholesterol free and are OU Kosher Pareve. Now you can enjoy healthy, all natural, low carb pasta dishes with plenty of pleasure…and none of the guilt. Now that’s a beautiful life!
Low Carb Pasta Sauce, Meat Flavored
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (125g)
Servings Per Container: about 6
Per Serving % Daily
Total Calories 70
Calories From Fat 50
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs
Add traditional Italian taste to your pasta dishes with our Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs. They’re fully cooked and ready to heat and eat.
Serving Size 3 oz (85.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.0g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Tags: cook, Dinner, Food, Home, Pasta, Pasta Recipe, Recipe, Turkey
The weekly Diabetic Living On Line article is all about Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes, Check’em out! I left the link at the bottom of the post.
Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes
Yes, people with diabetes can eat pasta! From lasagna to linguine, our tasty pasta recipes will fill you up without weighing you down with extra carbs or calories. Enjoy a yummy, diabetic pasta dinner tonight!
Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo
Even when coated with a classic-style Alfredo sauce, this pasta recipe has a fraction of the calories and fat found in most restaurant sauces, yet it keeps the creamy satisfaction you love and expect…..
Veggies, Turkey & Pasta
This slow-cooked pasta topper makes dinner easy. Throw the low-fat turkey tenderloin and veggies into the slow cooker for the day, and make the pasta you prefer. When you’re ready for dinner, combine and enjoy…….
* Click the link below to get these and all the other recipes
Tags: Monosodium Glutamate, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pasta, Pasta Salad, Sausage, Sea salt, Sodium Lactate, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Whole Grain Penne Rigate and Smoked Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Mozza Parm Bread
I had made a small bowl of Italian Pasta Salad for lunch earlier today and the Pasta tasted so good I made another Pasta dish for dinner, Whole Grain Penne Rigate and Smoked Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Mozza Parm Bread.
To prepare it I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate, Eckrich Turkey Smoked Sausage, Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored), fresh Grated Mozzarella Cheese, Sea Salt, and McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning. Turn the heat to low, and pour 1/2 cup water into the skillet with the Eckrich sausage. To prepare the Sausage just add 2/3 cup of water to a skillet and heat to a boil. Add the Sausage and cover the skillet with a lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes until it’s heated through out. While that was cooking I took my Sauce and put that into a medium sauce pan, put the lid on, and heated on low. After the Sausage was done I sliced it into bite size pieces and added to the Pasta Sauce. I then boiled my Pasta by the box instructions. Boiled for 10 minutes and drained the water and added my Sausage and Pasta Sauce to the Pasta. Seasoned everything with Sea Salt and McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, mixed well and served topping it with freshly shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Makes a delicious and filling dinner! I love that Smoked Turkey Sausage! To prepare the Mozza Parm Bread just take 2 slices of bread, I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, butter both slices, add a light coating of Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese and sprinkle with freshly shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Bake at 400 degrees until Cheese has melted and served. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Eckrich Smoked Turkey Sausage
Fully cooked. Since 1894. Inspected for wholesomeness by US Department of Agriculture. 1/2 the fat than USDA data for pork & beef smoked sausage. (Fat grams reduced from 15 g to 7 g.) Naturally hardwood smoked.
Poultry Ingredients (Turkey, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% or Less of Dextrose, Flavorings, Modified Food Starch, Autolyzed Yeast, Monosodium Glutamate, Potassium and Sodium Lactate, Salt, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).
Skillet: Bring 2/3 cup water to boil in skillet. Add sausage, cover and reduce heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes. Microwave: Place sausage in microwave-safe dish, add 1/2 cup water and cover. Heat on High (100% power) 2 pieces 5 to 6 minutes and 1 piece 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 minutes, or until hot. You may need to adjust the time for your microwave. After opening, use within 7 days. Keep refrigerated.
Calories in Eckrich Smoked Turkey Sausage
Serving Size: 1 oz
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 15.0 mg
Sodium 320.0 mg
Potassium 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g
Tags: Black pepper, cook, Home, Olive, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pasta, Pasta Salad, Salad
I had a box of Ronzoni Garden Delight Tri Color Rotini Pasta in the pantry so I decided to make an Italian Pasta Salad for lunch. I used about 1/4 of the box of the Pasta, enough for a couple of servings. Light and tasty dish that includes Ronzoni Garden Delight Tri Color Rotini Pasta, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Shredded Parmesan, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, and McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning. Boil the Pasta according to the box and add all the ingredients and refrigerate. Too Good!
Tags: Al dente, cook, Home, Italian, Noodle, Olive oil, Pasta, Water
Cook pasta only until it is slightly chewy ( What the Italians call al dente, or “to the tooth”). Always use plenty of water, and keep the water at a rapid boil-the pasta needs to move around as it cooks, to keep it from sticking together. Some cooks like to salt the water, but we find it tends to toughen pasta. Use a pinch of sugar instead, and salt before serving. After it’s cooked, don’t rinse it. The sauce will cling better to the residual starch, and the noodles will retain nutrients.
Tags: cook, Dinner, Garlic, Garlic Knot Bread, Linguine, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Sauce, Shrimp, Trans fat
Today’s Menu: Shrimp Linguine and Garlic Knots Bread
By just saying “Shrimp Linguine” it sounds delicious! I’ve been wanting Shrimp for sometime now and with the Linguine and Garlic Knots Bread it sounded perfect for dinner. I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp along with Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Linguine. The bread was new one from Walmart Bakery, Savory Garlic Knots.
To prepare the dinner I preheated the oven to 425 degrees for the bread which will bake for 7 minutes. I boiled the water for my pasta and cooked the pasta until al dente according to package directions, 13 minutes adding Sea Salt for seasoning. While linguine is cooking, I melted the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter in a large skillet. Add the garlic, and saute briefly to release flavor. Add cream; heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Lower heat, and stir in shrimp, parsley, basil, and thyme. Continue cooking until shrimp are just heated through. Do not overcook shrimp! Remove sauce from heat. I then drained the pasta, and tossed lightly with the Shrimp and Sauce. Toss again with cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Served it with fresh baked Garlic Knot Bread and the Shrimp Fest was on! A really easy recipe for Shrimp Linguine. The pasta is 100% Whole grain and is 190 calories and 39 carbs. The Shrimp with the sauce comes out savory and is the perfect topping for the Linguine. For dinner tomorrow it will be the leftovers of this meal! it was absolutely delicious! The Shrimp in the Cream Sauce on top of the Linguine is just too good. And then the Garlic Knot Bread was a fantastic Bread. I’ll be getting more of this my next visit to Walmart. For dessert later a 100 calorie package of the Dole Banana Dark Chocolate Dippers.
“Shrimp, parsley, basil and thyme simmer in a dreamy garlic and cream sauce for a few brief moments before being tossed with hot pasta and Parmesan cheese. Season to taste and serve to a happy dinner party.”
1 1/2 pounds cooked Fresh Shrimp
4 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
1 tablespoon minced Garlic
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup chopped Parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Basil
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Sea Salt to taste
Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 (16 ounce) package Ronzoni 100% Whole Grain Linguini Pasta
1. Cook pasta until al dente according to package directions.
2. While linguine is cooking, melt butter or margarine in a large skillet. Add garlic, and saute briefly to release flavor. Add cream; heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Lower heat, and stir in shrimp, parsley, basil, and thyme. Continue cooking until shrimp are just heated through. Do not overcook shrimp! Remove sauce from heat.
3. Drain the pasta, and toss lightly with the sauce. Toss again with cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Linguine Pasta
Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® Pasta Story
100% Whole Grain. 100% Delicious.
RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta makes it easy to eat well. Since its introduction in 2002, RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has been providing pasta-lovers with great tasting whole grain pasta.
Today, RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta is made with 100% whole grain, so you get 56g of whole grains per serving. That’s twice as many whole grains per serving compared to the leading whole grain pasta brand which is made from only 51% whole grain. RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta is all natural and is made from a single ingredient: 100% whole wheat.
In addition, RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta is naturally an excellent source of fiber and is low in fat, sodium free and cholesterol free. The delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes.
RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST Whole Grain Pasta comes in eight delicious varieties:
Extra Wide Noodles
Serving Size: 2oz (56g)
Servings per Container: About 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Tags: Bell pepper, Citric Acid, Olive oil, Orthodox Union, Pasta, Sea salt, Tomato paste, Turkey, Turkey Sausage
Today’s Menu: Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage w/ Mushrooms, Sockarooni Sauce, and Whole Grain Bread
Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage tonight, healthy and a true comfort food! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta. For the sauce I used Newman’s own Sockarooni Pasta Sauce and then for the Turkey Sausage I used Johnsonville Turkey Sausage. The sausage is 110 calories and 0 carbs.
I had precooked and sliced the Turkey Sausage earlier. I then boiled the pasta and while it was boiling I heated the pasta sauce and added the Turkey Sausage, that I had sliced up into bite size pieces and sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms. After boiling and draining the pasta I added the pasta back to pot and added the sauce and sausage to it and mixed until the pasta was well coated. I Seasoned the Pasta with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, Parsley and Sea Salt. The Sockarooni is a Pasta Sauce made by Newman’s Own. It’s a fantastic thick sauce with great seasoning with Red and Green Bell Peppers and Mushrooms.I topped it with Kraft 2% Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Served it with slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later some Apple slices and a Mini Banana.
Newman’s Own Sockarooni Sauce
All Natural Ingredients:
Ingredients: Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste, Citric Acid), Diced Tomatoes, Green and Red Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Sugar, Salt, Soybean Oil, Onions*, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spices, Garlic* *Dried
Kosher with Circle U Symbol (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America)
Serv. Size 1/2 Cup (125g)
Fat Cal. 20
Total Fat 2g (3% DV)
Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholest. 0mg (0% DV)
Sodium 460mg (19% DV)
Total Carb. 12g (4% DV)
Dietary Fiber 3g (12% DV)
Vitamin A (25% DV)
Vitamin C (0% DV)
Calcium (4% DV)
Iron (8% DV)